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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrBra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2010 at 19:51
It feels tha I suck at landscape , and now when everyting is white it just makes it that much harder.

Well well, here two new apempts from todays outing

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and this @ 35 mm f 11 1/500 sec ISO 200


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 March 2010 at 19:33
Christer, I think you nailed it this time. Especially the second is a very nice image, the cross is sufficient in the foreground and really pulls you in the image and into the depth with the trees on the hill. This first works as well for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrBra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 March 2010 at 19:54
Thank you Pieter. It feels good to "bury" this assignment with two pics from a cemetery Now itīs time to prepare my Softness pics.
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Hi,
Is this one works?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 March 2010 at 23:24
@ Misi

The foreground interest has to lead the eye to something of interest in the background, and I can't say that you have succeeded with this one. There's nothing wrong with the foreground or the middle but there's nothing at the more distant points that catches the eye.

Please have another try.
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Hi Again - not very sure about this one ! - i was thinking about somthing in the country - lying on the floor and featuring some rocks or whatever that might look something like the background scene,mountain etc- chance would be a fine thing :)
So instead we have manchester city centres hospital/university area ;(
im sure theres something very wrong with it - so hope you can tell me what ?
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@Dudger: Dave, I think that foreground element (fence) and background (building) are too close to each other to serve the purpose of this assignment. The detail in the fence and window are competing with each other as well. Please try again. Thanks... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dudger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 March 2010 at 20:23
Thanks for that - i also now think it off kilter (and i was sober too)
Might get another chance tomorrow.
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Hope this works:

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Post Options Post Options   Quote goldsmid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2010 at 21:51
Here is my shot for Foreground Interest. Framing the Clock Tower with the Bridge

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2010 at 07:37
@jvsanchez: Lots of foreground but no real background of interest to draw the viewer to. I know the figure there is your new and beautiful wife, but for the uninitiated observer it's just a very small person standing there. So pls. try again.

@goldsmid: Avery nice picture but even though there is foreground it's quite dark and more like a frame then a real subject that captures the fereground interest and then leads the viewer to the background. It's the light differences that draw the viewer to the clock tower, not so much the foreground subject. So also for you it's please try again.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote goldsmid Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2010 at 11:37
Does this one work?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jvsanchez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2010 at 12:58
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@jvsanchez: Lots of foreground but no real background of interest to draw the viewer to. I know the figure there is your new and beautiful wife, but for the uninitiated observer it's just a very small person standing there. So pls. try again.

@goldsmid: Avery nice picture but even though there is foreground it's quite dark and more like a frame then a real subject that captures the fereground interest and then leads the viewer to the background. It's the light differences that draw the viewer to the clock tower, not so much the foreground subject. So also for you it's please try again.



well, whether she likes it or not, my wife was not the subject of that image anyway. i was actually trying to use the rocks to lead the eye back to the harbor and the blue of the water. but i can see where you might be right about the lack of background. i'll give it another go this afternoon. Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2010 at 10:32
@goldsmid, nice shot and good foreground interest. I only remember something similar from a time back (don't know from you or another member). Was this shot taken with this assignment in mind or or are you "mining" older shots in your collection to see what fits. According to the rules (#2) only the former is allowed.
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