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Post Options Post Options   Quote davydd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2011 at 20:59
Thanks for that pegelli. Thought that might be the case especially reading the comments above after posting. I'll have another go.
 



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The man and the moon




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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2011 at 20:48
@jmeviking, the assignment is:
You will shoot a picture clearly demonstrating the use of foreground interest to enhance the composition.
and I don't see much of that. It's just the moon in a blue sky and some appartments but for me it doesn't hold together as an example of the foreground interest pulling you into a scene and move to the background. So pls. try again.

Btw, I also think you got a dust spot on your sensor, at the right side in the blue sky, at the approximate height of the roof line.
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Walk on a stormy beach....





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Vancouver skyline. I find seagulls to be pests but this fellow does add more interest to an otherwise normal skyline photo. Is it enough though to pass :) ?



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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 March 2011 at 17:04
@jmeviking: While there is not a single object in the foreground, the overall effect of the folliage give a sense of presence to the image that works for me. I can almost feel the sand in my shoes. That's a pass, Jan.

@BertH: You have an interesting foreground element, Bert, but it doesn't help me to relate to the scene as a whole. Please try again.

@kevan: You've got the right idea, but I'm having a hard time justifying the seagull and muddy river bank as an enhancement to the composition. Please try again.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote davydd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2011 at 06:52
Back for another go.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2011 at 15:32
@davydd: David, you seem to have the right idea, but the execution and choice of foreground leaves the image a bit flat. This is just the opposite of the intended effect. Please try again.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aperture73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2011 at 01:38
Another try for this assignment

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 March 2011 at 11:13
Congrats Aperture73, the monitor brings a lot of interest and depth to the whole scene, and the first time we see the assignment successfully applied inside. Well done and hope to see you in a next assignment.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kevan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 March 2011 at 23:20
Attempt#2 - taking into account the comment from my failed #1, the normal composition for this photo are the mountain peaks known as "The Lions" . Quite funny that as I walking through the park, a couple beside me were jokingly singing the Sound of Music .. next thing I see is the picnic with the guitar player.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2011 at 12:35
kevan, very subtle and not too big as a real foreground, it still provides a lot of depth and an anchor before looking at the background so it's a pass. Looking forward to more assignment submissions from you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rhoel6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2011 at 15:07
In the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, the original Kentucky Fried Chicken - Corbin, Kentucky. Stopped there during a recent road trip. a700 and Minolta 20mm, had to monkey around in LR to get the white statue to stand out more against the white background.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kevan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2011 at 18:59
Thanks for the encouragement Pegelli. Onwards and upwards!
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