Purdah in Shekhawati


Lilly

Link Posted 19/12/2009 - 14:24
Hi girls and guys, well I have been in India 2 weeks now and the Samsung NC20 netbook I purchased is working good, though the 10" screen is kinda limiting!
I did say I wd try to resist to do much editing but just load them up and store on disc and HD. But it is hard, especially at nighttime and it is quite cold here now 5 degrees at night, not to open up a few images and play.

Not seeing them on a normal size screen I thought I would post up this one I did tonight, for some honest c & c?




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All the best for Christmas, it is kinda low key here, great!

Lilly
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hefty1

Link Posted 19/12/2009 - 14:27
Hello stranger

I love the funky angle on this picture - looks like it was taken in the middle of an earthquake! Lots of really nice tones in the masonry too - well spotted.
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Lilly

Link Posted 19/12/2009 - 15:59
Thanx Hefty, good to hear tones are good, the whole place was a bit shaky TBH not all my framing!
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CoDa

Link Posted 19/12/2009 - 16:16
I like it, reminds me of my youth and staggering up the road after a session in the pub, when everything lent at funny angles.

Regards

Colin

Have a good Christmas in India
Colin

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womble

Link Posted 19/12/2009 - 19:55
My instant reaction when I could only see the top third of the photo was: 'why isn't it square to the frame?' Then I scrolled down and realised that nothing is square to anything else.

I really like the shot and the conversion. Just spent a while looking at it to think of some honest C&C but the only suggestion is to perhaps crop a slither from the left hand edge to get rid of some of the halved odds and sods.

Glad the trip is going well.

Best wishes, K.
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Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 20/12/2009 - 18:24
Nice juxtaposition, Lilly!

The cold actually sounds nice. Steaming hot (as ever), not so far away, here in Colombo.
Mhuni

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thoughton

Link Posted 20/12/2009 - 19:36
That building is, as we used to say, far out
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Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 04:00
womble wrote:
My instant reaction when I could only see the top third of the photo was: 'why isn't it square to the frame?' Then I scrolled down and realised that nothing is square to anything else.

I really like the shot and the conversion. Just spent a while looking at it to think of some honest C&C but the only suggestion is to perhaps crop a slither from the left hand edge to get rid of some of the halved odds and sods.

Glad the trip is going well.

Best wishes, K.

Hi Kris, Thanks, I did actually try what you suggest but what happenned was, was! I had to trim off top or bottom as well to keep the square format, which I preferred. But I will do another and compare!
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K10D

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 05:44
It's excellent.

Regards

davidtrout

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 12:46


Just a quick and quite severe 'rotate canvas' followed by a crop. Does the building look better straight with the woman now walking downhill or perhaps you think the original shot was far more idiosyncratic and charming?
Best wishes for the rest of your trip, David.
PS: Love ther black and white conversion.
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womble

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 13:28
I liked it more with the wonky building.

K.
Kris Lockyear
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 13:42
It seems to have lost something in the straightening .

It's a picture now , yes a charming one , but it doesn't have the wow factor that the first one had
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Lilly

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 14:42
I think those messy sides holds it together, tidying an image up too much loses some reality and documentary feel about what I was trying to convey.
The way I tilted the lens at an angle was automatic, as some of you know I tend to do, I think it gives it drama as well.

Thamks David, Interesting though isn't it how important cropping & framing can make or break an image?

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davidtrout

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 14:55
I agree that the original is far more interesting than my straightened up effort but I can just imagine what a camera club competition judge would say about the leaning version. Also my newspaper training tells me that an editor would come down hard on any picture editor or sub editor who let it get into the paper looking like that.
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