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Hards80 Oct 27, 2005 12:43 AM

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well its not exactly a sweeping landscape.. but hey, you do what you can in a botanical garden within the city.. lighting was harsh, and my grad nds aren't here yet, but i did the best i could..

as always, comments and critiques are most welcome..

btw- reuploaded because first resize lookedawful...

E.S. Crawford Oct 27, 2005 1:11 AM

i think the perspective and content are incredible. the tone is rather harsh, though. too

dark. i love b&w's but just haven't posted any, for the lack of responce mostly, but, with

a few adjustments, i would definately hang this one on my wall.


scot

Hards80 Oct 27, 2005 1:17 AM

this conversion was tough, very tough.. very little contrast to work with.. bad day overall lighting wise..

E.S. Crawford Oct 27, 2005 1:30 AM

still, the shot has a lot of artistic merrit, i think.

one thing that caught my eye was the tree on the right compared to the one on the left.

contrast of nature...?

life in one hand...death in the other?

or was it just winter and the leaves had all fallen off...

Hards80 Oct 27, 2005 1:47 AM

time of year.. some trees have lost their leaves, some have not..

some of the artistic look comes from the slight vignette i applied around the edges for fun.. :)

mad_grll Oct 27, 2005 2:44 AM

nice shoot. It would been great if the treefrom the left side would be alone without the one with leafs from behind...Nice botanical garden too...

Widowmaker Oct 27, 2005 6:24 AM

Duplicate post DOH!!!

Widowmaker Oct 27, 2005 6:24 AM

Excellent. I agree with Mad_grll on the tree but it still works as is.

thatsanicepicture2 Oct 27, 2005 8:08 AM

Dustin,

Very nice. B&W gives it the timeless look. Could just as well be 1930.

dale





julies517 Oct 27, 2005 8:27 AM

it is a little flat but, the composition is absolutely wonderful.

Hards80 Oct 27, 2005 9:21 AM

thanks for all the comments everyone!! i hate that tree too, its a rather dull and boring looking tree, but i doubt they would have allowed me to cut it down!!

julie- the scene is a bit flat overall, so any more contrast and it would have been quite fake looking.. :)

peripatetic Oct 27, 2005 10:31 AM

The composition is excellent.

I wonder if just a little extra room on the left might have been nice, because it seems that the boardwalk leads the eye naturally to its end. But then of course the tree explodes it back into the rest of the photo.

The BW conversion looks like a very good job to me, but of course web output is very different from a print. In the print you might well be able to boost the contrast without blowing anything.

I also think that this image would work incredibly well in a large print. A3 at least. It will capture the viewer from across the room and pull them right over to have a closer look.

Stunning work. Well done indeed.

P.S. I would be interested to see a colour version too.

Hards80 Oct 27, 2005 6:44 PM

thanks peripatetic.. i appreciate the comments.. my only composition problem was the same as you said, i wish i had left a little more room on the left.. just abit tight especially at that first post..

so the slight vignetting worked for you guys... i thought it added a bit of artistic class to the piece, you all agree?

Aumma45 Oct 27, 2005 11:17 PM

Hmm, the contrast is not bad as some have suggested: the foreground and the backgroud contrast well, may not be perfect but there is certainly a dignified look to it - Timeless as someone so loving referred to it. And if you say the day was dull then you pulled off the shot.

Sometimes, it interests me how variedour tastes are which of course makes it very intersting. The point is that you have to work with what is there - the physical environment, I doubt that Dustin would have change this very much, yet he managed to pull off this one. :cool:For me as a junior, it is always a learning experience.

peripatetic Oct 28, 2005 1:44 AM

Hards80 wrote:
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thanks peripatetic.. i appreciate the comments.. my only composition problem was the same as you said, i wish i had left a little more room on the left.. just abit tight especially at that first post..

so the slight vignetting worked for you guys... i thought it added a bit of artistic class to the piece, you all agree?
I dunno about the vignetting. I would say it doesn't particularly detract from an excellent photo, but at web resolutions on bright screens it's hard to comment really.

I would expect a print to be better without it.


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