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Flax, wheat, lichen
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:38:17 PM »

Thanks for looking. Suggestions welcome.
#2 is taken higher than usual, with the tripod on the roof of the car, snapped via wi-fi.

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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 04:38:43 AM »

Nice series, for me #3 is the most interesting one. Dramatic composition and sky. In #1, I find the grass in B&W a bit lifeless and greyish.

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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 05:25:38 AM »

Scott - not crazy about the last two...I don't think the lichen shape/object that interesting as subject...and road/wheat...just ordinary. I think the first one is a really great comp., but not necessarily in B/W and crop maybe little to tight for me. What was the color version like? /B
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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 06:39:58 AM »

I quite like the last photo, the blue sky and the orange of the rock go well together. The first photo is also very nice but a bit flat in contrast (it might be current display?). The second photo doesn't do much for me, especially compared to the two others.
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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 05:00:42 PM »

Thanks, Francois, Brandt and Paulo.

I made #1 B+W to match the colourless feeling of these gray late-autumn days. Too gray, apparently! A colour version is attached.

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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 10:23:28 PM »

#1 does it for me, although I think it could be made just a bit more "dramatic" to draw me into it further.
#3 - interesting perspective, but doesn't "go anywhere", but then again, I'm a landscape guy (hence, my preference for #1).
#2 doesn't do anything for me.
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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 09:49:32 AM »

Thanks, Terry. I'm all over the map with #1. I see the dramatic potential but feel constrained by the muted colours. Maybe I'll get back out there.

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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 08:00:35 PM »

Scott...have some other thoughts about 1/color will message in a few days
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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2013, 08:09:40 PM »

Since the sky was the interesting part to me for #1, the superbale in the foreground just gets in the way and distracts.

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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 08:43:13 PM »

If you go all Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on #1 what will you have left for the tornado?

Actually I was hoping to catch the band of apes throwing bones at the foreground object.

Interesting take, Frank. I'll look into it.

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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2013, 08:55:27 PM »

Looking at #1 and #2 , i wonder if raising the camera would help with #1 .
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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2013, 12:58:47 PM »

Frank, I raised the camera in #2 so that the angles between the road and fields would open up.

In #1 I was interested in the tall bail stacks, about 3.5 m tall, so I stayed "low". I should probably try them lower, too.

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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2013, 06:39:44 PM »

Great photos with the original bw one being the best. The processing is fantastic. I also like number 3 because of the way you captured the sky. Number 2 needs a more speific pointof interest imo, maybe a man walking in the distance?
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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2013, 02:47:57 PM »

I like #3. Call me crazy ;D but it immediately reminded me of a dolmen stone!

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Re: Flax, wheat, lichen
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2013, 05:26:19 PM »

Thanks, Murat. An earlier version of #2 has that much-needed point of interest.

Matt: I was thinking more velociraptor skull than dolmen.  ;)
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