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Post Options Post Options   Quote rpo7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 19:01
@Brian: Well, like this one?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pathway Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 19:05
That version definitely brings out the texture even more
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 February 2010 at 19:55
@rpo7: I'm anything but bored . This is exactly the enhancement I was talking about. It's nice that you took the pass a step further. Cheers... Brian
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Here is my first attempt at completing an assignment and my 4th post overall. Let's see how this goes!




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gabriel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2010 at 09:29
Originally posted by rpo7 rpo7 wrote:

The morning snow



Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

@rpo7: Radim, The texture does not stand out as the prominant feature of the image. Perhaps a different angle and oblique lighting might have helped.

I really like this photo. The central symmetry of the pavement brings a little bit extra to a picture that would otherwise have been flat. A small gripe about this is that you slightly missed the horizontal plane, as your picture is slightly tilted. The black and white processing helps to "clean up" the picture, helping me to focus on this light snow while conveying a minimalist feeling which to me implies silence, emptyness and relatively wide outer space.

A tilted angle would have directly shown the snow texture (as in directly seeing its shape), while this version implies the texture. I'd like to put my hand in this snow, and you picture tells me that I am going to feel freshness on my skin and a slight wet as the light snow is going to melt under my fingers. To me that is not a visual texture but still a texture as it is an implied one.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2010 at 10:25
Originally posted by jcasal jcasal wrote:

Here is my first attempt at completing an assignment and my 4th post overall. Let's see how this goes!


I would say it goes quite well

Welcome to Dyxum and thanks for participating in the assignments and happy to say you're first try is a pass as well. The different surfaces and textures come out quite well and the diagonal composition is fine. Only minor distraction is the narrow dof, but I assume it was too dark for a smaller aperture. I think the shot would even work better for bringing out all textures at a smaller aperture, but sometimes conditions in the field don't help.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rpo7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 February 2010 at 11:13
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EP1121 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 February 2010 at 06:50
Here's my entry for the Texture assignment. It was taken earlier today.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 February 2010 at 05:31
EP1121, we've had some discussion behind the scenes and came to the conclusion we would ask you to try again. There is some nice texture in the shot but overall we don't find it prominent enough for a pass here as there are too many "non-texture" competing (and conflicting) compositional elements in the shot, like the oof grass at the sides and the branch sticking out at one of the ROT points.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EP1121 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 February 2010 at 17:59
@pegelli - I acquiesce to the decision of the collective. I thought that the branch itself had some texture of its own that added to the shot, but perhaps it IS too prominent of a compositional element (ROT as you pointed out) that it detracts from the main point of the assignment which is texture. Of course I have shots without the branch and just the tree bark, but I just wanted to ask your thoughts on this shot of the same tree:

A step forward and two steps to the left, protrait orientation, no OOF grass, less prominent branch. This time around I tried to place one of the "knobs" on the bark at the upper left ROT. What do you think?


And here's a second submission taken on the same day with a different tree:
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Post Options Post Options   Quote p_man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 February 2010 at 18:03
That last one is the most mammalian tree I've ever seen. I could imagine saplings suckling from it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 February 2010 at 19:55
You got it EP1121, both are a pass, much less distractions, better placement of the texture and it even looks like the second was taken with a mirror (well, almost then ).

Looking forward to your next contributions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EP1121 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 February 2010 at 21:03
@p_man - quite the imagination you have there. But the knobs were part of the reason I took that shot, so I'm glad you noticed them.

@pegelli - thanks for the double pass. Now to decide which assignment to do next...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ChrBra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2010 at 18:29
Todays goal on my walk with the dog was to get a Assignment pic, I got a few but start with this closeup of a parkbench.

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