Trees in Courts

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  1. Gunderground

    Gunderground TPF Noob!

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    Hmmm?
     
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    what are you trying to convey in this image? what do you like or dislike about it?
     
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    I'm wondering the same thing.

    Tell us about your process here, Gunderground. :) Can't offer critique without it!
     
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    It's a tennis court with water on it with the reflection of the sun and trees in it. Then I flipped it digitally.

    The only reason I usually take pictures is because they are aesthetically pleasing to my eye, and because they are things not captured in a normal manner(abstract).

    I can't say I dislike anything about this particular photo, but I was looking for other people's opinions besides my own.
     
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    I get it a little better now, but I don't understand the need for the flip. It's hard to figure as it is, and may make more since the other way...
     
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    i'm getting dizzy looking at this one...

    It almost looks like a double exposure, but isn't. Until you explained what it was, I had no idea, but after the explaination, it does spark a little interest.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    With your explanation this photo is beginning to appeal to me!
    I have just finished doing my "visit-the-TPF-gymnastics" of this morning (and no one took a photo of me doing that, thankfully! ;)) and looked at it in the "normal way" (is such a position that I took up normal??? :scratch: ) ... and now I am beginning to understand what I see.

    And now I am beginning to LIKE what I see.

    I am all for the flipped version, I think it's a cool idea to turn the reflections around and make them seem "the right way", not upside down. It made me look once, twice ... several times.

    Without your explanation, though, I might have looked at it once, thought "weird" and gone to the next...
     
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    wooooow very interesting!! i would also like to see it flipped, but i like it as it is for the real thing. this is a VERY abstract photo, which makes it difficult to critique. since it is flipped, the trees seem right-side up, making it all the more confusing to the eye (which is a good thing for these types of shots!). the more i look at this, the more i like it. that is, if you meant for it to be abstract :)
     
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    I think it would be more understandable (as to what this is a shot of) if you included the edges of the puddle if possible. Then I think it would be easier to tell that it's a puddle and that the trees are a reflection. My first reaction to the shot was that I thought that it was a double-exposure of some sort.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I think what I need to improve on is explaining what it is people are looking at when displaying my abstract photos.
     

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