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George F

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« on: July 03, 2009, 05:16:40 PM »

The vignetting wasn't deliberate, but a result of the exposure blending of three frames.

The weird 'squiggle' on the center horizon above the tree line is a gap in the clouds.  Very weird.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 06:32:57 PM »

Very nice.  Love to colors.  The squiggle looks like an omega shaped contrail.  Sometimes mother nature has a mind of her own.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 08:09:39 PM »

It looks great, more like a painting. It has A light surreal glow, which is very nice, as opposed to the super saturated images one often sees. Maybe, if you don't like the squiggle, why not clone it out.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009, 01:05:25 AM »

Thanks.

I like the squiggle!
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 02:02:17 AM »

Good stuff.  I personally think the vignetting actually helps the image - it gives it a centre.  Also, this is one of those cases where centring the horizon actually works.

Very nice, overall.


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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 09:55:39 AM »

The processing gives it something, but apart from this it says nothing to me. For example the tracks in the corn are somehow disturbing. I would have focused more on a smaller area, and left out large portions of the foreground. But if you only wanted to make a testblend, it is a success.

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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 10:39:57 AM »

For me, it does work.

1)  I like the vignetting.  In fact, I might add some to the bottom right of the shot.  It actually does more than just frame the sunset- it shapes it.

2)  The horizon deserves a second look by the viewer: at first glance, I saw center positioning, defining a mirror: the oblique lines in the sky reflect those of the cut grain.  But when I started to look a bit more, I realized that the vignetting of the sunset in effect pushes the top of the image down, creating a 1/3, 2/3 relationship- very sophisticated.

3)  Leave the omega- I'm sure there's a metaphor in there somewhere

Well done!

John
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 02:45:53 AM »

Thanks, all!
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