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Patricia Sheley

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Standing Room Only
« on: February 15, 2011, 06:37:13 PM »

Thanks for looking over my shoulder, and comments as I start to work this group...your thoughts always appreciated...
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Re: Standing Room Only
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 07:19:27 PM »

Patricia, I just finished a rant about the general fatuity of photographic abstractions for Rob on a different thread, but this abstraction is close enough to concrete that one can't miss identifying it after a moment's inspection. If it were me, and, perhaps, only if it were me, I'd back off and open up the scene a bit. It's a very fine photograph of a piece of reality without being an abstraction.

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Re: Standing Room Only
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 08:46:02 PM »

Russ...See, that is why it is not safe to let me loose ...as this little prep file demonstrates....not moving out....moving in...have an idea working...


Can't find your abstract post to Rob...
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Re: Standing Room Only
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 12:18:34 PM »

My first impression was the couch beside the pool in James Mason's Beverly Hills pad in 1979. I thought it to be the old thing without its outer fabric - just the rotted foam. Then, the penny dropped to the bottom of the box and I realised it was more snow. Cool, in both senses.

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Re: Standing Room Only
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 12:21:49 PM »

I agree with Russ - fine shot (the first one), but taking a step back would have been better.

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Re: Standing Room Only
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 12:41:46 PM »

Russ...See, that is why it is not safe to let me loose ...as this little prep file demonstrates....not moving out....moving in...have an idea working...
I prefer this one as a concept but the wonderful glistening of the snow, which is very much a feature of your first, is lacking. I think it would be better in b&w, too: colour adds nothing to it.

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Re: Standing Room Only
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 11:31:55 PM »

the composition seems valid
instead of taking a step back
I think what would make the difference is a wider lens here
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Re: Standing Room Only
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 12:11:15 PM »

Hi there,

As with others I find the idea a good one but would like to see a bit more of the scene.
Other than that, too much deep shadows ruins it for me.

I love the title you used - that is what brought this moth to the flame.

Greetings.
-- Will Silent
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