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"A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« on: July 28, 2012, 08:50:11 AM »

Image captured on Sony Nex 7 with Kit lens on my recent trip to Saintes France. C&C welcome. Interested in peoples views on post production etc.

Thanks for looking

John
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Re: "A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012, 09:54:41 AM »

Image captured on Sony Nex 7 with Kit lens on my recent trip to Saintes France. C&C welcome. Interested in peoples views on post production etc.

I think I like it. I'm pretty sure I'd like it more if the bottom third or so were cropped off; I see (I believe) what you're trying to do but for me, there's just too much lead-in.

Jeremy
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Re: "A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012, 10:54:26 AM »

Thanks Jeremy. Interesting perspective. I think I will re-visit in post and compare versions.

Cheers
John
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Re: "A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 11:32:54 AM »

I think I like it. I'm pretty sure I'd like it more if the bottom third or so were cropped off; I see (I believe) what you're trying to do but for me, there's just too much lead-in.

Jeremy

I have to agree, interesting, but the perspective feels uncomfortable some how.

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Re: "A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 01:47:05 PM »

I have to agree, interesting, but the perspective feels uncomfortable some how.

Dave



Dave, had you a Hassy 500 series you'd have learned to love that perspective, as so many of us have. However, I'm perfectly willing to accept that some might have and have not. I did and did.

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Re: "A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 02:43:10 PM »

This is a nice shot.  I like it as it is.  To me the slightly uncomfortable perspective and the glare abstracts the people and opens up more possibilities.  A crop would move it toward the mundane by making the mildly interesting people a comfortable focal point. 
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Re: "A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 06:26:18 PM »

I've been struggling with this one all day, and each time I come back to it I like it better than the time before. I've about come to the conclusion that the floor-level perspective is what makes the picture. I think I'd put the copyright notice at the lower right, and tone it way, way down, but I certainly wouldn't crop it. Any crop I can think of would make it an entirely different picture. Good shooting, John.

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Re: "A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2012, 07:54:57 PM »

Thanks Russ

Appreciate your thoughts and thank you for taking the time to reply!

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Re: "A Place of Knowledge" Saintes, France
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2012, 08:05:49 PM »

This is a nice shot.  I like it as it is.  To me the slightly uncomfortable perspective and the glare abstracts the people and opens up more possibilities.  A crop would move it toward the mundane by making the mildly interesting people a comfortable focal point. 

Thanks for the reply Churly. Appreciate your comments!

John
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