Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Tony Cooper, Jun 26, 2013.

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    Tony Cooper, Jun 26, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    So why's the subject line LDR ...
    I was hoping they'd discovered a new Light dependant Resistor I could buy.
    Whisky-dave, Jun 26, 2013
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    peternew Guest

    It is a well composed image. The grain adds to his image. I do find my
    eye drawnto the window, which is too bright for my taste.
    peternew, Jun 26, 2013
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    LDR = Low Dynamic Range
    Tony Cooper, Jun 26, 2013
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    You would *always* go about things a bit differently! But, that's
    what makes photography interesting; no two people see the same scene
    as something to be treated the same. How dull art - in any medium -
    would be if we all came up with the same version.
    Tony Cooper, Jun 26, 2013
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    The window is not really too bright. You see it as bright because
    everything else in the image is in the dark. If the rest of the scene
    is brightened up, the window light looks quite normal. But, then,
    that's the way I processed it to look.
    Tony Cooper, Jun 26, 2013
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    Because I put it there. For effect.
    Tony Cooper, Jun 26, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    The bottles worry me, what were they for, why are they empty. :)
    Other than that I don't find much of interest in the picture.
    Whisky-dave, Jun 26, 2013
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    I rarely read a full posting by Dave. I can't be arsed to scroll
    across for every line.

    I don't mind his comment that he doesn't find much interest in my
    image. There's no universal appeal to any image, and we shouldn't
    expect it.

    But, his question about why the empty bottles are there and why they
    are empty flabbergasts me. Why is a tree?
    Tony Cooper, Jun 26, 2013
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    peternew Guest

    OK. Fair enough.
    peternew, Jun 26, 2013
  14. The bottles do look rather clean, cleaner than the glass in the paraffin lamp.

    One imagines they would more usually be dusty, and probably covered in cobwebs.
    pensive hamster, Jun 26, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    I'll try to make them shorter.

    I have a similar image I took in the late 70s, and I vaguely remmeber a judge commenting on why particular objects were in the scene.
    I had no idea either, ass it was a village workshop that had been left 'as is' to show how woodworking was done 50-100 yeras ago.

    If it's a working workshop why are they empty if it's a show workshop what was meant to be in them, whisky, water, Carbon tetrachloride ?
    Why Carbon tetrachloride? well I was looking for some a week ago and it was the first chemical that came to mind, for the brown bottle.

    I did find the window kept drawing me in as there was little else to look at it wasn;t meant as a critism it's just how I saw the picture.
    Whisky-dave, Jun 27, 2013
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    Thank you. If you don't use a program that allows you to set your
    line length at 72 characters, then manually insert breaks. It will be
    It's not a working workshop. It's a room in a barn at the Marjorie
    Kinnan Rawlings State Park that has been left as it was when Rawlings
    lived there in the early 1950s. I shot from another window and did
    not arrange the scene.
    That's fine, and your impression is what I expect in a comment. The
    image was shot and processed in such a way to draw the eye to the
    window. If I wanted to reveal the items on the workbench, I would
    have used flash or increased the exposure in RAW. The specific actual
    items are, in my opinion, incidental to the scene.
    Tony Cooper, Jun 27, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    Trouble is I see your post as double line spaced mine looks great[1]

    How do you set line lenghts ?

    Ah so similar setup to my photo, which I'll try to find, scan and upload, after all it's only fair you get the chance to comment on mine.
    Me niether, but when asking for a picture to be judged or commented on....
    I can think of quite a bit to ramble on about regarding the SI.
    if it's the scene you are recording them expect people to notice what's in or not in the scene. One of teh biggest problems and issues my father had wass when taking pictures of cottages adn old building in country setting, it was teh TV areial and later sat. dishes, judge always commented about TV areals spoling his pictures but what was he meant to do about it?.
    rememer this was mid 70s before digital editing.
    But these 'faults' were enough to mark the picture down as far as how good it was compitition wise.

    Again all my lines are single spaced, my lines wrap corectly but don't add extra ">" when the line breaks, whereas yours appear to give a line feed and carragige return at the end of each line, which results in double spacing..
    Whisky-dave, Jun 28, 2013
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    Don't worry about "fairness" in this sense in any comments I'd make. I
    view a photograph on its own merits without any consideration of who
    posts it or any comments that person has made on my photographs.

    Once you get beyond the mechanical aspects of proper exposure and
    focus, as far as I'm concerned the rest is a form of art. We become
    artists of a sort when we compose by cropping and treatment in
    post-processing. I don't think you can say that any artistic
    expression is either right or wrong or pleasing or displeasing. You
    can only say how you, personally, react to it.
    There are scenes that you can't arrange and scenes that can, and
    should, arrange. The photographs submitted to SI are not of scenes
    that we need to document the way a crime scene photographer documents
    what is there. If we want to re-position something in the scene
    before snapping, there's no reason not to.

    While it was not the case in the photograph I showed, had I been able
    to get into that room (which I wasn't) I see no ethical dilemma in
    moving those bottles around or adding bottles or changing the bottles.
    Like an artist applying brush to canvas, we're creating a scene that
    we think is interesting.

    In this image from 2008, I arranged the bottles before shooting. It's
    like painting a still life; no one expects the painter to find a
    pleasing arrangement sitting on a table in the right light.

    I enter images every month in one of my camera club's competition.
    Sometimes a judge will point out a "fault" that I included as a
    feature. The judge will say that one side should have been cropped
    out when I left that side in because I thought it added balance. The
    judge will say that the image should have been shot wider when I shot
    tight because I thought what was in there was what was important.

    I don't let those comments bother me. Those are the judge's reactions
    and a reflection of how that judge would have created the scene. I
    have no expectation that the judge will want the scene as I wanted the
    scene. I don't think he's right or that I'm right.
    Tony Cooper, Jun 28, 2013
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    I don't know. I know that I set my line length in my newsreader
    (Forte Agent) and that there's a option in "tools" where I do this. I
    don't know what newsreader you use or how it can (or if it can) be
    done in that.
    Your posts are double spaced and long lines as I see them. I deleted
    the spaces and broke the lines in my other post just to make it easier
    to read.

    Unless you have an option in the newsreader to set the line length,
    the only thing you can do is hit the "return" to create a line break.
    Tony Cooper, Jun 28, 2013
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    I'm using google mail and google groups.

    My options apprear to be
    Display density

    I'm on auto.

    So you're having problems with your newsreader too ?

    The above was in two lines.
    I have deleted the extra blank line.

    After typing the line above after I hit the (Period) I hit carraige return

    The above was in two lines, second line ?.

    Above I deleted the period replacede it with a comma carried on typing
    on the same line, only doing a CR at the end.
    Whisky-dave, Jun 28, 2013
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