It's a lighthouse...

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  1. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Well, part of one anyway... again, sorry for the crappy scan (kinko's, first time using a mac, in a hurry...)

    I cropped a ton from this one. There was a little girl in it, but she was surrounded by the black, and it was just too much and totally unbalanced the image. So I decided to just go for the abstract.

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    ...i'm rather taken with this shot, it has a sense of movement

    Would you care to share some spec's with us, oriecat?

    Film, rating, dev' etc

    Did you push it a bit?

    Would like to see the original frame, too...

    Chance ???

    :)

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    This shot works well for me. Sometimes less is more.
     
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    i think its a great shot .... im a fan of abstract as well ... makes it more mysterious 8)
     
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    Yes I like this dosn't matter what you cropped, you cropped it an it works nice one! 8)
     
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    oriecat work in progress

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    Thanks everyone!

    e_, I knew I was forgetting something! :) It's Ilford HP5 400, regular development, printed on Ilford MGIV (RC, Pearl), no filters. Don't know exposure info, as I have a terrible habit of using the autos (unless playing with depth of field) which I am trying to break, but I hate where the dials are on my Nikon. I need to get a light meter so I can use my Mamiya/Sekor.

    Here is the almost full frame: http://home.comcast.net/~mindy414/pics/lighthouse2.jpg
     
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    the full shot is a great photo as well, very creative work.... keep up the good work :D
     
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    ...thank you very much, oriecat

    I enjoy any opportunity to view the before/after of an image that's been cropped

    Knowing how an image has been cropped following its capture through a lens can tell the viewer much about the photographer

    Often the crop will simply correct framing and compositional errors - or, as in this case, create a whole new image

    I like each of them, but for different reasons

    My preference, having seen them both, is the original

    I like your work!

    :)

    e_

    P.S..... and you, of all people, walking into my developing bay over in the dark room - when the door's closed and its sign's up!

    PMSL!

    ;)

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    Thanks again for your thoughts, e_! I think I need to pin the print up and live with it for a while to see what I think about it. Onscreen the black doesn't seem to be as unbalanced as it seemed in the print. I don't know if it's a scanning thing that slightly altered the tones or if I'm just getting used to it or what...
     
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    ... what a shame this pearl is hidden at the bottom of a thread

    As photographers, ALL of us need reminding on occasion of this simple, yet most effective method for improving our images

    Thank you, oriecat!

    :)

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