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    Posted: 16 January 2010 at 17:19
This is the NEW Intermediate assignment No 7 – Texture



Texture in photography links the senses of sight and touch. Subjects need to be well lit and captured in order to evoke the sensations that touching them would bring.   



Assignment: Take a shot where texture is a strong compositional element



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- clean slate, all “old” assignments will be locked (over time as the new ones are created)
- no mining, shots must be specifically taken for the assignment (we trust you )
- Provide shooting data, like camera, lens, exposure details, date taken etc. when there is no exif included in the picture file.
- only one assignment at the time. Once started you can only take the next assignment after having passed.
- one dimension crop and minor straightening allowed (to allow different aspect ratios, but don’t crop in both directions)
- max 2 pics per post/try
- you can do the assignments in any order, and repeated as many times as you want
- at least one moderators or admin will comment on every post and determine fail/pass. This might include general C&C as well.
- all members of Dyxum can also leave comments on the shots posted
- id of members that passed will be kept in a "pass post"
- specifically good pictures or good examples of assignment passes will be kept in a new "assignment gallery"
- instructions for specific assignments will generally stay as is (and we'll have to write new ones for new assignments).
- shots posted for the assignments are eligible for selection in the weekly exhibitions




Edited by pegelli - 05 February 2014 at 19:53
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JST1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2010 at 17:59
Maybe, maybe not.

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wet street after short rain:

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@ wolfgerb: a nice texture and the light and reflection on a wet surface makes it come "alive". For me a pass.

@JST1: I sense some doubt from your caption, and I must say I have the same doubt vs. the assignment. Not that it's a bad picture (it has some nice lines) but I find the pattern of the steps (different assignment ) and bars of the handrail totally overwhelm the texture in the background. Also the texture is quite faint, and almost looks like a flat plane with a spickled paint vs. an articulated surface texture. So pls. try again.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Comin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2010 at 16:04
Ok, here's my first attempt at this assignment. I was trying out my new(used) 70-300 sigma DL and saw this and thought of the assignment. No pp on this .

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@comin: are you trying to do texture and pattern all in one shot
I'll give you a pass if you promise not to do that

As general C&C I think the picture is quite flat. The texture part still stands out nicely but could really be enhanced with some directional light from the side. I think something like that will really bring the picture more to life.
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pegelli,
Thanks for the feedback. I figured the texture of the steps and the pavement were stronger than the pattern of the steps. After some consideration I chose the texture assignment.
You are correct, the image doesn't really fit either assignment very well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Comin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2010 at 23:55
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@comin: are you trying to do texture and pattern all in one shot
I'll give you a pass if you promise not to do that

As general C&C I think the picture is quite flat. The texture part still stands out nicely but could really be enhanced with some directional light from the side. I think something like that will really bring the picture more to life.


Thanks! No it wasn't an attempt at both, just thought it was two good textures together

With regards to light, it was very overcast with the sun behind the building the subject was on   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2010 at 07:37
Originally posted by Comin Comin wrote:


Thanks! No it wasn't an attempt at both, just thought it was two good textures together


I see what you mean, but for me the grid is more pattern than texture. In my mind the repetitive same shapes are stronger than the bit of rust or paint specs on it.
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I have attempted to show the texture of the broken spring, and of the rust further degrading it.


With this, I have attempted to illustrate the moss/lychin growing on the slats, using DoF to isolate one aspect, that which was strongest.


Thanks, Ian.
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@Berean: I don't know why, but #1 is very difficult to focus on . My eyes keep wantering to the bright areas. #2 is a pass. The oblique lighting gives the moss more contrast and enhances the texture. Putting the in-focus bar a bit to the right might have made a stronger composition. Cheers... Brian
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@Gabriel: A fine example, Gabriel! PASS... Brian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pathway Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2010 at 20:09
Nice pic Gabriel but...

Damn you!!! This means I can't use the pepper idea now (although I think you've made a great job of it)
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