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shirley
21st May 2008, 04:27 PM
I posted this in my gallery and John made a suggestion that it would be better if I lost the trees. So I have resized and cropped to exclude them, is this better? Any comments gratefully received.
Thank you

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/Castle-Bromwich-pylons_edit.jpg


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/Pylons-at-sunset.jpg

Zuiko
21st May 2008, 05:52 PM
I posted this in my gallery and John made a suggestion that it would be better if I lost the trees. So I have resized and cropped to exclude them, is this better? Any comments gratefully received.
Thank you

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/Castle-Bromwich-pylons_edit.jpg


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/Pylons-at-sunset.jpg

Hi Shirley,

I think this makes a good image even better! It simplifies the picture to concentrate just on the pylons and the graphic pattern formed by their harsh outlines against the soft, beautiful light. Mabe try the crop again, losing the trees as you've done but retaining the edges of the original so as not to crop the pylons themselves quite so tight. Perhaps also boost the saturation a little, to match the colours of the original.

Not many people are able to make pylons look beautiful or interesting, but you have with this image. How do you feel about the changes?

shirley
21st May 2008, 06:38 PM
What do you think of this?

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/Pylons-at-sunset-4.jpg

You may interested to know that the original version is part of the panel I am submitting for assessment for Licentiateship of Royal Photographic Society on 29th May:eek:

Zuiko
21st May 2008, 07:44 PM
What do you think of this?

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/medium/Pylons-at-sunset-4.jpg

You may interested to know that the original version is part of the panel I am submitting for assessment for Licentiateship of Royal Photographic Society on 29th May:eek:

Yes, I like this version best. But that's just my opinion!

Good luck with your LRPS, hopefully you'll share all the images with us soon as an example of a successful panel!

John

shirley
21st May 2008, 08:04 PM
Thanks John.

If anybody is interested this is the link to my LRPS panel

http://www.photographsbyshirley.co.uk/page2876.html

I decided to go for it as a way of making me think more about my photography. I was lucky in that early on a Fellow of RPS took me under his wing and pointed me in the right direction. Of course he is not allowed to tell me what to take or how to take it but does point out obvious problems such as blown highlights etc and has helped me understand what should be included in a successful panel. They are all printed to A3 and mounted, so all I now have to do is wait and see if the assessment panel thinks I have hit a good enough standard. I will let you know how it goes.*ohwell

Zuiko
21st May 2008, 08:24 PM
Thanks John.

If anybody is interested this is the link to my LRPS panel

http://www.photographsbyshirley.co.uk/page2876.html

I decided to go for it as a way of making me think more about my photography. I was lucky in that early on a Fellow of RPS took me under his wing and pointed me in the right direction. Of course he is not allowed to tell me what to take or how to take it but does point out obvious problems such as blown highlights etc and has helped me understand what should be included in a successful panel. They are all printed to A3 and mounted, so all I now have to do is wait and see if the assessment panel thinks I have hit a good enough standard. I will let you know how it goes.*ohwell


That's an interesting panel, full of variety, imagination and top quality pictures. IMO it thoroughly deserves an LRPS distinction and I hope you are successful. Then you can start working on your ARPS panel!

John

knikki
22nd May 2008, 12:38 PM
Hello Shirley

I prefer the first crop form the top two images, they work best for me.

As an idea, do you have a long tele lens?

How about getting a line of pylons framing them just off centre and using the telephoto ablity of the lens to "compress the perspective" amking them all look closer than they are?

just a thought :D

PS nice pictures in your gallery, good luck withe the LRPS

Ellie
22nd May 2008, 10:24 PM
Oooh yes, good luck with the LRPS. Fingers crossed for you. :)

Of the two pictures you've shown here I like the second crop best, and I like the lighter colours too, it seems more industrial somehow.

steverh
23rd May 2008, 11:21 AM
Good luck with the LRPS, Shirley. You've got some good images there.

I got my LRPS a long time ago now. I had two goes at the ARPS and failed on a split panel vote both times... :( I keep saying I'll have another go real soon now...

shirley
23rd May 2008, 01:18 PM
Thank you to everybody for your kind words. I'll let you know how it goes.
You should have another go Steve, if you go to the Forum on the RPS website you will find lots of people willing to help, and some contacts.
Shirley

steverh
23rd May 2008, 02:19 PM
Thank you to everybody for your kind words. I'll let you know how it goes.
You should have another go Steve, if you go to the Forum on the RPS website you will find lots of people willing to help, and some contacts.
Shirley

You are quite right of course, just too many other things getting in the way for the past few years. I tried for ARPS in Nature photography, but haven't done much for quite a while. I may well have another go at that, or even go for a different topic. I know a fair few ARPS's and FRPS's and will pick a few brains!

The great thing about LRPS is that you don't have to follow a specific topic - just enter some really decent pictures, and you have a good chance.