3 for C and C - coney island... fun with square crops...

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  1. syphlix

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    rode my bike out to coney island this past weekend... wanted to take advantage of what could possibly be the last sunny > 50 degree weekend day for the next 6 months...

    feel free to tell me if they suck!

    #1 - i had seen a similar photo before... when i saw the line of the roof i knew i had to shoot this... [​IMG]
    #2 - parachute jump in coney island... i really liked how the pink clouds border the structure... blue in... pink out...

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    #3 - dock in the water... i "orton"ed it... still undecided on whether i like it better w/ or w/out that effect but i wanted kinda that dreamy look...

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    thanks for your comments...

    also feel free to check out and comment on the rest of the set here.. (only 9 photos total)...
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    1st two, don't do anything for me.
    On the last one, I like the softfocus
     
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    Not familiar with 'orton"? Is it a plugn for Lightroom?
     
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    For 3 did you bring down the clarity all the way?
     
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    Nice exercise in composing square images. I liked #2 with the pink and blue sky and the somewhat circular sky fading from blue to pink in a circular pattern that mirrored the amusement park machinery...nice use of a square formt on that one.

    Shot #3 of the pier with the Orton effect...looks good. The pier's handrail being ever-so-slightly above the horizon line is interesting, and the seagull is kind of a nice element. Very formal balance in that shot.

    Seeing this post and the three photos you did made me think fondly of a Hasselblad company series of brochures, and one entitled "Composing With THe Square Format," which had many very carefully selected images, all shot on the venerable 500 C series of 'Blads. It was from the 1960's, and I had the brochure for many years. Not too long ago, I picked up a copy of the book "Germany Photography Annual 1955"--and it was literally FILLED with square-format Rolleiflex and Rolleicord pictures...so your post today kind of struck a chord with me.
     
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    hah... invoking a memory of a 'blad catalog is... well... that's awesome...

    TJ - i did a faux "orton effect" with PS... i've always seen this done with like... tree photos... but i thought might look nice on this one... contrast to the sharp lines and comp of the image...

    made a layer w/ the image overexposed 2 stops, and another layer overexposed 1 stop... gaus. blurred the 1 stop layer and make the blend mode to multiply...
     
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    go back to #1 location, there's more pictures to take there. overall i think you did a good job
     
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    the roof?
     

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