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Old Oct 8, 2005, 1:09 PM   #1
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Mundane subject - no guesswork there. The game is to find all of the various patterns hidden throughout this work. BTW, the picture was taken with my Optio P&S set on "Illustration" mode. That's why it looks posterized.
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Old Oct 8, 2005, 3:50 PM   #2
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Yes, there are lots of patterns in this shot. A larger size image in your post would help to bring out more of the patterns. Two things really bother me about this shot. First, it is centered in the frame and second, it is shot straight-on. It is generally better to shoot buildings at an angle to give better perspective and depth to the shot. I think if you moved about 15 feet either side of center, the picture would have been better.

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Old Oct 9, 2005, 7:49 PM   #3
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LadyHawk,

I see that the second story windows are very close to a tic-tac-toe board with "Os" winning.

While I do tend to agree with Cal with regard to buildings and the need to shoot slghtly off-center I think in this particular case where you are trying to show the patterns the straight-ahead shot gives the viewers the best advantage to see the obvious and not so obvious patterns.

Undoubtedly, of you were trying to show off the features of the home, angled shots would be the better approach.

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Old Oct 13, 2005, 1:26 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you for your comments. Cal, you're right about the angle of the shot - straight-ahead-and-centered is generally BORING!! As Selvin noted, though, I was simply trying to show the patterns rather than show off the architecture. Having said that, I've been trying to get nice shots of this mansion for about two years. Because of the locations of trees, shrubs, parking signs, etc. it's incredibly difficult to get an image that does the building justice. I'm still trying to find the most striking angles, lighting, etc.
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