Rip off or influenced


japers45

Link Posted 01/09/2012 - 07:54
I saw this image


and liked it - it was taken in Bexhill on Sea where I often go. After seeing it I took this image


Which i like quite a lot. Am I guilty of plagiarism or is it interprutation.
Last Edited by japers45 on 01/09/2012 - 07:56

johnriley

Link Posted 01/09/2012 - 08:08
Your picture is quite a different one of the same basic subject, so no more plagiarism that two people taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower.

However, looking at the two there may be lots to think about there is terms of composition and technique.

In the top one, two towers not three, one lead in line not two, graduated darkening of the sky not clouds...which works best? Something to consider and it just shows how ostensibly the same thing can give such different end results.
Best regards, John

MrB

Link Posted 01/09/2012 - 09:41
I also like your image - it is an interesting and pleasing composition that contrasts the curves and ripples of the natural, with the straight lines and angles of the man-made. However, it needs two small adjustments. 1: A slight clockwise rotation so that the waterline (along the bottom of the sea wall) is horizontal. 2: Perspective adjustment to restore the correct shapes of the buildings that were distorted by pointing the camera downwards to include the stream. My preference is also to add a bit more contrast.

It might then look something like this -


(If this is plagiarism, John will be able to delete it. )

Philip

snappychappy

Link Posted 01/09/2012 - 13:33
We are all influenced by other images, I think yours differs greatly from the first, I certainly wouldn't say, "rip off" influenced is a much better term.
My piccies.

Stuey

Link Posted 01/09/2012 - 14:01
Either way I prefer your image

More to it in my opinion but this is just my opinion which doesn't mean it's right
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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tyronet2000

Link Posted 01/09/2012 - 22:47
snappychappy wrote:
We are all influenced by other images, I think yours differs greatly from the first, I certainly wouldn't say, "rip off" influenced is a much better term.

That would be my sentiments too. And I like your photo.
Regards
Stan

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