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Michael West

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Fine Art Framing
« on: October 11, 2010, 10:14:06 PM »



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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 09:04:29 AM »

I think it's Fine and I think it's Art.  I, however, am unable to hold the plane of the pavement in mind at the same time I read the sign.  I like the sign better than the pavement so I would crop the pavement.  Bruce Cox
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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 10:10:21 AM »

This is art???

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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 10:22:45 AM »

It reminds of the strike zone I used to put on my Dad's garage wall when I was learning how to pitch in Little League. :)
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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010, 11:12:39 AM »

Recropped...with a slight reduction in the size of the white space between the sign and the frames


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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 11:27:04 AM »

I really prefer the first version with the pavement. To me, it seams more balanced like that. But before actually seeing it, I was wondering whether Bruce Cox was right.

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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010, 02:26:14 PM »

This is art???
Of course it's Art, Russ. It says so right near the top.

Eric

P.S. I prefer the uncropped version. That sloping pavement adds significantly for me.
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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010, 02:29:20 PM »

I don't know, Eric. I think it's the pipe that makes it "art."

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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 02:45:19 PM »

Yeah, I would have keep the pipe, though I still like it better the second time.  Bruce Cox 
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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 03:23:17 PM »

Very cool, I really like it. The colour composition is weird - the top third is almost completely graphic black and white, while the lower part is all colour, but the two parts really really well. I'd never have thought of that.

It would be interesting to see it printed large so that the textural contrast between the wall and the white area above is more apparent.


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PS Slightly prefer the uncropped version.
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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 03:53:42 PM »

This is art???

I took this to be a tape mock-up for a proposed reno at the building showing idea on layout for a window and pointing out thinks like the capped pipe with the arrows.  There is obviously some writing on the tape.

But it is an eye-grabbing photo considering the signage above this tape-job - not sure if that is what is properly called a juxtoposition.  If anything I would have liked to see less of a crop to permit just a bit more of the signage (at the left) to show up in the frame.
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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2010, 07:35:32 PM »

More to the left and down may make a better picture of the scene.  If rather than the scene, the subject is the joke, about the raw natural world when framed upstaging the cooked production of "art", I would try to keep it simple.  I would crop the bottom only till the pavement ruffly corresponded to the depth of the drop from the sign to the wall.  Bruce Cox
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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 07:42:01 PM »

I like the bubbles better.  Bruce Cox
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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2010, 09:14:34 PM »

How come nobody's suggested more than a very mild crop. Surely some kind of severe cropping would improve this carefully composed picture. How about turning it into a horizontal?

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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2010, 07:20:25 PM »

I don't think I would have thought to crop it any different if I was at the scene. It is only with the luxury of this hindsight critique that it occrs to me to alter it a bit. I think a crop slightly above the words "fine art printing" would make the image more focused on the overall irony of the situation. To me there is too much white space and when I first looked at the image, as I was scrolling, I thought it was two images.

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Re: Fine Art Framing
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2010, 12:23:13 AM »

I don't think I would have thought to crop it any different if I was at the scene. It is only with the luxury of this hindsight critique that it occrs to me to alter it a bit. I think a crop slightly above the words "fine art printing" would make the image more focused on the overall irony of the situation. To me there is too much white space and when I first looked at the image, as I was scrolling, I thought it was two images.

JMR

The first image was barely cropped and that only to remove some extraneous wiring from the upper left hand corner of the image.

The gallery the wall belongs to was an inspiration to me when I passed it twice daily on foot on my way to a local office.

I now have to return to the scene to see what sort of progress may have occurred.
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