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Feb 23, 2016 10:58:41   #
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Feb 23, 2016 21:18:46   #
Billyspad Loc: The Philippines
 
I feel as if I have queued outside a restaurant that I thought would sell good food to be shown to table and told there is a set meal of toast followed by biscuits and no cheese.
Slightly underwhelmed Sandra is how I would describe the experience of waiting for your picture to load via my very slow connection.
Its a heap of stone by the look of it and if you can find visual stimulation and interest in it God bless ya.
The world is packed full of amazing eye candy and folks wanna point an expensive camera at a manicured slag heap?
Did I mention it does not float my boat?
Sorry to be blunt but you can do better than this.

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Feb 23, 2016 23:26:02   #
Nightski
 
Billyspad wrote:
I feel as if I have queued outside a restaurant that I thought would sell good food to be shown to table and told there is a set meal of toast followed by biscuits and no cheese.
Slightly underwhelmed Sandra is how I would describe the experience of waiting for your picture to load via my very slow connection.
Its a heap of stone by the look of it and if you can find visual stimulation and interest in it God bless ya.
The world is packed full of amazing eye candy and folks wanna point an expensive camera at a manicured slag heap?
Did I mention it does not float my boat? Sorry to be blunt but you can do better than this.
I feel as if I have queued outside a restaurant th... (show quote)
Well bils ... at least you took the time to look. Thank you for your thoughts.

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Feb 23, 2016 23:27:01   #
mallen1330 Loc: Chicago western suburbs
 
I like this shot a lot. It fits the architectural genre of pattern, abstract, and urban landscapes. In my own shots around Chicago, I find myself focusing on the contrasts between old and new, natural and man-made, chaotic and ordered. The natural curves of the stone mountain -- like an urban desert -- contrast with the rigid lines of the shipyard structures. The raindrops add to the overall mood.

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Feb 24, 2016 00:23:33   #
RichardQ Loc: Colorado
 
I think I see what attracted you to this subject, Nightski, since I have photographed more than my share of industrial assignments over the years. This photo has promise but needs simplification, in my opinion.

Anyway, I want to suggest something that might do just that. The background at photo right is extraneous and distracting. The white area draws the viewer's eye away from the real subject -- the contrast between the free-flowing lines in the foreground and the rigid geometric structures in the background.

Please try a crop from the right side in to the structure on which the geometric forms are resting. Do not leave any white. Don't worry about the lower background machinery that might still be visible, since eliminating that white area will do away with the distraction IMHO. The photo will then have more impact. Good luck!

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Feb 24, 2016 01:15:00   #
jdubu Loc: San Jose, CA
 
I like the contrast of hard vertical edifices and the textures of the taconite. The flow makes it seem almost like a living moving thing.

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Feb 24, 2016 08:23:16   #
Billyspad Loc: The Philippines
 
jdubu wrote:
The flow makes it seem almost like a living moving thing.


I knew there was a reason I gave up that super strong weed!!!

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Feb 24, 2016 14:21:02   #
Nightski
 
mallen1330 wrote:
I like this shot a lot. It fits the architectural genre of pattern, abstract, and urban landscapes. In my own shots around Chicago, I find myself focusing on the contrasts between old and new, natural and man-made, chaotic and ordered. The natural curves of the stone mountain -- like an urban desert -- contrast with the rigid lines of the shipyard structures. The raindrops add to the overall mood.
Thank you, Mallen. It's nice to see that someone else appreciates the artistic elements in this shot. It was the way the snow accentated the lines in the taconite that attracted me to this shot. I would very much have liked to shoot it from a frontal perspective where all the wishbone like lines were in full view. However I would have had to taken it from a freeway bridge. I might have taken the chance of getting chewed out by a state patrol if the roads had not been so icy. I found a road going in, but had to stand on a metal post to shoot above the fence that surrounded this area. This perspective was my only choice .. forgot my little step ladder at home. :-(

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Feb 24, 2016 14:21:58   #
Nightski
 
RichardQ wrote:
I think I see what attracted you to this subject, Nightski, since I have photographed more than my share of industrial assignments over the years. This photo has promise but needs simplification, in my opinion.

Anyway, I want to suggest something that might do just that. The background at photo right is extraneous and distracting. The white area draws the viewer's eye away from the real subject -- the contrast between the free-flowing lines in the foreground and the rigid geometric structures in the background.

Please try a crop from the right side in to the structure on which the geometric forms are resting. Do not leave any white. Don't worry about the lower background machinery that might still be visible, since eliminating that white area will do away with the distraction IMHO. The photo will then have more impact. Good luck!
I think I see what attracted you to this subject, ... (show quote)
I will have a look. :-)

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Feb 24, 2016 14:22:50   #
Nightski
 
jdubu wrote:
I like the contrast of hard vertical edifices and the textures of the taconite. The flow makes it seem almost like a living moving thing.
Thank you, jdubu. I'm glad that comes through in the photo.

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Feb 24, 2016 14:23:53   #
Nightski
 
Billyspad wrote:
I knew there was a reason I gave up that super strong weed!!!
I was surprised that you commented, Steve. I know this isn't your cup of tea. You like to keep your photographs planted firmly in the concrete .. no abstract for you! LOL

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Feb 24, 2016 14:33:40   #
jdubu Loc: San Jose, CA
 
Nightski wrote:
Thank you, Mallen. It's nice to see that someone else appreciates the artistic elements in this shot. It was the way the snow accentated the lines in the taconite that attracted me to this shot. I would very much have liked to shoot it from a frontal perspective where all the wishbone like lines were in full view. However I would have had to taken it from a freeway bridge. I might have taken the chance of getting chewed out by a state patrol if the roads had not been so icy. I found a road going in, but had to stand on a metal post to shoot above the fence that surrounded this area. This perspective was my only choice .. forgot my little step ladder at home. :-(
Thank you, Mallen. It's nice to see that someone e... (show quote)
I didn't consciously recognize the snowfall as such until you pointed it out, only the beautiful contrast it added. As Mallen said so eloquently, it also reminds me of a desert sands in transition... smoking weed not withstanding.

I love that you explored different compositions and perspectives. Real thought put into it to make it more than a snapshot.

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Feb 24, 2016 17:18:36   #
GPS Phil Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Well, I think you found some ingredients and composed a picture. It is balanced and put together well. Like they say, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, but you came close. Of course it's not a wall hanger, but a challenge. I think you did well.
Phil

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Feb 24, 2016 17:48:28   #
Uuglypher Loc: South Dakota (East River)
 
Is 500px down? All that comes up is a black screen

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Feb 24, 2016 17:59:22   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
Uuglypher wrote:
Is 500px down? All that comes up is a black screen
It's working for me, and it is fast (I am on a fast internet connection).

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