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The Art of Photography => Landscape Showcase => Topic started by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 13, 2019, 10:22:03 pm

Title: Full Moon Peeking...
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 13, 2019, 10:22:03 pm
... through a dense cloud cover. Strong wind sending ocean spray into the camera  :(
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Martin Kristiansen on September 13, 2019, 11:37:27 pm
Good shot. I like the composition and the colour palette. The positioning of the moon in particular.
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Post by: langier on September 14, 2019, 12:17:10 am
Супер фотограф, мој драгамир Слободан! Добро!
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 14, 2019, 01:18:00 am
Супер фотограф, мој драгамир Слободан! Добро!

Хвала, Лари!  :D
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 14, 2019, 01:19:52 am
Good shot. I like the composition and the colour palette. The positioning of the moon in particular.

Thanks, Martin. The Photographer Ephemeris app helped with finding the moon position.
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 14, 2019, 02:03:44 pm
A day later, I decided to flip the image for compositional purposes. What say you?


Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on September 14, 2019, 02:16:00 pm
I prefer the original.

Jeremy
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 14, 2019, 09:26:15 pm
Either way works, but I slightly prefer the first, probably because it was the first version I saw.
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Post by: Alan Klein on September 14, 2019, 09:32:54 pm
Nice shot.   Either one is good. 
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Martin Kristiansen on September 15, 2019, 02:41:49 am
I prefer the second. Something to do with the way we scan images from left to right. Donít really want to go into that again as the last time I brought it up it provoked a surprisingly strong reaction for some reason.
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Alan Klein on September 15, 2019, 09:32:55 am
I prefer the second. Something to do with the way we scan images from left to right. Donít really want to go into that again as the last time I brought it up it provoked a surprisingly strong reaction for some reason.
Martin, Now that you mention it, you;re right, I mean correct.  In the first, the moon on the left jumps into my brain first.  In the second, the lighted wharf jumps in first and then I move my eyes to the right to settle the moon. 

I don't recall the last debate. Do I favor one image over the other and see one image differently than the other because I read English rows from left to right, top to bottom?  Would a person who reads Hebrew or Arabic, which are read in rows right to left, top to bottom react oppositely?  What about Asians who read columns top to bottom, right to left? What about left handed vs. right-handed people?  What about right-eyed dominant vs. left-eyed dominant people? (Yes we are that too.  I'm right eyed.  Here's a way to test what you are. )
https://www.diyphotography.net/a-neat-trick-to-determine-your-dominant-eye/ (https://www.diyphotography.net/a-neat-trick-to-determine-your-dominant-eye/)
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Alan Klein on September 15, 2019, 09:34:06 am
Slobo, Sorry if I hijacked your thread.  I could move this to another new thread.  But I need your samples as part of the discussion.  Can we leave my question here? 
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 15, 2019, 09:56:16 am
Slobo, Sorry if I hijacked your thread.  I could move this to another new thread.  But I need your samples as part of the discussion.  Can we leave my question here? 

Sure, no problem, thatís why I posted the flipped version. I am still not completely sure which one I prefer  :)
Title: Re: Fool Moon Peeking...
Post by: Alan Klein on September 15, 2019, 10:33:13 am
What do you think of my theory?
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Post by: Martin Kristiansen on September 15, 2019, 01:14:52 pm
What do you think of my theory?

I donít know about left and right eye dominant or left and right handed having an effect. Never thought about it.

I do know that flipping an image really can change the feel of an image. We seem to read it differently. Years ago as a kid I read a thing in a magazine about composition and in it they had an example of a man running left to right and then flipped it so he was running right to left. The right to left gave more a sense of a struggle. The theory was that it had to do with how we read and the eyes becoming accustomed to tracking in a more expected direction as a result.

In infantry training we were taught when looking for hidden things that might shoot at us to look right to left as we would track more slowly and be less likely to miss something. My personal experience was that when my life depends on finding something I look right  to left.

On Slobodan's image the flipped version my eye leads left off the pier to the moon. I prefer that. With the first image my eye quickly leaves the moon and drifts off to the pier losing the moon.

That my opinion on it. Ignore it at you pleasure. 
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Post by: fdisilvestro on September 15, 2019, 07:49:22 pm
Great image, I actually like more the second option, but cannot explain why. What I would try (departing from reality) is to mirror the image around the moon.
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Post by: Paulo Bizarro on September 16, 2019, 04:32:58 am
If you read the image from left to right, #2 works better for me. Good photo.
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Post by: Arlen on September 17, 2019, 10:30:11 am
It's a beautiful image, either way. But I prefer the second view. My brain must be well trained.
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Post by: nirpat89 on September 17, 2019, 11:29:40 am
I hate to ask, it is probably another cultural reference that I don't get, but why Fool Moon?
Title: Re: Full Moon Peeking...
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 17, 2019, 11:48:32 am
I hate to ask, it is probably another cultural reference that I don't get, but why Fool Moon?

Damn autocorrect! It is, of course, a "full" Moon. Thanks for pointing out.

I got it right on Flickr, with a slightly different "peeking" position:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48739212891_78b23410d4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hfVcWK)Full Moon Peeking II (https://flic.kr/p/2hfVcWK) by Slobodan Blagojevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Full Moon Peeking...
Post by: nirpat89 on September 17, 2019, 12:19:32 pm
Damn autocorrect! It is, of course, a "full" Moon. Thanks for pointing out.

I got it right on Flickr, with a slightly different "peeking" position:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48739212891_78b23410d4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hfVcWK)Full Moon Peeking II (https://flic.kr/p/2hfVcWK) by Slobodan Blagojevic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr

Whew...

I like the latest one the best.  I am a sucker for the square format and the moon is much more interesting and prominent, becomes the main focus of the picture rather than competing with the pier as in the other format.
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Post by: David Eckels on September 18, 2019, 10:35:55 am
I hate to ask, it is probably another cultural reference that I don't get, but why Fool Moon?
Don't believe him! He was out in awful weather, putting his camera at risk. I thought it was a perfect title ;) My favorite: the last image.
Title: Re: Full Moon Peeking...
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 18, 2019, 10:53:04 am
I hate to ask, it is probably another cultural reference that I don't get, but why Fool Moon?

Another possible explanation attached.

P.S. There is something in touch typing, when you know you have to type twice a particular letter (like "l" in "full", then followed by double "o" in 'Moon") that makes your fingers rush and you end up typing the wrong letter twice

:)
Title: Re: Full Moon Peeking...
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 18, 2019, 10:54:25 am
Don't believe him! He was out in awful weather, putting his camera at risk. I thought it was a perfect title ;)...

Then it would be "Fool's Moon" ;)
Title: Re: Full Moon Peeking...
Post by: David Eckels on September 18, 2019, 11:37:08 am
You say, "lemons," I say, "melons." Love it! At least we agree, 'em er sum nice melons, er, images. ;)
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Post by: RBFritz on September 18, 2019, 11:50:38 am
Great shot. I prefer the flipped version.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 18, 2019, 01:27:27 pm
I think the title should be "Fool Melons Rising."
You know, as in "You can fool all of the melons some of the time..."