Four From Today


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 19/06/2010 - 21:23
We took a trip into Gloucestershire today. These four were all taken with the K100 fitted with a 35mm Optomax lens because it was already on the camera.
Poppy Field


Strange Trinity


Moon Daisies


Summer House by the Lake


I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Robert Adams
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snappychappy

Link Posted 19/06/2010 - 22:28
Liking the daisy's and the last shot, which has a lovely dreamy feel to it.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 19/06/2010 - 22:39
No. 1 is my pick from these Andrew. I like the minimalism, with the even distribution of the poppies and lack of anything to break up the carpet of colours. However I don't really like the panoramic format - I think a portrait format shot would have made more of the flowers receding into the distance.

Shot 2 doesn't really grab me - sorry I can't put my finger on why! Perhaps the relationship between the objects isn't quite strong, or weird, enough.

Shot 3 and 4 aren't quite working for me compositionally although the daisies are very nicely rendered.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 20/06/2010 - 18:19
Thanks guys. So only number two is a complete "miss"!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 20/06/2010 - 20:20
I've changed my mind about shot 1 Andrew - I think it's fine as it is. I'm afraid I was viewing it on a rather small (smartphone) screen. I really ought to stop doing that!

I don't think no. 2 is a complete miss... I can see what drew you to the shot.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 20/06/2010 - 20:40
Thanks Will,

The problem with Poppies is that they didn't start growing until some distance in from the wheat field edge and I didn't have a zoom lens with me. There was also NOTHING of interest on the horizon to draw the eye and the sky was white and dull! Thus the picture is a severe letterbox crop!

The Strange Trinity is just a surreal landscape. I took about five shots from different heights and in varying light. It was always intended to be a monochrome shot. As you suggest there's something that doesn't quite work...
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

i-Berg

Link Posted 21/06/2010 - 08:40
I like the crop of No 1 Andrew - it works for me 'as is' also.

No 2 seems to lack a relationship in space, time or type, that binds the three objects? I can't pin it better than that, the conversion is fine BTW.

I agree on the rendering of No 3, although the focus is in an odd location in the composition - was that the intention?

Re 4 - that shot might have benefited from Magic Hour light - assuming you were able to stay there for that time! As it is, the light is a little 'flat' for mine - personal view only.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 21/06/2010 - 08:49
Thanks i-Berg

Interesting comments. I really enjoy what you have to say about images.

In no.2 it was the very incongruity which drew me to the three objects. The result is not happy or harmonious, nor is it pleasing to the eye, but will we remember it?

I wanted to daisies to recede using focus but isolating the best ones, in the front was a problem. It was also widny with their heads dancing around. I tried hard but it's not right, I know.

With no.4 I used the highlight/shadow command to lift the detail in shadows. You're suggesting this was overdone and I can definitely see your point. The original was much more contrasty but I imagined it like this!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05
Last Edited by bwlchmawr on 21/06/2010 - 08:49
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