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Re: Magpie

Post by Duck » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:25 pm
[...] BUT... after the fact the analysis can even mathematically lay out chapter-and-verse why a particular composition stands out. (OK)

I agree. As you say, in the moment there is little time to think. It's all instinctual. While I can agree with his statement that he didn't know what he had, I'm sure he knew he had something. if anything a picture that would have been, "good enough for government work," as they say. I can only imagine his surprise as to how lucky his composition was and then later elated over the notoriety the image received. That part is never up to the photographer though.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:32 pm

With my first dslr, and only an 18-55 mm kit lens, I had access to a large in-town garden with huge numbers of different plantings, and great photo ops 10 months of the year. I carefully composed and pre-visualized (light, shadow, exposure and dof) nearly all those images.

With my most active time using a super-zoom bridge camera it was all about grabbing "something" before the critter or bird disappeared or stopped doing what had caught my eye.

Then a Canon T3i with three lenses, and now the mirrorless duo: I started learning playful pp, influenced by several folks including Minnie. So in addition to the above examples, I also started "gathering pixels" - I adore that term of hers! - with the idea of exploring fanciful (or just bringing out something better than the conditions gave me at the time) once I was on the computer - sometimes with an idea in mind ahead of time, often not.

My photos on pM represent some of each of those types of situations, and probably more. The past 5 years have been a rich, fascinating and rewarding time with this joyful hobby.
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