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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2010 at 01:52
@ChrBra: Well done, Chister. The silhouette is not completely blacked out, but the outline is strong and effective. Have fun with your next assignment! Cheers... Brian
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Here's my submission for this assignment:

Bird on a lamp post


edit: removed drop shadow from the frame border.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2010 at 19:26
@EP1121: very nice shot, well executed (incl the droppings ) so it's a pass for me. Only presentation wise I don't like the black drop shadow in the border, especially the black line on the right is distracting and I would probably like it a lot more with just a simple white border. Hope you don't mind me saying so.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2010 at 19:59
I agree with Pieter (pegelli) about the drop shadow and the photo .
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Cool, thanks guys! I agree about the drop shadow now that you've pointed it out. By default I use this frame nowadays, and wasn't really thinking about how it would look at the time. I can change the border later on today when I get home if you'd like. And those droppings -- if I was better at PP then I might have tried to take them out, but sadly I'm not so I guess they're staying there.



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Allright, just did an attempt for my first assignment:
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 23:58
@Stinus: Stijn, The lighting is fine, but the outline does not contain enough elements to convey interest to the subject. Please try again. Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stinus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2010 at 19:03
Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

@Stinus: Stijn, The lighting is fine, but the outline does not contain enough elements to convey interest to the subject. Please try again. Cheers... Brian


Attempt #2:


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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2010 at 22:28
@Stinus: Stijn, you have a good sense for the lighting. The subject (crane) seems to be lost amoung the other elements in the photo (lines, tower, and trees). The crane, itself, is a rather complex silhouette containing a lot of detail. One of the functions of a good silhouette is to reduce the detail and present the subject simply as a characteristic outline. The bird in #2 might have made a good subject for this assignment had you been able to isolate it against the background. Please try agian. Cheers... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stinus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2010 at 22:30
Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

The bird in #2 might have made a good subject for this assignment had you been able to isolate it against the background. Please try agian. Cheers... Brian


Well, I didn't want to copy EP1121's photo. I'll keep looking for a better scene .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stinus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2010 at 10:43
#4



Quite a heavy crop..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2010 at 11:10
From the rules:
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


- one dimension crop and minor straightening allowed (to allow different aspect ratios, but donít crop in both directions)


Nice composition though (but detail and sharpness also reveal the heavy crop I think).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stinus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2010 at 11:34
Woops . Forgot about that one . Ah well, I'll have another try (this one's actually much harder than I thought ).
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#5 (the sun just came out)

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