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BobDavid

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Zig Zag
« on: March 27, 2015, 09:17:38 am »

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Diego Pigozzo

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Re: Zig Zag
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 09:32:59 am »

My first impression: "just a cheesy trick".
After some seconds watching the image: "Uhmm... reminds me of a collage, something between a collage and a photo".
Looking more at it, I think it's an interesting image.
I also think that the repetition of the two guys with the greenish and gray shirts should be taken in account, maybe in one of this two way: reducing the repetition without changing the collage OR keeping the repetition and changing the collage to make it more "Escher-like".
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 09:38:23 am »

An interesting and creative Photoshop job.

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Re: Zig Zag
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 10:07:24 am »

Bob,

Your geometric composites are really getting interesting. Keep 'em coming!
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 11:00:16 am »

I like capturing recursive events along the penumbra of order and chaos. The sea, the sand, the surf, the sky, the sun, the birds, the people, the passages of time, the camera, and my state of mind are all parts of the equation.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 12:15:37 pm »

I greatly appreciate being able to put my work up on this forum. I love the feedback. Especially since it is impossible for me to see my work through fresh eyes.

I have set a limit to not fuss over a single image. When it's finished, it is finished. If it is not quite right, so be it. I take constructive criticism very seriously. I rarely go back and try to fix gross mistakes. Generally, I think it's better to move on, make new pictures, and be mindful enough to avoid repeating mistakes.

I have a mental illness: OCD. Over the past twenty years, I have managed to keep it in check with medication and therapy. Still, there is a lingering 20% aspect of the illness that alters judgment and behavior. As a sole proprietor of a photography business, I obsessed over projects. Every deliverable had to be 105% flawless before I'd ship it out. That killed my profit margins and wasted the time I could have used to market my services.

I closed my studio last September due to physical health. Among other ailments, I have a degenerative autoimmune disease. So the proverb: "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is now my mantra. Aiming for perfection is hazardous to my health--both physical and mental.

I've made a decision to adopt a laissez-faire approach to photography. I now strive to see a forest rather than fixate on a single tree.

An afterthought: Many of us are deeply saddened over Simon Harper's suicide. Surly, the man was overwhelmed and unable to cope with his demons--real or imagined. Mental illness carries along a lot of cultural stigma. I realize this topic is not entirely relevant to this forum. However, Simon gave a lot of himself to the LL community. He freely shared his knowledge and offered many of us great advice. I miss his posts. Although I never met Simon face-to-face or talked to him on the phone, I've lost a friend.  

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 12:23:00 pm »

I'm sorry to hear about you health problems.
I also think you're right in setting limits to the time you spend on a single photograph: I like to think that enjoying the journey is much better that enjoying the final product only.
So, if setting limits make you photographic journey more pleasent that set limits and enjoy.
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 01:25:35 pm »

I do not want to discourage feedback. As I've stated, I am open to learning by reading others' comments. That's the best way I know to become a better artist. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2015, 02:37:31 pm »

This very creative and not your run of the mill photoshop. One is taken in and has to decide whether this image has some kind of meaning.

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2015, 05:29:12 pm »

I do not want to discourage feedback. As I've stated, I am open to learning by reading others' comments. That's the best way I know to become a better artist. 
And I'm not being discouraged go give feedbacks, as I agree with your opinion on comment's value.
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2015, 07:03:09 pm »

And I'm not being discouraged go give feedbacks, as I agree with your opinion on comment's value.

Thanks, Diego.
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Re: Zig Zag
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2015, 07:19:46 pm »

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Re: Zig Zag
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2015, 06:01:54 am »

An intriguing image and comment from you BobDavid. Much food for thought. You obviously know what you are about and I wish you well.

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2015, 08:26:12 am »

An intriguing image and comment from you BobDavid. Much food for thought. You obviously know what you are about and I wish you well.

Thanks, Stamper.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2015, 03:31:21 pm »

It's very creative. Moves well beyond the ordinary, showing an engaged mind.
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