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What's he thinking about....

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Nikonchris, May 16, 2018 at 7:51 PM.

  1. Nikonchris

    Nikonchris Well-Known Member

  2. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Mono, cropped side to take out lamp post and down to remove land on the other side. The picture for me is the man and the wonky bin. The thing to the front of the bin is a little confusing, but I can live with it. Then I would wonder what he is looking at.
     
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  3. Nikonchris

    Nikonchris Well-Known Member

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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Does it for me!! :)
    Now let's see RM shoot me down. ;)
     
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  5. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Yes - for me, the crop is a definite improvement. Less sharpness and lower contrast would be better still.
     
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  6. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Unusually I prefer the colour (various crops of)
     
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  7. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I'm a square man. :)

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  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

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  9. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I like that colour square crop though, works well.
     
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  10. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    In fact, it's a great example of how something as simple as framing can really pull stuff out. Before the crop (i.e. before the change of framing) I didn't really notice the bin was something silver in front of a blue object, and the guy is something silver behind a blue object.

    Once it's framed properly, that switch is much more evidence in my mind.
     
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  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    No it does simplify nicely. But if you ask which engages more, I suspect the original mono.
     
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  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I'd go for the original mono framing, in colour, with a slice off the left to reduce the building to a sliver and a slice off the right to take off the rise in the sand.
     
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  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Do like the square. I'm becoming very square myself.
     
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  14. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Mono and square does it for me. Mono as it simplifies things down to the real elements without bright distractions, square tightens the composition and holds the context, whilst losing the unneeded and somewhat distracting lamppost.
     
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  15. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    I'd go with the square, colour or mono. Simplifies the composition and gives context to the apparent direction of the subjects gaze. I really get a feeling of a hot sunny day in a far off place, almost like being there...:cool:
     
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  16. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    Square Colour for me...... I do like mono however the conversion doesn't improve anything IMO
     
  17. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    It's not the best mono conversion I've seen, I just visualised how it would look with an improved tonal range:).
     

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