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Old June 25th 04, 02:56 PM
Colm
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I suppose someone needs to test the water on this one, so here goes.
Bring a pinch of salt and pull over a chair.

Jim Kramer:
I find my eye wandering upwards on this shot. With the top cropped out my
eye wanders on down the hill to the next set of lights. I'm not too sure
what to focus on or what to take from the shot

Al Denelsbeck:
A very pleasant shot indeed. Nice composition, still some detail in the
fisherpeeps. I like it.

Bowser:
I like this one too. The kid looking at the camera makes the shot. Ideally
I'd have liked a slightly lower camera angle to bring the kid up into the
frame a little. I think it could have added impact.

Alan Browne:
Nice shot, nice house. Technically a fine shot. It's the kind of shot that
would have benefitted hugely from a little human interest imho. Someone
standing at the doorway would have been ideal.

Doug Payne:
I think I'd have concentrated on the horse & buggy with this one. The day
was just too dull for the bigger picture to work imho. It's nearly moody,
but not quite.

Rich Pos:
I like this one. The subdued lighting emphasises the ramshackle nature of
the subject. My only nitpick is that I find the red in the flag and the
highlight beside it fighting for attention. The highlight is a little bit
distracting.

Ken Nadvornick:
This one I really like. I'm a sucker for monochrome anyway. Nice
composition, dof, sharpness, traffic movement. Interesting place well
captured.

Joseph Kewfli:
I'd imagine there's plenty culture growing under that counter:-) Nice
capture of interaction between the 2 women.

Vic Mason:
Yuck! This shot is just teeming with culture....
I think a more dynamic composition would have been better. Turning the lens
to the right a little would have made more use of the sweeping curve, unless
of course that would have brought distractions into the lower right corner.

Mike Henley:
Coronation Street? There's some culture growing on the roof of the house on
the left, but other than that the shot, and subject area, is bereft of
culture. That's one dull looking place.

Michael J Hoffman:
This one I didn't like at first but it's grown on me. There's plenty going
on here without being too busy. Lot's of interest in the faces of those
waiting in line. The old guy in the red shirt looks worried they might run
out.

Colm Gallagher:
What was I thinking of? Truthfully, this one is a bit tenuous. The cross is
a symbol of Christian culture. The deer just got in the way....

The Dave:
Lovely sky. The rest just doesn't do it for me I'm afraid. The building on
the right looks like it's going to fall onto the cars parked in front of it.

Bret Douglas:
Interesting angle on this one. The elevated viewpoint certainly makes for a
more interesting shot. They've left plenty space for new customers in the
graveyard...

Matt Clara:
This is my favourite shot of them all. I love the colours, the distortion,
the colours, the light in the sky, the colours, the movement in the flags.
Did I mention I love the colours? Was this taken in Chicago? 1st flag US,
2nd Chicago, 3rd Illinois?

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Old June 25th 04, 05:34 PM
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Colm wrote:

I suppose someone needs to test the water on this one, so here goes.
Bring a pinch of salt and pull over a chair.

Alan Browne:
Nice shot, nice house. Technically a fine shot. It's the kind of shot that
would have benefitted hugely from a little human interest imho. Someone
standing at the doorway would have been ideal.


Thanks. However this house would be best shot around 0600 with
the sun rising to the right front. The shingles still have a
slight yellow/amber hue in them that is washed out with the sun
this high. The fieldstones also have a yellow/amber in them that
is not completely told here. I shot this at about 1400. I agree
wrt human interest, however the few there looking at me were a
bit hostile. Probably expecting me to show up with phots to sell...

Cheers,
Alan


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Old June 25th 04, 06:00 PM
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0600 sounds ideal then. The locals won't be around to glare at you, and you
could set the timer on the camera and run to the doorway to strike a pose
:-)

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Thanks. However this house would be best shot around 0600 with
the sun rising to the right front. The shingles still have a
slight yellow/amber hue in them that is washed out with the sun
this high. The fieldstones also have a yellow/amber in them that
is not completely told here. I shot this at about 1400. I agree
wrt human interest, however the few there looking at me were a
bit hostile. Probably expecting me to show up with phots to sell...


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Old June 25th 04, 09:01 PM
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(Colm) wrote:
Colm Gallagher:
What was I thinking of? Truthfully, this one is a bit tenuous. The cross
is a symbol of Christian culture. The deer just got in the way....
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.....The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Great shot - Excellent composition.

Fantastic Visual!

Cody Houston,

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Old June 25th 04, 09:10 PM
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(Colm) wrote:
Colm Gallagher:
What was I thinking of? Truthfully, this one is a bit tenuous. The cross
is a symbol of Christian culture. The deer just got in the way....
=================================

.....The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Great shot - Excellent composition.

Fantastic Visual!

Cody Houston,

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Old June 26th 04, 01:34 AM
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On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 14:56:08 +0100, "Colm"
wrote:

I like this one. The subdued lighting emphasises the ramshackle nature of
the subject. My only nitpick is that I find the red in the flag and the
highlight beside it fighting for attention. The highlight is a little bit
distracting.


Thanks for commenting Colm.
The building is not nearly as ramshackle as the grouchy old man that
owns it.
The back-lit flag is what drew my attention to the composition. In
hindsight, I wish I would have moved the white horse thingy out of the
frame. The exposure was more or less taken off the flag... all else be
damned

RP©
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Old June 26th 04, 04:22 AM
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"Colm" wrote in message
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I suppose someone needs to test the water on this one, so here goes.
Bring a pinch of salt and pull over a chair.

SNIP

Matt Clara:
This is my favourite shot of them all. I love the colours, the distortion,
the colours, the light in the sky, the colours, the movement in the flags.
Did I mention I love the colours? Was this taken in Chicago? 1st flag US,
2nd Chicago, 3rd Illinois?


Thank you, sir. Yup, Chicago, at the beginning (south end) of the
magnificent mile--on Michigan at the river, that is. I'm afraid I can't
tell you what the other flags were, as I don't recall.

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Regards,
Matt Clara
www.mattclara.com


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Old June 26th 04, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for the comments. Glad you like it.

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(Colm) wrote:
Colm Gallagher:
What was I thinking of? Truthfully, this one is a bit tenuous. The cross
is a symbol of Christian culture. The deer just got in the way....
=================================

....The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Great shot - Excellent composition.

Fantastic Visual!

Cody Houston,


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Old June 26th 04, 02:41 PM
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Colm wrote:

0600 sounds ideal then. The locals won't be around to glare at you, and you
could set the timer on the camera and run to the doorway to strike a pose
:-)


0600 ... middle of the night.

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Old June 26th 04, 08:41 PM
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"Colm" wrote:

Ken Nadvornick:
This one I really like. I'm a sucker for monochrome anyway. Nice
composition, dof, sharpness, traffic movement. Interesting place well
captured.


Thanks for the good review. Glad you enjoyed the photo.

Snohomish (a Native American-derived name) is a very conservative and
religious county located in the much more liberal western Washington, Puget
Sound region. I have often passed this small 4-6 person rural roadside
chapel while driving east on U.S. Hwy 2 into the Cascade Mountains, or
beyond into the great Columbia River Basin. The chapel is only about a ten
minute drive from my house and is the only one like it I have ever seen in
my travels throughout the far western U.S.

I had initially intended to wait for someone to stop in order to provide a
human element to the composition. But it began to dawn on me that the sight
of a tripod on top of my pickup truck's camper shell was probably serving as
an effective visitor-repellent. Besides, the longer I sat out in this
remote location, the more I felt that remoteness should be part of the
picture. This feeling eventually resulted in that large open area depicted
in the photograph between the chapel and the road sign/highway, with no
people in sight.

Ken



 




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