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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #260 on: May 14, 2020, 01:29:03 AM »

I rarely do this but I just thought that the original of the image below would serve as a good comparison as the relative merits of each image came up for discussion in our house.




   



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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #261 on: May 14, 2020, 01:30:36 AM »
Sentry duty?

It is actually a parasol so it really was trying to escape into the sunshine outside  ;D
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #262 on: May 14, 2020, 01:31:27 AM »
I've sung the praises of Stephan Vanfleteren before.
Vimeo has a few short films (with subtitles) that illustrate a recent show in Antwerp;
https://vimeo.com/406138107

Wonderful photography. I watched all of them. Thank you for posting.
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #263 on: May 14, 2020, 01:32:07 AM »
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #264 on: May 14, 2020, 02:15:49 AM »
I rarely do this but I just thought that the original of the image below would serve as a good comparison as the relative merits of each image came up for discussion in our house.

I think black and white looks better, the colours clash somewhat.

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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #265 on: May 14, 2020, 02:40:46 AM »
I think black and white looks better, the colours clash somewhat.

I prefer the monochrome myself. I think that it lends a sense of atmosphere to the image. That is the way that I perceived it anyway.
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #266 on: May 14, 2020, 06:09:29 AM »
I prefer the monochrome myself. I think that it lends a sense of atmosphere to the image. That is the way that I perceived it anyway.
I think black and white looks better, the colours clash somewhat.

Agree with both of you. The actual colors of the parasol give it a very different feel, and draw the eye rather strongly to the parasol instead of letting it be just one element of the whole. And in the b+w, the reflection becomes a ghost.

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« Reply #267 on: May 14, 2020, 11:45:16 AM »
I prefer the monochrome myself. I think that it lends a sense of atmosphere to the image. That is the way that I perceived it anyway.

Obviously, you were aiming to show the geometric lines of this "still life". The B / W highlights the lines, whereas the colors that don't even match each other require too much attention IMO, so B / W gets three stars from me.
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #268 on: May 21, 2020, 04:27:57 AM »
I know that this one was one of my "lost" images recently. There is one other one which I also remember now and will dig it out and post later.

If anyone has "lost" an image please try to post it again to keep this fine thread going   :)


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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #269 on: May 21, 2020, 04:37:20 AM »
Grrr! I'll be up all night typing in all of my pithy comments again.  ;D

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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #270 on: May 21, 2020, 06:06:52 AM »
This is the other one that I had posted prior to the crash [I think that is all of them now]....
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #271 on: May 21, 2020, 06:08:34 AM »
Grrr! I'll be up all night typing in all of my pithy comments again.  ;D

Never pithy at all so please do and do also post a photo or two  :)
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #272 on: May 21, 2020, 06:10:28 AM »
This one is a new one taken in my back garden [so still at home]....


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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #273 on: May 22, 2020, 01:11:40 AM »
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #274 on: May 22, 2020, 01:39:59 AM »
This is the other one that I had posted prior to the crash [I think that is all of them now]....
Very nice Fergus.
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #275 on: May 22, 2020, 02:39:44 AM »
Very nice Fergus.

That is the bird bath in my back garden. It actually gets quite a lot of use from my avian friends. I must set my tripod up somehow to get some bathing birds from my window but logistically that is not very practical. I will investigate further.
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #276 on: May 22, 2020, 08:52:21 AM »
That is the bird bath in my back garden. It actually gets quite a lot of use from my avian friends. I must set my tripod up somehow to get some bathing birds from my window but logistically that is not very practical. I will investigate further.
Excellent Fergus. Our bird bath gets visits as well from avian friends. Our cat prefers to drink from it rather than from his water bowl.
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #277 on: May 22, 2020, 11:55:08 AM »
Excellent Fergus. Our bird bath gets visits as well from avian friends. Our cat prefers to drink from it rather than from his water bowl.

A feline drinking avian infused water - it makes purrfect sense to me Jeffrey  ;D
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #278 on: Today at 01:44:48 AM »
Nice. I had to look up Belleek, it looks good, supposedly they seem to stick to mainly white/beige + green colours ... there was even a guy here in DK selling an item on a second-hand website, dba.dk

My Owl is my favourite piece in my small Belleek collection. These are my illustrative shots of it that I took over the weekend....
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Re: Photography At Home
« Reply #279 on: Today at 01:46:36 AM »
This is an interpretative shot of my Owl. It is not how I necessarily see him. He is really my friend. Everything is not always as you see it or as it is presented to you....

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