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Old Sep 20, 2011, 10:58 PM   #1
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I took this picture for the current shadows challenge. I like the shot, but not so sure anyone else would, so I'm reluctant (scared) to post it under the challenge.

I'd be interested in what others think of this shot:



Another shot, taken at the same time. It's not really about the shadows, but I thought they made an interesting backdrop.



So what do you think about these two?
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 3:54 AM   #2
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As an abstract picture nr1 is the winner, but I like nr 2 better. Probably because I know what it is.

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Old Sep 21, 2011, 9:27 AM   #3
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I like #1 for the abstract design. #2 is OK...for me the shadows in the background distract from the subject even though the background is blurred.

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Old Sep 21, 2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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I'm glad to know that the first one did work for others, as an abstract design (it was the lines that caught my eye, but wondered if it were too busy).

I also forgot to mention that these were taken with the A*300. After Mole asked about handling between the DA* and A* versions, I realized that it's been a long time since I used the A*. It really does have lovely bokeh, as the second one shows (even if the high contrast background is distracting).
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 12:31 PM   #5
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Yeah, the first works really well for me.
The second one... I'm not sure, I think maybe what Jehan says, I just can't make up my mind.
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Definitely #2-tells a story-the weathered chair has been around for a long time-has heard many a conversation and seen a lot-with more to come
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My choice is the second image, it tells a story.
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 7:40 PM   #8
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I like them both, but I am especially taken with the repeating patterns and diagonal shadows of #1. With that said, I still like #2 a lot -- it makes me want to settle down for an hour or two, and enjoy the goings-on.
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#2 is okay for me. But, I really wish the fur/hair/plant whatever on the right wasn't in the photo. It's distracting to me.

I do really like #1, though. It makes me really look at it.

I used to do the biweekly challenge all the time before coming here. I enjoyed that it made me go out and take photos of things I wouldn't normally do. You might just start seeing me over there again.

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The "hair" from the palm tree planted right next to the tree is somewhat distracting. I thought about cloning it out, but then there would be no reason for not also capturing the back of the bench. mtnman - not sure you'd want to sit for long on the bench - it faces a boring office building. The bench is very cool, in my opinion, and I often photograph parts of it. Love the texture of the weathered wood.

I remembered you posting about the biweekly challenge a long time ago, and recently started taking part. I've had a great time with it, it's been great to have something to focus on.
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