Lines, Patterns, and Shapes..Oh My!

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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  2. reznap

    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't know much about composition and lines outside of the basic newbie photography stuff. That makes it hard for me to judge these. But..

    Something about #3 - the textures maybe, or the shadows... the area of light that cuts the photo vertically left of center. EDIT: meant to add that I really liked it.

    The others, not sure what to say. They're visually nice though and I appreciate the minimalism of #4.
     
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    1) nice vertical lines
    2) love the touch of gold...another great capture.
    3) i like the lines and texture in this one.
    4) simple yet unique
     
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    my fave is #4.....i like that the line draw the eyes across the photo(actually it makes my head tilt as my eyes follow the line):razz: then as you look at it longer you see some great lighting. Though I have no idea what that is....its cool
     
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    I have been drawn to architecture type photography in the last few months. In particular I have been focusing (a pun...hehehe) on larger tall buildings in Cities. It is amazing what one can see when one looks up in the city.

    You first photo has my attention for the above reason. I like the angle, lines, different building styles, shapes, textures, colors, and the shadow you captured, and lighting differences all in one photo. Even though the angle is a random angle not following any of the building lines, it works very well. +++

    P.S.
    If you have not tried this already; stand fairly close to the buildings, such as you have in your photo, turn you camera so the top lines of a building are parallel with the top frame of the camera. I like those angles the most myself.
     
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    Love 3 and 4. :thumbup:

    The other two, the tilt doesn't do much for me.
     
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    I don't know why, but on #4, it bothers me that the "horizontal" lines on the right hand side aren't quite parallel. The edge of the wall slopes upward, and the pipe slopes downward the farther right you go. Is it maybe barrel distortion?

    It's also quite possible that this picture accurately represents what is actually there. In that case, good shots. #'s 3 and 4 are my favorites.

    Danksalot
     
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    I like #1 and #4 best but all are nice. There's something about #4, I don't know. It almost reminds me of something art deco, not sure why. Very simple and effective. Sometimes less is more. The light on it is great.
     
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    I find them all visually appealing but the lighting in 3 is yummalicious.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I love what the city has to offer. The more you go out the more you see!



    You should post some of them up and show us!

    It's like that. I didn't think about fixing it. Maybe I should?

    It's yummy like butter. :mrgreen:

    I am really fond of that one. It's in the stairwell to get to the outdoor observation deck of the tower I have been on. I ran across it and I stopped dead. Setting up the tripod on the stairs...changing lenses...others were going up or down the stairs, and I'd hear snickers, get asked what I was taking a picture of, several jokes...but nobody else saw it! I love finding pure composition of light and shape and line.

    Thanks again for looking, and the comments.

    :thumbup:
     
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    Dude, I've seen several of your posts of late. Why are you in the Beginners Gallery? If you need your ego stroked, I bet there are better resolutions. Are you trying to drive a point? Whoa be it to the newbie? It doesn't seem right, although your images are by-and-large really good, what are you trying to prove? Just curious.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I guess, in my eyes, I am still a beginner. Or at least don't realize I am not?
    There's always Flickr Whoring for that.

    No point being driven. I *thought*, for all the advice I have given here, I could show what I do, so others could see my point of view in practice. It's also interesting to hear what other "beginners" have to say. You never know who is going to point something out that you might have missed, or will make you think.


    Any input on where the greener pastures are, since this reads like an unofficial eviction notice? I'll start packing my gear...
     

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