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Composition number 1

Discussion in 'Colour or Not' started by parisian, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. parisian

    parisian Well-Known Member

    OK me little hairy beasts i would like a yes or no on these two (this one and the follow up below)
    These are straight scans of Kodak TCN400 no sharpening at all as I am looking just at composition.
    Now then, bearing that in mind, is it the portrait or the landscape view that rings your bell?
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  2. parisian

    parisian Well-Known Member

    and number 2

    Sorry about the green stripe down the side (oops!!)
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  3. Ian_A

    Ian_A Well-Known Member

    Re: and number 2

    I prefer the landscape version, but feel a more dramatic sky would help, and maybe a figure in there?

    Like the minty stripe! <img src=http://www.amphot.co.uk/stuff/s2/devil-naughty.gif>

    Ian A(ctually!)

  4. Snaps

    Snaps Well-Known Member

    Re: and number 2

    It's the top half of the portrait one that does it for me. Which makes it a landscape, I guess. Sorry for being awkward!

  5. josie

    josie Well-Known Member

    Re: and number 2

    Much prefer the landscape version. Like Ian said, it is a pity about the sky though.

    Bye For Now,
    Jo/img/wwwthreads/wink.gifBecause I'm worth it! (Blatantly Nicked from TV advert.)
  6. Bazzac

    Bazzac Well-Known Member

    Re: and number 2

    Landscape for me as well Peter. I think the portrait version is a little too unbalanced which problem is alleviated in L/S version.

    Baz FRIPN <font color=blue>Download Friendly</font color=blue> /img/wwwthreads/wink.gif
  7. parisian

    parisian Well-Known Member

    That is excellent, thanks to all...

    I appreciate the comments.
    I must get round to learning the trick of inserting clouds into a shot.
    I will go and play with the original file now and see what I can do.

    Cohen the Kosher cock[​IMG]
  8. dungbeetle

    dungbeetle Well-Known Member

    Re: and number 2

    The landscape for me - definitely

    Wilko (alter ego mode) FRIPN
  9. Seven

    Seven ..or eight

    Re: That is excellent, thanks to all...

    I'm with the others no. 2 for me also, I'm not hairy tho;)

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  10. robbybobby

    robbybobby Well-Known Member

    Re: and number 2

    Portrait for me, without a doubt. I think it works better with those lead in lines as they are more parallel to the longest edge of the pic. I only turn to portait for non-people shots where there isn't an awkward subject (eg, tall building) when there aren't any horizontal lead-in's, so I use the ground as one.

    Rob CRIPN

    If something's not worth doing, it's worth forgetting about.
  11. parisian

    parisian Well-Known Member

    Good, so this place works then?

    Certainly seems so anyway. We now need to get it up in the main forum areas.

    Cohen the Kosher cock[​IMG]
  12. gedder

    gedder Well-Known Member

    Re: Good, so this place works then?

    Cue Big Will.
  13. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    For me it has to be the portrait. The vertical framing emphasises the lamps and the fence uprights. The crowning touch is the line of fixing bolts (I presume) which lead you from the pinsharp first into the picture fading to the line in the back. To me this has the WOW factor dicussed your the Lounge thread.

    What lens?; 20mm?

    Nigel aka El Sid

    "This photography lark... it's a bugger"/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif
  14. parisian

    parisian Well-Known Member

    Thank you Nigel, out of the two I prefer the portrait perspective myself. I quite liked the way that the fencing doesn't start until halfway up the frame giving it a 'cut out' look.
    Lens? 18 - 35mm at 18mm; close but no banana/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    Cohen the Kosher cock[​IMG]
  15. huwevans

    huwevans Not Really Here

    Portrait - by a long, long, long, long way! The strong horizontal lines of the foreground decking just cry out to be set in dynamic tension with the vertical impetus of the frame. In the horizontal version that close forground is lost, along with the strength of that line of bolts - two of the best features of the whole image. TBH I wouldn't give the horizontal version a second glance, but the vertical is a superb shot, and is everything that a monochrome image should be.

    Huw Evans.
  16. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Now I want an 18-35mm even more, and a D100 and... Does this expense never end?!

    I wonder why so few of us prefer the dynamics if the vertical framing?

    Nigel aka El Sid

    "This photography lark... it's a bugger"/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif
  17. Bazzac

    Bazzac Well-Known Member

    Now this is kind of perverse!

    Ordinarily, I would prefer this type of shot in the vertical format, but, for some strange reason I can't get to find anything to balance the heavy shadow on the left. I know the shadow is still there in the 'landscape' format - it just doesn't seem so intrusive and heavy.

    As I said, perverse!

    Must admit it now leads to other mental compositional conflicts for me. ho hum!

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  18. bodie37

    bodie37 Active Member

    Wow! Def. No1. very strong,i like it very much.Huw's summed it up well,i think,when i've looked up some of those big words!


    i like to have a firm grip!
  19. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    ...to balance the heavy shadow ...

    For me the shadow is a significant part of the dynamism of the composition as is the strong lead-in given by the bolt heads to the off centre intersection of the covergent lines. In the landscape version the shadow's dynamism is too diminished by the otherwise highly symmetrical composition.

    Nigel aka El Sid

    "This photography lark... it's a bugger"/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif
  20. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    I'm in the Portrait camp - it's very much a stonger image.

    Nick BSRIPN

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