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Thomas Babut

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Ghosts Gathering
« on: August 11, 2011, 03:24:37 AM »

Taken at the Baltic Sea...
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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 06:00:56 AM »

I like it a lot but I'm unsure about cropping or not… Stamper's suggestion might be worth trying.
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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 08:07:53 AM »

I disagree with Stamper this time. I think the excess space around the figures adds to the eerie mood.
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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 09:11:57 AM »

I disagree with Stamper this time. I think the excess space around the figures adds to the eerie mood.

If there was a contrast in tones or vignette then I would agree. The top - at least on my monitor - looks slightly lighter than the bottom but only slightly. Your eye wanders out of the frame without anything to stop it. 8)

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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 11:09:19 AM »

This is a very cool image, but placing an isolated subject smack in the middle like that does tend to make the composition too static. I would be inclined to place the group significantly off dead center so that the negative space has more visual authority in counterpoint to the subject.
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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 06:20:54 PM »

I disagree with Stamper this time. I think the excess space around the figures adds to the eerie mood.

Me too: I find the composition perfect; a very nice picture.
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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 06:40:32 PM »

Very cool and original take!

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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 01:40:35 PM »

Very impressive concept. I'd love to see several more scenes there with this minimalistic approach.
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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011, 01:51:09 PM »

Very nice; super clean graphic quality and indistinct figures with recognizeable grouping = fantastic.  Varying tones of figures is also appealing. 

I see this as a decent sized print on a wall somewhere.
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Re: Ghosts Gathering
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 06:01:30 PM »

Great shot. A wonderful take on the subject with lots of mystery. Placing subjects in the centre is not in itself an issue, but rather is meant as a genral guideline for most new and learning photographers. If it works, it works. And I think this works nicely.
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