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    Posted: 09 January 2018 at 06:56
New Years day was a very pleasant 24C (75F) so I decided on a camera walk at Glenelg, a seaside suburb in Adelaide, Australia. I intended on capturing some beach scenes but instead I found these shapes and colours in the buildings close to the beach. TFL and C&C is very welcome.

#1 Sunshade


#2 Steps


#3 Columns


#4 Blue


#5 Corrugated iron
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2018 at 11:23
Very nice, James. I like the disconnected shadow of the shade in #1. I would have liked to see the entire lower black cross-member in #2, but the colors and lines are good. Overall, turning horizontal lines into diagonals was a great idea. TFS... Brian
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Daring compositions - and they work really well. #1 because of the inclusion of the window/reflection is my least favorite, that window drawing attention as a distraction to me. #2 is, perhaps, my favorite because of the color palette but 2-5 are all superb. A great set.
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Great series!
I can only second what Roger says: #2-5 are excellent. I have a slight preference for #4, though - I like the blues!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2018 at 10:13
Yes, this is a great set and I only just saw it now. At certain points looking at it I kind of wish for you to have been higher up to be shooting a touch more head on but doubtless you were working with the only available conditions you had. In any case the solid block colors turn these into near abstracts. Excellent!
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Hi James,

A great set as has already been mentioned and all have something to give the observer. I liked #1 for that small shadow that is a consequence of the sunlight hitting the shade above the window - that you captured and retained that is a nice touch.

The others are a very strong set and the almost monotone of some of them works very well; they are also strong, strident colours that work well with the similarly strong patterns and shapes.

If I had to choose just one (or two?) it would be #4 and #3 for the added shadow areas; #2 comes very close but I think you've cropped the lower black area a little too tightly - it just needed a little more of that black area for my taste.

Well done and an excellent use of your time!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2018 at 03:41
This is a very cool set. Love them all. While I agree with Neil about the crop in #2 I just like the shapes and colours so much I can see that crop as adding mystery rather than omitting something that should better be there.. well it's just so pretty!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2018 at 04:58
Brian, Roger, waldo_posth, brian33, Neil, Paul - thank you all for your kind words. The location did have some constraints but you've raised some interesting ideas for my next visit there.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2018 at 00:43
Nicely done. Colors are quite vivid, almost over saturated for a sunny day but doesn't look overpowering.
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Great set, and what has already been said. The pure blue sky as a background also helps.
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