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Jeremy Roussak

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« on: October 26, 2019, 02:07:21 pm »

Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 03:22:14 pm »

Both shots very well done, Jeremy. Bravo!
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 03:53:09 pm »

Both shots very well done, Jeremy. Bravo!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 02:23:36 pm »

Jeremy,

Love both. I try to get it in various conditions and you certainly made good here.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 06:35:03 am »

Normally, I would not react on this kind of photo's, but hey, come on, ... there is a limit on back padding. And Jeremy is not helped with making him believe these are fantastic photo's

Jeremy, why did you make those shots? Is it a registration of someone else's piece of art, or do you want to add something to it and what exactly? Or is it just an exercise in correct exposing a contre jour? (all perfect alibi's, no problem)
Take a second look at the first, straighten out the horizon would be better. Not? (Finding the major horizontal and vertical lines)

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 09:35:18 am »

Normally, I would not react on this kind of photo's, but hey, come on, ... there is a limit on back padding. And Jeremy is not helped with making him believe these are fantastic photo's

Just as well there's a Real Photographer in the forum, eh? Helps to stop any of us becoming deluded about ourselves and keeps Russ, Eric and Rajan in line.

Jeremy, why did you make those shots? Is it a registration of someone else's piece of art, or do you want to add something to it and what exactly? Or is it just an exercise in correct exposing a contre jour? (all perfect alibi's, no problem)

Oh dear.

I took them because the scene appealed to me and I considered that the resulting photographs would also appeal. They do, to me; and it appears that while you fail to see any merit in them, they appeal to others, whose opinions I respect.

Why does any of us take photographs? Why did you take "54", or any of your "shades of grey"? Why on earth did you take "cabbage"?

I have no idea what you are trying to convey with the parenthesised words. The word "alibi" doesn't mean what you appear to believe it means and your use of the apostrophe in what I would assume is a plural and not a possessive is wrong.

Take a second look at the first, straighten out the horizon would be better. Not? (Finding the major horizontal and vertical lines)

Take a second look at the first and you will see that the horizon is perfectly level. It isn't straight, because the coastline at that point isn't straight, but it is level.

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Re: sun seeker
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 11:21:41 am »



=> What a fantastic work, Jeremy. +3

Better?
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 12:13:35 pm »

Never pays to pontificate on subjects beyond your reach.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 01:20:50 pm »


=> What a fantastic work, Jeremy. +3

Better?

No, just a silly little lie.

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 04:43:30 am »

No, just a silly little lie.

Jeremy

Yes, that’s where it started in first place. No? Silly lies.

Check out some reading about dominant lines in composition and the relation between camera position, focal length, perspective and those lines.
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 05:20:52 am »

I walk by or drive by Sólfar every other day, and often stop to fire a frame or two. No two days in Iceland are alike in terms of conditions and lighting. Jeremy's interpretation of the subject is compelling, a little different, it appealed to me, and I said so. If that is "back padding," count me in as a prolific back padder.

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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2019, 06:45:39 am »

If that is "back padding," count me in as a prolific back padder.

My humble philosophy is, if I like something, I say so.
If not, as a rule, I don't say anything unless asked.
I'm master of no one.

"Back padding" is pejorative, I think. I'd call it "encouraging". And it is useful.
If only the "artists" in LuLa show their "opuses" most of us would land in the Coffee Corner.
Hopefully in the "humor" section and not in any of the others  ;)

Just MHO
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2019, 07:26:00 am »

Check out some reading about dominant lines in composition and the relation between camera position, focal length, perspective and those lines.

Absolutely. That's what every photographer needs to do to improve his photography: read! Never mind about shooting pictures. Read!
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2019, 08:34:30 am »

Check out some reading about dominant lines in composition and the relation between camera position, focal length, perspective and those lines.
And if you can't Strictly Obey the RULES of Composition, do NOT post images!!!

And don't ignore the Rule of Thirds;
Always have an Odd Number of central objects;
Have an Absolute Black and an Absolute White in EVERY photo, and ...        :-[
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2019, 08:42:04 am »

And if you can't Strictly Obey the RULES of Composition, do NOT post images!!!

And don't ignore the Rule of Thirds;
Always have an Odd Number of central objects;
Have an Absolute Black and an Absolute White in EVERY photo, and ...        :-[

Hm, there is another perception of composition guidelines as there is about genre dogmas. Interesting. 🙄
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2019, 09:02:40 am »

... there is a limit on back padding...

Absolutely! It is usually the price, weight, and space available  ;)

P.S. As someone who is an ESL himself (English as a Second Language) I don’t like correcting other ESLs . But I also can’t resist a little humorous detour  ;)

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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2019, 09:13:00 am »

And if you can't Strictly Obey the RULES of Composition, do NOT post images!!!

And don't ignore the Rule of Thirds;
Always have an Odd Number of central objects;
Have an Absolute Black and an Absolute White in EVERY photo, and ...        :-[

Eric, basic understanding of composition and it’s relation to perspective, position, etc could be beneficial to improve Jeremy’s first image. Why is this so difficult to swallow.
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2019, 09:18:26 am »

Absolutely! It is usually the price, weight, and space available  ;)

P.S. As someone who is an ESL himself (English as a Second Language) I don’t like correcting other ESLs . But I also can’t resist a little humorous detour  ;)

😬👍🏻 🤣

Apart from the good joke, it is a bit on the person and not on the topic. But hey, this is the usual balcony comment that can be expected.
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2019, 09:22:41 am »

Eric, basic understanding of composition and it’s relation to perspective, position, etc could be beneficial to improve Jeremy’s first image. Why is this so difficult to swallow.

Then state what’s wrong with the image and how to improve it.

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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2019, 10:04:32 am »

... Jeremy, why did you make those shots?..l

Or cabbage shots, for that matter.

There is a more general answer to that. An essay on the topic from more than a decade ago by a wonderful photographer and writer Andy Ilachinsky, about stages we all go through in our development as photographers:

“The Eightfold Path Toward Self-Discovery Through Photography“

https://tao-of-digital-photography.blogspot.com/search?q=Stages

Suffice to say, not every photographer is at the same stage. Few of us can say we are even half way though, let alone reaching the ultimate stage. For some, the ultimate stage is cabbage, but hey, to each his own ;) I like cabbage. In my home country, it is a national delicacy and staple in winter months (sour cabbage).

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