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Malcolm Cousins
8th September 2008, 11:18 PM
Took this at the beginning of the year. Can't think I have posted before. If so, my apologies.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/508/amber1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/6850)

snaarman
9th September 2008, 07:15 AM
Well I like it :-)

I like minimalism, and there is a nice counterbalance of shapes and colours..

Pete

The Judge
13th September 2008, 11:46 PM
I really am not sure of what you were trying to achieve here. The shot suggests space but includes a nasty shadow and a tree? Not only that but a third up in your picture is a horizontal line in the dirt which works against the verticals of the rest of the image. It is a confusing image with confusing lighting and a somewhat haphazard approach to composition. I can see why you thought it might be a good image as it does has a certain appeal , however it is not working as a true photographic picture.

A good try but not a keeper.

Haisbro
14th September 2008, 05:56 AM
I think i would have walked further up the slope of the cropped field until the tree was in full sight and was isolated against the sky. I like the shadow effect of the cloud on the field as it adds interest to a large area of space in the image.
David

Malcolm Cousins
16th September 2008, 02:17 PM
Thanks for your deliberation Judge but I have sold 2 of these locally. A3 mounted. Obviously some people are not as gifted as you when it comes to deciding what to hang in their hallways.:cool:

ndl0071
16th September 2008, 07:44 PM
Thanks for your deliberation Judge but I have sold 2 of these locally. A3 mounted. Obviously some people are not as gifted as you when it comes to deciding what to hang in their hallways.:cool:

Hi Malcolm

Thanks for posting this image and your comments above, I have some very similar ones taken on the South Downs earlier this year you have encouraged me to re visit them.

Cheers
Neil

Malcolm Cousins
16th September 2008, 09:14 PM
No problem Neil. Make sure they are are nice and sharp and print them with pigment inks on good paper (in my case archival matte) . Tell me how you get on please.

All the best

Malcolm

Graham_of_Rainham
16th September 2008, 09:30 PM
I too enjoy the simplicity of the image as it is presented.

However, I have viewed this with panorama proportions, achieved by taking a slice off the bottom (at the point where the line runs across the field) and off the top to position the horizon on the top third line. But most importantly for me I would rotate the image clockwise to get the horizon as close to level as posible. While it may well slope in reality, for me it spoils the "Graphic" quality of the image in a panoramic format.

I can visualise this printed onto B3 or 8" Roll Stock and being the kind of picture that sells in IKEA (hope that's not an insult)

*chr

Malcolm Cousins
16th September 2008, 09:56 PM
None taken Graham. Thanks for the input.:)

JohnGG
16th September 2008, 10:14 PM
I like this image very much as it stands. I also agree with Graham regarding a crop to panoramic format, although I'm not concerned about the horizon being level.

Excellent shot *yes

Cheers,

JohnGG