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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #90 on: August 31, 2013, 10:42:04 AM »
Does she critique EVERYTHING????????????????
Qué?

Till now there have only been two 'she's' in this discussion: one who wants critiques, and one who does not feel experienced enough to give critiques.
Am I missing something?    ???
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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #91 on: August 31, 2013, 10:49:38 AM »
Yes, Alan's better half!
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« Reply #92 on: August 31, 2013, 11:10:29 AM »
Yes, Alan's better half!

Oh! Of course! How stupid not to see that!

Sorry Chris, totally misunderstood you.   :uglystupid2:
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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2013, 08:13:53 AM »
thank you all for your email and replies, and I do apologise if it appears that I have over-reacted. I have read back over the thread and mused upon the replies, and I think the issue here is the word 'critique' as opposed to providing support, making suggestions, and giving others new ideas/ angles/ Photoshop tips or whatever. This is something that I believe everyone has the capacity to do, and to do nicely.

I have left my opinions with one of the moderators and next weekend will be heading off into the sunset for a 4 week holiday, driving across Australia (and the Nullarbor Plains), camping out under the stars, navel gazing to find the meaning of life, reading endless photo mags that have been stacked up around my house and then will attend the APS (Australian Photographic Society) annual conference.
I will pop back in when I return.

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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #94 on: September 01, 2013, 10:19:48 AM »
thank you all for your email and replies, and I do apologise if it appears that I have over-reacted. I have read back over the thread and mused upon the replies, and I think the issue here is the word 'critique' as opposed to providing support, making suggestions, and giving others new ideas/ angles/ Photoshop tips or whatever. This is something that I believe everyone has the capacity to do, and to do nicely.

I have left my opinions with one of the moderators and next weekend will be heading off into the sunset for a 4 week holiday, driving across Australia (and the Nullarbor Plains), camping out under the stars, navel gazing to find the meaning of life, reading endless photo mags that have been stacked up around my house and then will attend the APS (Australian Photographic Society) annual conference.
I will pop back in when I return.

You may well have hit the nail on the head here.
Words again!

A suggestion of maybe trying something in mono, is a long way away from a full blown critique!

Enjoy your holiday
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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #95 on: September 02, 2013, 08:25:30 AM »
Have a wonderful break Jen, see you when you get home.
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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #96 on: September 02, 2013, 11:41:09 AM »
Some striking photographs this week making it hard to select a favourite.

In the end I voted for Reinardina's Madonna; A refreshingly different soft portrait, enhanced by the gentle attention provided to the lip detail.  :tup:

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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #97 on: September 02, 2013, 01:18:04 PM »
OK, quick up and down then:

Up - The Power of Three: I like blue, and I liked the double triple as it were, the three birds on three wires. Strong diagonal. I'm afraid it didn't strike me as having a lot of impact, probably because of the large amount of empty space and the fact that the birdies are so small in the frame.

Down - Exercise in Blue and Red. This, on the other hand, kapow! impact. Deceptively simple, powerful direct colours and presented in an exhibition style. Definitely the kind of image that would wow real world judges I reckon.

My vote this week went to Poker, although it could easily have been Graham's muso or Alan's stunner at the drop of a hat too.

Just my musings, of course.
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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #98 on: September 02, 2013, 02:11:51 PM »
Thank you for your critique Howard.

I was indeed purposely exploring the relationship of the two threes and took a series of shots from different places on the ground in the hope that something might spring or gel together. I particularly wanted the strong diagonal lead in , and finally settle on getting the pole arms as near to the edge of the frame as looked comfortable in camera, so that the starlings were nearer the centre of the composition.

I guess I may be relying on the title The Power of Three too much  :-\ 

But when looking at the balance of imagery within the composition, I felt my eyes were being sent to and fro between the birds and the glass insulation rings, as if the pole arms or power lines were animated in some way (although looking at my other shots, the lighter sky areas are also helping such in the illusion). Hence my decision to upload it into the comp.

Having had a comment (on FB) that it had made someone smile when they saw it, I guess they had experienced similar in observation.
 
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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #99 on: September 02, 2013, 03:15:01 PM »
There you go Andy, it's all in the eye of the beholder  8)
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Re: CHAT: THE BEST IN SHOW
« Reply #100 on: September 02, 2013, 04:47:29 PM »
There you go Andy, it's all in the eye of the beholder  8)

Isn't it always thus?

Thanks for the lovely critique Andy!
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