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Post Options Post Options   Quote Shelldrake Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2011 at 23:23
"Solitude"





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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2011 at 12:54
Sorry for the long delay as I have been seeking opinions from the other mods/admins/aes.

@EdwinB: You certainly have foreground element, and it does add context to the shot. However, I have two problems with this shot: 1) The boat IS the background and it struggles to compete with the peir marker, and 2) the peir marker takes up a large part of the center of the frame and obstructs the view of the background scene. Please try again.

@Shelldrake: This is an unusual example, but it does all the things that are required for the assignment. It gives context to the background scene and provides the viewer with a reference point. That's a pass.

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Hi Brian.
Many thanx for the pass.

I suspect my whole photographic viewpoint is a little unusual.
Perhaps one might even say warped or twisted.
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It's been a while since I've attempted this assignment but I've had trouble finding a good foreground interest shot. It has always been nagging me though so here's another go.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2011 at 13:03
@davydd: You have the right idea here David and get a pass on the assignment. There are a few things that might have improved the image. Eliminating the chair and text on the glass and generally including less rail and more vista would have openned up the image to let the viewer appreciate the scene from the observation deck. Both might have been done by moving closer to the rail. You would have needed a wider angle lens from that position and a smaller aperture to get the binoculars in frame and in focus. Bumping up the black level and/or contrast might have helped with the haze and added depth.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote davydd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2011 at 23:27
Thanks for the pass Brian. This was trickier than it first seemed. I wasn't entirely happy with the shot but I was limited to where I could stand as it was a cafe area and I was getting curious looks from diners. I may revisit this assignment with a more ideal shot. Anyway on to the next assignment...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote R_Ae Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 August 2011 at 04:11
Disregard this post, was already invested in another thread.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bintryin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 August 2011 at 05:06
This is my understanding of this assignment.

Woolwash Road Deadend-1-8 by Mike Schurmann, on Flickr

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2011 at 09:31
I like it Mike, good colours and build up and the foreground field, track and log lead nicely to the mountain range in the background. That's a pass.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BertH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2011 at 20:19
My last try for today:

during summerholidays we visited an old mansion/museum with this wonderfull glass table and glass chairs in front of an old marble fireplace.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2011 at 19:41
Originally posted by BertH BertH wrote:

My last try for today:


Bert, pls. try again on this one. I find there are too many distractions around the fireplace and and it's out of focus. So while your foreground could be good in different circumstances the background isn't good enough for a pass.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BertH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2011 at 19:51
In this case fore- and background shoud be sharp.
The 'walking' men lead you to the apartmentblock in Doesburg.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2011 at 20:06
Bert, it's a shot from february this year. Did you specifically take it with the assignment in mind?

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