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#1 geedee

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:52 AM

Strange as it may seem, I used PP in this pic.... Pre-Post.. I used a CP to hopefully bring out more detail in the clouds...(-:

 

F11, 1/200th  ISO 100  Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 @200mm

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:10 AM

Hi Geedee
Great title!
I like the way you framed it up. Seems pretty balanced to me. I'm not a fan of the colors or yellowish tone...might this be a candidate for B&W? Nit-picky, but the white sign (?) in lower left trees is a little distracting.
Those towers going out into the distance are cool too.
Thanks for posting!

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 02:58 PM

Nice detail on the cables etc.

I agree with Mark.

Em, you're really "PILING ON" the PP in this one.  :o



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:11 PM

I like the composition - very War of the Worlds.  And a really nice juxtaposition between the Euclidian geometry of the wires and towers and the fractal geometry of the clouds above and the foliage below.  Those juxtapositions express the conflict that drives any story, whether in literature or photography.  And whether you did it consciously or not, it still works in my book.  So lets not hear anymore about how you're not an artist - we're all creative beings, after all :)   But I would also say that this is an image that really needs post.  It seems underexposed and I would boost exposure (less than ½ a stop I'd guess,) adjust the white balance and also bring down the highlights and see what's really going in those clouds.  The biggest thing would be to bring up the contrast and clarity in the darks - the foliage, the detail of which is kind of lost in the shadows.  But composition wise, I like it a lot. 



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:44 PM

JEEZ..... What is it with you guys and YELLOW... I will give you the rubber ear if you keep it up....(-:  Mark not got a clue where the yellow you mention might creep in to this pic, as there was no PP other than reducing the pic`s size in Elements, my camera settings are neutral, and the last pic where Yellow was part of the CC was with taken with a different lens than this pic.. Yup the object in the trees is a pain, it is the head of a street light.

 

Rod are you on the yellow kick too....??? Thought you would be used to the forty shades of green given we live in a very similar climatic zone...? (-:

 

Kerry.... WAY too arty-farty for me to understand though I think there is a picture in there in different lighting conditions... thinking light filtering through the glass insulators... Just like waiting for the horse to stand at the tree... I will just have to wait to try and capture it, though hopefully make a better job of the settings, it was the pattern of the clouds that drew me to it in this instance...(-: I will (reluctantly (-:) try to apply some of the settings you suggest if they are all available in Elements.

 

Thanks all for the CC I am pleased that you thought the pic worked a bit.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:29 AM

Kerry makes some very good points, Geedee.  You will have to recognize your inner fartist tendencies ;)

Embrace it, and get yerself a big white puffy shirt like wot the pirates and romantic poets wear. B)

Abd by the way, we're up to 43 shades of green now - purple is the new emerald..... :ph34r:



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:18 AM

Geedee and Rod,
Hilarious! You guys could do a show on YouTube! Geedee with the puffy shirt and 43 shades of green hat. Rod...not sure what would be most photogenic 😳

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:19 PM

Subscription channel only Mark :D



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

Name your price! It'll be worth it!😀

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:26 PM

I like the composition - very War of the Worlds.  And a really nice juxtaposition between the Euclidian geometry of the wires and towers and the fractal geometry of the clouds above and the foliage below.  Those juxtapositions express the conflict that drives any story, whether in literature or photography.  And whether you did it consciously or not, it still works in my book.  So lets not hear anymore about how you're not an artist - we're all creative beings, after all :)   But I would also say that this is an image that really needs post.  It seems underexposed and I would boost exposure (less than ½ a stop I'd guess,) adjust the white balance and also bring down the highlights and see what's really going in those clouds.  The biggest thing would be to bring up the contrast and clarity in the darks - the foliage, the detail of which is kind of lost in the shadows.  But composition wise, I like it a lot. 

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