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buddhasghost Apr 21, 2006 12:49 AM

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This is unmodified from the camera, other than the framed edge.

Thoughts?





joeybob Apr 21, 2006 12:13 PM

I like this shot. Nice composition + sharp. The only thing I don't like are the shadows below the valves - the same shot taken at a diferrent time of day when the sun is at a much lower angle or cloning out the shadows would be better... Just my opinion.

E.S. Crawford Apr 21, 2006 12:24 PM

great comp, as joeybob said.

i don't find the shadows that distracting myself, but i do think, with a little p.s. help,

the shot will be a keeper! :cool:


scot

buddhasghost Apr 22, 2006 12:36 AM

joeybob wrote:
Quote:

I like this shot. Nice composition + sharp. The only thing I don't like are the shadows below the valves - the same shot taken at a diferrent time of day when the sun is at a much lower angle or cloning out the shadows would be better... Just my opinion.

I had actually waited for the shadows to fall in that manner, because I thought they

helped the photo. Mabye I'll try it without to see the difference.

SteveDak Apr 22, 2006 1:09 AM

I think this is quite interesting - the half wall and half sky background is quite effective and the edge almost unnaturally clean. I aggree with the others that in this case, the shadows detract from the shot since it is I think,portraying a clean symetry which the shadows interfere with. Just my opinion.

VTphotog Apr 22, 2006 4:40 AM

I have to disagree about the shadows. Falling vertically, they maintain the line of the wall. Any other angle would not be as effective, other than perhaps if the light were completely horizontal, with shadows falling over the valves themselves. Possibly, using enough fill light from below to eliminate shadows altogether would work, but I find the composition to be quite effective.

brian

kenmck15 Apr 22, 2006 6:15 AM

very cool shot

i really like it. great combinitation of softness (sky) vs grit and detail. nice range of colours too

ver pleasing shot

ken



bahadir Apr 22, 2006 11:34 AM

Very creative composition, indeed. Almost made me revise my sense of gravitation!!
I even would like to see the rest of symmetrically stretching shadows. Yet, my only concern will be about the unnatural clean edge Steve mentioned that it might be giving a flat look,IMHO.
:cool:

buddhasghost Apr 22, 2006 11:58 PM

Thanks for all the input. The edge of the wall is rather abrupt.

The blame falls on those wretched perfectionist builders. *shaking fist*:lol:


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