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Old Nov 1, 2003, 4:47 PM   #1
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It was such a lovely day, and I thought I'd take my camera outside to catch the last of the color while breathing in the smell of autumn leaves. Instead, I found a bit of old fauna that was creating heat and smoke and the smell of hot metal. Very annoying, and yet somehow interesting.

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Old Nov 1, 2003, 5:55 PM   #2
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I find this kind of fauna shots intersting

Maybe , in my understandings, the bg is a little bit too bright and sharp.
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Old Nov 1, 2003, 6:20 PM   #3
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Sergio, what did you mean by the "bg" in the photo?
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sorry, bg in some computer languages is the abbreviation of background.

... body bgcolor="#7f7f7f" link="#AB82FF" ... , for instance
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Old Nov 1, 2003, 6:44 PM   #5
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Aha! So, you think it might look better if I darkened what is actually a stone wall in the background? You may be right. I'll give it a try.
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Like this?

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Old Nov 1, 2003, 11:02 PM   #7
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Nice shot Barb, crisp & beautifully exposed. Always wanted to mess around with metal sculpture, welding but never got to it. Whata way to spend a beautiful day!?! When your inspired-- ya gotta go with it
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Oh Yes, I would go on with that saturating the yellow coat as well.

I think the main important things in this shot are the sparkles and the man, which, in my understandings, should stand out more than they do now.

Yes, the stone wall is nice but it flattens the image.
This is at least my humble opinion.
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Old Nov 2, 2003, 4:22 PM   #9
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John: Thank you for the compliment. I discovered that photographing a weld requires compromises. I needed a fast shutter speed to catch the sparks, but this caused the aperture to be wide open and screaming at me that it still wasn't wide enough. (That's my husband welding. He had a mid-life crisis, gave up his business, and is currently going to school for welding. He hasn't much artistic talent, but he's very inventive and wants to go into fabrication.)

Sergio: I think you're right about the yellow of the jacket, but I also think it shouldn't be the entire jacket. I'm going to work on creating a path of light along the jacket and leading to the focal point.
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Old Nov 2, 2003, 6:39 PM   #10
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What type of business did your husband give up?

I think most all men go through this. I know I am. :roll:

I have been doing fabrication for 25 years and would love to do something else (if only I could figure out what something else is).
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Good luck to your husband!

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