Hedgecoe Project - Patterns in Nature

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  1. jcdeboever

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    Goal was to look for interesting patterns or composition in nature. Slow down, look. Granted I had an hour for lunch, so i looked for 45 minutes and shot for 15. Not enough time, I think I can do better with more practise. May not be everyones cup of tea. They (B & W) remind me of the pen & ink drawings I used to.

    Should i pursue this more or just move on?

    Things I learned... @Gary A. has told me to just look (Echo Hedgecoe), like walk around a fountain, study the light. So today, it was about looking, discovering the light, and what effect it has on the surface. Patterns are easier to spot in B & W.

    1. Green cover. 16mm, custom velvia simulation.
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    2. Vertical conifer. 16mm, custom Acros simulation.
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    3. Cuves and depth, conifer. 16mm, custom acros simulation.
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    Honestly ... (of course honestly ... otherwise I'd be wasting my time ... I just felt that starting the my comments with that word would set a tone of seriousness), I think you nailed it. What I really liked was your shift to B&W which sorta blinds people into seeing a pattern and not be confused/distracted by the color ... smart move. Yeah you sorta nailed the assignment, especially under the time limit imposed by lunch. I think well done. Patterns in nature are harder to see than patterns in manmade stuff.
     
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    The third image is especially interesting in regards to patterns, because you have a repetitive pattern in the leaves which collectively creates a subtle pattern of flowing shapes. Yeah, I'm pushing it a bit ... but it's there. So yes you nailed it, but some of the nails are a bit loose.
     
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    Thanks. I'm encouraged by your words. I think I can improve if not feeling rushed. Maybe a couple more sessions where time is not an issue, I will be able to quickly see them. It was fun and intense.
     
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    I can hear the internal arguements ... "Is that a pattern ... is that a pattern ... there's one ... nah ... maybe ... hey, look at that ... "
     
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    Pretty much how it went. Had gas too....
     
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    Very nice.
    I do like these.
     
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    Thanks Trevor
     
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    I think maybe if there was more contrast by burning in the shadows on #3 it would add more definition and enhance the patterns, but as is I'm not feeling it. #1 and #2 rock! Like to see what #1 looks like as a B&W
     
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    Well done! I like.
     
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    Thanks bud. I could convert #1 in post. I shot in jpeg fine but looked at it first in Acros but didn't shoot it. I shot a few others, may post in here later when I get home. Still driving.
     
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    Thanks Brent.
     

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