Where We go to Eat Cake

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  1. abraxas

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    Look at the color! Per usual, I am a fan. It's beautiful, especially the lighting. And I love your clown!
     
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    now that is great! :)
    the foreground is really intersting - you have those red streaks - like fire or blood - to my thinking (what with a field of popies and the WWI association - but also because it brings to mind a python sketch of eating cake in the trenches!:))

    out of interest how did you get the streaks? 2 photos combind?
     
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    How cool- Thank you!!

    The clown, he's juggling at the moment. ... I move slow while he does that. Next are magic tricks. I'm glad he doesn't talk...
     
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    I just sat here for 10 minutes looking for the clown.... Ha ha. :lol:
     
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    IT's a beauty.

    I also think that shaft of cloud throws another element into the image.
     
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    Here's some settings
    f/29 @ 1/30sec. iso=200

    A couple things; Underneath the grass is dead and red. There were strong gusts of wind. I think I did good by waiting between the gusts to shoot and get the grass while it was still at it's lowest point before springing back up. Sort of a fraction of a second of near-equilibrium. Although there's definitely some luck involved, I've been practicing this 'sync' technique for years shooting flowers. It's often windy here in my part of the desert.

    Here's a link to a 100% crop of an 8x10 at 300 dpi.
    http://aeve.com/1tpf/av/1028-detail-8x10-r0241-v2.jpg

    I've tried to make use of the slight wind-blur by developing the shot slightly contrasty/sharpened to give a subtle 'impressionist-look.' I'm an admirer of the work of the painter Cezanne. I tried to let this influence me while I shot and worked on the photo.
     
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    :) The clown is from Steven King's, 'It.' The quote is from the baby on the ETrade TV commercial. I am but an editor. Use Kundalini's link for more clown photos. Maybe we should all have one?- At least for a day. :biglaugh:

    Thanks. Last night I was looking at a 16x20 print of another photo I took without the cloud right before/after this. For some reason I remembered this one and that I never did anything with it.
     
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    the next question is what kind of cake are we going to eat THERE?
     
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    Wet.
     
  11. kundalini

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    Hmmm. That reminds me of my second cousin on my mothers' side twice removed, used to make a helluva sponge cake.


    Forgot to mention that the dead red undergrowth really does add an impact to the shot.
     
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