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Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« on: February 06, 2013, 09:25:45 PM »

Here's something from last week - a cold, snowy day before the massive melt we experienced up here. Not stellar or breathtaking, but out there for some thoughtful critique.
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 11:08:54 PM »

Contemplative. Perhaps the murmuring of an old Buddhist prayer coming from the trees. Some art instructs and some delights. This one soothes like
a Willy Nelson ballad or a fresh batch of homemade glug. Very enjoyable.
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 12:20:41 AM »

I love the various layers and the sense of soft light throughout.
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 01:47:13 AM »

Nice contrasts between the featureless sky and snow, and the delicate vegetation; and between the colourless background and the midground. The two lines formed by the forest edges converge, putting some energy into the scene.

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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 03:54:07 AM »

Nice photo, it has layers of mistery and softness.

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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 04:53:22 AM »

Very quiet scene… Not much snow on the ground, there's some vegetation poking through. I like it a lot!
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 07:58:02 AM »

Terry - I agree with the others - the tonality and the layers are very nice.  The scene is very passive which is fine but I would note that, as you often remark, it lacks that dynamic element that would pull you in.  Ie that slash of light (not happening under these conditions) or the foreground element that provides movement.  I say this a bit reluctantly because you know this already and I don't advocate taking a fomulaic view on images or the notions they carry.  On the other hand, you can look at it from the point of view that your comments in the forum have taught me something.  :)
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 01:36:06 PM »

it lacks that dynamic element that would pull you in.  Ie that slash of light (not happinging under these conditions) or the foreground element that provides movement.

I hear you and am in complete agreement - it is not my usual and lacks the drama you mention. Thanks for your comments.
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 05:43:39 PM »

But if every picture had a lot of drama, we viewers would become too soon jaded.
This lovely image provides a nice respite from too many dramatic shots, IMHO.
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 07:16:29 PM »

I agree Eric. 
My comment came from the point of view that, in my experience as a professor, there are few things better for keeping your viewpoints fresh than having your own mantra tossed back at you by a student that 'gets it' and knows better.
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 11:32:37 PM »

My comment came from the point of view that, in my experience as a professor, there are few things better for keeping your viewpoints fresh than having your own mantra tossed back at you by a student that 'gets it' and knows better.
Don't I know that!
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 09:15:37 AM »

It's a beautiful shot. Snow can be tricky, but wonderful if done right. This is right. It would make a gorgeous Christmas card.
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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 07:42:13 PM »

I really like it as it is, a thoughtful image well executed.

Could I suggest that it would make a really good christmas or greetings card? Not to belittle the image in any way, it just seems to be crying out to have words in the sky area, it would look really classy as card I think.

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Re: Bog, Mid-Winter, Ontario
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 08:00:13 AM »

I agree it would make a wonderful card, but don't put lettering on the front. Put any lettering on the back on inside a folded card. Print the card in a size that can be framed. You will be surprised how many people will take a good, hand-made, photo card like this and frame it. It becomes more than a card, it is a gift.
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