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Old Jun 28, 2004, 5:27 PM   #1
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I really like to work with natural lite and to shoot outdoors. I do and have set up shots, especially for this challenge, however I am much more at home in the outdoors. it has rained about 15"s here in the last month. Needless to say the sun hasn't shone much. I was crossing the yard and I saw the sun shining thru the sycamore and thought , yea, i will shoot it and turn it monochrome. So here is another B&W for Barb. Feel free to start a useless chatter thread here. LOL


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Old Jun 28, 2004, 5:39 PM   #2
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I like the concept. The leaves are sharp. There is a horizontal gradient in the background. I don't know if that was intended or not. It is somewhat distracting.

The branch sticking up beyond the top of the photo on the left side really bothers me. I think it makes the picture look "unfinished". As many people here have become aware, I am not a big fan of modifying content of a photo with PS or PSP, but in this case, I think I would clone out that branch.
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 7:00 PM   #3
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Funny, but I rather like the way that branch on the left divides off approximately one-third ofthe frame. And I like the variation in the sky, too, because it makes the center appear even brighter.

Shaking your head in confusion, Rick?

Hey, Cal, one of these days you and I will be in total agreement and we'llhost a great big party--in one of Rick's threads, of course.:-)
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 7:05 PM   #4
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I used a graduated neutral density and a circular polarizer. I had the dark part at the top. I also like leading lines. the limb guides the eye to the main focus, the leaves. I do this a lot in my landscape and scenery pics.
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I also like the dividing line. The thing that grabs my eye that shouldn't is that little shadow of the cloud on the lower edge. But this is really nice. I like the shading. Good submittal!:-)
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 10:48 PM   #6
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If two partners in a business always agree with one another, one of them is not necessary. However, the business will not grow as well as it would if they disagreed some of the time.

I don't know who said the first part but I added the second part. I call 'em as I see 'em and my opinion is not always the majority opinion.

Why, Barbara, I think we agreed just today when I posted a comment about the bridges and fisherman. So I don't always have the dissenting view! :-)
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Nice one DX. :-)
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Old Jun 29, 2004, 7:08 AM   #8
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Why, Barbara, I think we agreed just today when I posted a comment about the bridges and fisherman. So I don't always have the dissenting view! :-)
No, sometimes I'm the one with the dissenting viewpoint.:-)But you're right--we did agree, didn't we? Rick has to supply food for our party, all of it that luscious Louisiana stuff he's been showing us over the months.
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Nice one, dx6490 !
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