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    Posted: 25 November 2023 at 20:54
I rarely shoot single images anymore, almost always shooting a series of related subjects. However, on a recent trip through Georgia (U.S.) I came upon this cellulose factory. I hopped out of the car, shooting from a fairly long distance away, I didn't notice the birds until I got home and saw them on the monitor. Comments and criticism welcome.

Factory Birds


Edited by Roger Rex - 28 November 2023 at 13:36
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Well seen and captured Roger! The birds are a nice bonus, adding interest to the picture.
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Well seen and captured Roger! The birds are a nice bonus, adding interest to the picture.


Right place, right time - sometimes a bit of luck goes a long way. Thanks for commenting.
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Great "grab shot", you make you own luck! Actually, I think I don't like the birds....
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Agree with Fred.
However, those monochrome clouds are very nice!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 November 2023 at 20:02
Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Well seen and captured Roger! The birds are a nice bonus, adding interest to the picture.


Right place, right time - sometimes a bit of luck goes a long way. Thanks for commenting.
Like HCB said: “Of course it’s all luck.” and this was the decisive moment. Impressive picture, TFS.
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Luck or not, part of talent is also to recognize a great scene. It's a great shot, and the birds are quite courageous. Well done Roger    
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Thanks all for commenting.

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

   “Of course it’s all luck.” and this was the decisive moment.


The Cartier-Bresson comment about luck refers to "the decisive moment" I believe, especially as demonstrated by his famous image of the man jumping over the puddle. The "luck" element, and it's not totally luck but partially due to practice and experience, is that he had only one press of the shutter to time it perfectly, within maybe a 10th of a second or even quicker. He did not have access to a motor-drive used by film users much later, did not have access to the iPhone camera's burst mode, or to our Sony camera's rapid fire shooting.

I think, quite the contrary to the notion of it's mostly luck, he would disagree.

Here are some other Cartier-Bresson thoughts that demonstrate this:

"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."

" ... people think far too much about techniques and not enough about seeing."

"It is an illusion that photographs are made with a camera. They are made with the eye, heart and head."

He felt and spoke to this that a "great" image, whatever that is, was due to a lot of practice, a lot of thought, a lot of vision, and a great ability to see. And, yes, from time to time luck is an element.

As to my factory image, the "luck" part, I believe, was that the birds were present, an element that adds, in my opinion, a significant element, the man vs. nature element. For example, one non-luck element among many, was the compositional choices of which there were many. No luck involved. Whether a viewer likes my image or not, a lot of former practice, many mistakes to learn by, was probably the most important factor in taking this image. A not insignificant element, sincerely, is the hundreds, perhaps thousands of images I have posted here and the comments an criticism made that have helped me improve. There was a bit of good fortune, luck perhaps, in finding Dyxum.


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I love such a simple, yet engaging composition based on the factory placed in the strong point. The rest of the frame is reduced to a minimum, and yet fits perfectly with the main theme.
Another thing is that for a photographer as experienced as you, every point in the frame is strong.
Good work!
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Pyzik - Thanks for commenting. I tend to like best very simple compositions with a lot of negative space with few distractions. The world is not seen very often by me like that so I do take a lot of "regular" images but my preference is for the simple ones.
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