"Solitary" - B&W Pic

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  1. RoRoCo

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    Just got back from the zoo and I thought I would share one finished pic with you guys. I dig this pic especially considering that this was the last elephant left at the National Zoo.

    Any thoughts or comments?



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    i love how it is centered, and the sillouette. Very Cool!:thumbup:
     
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    There's only one elephant left?!?! It's been a really long time since i've been there.

    For a picture entitled "solitary," I would've used a wider frame and a very off-center composition. Just my $.02
     
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    So I got one vote for ggod crop and one for re-crop.... You guys aren't making it easy :D

    BTW..there is minimal crop of this picture. I tried a few off-center crops, but the balance seemed off when I had to remove portions of the subject.

    Thanks for the feedback.



    As for the one elephant... I only saw one (inside and out) and over heard a few people mention that the "rented elephants" were returned. Over all the zoo is pretty empty...I don't remember the last time I saw actual monkeys on Monkey Island.
     
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    i think the crop is good so now you have two goods.


    This is a good place to surrender... I saw this months award winning photo... It goes against everything I have ever been taught about composition. Since it seems to the craze now, I'm going to surrender gracefully. I will never ever criticise a crop again.....


    LOL talk about feeling old. The old style compositions lasted about six hundred years and now they are a changin' Not sure what that makes me, possibly hopelessly out of touch...

    Anyway I like the elephant just as it is.
     
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    I like it as is. I now live in Erie PA, but I grew up in Laurel MD, and I we used to go to the zoo alot with school and with my family back in the 1970s and 1980s. I took my kids there 2 years ago which was the first time I had been there for 15 years or so. I was saddened by what I saw. I was dirty, run down, and overall in bad shape.

    I wish they would start charging a modest fee for people to get in, and use the money to fix up the place and get more animals.
     
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    Cool shot, you captured the loneliness feeling very well.
     
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    hey, nice pic , saw it on STF,

    good to see im not the only R1 guy on here :)
     
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    Great shot. I like it as it is. :thumbup:
     
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    nicely done Roroco :thumbup:
     
  11. RoRoCo

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    Yeah...STF is a bit clicky for me to contribute more...but I do go there every so often.


    Thanks for the compliments/feedback guys. I really appreciate it.

    I love the animals, but the zoo is an odd idea to me. I know all the emploees love the animals more than people at times, but it is very hard to get past looking at the bars.

    I just wish that my zoo would upgrade a bit and give some of these animals more space.
     
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    Bars are a shame no doubt. Our state zoo is one of those moat and wall things and really is a nice habitat.. As for the loves the animals more than the people sometimes, don't we all and with good reason.
     

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