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LarsHansen

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Agave - b/w
« on: June 04, 2012, 02:32:38 PM »

Does this work as a slightly abstract shot.. colour version is OK, but I think b/w makes this more interesting. 

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Re: Agave - b/w
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 12:54:25 PM »

Interesting foto.
My sense of it is- maybe it would be more relatable by playing with focus and sharpness.
Plants in B&W are informative and compelling.
Keep going!
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LarsHansen

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Re: Agave - b/w
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 02:05:05 PM »

Thanks for commenting Dumainew,

the shot was kind of casual - it was not until I got home and work a bit with PP I found it interesting ... mostly on an abstract level.

I agree one could explore the theme more with depth of field, perspective etc. and probably end up with a more interesting result.

Plants in B&W are informative and compelling.
Agree - do you know the photographer Karl Blossfeldt? If not, google him and take a look.     
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Re: Agave - b/w
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 02:45:03 AM »

Definitely some potential in the lines there.

Mike.
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Re: Agave - b/w
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 12:03:40 PM »

I have a bunch of these, too.
I found the out of focus top to be distracting, so I tried a crop.
Scott

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Re: Agave - b/w
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 02:43:33 PM »

Thanks Mike and Scott,

Scott - I agree about the out of focus, but it was hand held @f/3.2 .. not much light and I didn't bring my tripod.
Regarding the crop you made - personally, I would prefer a square format and tried that, but I realize I cannot get rid of the oof issue then, so your crop is better at that point. Got to go back with my tripod some day and be a bit more serious.

Anyway, I tried the square - I did say abstract, so I tried a different approach to distract you from the oof.. I reversed it. Not quite there though..


I have a bunch of these, too.
Would be nice to see a few?
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John E

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Re: Agave - b/w
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 05:07:16 PM »

As an abstract, the second works much better IMHO.

John E
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Re: Agave - b/w
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2012, 11:47:47 AM »

Thanks John - yes, the expression is quite different.
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