The Birds

Photo of the Week by cardiffgareth

Forgot about this one, although I fired 2 frames off and the birds are a composite of where they were over the 2 frames.
Uploaded25/02/2024 - 17:56
CategoryBlack & White
Shutter Speed1/200
Focal Length24mm

Posted 25/02/2024 - 18:57 Link
Posted 25/02/2024 - 23:54 Link
It's a super picture but I think they detract from its central object - whatever it is that he's thinking about.
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Posted 26/02/2024 - 00:49 Link
This is just wow, and my fave of all you photos!!
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Posted 26/02/2024 - 13:25 Link
A well deserved POTW.
Posted 26/02/2024 - 19:53 Link
Well done on POTW CardiffGareth.
I am though inclined to agree with DavidWoz, in that the original same photograph you displayed in forum without the birds, contained all of the ingredients, freeing up the space as it were, which I found more intimate and captivating
Posted 26/02/2024 - 20:14 Link
Thanks all, well made up with the POTW news!

I guess it's a marmite shot. When I saw this image in Lr along the filmstrip, for me I thought, is this time passing him by, or maybe the letters from what he's reading are just spinning around in his head?!

Who knows!

Thanks again
Gareth Williams ARPS

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Posted 26/02/2024 - 23:38 Link
Doesn't really matter Gareth - enjoy your accolade! It's worth it either way.
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Posted 27/02/2024 - 01:46 Link
As you're aware, Gareth, I so admire your work. This is a well deserved POTW. I would, however, have preferred to have kept just the person and not the birds. It would have made it 'cleaner' and more of a story for me. No matter what, yet again great work.
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Edited by Urbanmeister: 27/02/2024 - 01:47
Posted 28/02/2024 - 13:00 Link
Good Idea. Either this or the previous, a personal choice.
Both great images.
Posted 28/02/2024 - 14:54 Link
I like the birds. They're his thoughts taking wing. Congratulations on the POTW! Sally

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