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Spoon of Ploff

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #960 on: August 09, 2018, 08:15:38 AM »


That's a glorious picture right there.

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« Reply #961 on: August 10, 2018, 04:08:16 PM »

Spoon of Ploff

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #962 on: August 11, 2018, 08:45:54 AM »
Hey greenman. As a bit of fun you could go to a car park and attempt to take an interesting picture.

Any other Photography Again readers/posters wish to try this... o-or have a challenge of their own?

Re: Photography again
« Reply #963 on: August 12, 2018, 05:52:58 PM »
I'll maybe try a few next time I'm out but really a lot of the reason much of what I post here is scenic landscapes is that's mostly what I sell, I do quote enjoy the restriction on one level as it stops you getting lost in a sea of possibilities having to work within relatively tight boundries. I mean self analysing I would say I'm not really a naturally "rustic" shooter, perhaps because until the last few years I mostly only shot more epic landscapes on holiday and indeed mostly looking at that kind of photography so now I'm in the Cotswolds trying to make thunder clouds(which do have the advantage there constantly changing of course) stand ins for the Himalayas.

I am actually somewhat at the stage of looking at potentially moving beyond scenic landscapes, both to grow any business and just for a bit of variety. Wildlife I spose is the obvious direction to go but beyond the expense of large tele lenses I must admit its not something that's ever appealed to me that strongly, maybe because compositionally it tends to end up quite obvious. I did go though a spell of doing a fair bit of Stalkerish overgrown industrial grim in Bristol a couple of years ago but I'm not sure there would be a market for it...

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Pdine

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #964 on: August 13, 2018, 08:30:34 AM »

Re: Photography again
« Reply #965 on: August 13, 2018, 12:02:19 PM »
Very nice Pdine.

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« Reply #966 on: August 13, 2018, 12:04:57 PM »
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Re: Photography again
« Reply #967 on: August 13, 2018, 03:43:13 PM »
Nicely done why in the above, I tend to think that the most obvious improvement in most peoples landscaphes images would be paying more attention to the sky/cloud forms.


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Re: Photography again
« Reply #968 on: August 13, 2018, 06:53:38 PM »


I'm going to pretend I have a more expensive computer and set this as my wallpaper.

Re: Photography again
« Reply #969 on: August 13, 2018, 07:21:03 PM »
"Democrats propose eco alternative to Trumps wall"

Re: Photography again
« Reply #970 on: August 13, 2018, 07:33:17 PM »
Nicely done why in the above, I tend to think that the most obvious improvement in most peoples landscaphes images would be paying more attention to the sky/cloud forms.

Yes, I agree, use of clouds is excellent.

Although I particularly like Pdine's image because the composition of the horizon, field and the hay wall lends it an abstract quality, in my eyes.

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #971 on: August 13, 2018, 09:39:43 PM »
went for a lovely, uplifting walk in our local woods earlier



and then sadly came across this tree with a rope hanging and KYS (kill your self) carved into it



 


Pdine

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #972 on: August 14, 2018, 09:46:07 AM »
Thank you all for kind words about hay bales.

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #973 on: August 14, 2018, 05:57:40 PM »

Re: Photography again
« Reply #974 on: August 14, 2018, 06:14:31 PM »
Love it!

Not sure I see it selling much sadly, closest I'v actually printed to sell was this from Patagonia and I ended up giving it to someone as a present after a year unsold.



I spose the other natural area to go into is wildlife shooting but I don't really find myself drawn to that very much, the shooting experience is so different and the gear investment would need to be quite considerable. I can kind of see how why with many well known names you often had more of a link to still life or nudes and landscape, generally I your working more to with composition/atmosphere at a rather slower pace. EVen street shooting I tend to find more similar than shooting wildlife.

Re: Photography again
« Reply #975 on: August 15, 2018, 11:00:53 AM »
I suppose one thing in the favour of wildlife photography is that people do love the animals.

Mind you I only do it because I'm getting back into photography after many years out, and I like the technical challenge. See also, sports photography.  But landscape (country / urban / wherever)  is much more aesthetically pleasing to do, when done well.

Re: Photography again
« Reply #976 on: August 15, 2018, 01:21:28 PM »
I suppose one thing in the favour of wildlife photography is that people do love the animals.

Mind you I only do it because I'm getting back into photography after many years out, and I like the technical challenge. See also, sports photography.  But landscape (country / urban / wherever)  is much more aesthetically pleasing to do, when done well.

I'v had one or two pictures onsale in the past, perhaps it was just a lack of quality as they were pretty straight forward pictures of a relatively tame fox I could get close to without a long lens but they didn't sell very well and generally looking elsewhere locally it tends to be people aiming more for the card market which I'v not bothered with for awhile as the profit margins are so low. I do the odd dog portrait for people though shot outdoors in their preffered location, mostly just posed though.



I mean there is obviously plenty of wildlife photography with strong composition and atmosphere to it but generally as you say more a chase of the challenge of capturing the subject at all and "bird on a branch" every day doesn't have a great appeal to it.

I'v seen it claimed more than once that on a smaller scale local level your really looking at landscapes/architecture, wildlife and nudes as the areas that will sell reasonably often and I don't think my current outlets would be too keen on the latter.



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Re: Photography again
« Reply #977 on: August 15, 2018, 04:37:12 PM »


the high street in Northampton earlier today

Re: Photography again
« Reply #978 on: August 18, 2018, 08:57:03 PM »

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #979 on: August 20, 2018, 12:50:38 PM »
is it a bird? is it a UFO?






no, it's a Patty pan!


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Re: Photography again
« Reply #980 on: August 20, 2018, 02:11:23 PM »

Re: Photography again
« Reply #981 on: August 26, 2018, 07:56:41 PM »
Colour on monochrome of this shot?


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« Reply #982 on: August 29, 2018, 10:22:48 AM »
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« Reply #983 on: August 29, 2018, 01:43:00 PM »

Re: Photography again
« Reply #984 on: September 04, 2018, 08:57:50 PM »
Went back to a 5 year old pano taken in the Dolomites...


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« Reply #985 on: September 07, 2018, 08:09:36 PM »
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Re: Photography again
« Reply #986 on: September 14, 2018, 02:07:44 PM »
A shortcut past the zone yesterday...


Re: Photography again
« Reply #987 on: September 14, 2018, 05:30:39 PM »

Pdine

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #988 on: September 14, 2018, 11:12:27 PM »

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Re: Photography again
« Reply #989 on: September 15, 2018, 01:56:13 PM »
I am going to continue posting my lower quality photographs:

(alley off Wroclaw central square)

(Papa Joe's Biersalon, Cologne)

(Cologne Cathedral)

(old door, Dublin city centre)

(De Pilsener Club, Amsterdam)

(Trojsky bridge, Prague)