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Nighttime at Schenley Park
Oct 17, 2012 14:28:10   #
lightchime Loc: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
 
Nikon D300
Nikkor 16-85 DX
10 sec at f112 @ 46mm
February 26, 2012
2106 hrs

Is the traffic light a compositional positive or a detractor?



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Oct 17, 2012 20:45:42   #
LoneRangeFinder Loc: Left field
 
lightchime wrote:
Nikon D300
Nikkor 16-85 DX
10 sec at f112 @ 46mm
February 26, 2012
2106 hrs

Is the traffic light a compositional positive or a detractor?


Detractor, imo, but some others may like it

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Oct 17, 2012 21:41:50   #
lightchime Loc: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
 
LoneRangeFinder wrote:
lightchime wrote:
Nikon D300
Nikkor 16-85 DX
10 sec at f112 @ 46mm
February 26, 2012
2106 hrs

Is the traffic light a compositional positive or a detractor?


Detractor, imo, but some others may like it


Thank you. I knew to ask because others have stated this before. For me, it adds a bit to the depth of field and helps demonstrate the urban scene. So far, I stand alone.

Bruce B

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Oct 26, 2012 02:21:09   #
Rolenz Loc: Tripping around Oz
 
Okay I'll jump in. I liked the traffic lights, as you say it gives an idea of background. Have used the red light to contrast the colours before.Each to his own.

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Nov 10, 2012 13:03:58   #
r.reeder Loc: Mesa, Arizona
 
lightchime wrote:
Nikon D300
Nikkor 16-85 DX
10 sec at f112 @ 46mm
February 26, 2012
2106 hrs

Is the traffic light a compositional positive or a detractor?


I would've moved a little to the right (or cropped out the traffic signal), got my kid/best guy/gal/whatever to stand on the sidewalk there, with back to the camera, looking at the statue, being perfectly still, & go with 10 seconds. Then again, perhaps having people moving about in front of the statue would work. Ah, the joys of composition.

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Nov 27, 2012 19:32:24   #
nolte1964 Loc: Des Moines, Iowa
 
Our eyes always go to the brightest object in the image so for me they are the biggest distraction in the shot. Everything left of the park bench in my opinion is not needed in this shot. The fountain us the subject it seems for this shot so make it the only real subject and try to remove the distractions when you are composing your shot and make your point of getting sharp focus on it.

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Dec 10, 2012 22:27:01   #
Ken W Loc: Long Island Ny
 
lightchime wrote:
Nikon D300
Nikkor 16-85 DX
10 sec at f112 @ 46mm
February 26, 2012
2106 hrs

Is the traffic light a compositional positive or a detractor?


I am no expert, but to me the bright lights are a distraction.Ken

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Dec 10, 2012 22:28:45   #
Ken W Loc: Long Island Ny
 
Ken W wrote:
lightchime wrote:
Nikon D300
Nikkor 16-85 DX
10 sec at f112 @ 46mm
February 26, 2012
2106 hrs

Is the traffic light a compositional positive or a detractor?


I am no expert, but to me the bright lights are a distraction.Ken


The traffic light is interesting.

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