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Ben Rubinstein

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« on: October 11, 2006, 05:14:28 AM »

I shot this yesterday, I like the patterns of subtle colour and the trunks at the bottom which give perspective. Unfortunately with such a heavily detailed scene (every single leaf is resolved on a 70% crop of a 5D file, WOW!) the downsizing and jpg compression is utterly horrible so please look at the picture not the quality of the jpg!

Just wondered if the picture worked for you...

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Lake District (UK) yesterday near Langsdale but I was lost at the time!

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 05:28:45 AM »

Yes.  I like the composition, both forms and colors, and I like the color.  I like that this is not a photograph of some place in particular, but could be any of many places.  The image is very pleasing to look at and I suspect it would take a very long time to tire of seeing it.

Very good image.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 09:37:54 AM »

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...please look at the picture not the quality of the jpg!

Just wondered if the picture worked for you...

Points that work for me are the vibrant colors and the subtle composition (no in-your-face obviousness but more of a contemplative approach it seems). I could see this hanging at my dentist's, but on the other hand I (with my untrained eye) can not discern any specific features that might set it apart from other photographs of trees in fall colors. Yet.
Perhaps it is my amateuristic state of mind, but in spite of your warning I find it difficult to comprehend the totality of the impact this image will have on the viewer when printed, due to the quality of the file given. Including the concept-frame does not help me in that way (although I presume that is how you visualize potential sellable prints), and the image might 'whack' me more if larger and a bit sharpened to at least suggest the detail available. Sorry to mention this in spite of your disclaimer.

My 2 deflating yen, thank you for sharing with us.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 02:39:35 PM »

I like the saturation on the ground and in the lower left. I might enjoy some more room in the upper right if you can. Again though, it is subtle and smooth, not overdone.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 05:36:41 PM »

I concur with the others.  At first glance there is a lot to focus on, but if you 'step back' so to speak and look at the overall flow of the colours and the elements in the scene I think it works quite well.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 08:02:05 PM »

Ben,

It works for me, very nicely. It's a keeper, and I wouldn't change a thing.

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2006, 02:49:43 PM »

A simple and lovely image.

I like the suble colors without using stark contrasty colors gives a very peaceful
feeling.

Definately a keeper
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2006, 08:48:38 PM »

I love it - soft and peaceful indeed (the Lake district is wonderful for that).  From your description and disclaimer, I suspect this is one of those images where one is drawn in to see all the detail and that detail is an integral part of the experience.  The technical aspects become essential for the true appreciation of the image's beauty, and those are lost on downsizing etc.

Andy
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2006, 03:38:23 PM »

I almost hate to suggest it, but have you considered a soft-focus effect? If your intent is to emphasize the whole over the detail, it might encourage the viewer to step back and look at the color and shape a little more.

I personally think soft fall colors and soft focus go well together, but it may be a bit schmaltzy for your tastes.

Given the low resolution of the jpeg, I could be completely missing the delight in the details, but I thought I would throw it out there.
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2006, 04:03:22 PM »

I like it a lot - I know it would look great from a good distance AND offer fun close-up inspection!
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