Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by lfc1892, Nov 23, 2020.
dry stone by lfc-1892, on Flickr
your thoughts would be great
That is freaky, disconcerting, and I like it a lot!
I like that a lot. Two thoughts - of course it depends in what is beyond the wall but I wondered if it is necessary to crop the top as the capping layer says it’s a free standing wall. Second is whether the figure would be better off-centre. The bright hat breaks the “surprise” of the green grass through the hole in the wall. The head needs to be level with the “window” else there is no point to be sitting there but there is a bit of s competition for attention - head OR window rather than a complement.
Whatever is this?. It asks a question, but it doesn't answer it.
I’m glad that’s come across as that’s the point of it. It’s meant to be a little eerie and surreal, and certainly doesn’t answer the question, which is led to the viewer to make up.
Wasn’t sure on going off centre with the girl, but it felt right with her central.
Yes, I like this too. Quite intriguing, and the bright colours of her clothing contrast wonderfully against the muted shades of the stonework. Well done.
Bit heavy on the saturation, but I like it. The inscription beneath him adds a bit of je ne sait quoi....
Thanks guys. Sloooowly starting to get back into the swing of things
I am loathe to disagree with an expert, but I like the enhanced saturation, both in the stones of the wall and the vegetation of the view.
I've seen quite a lot of dry stone walls, and I can assure you that those stone shades aren't muted. The vibrancy and contrast seem to be enhanced, and are all the better for it.
I like this.
I like that.
As for the colours - I like the vibrancy.
Now you have to return and do the same shot in storm light, so the saturation levels are off the charts
Disagree away, but you didn't disagree. I said it was a bit heavy, not I didn't like. Do you think it is natural,.....or a bit heavy?
The lighting on the wall itself doesn't strike me as consistent with sunlight on the grass seen through the "window". I was seeing the picture as the hat vs the grass with the wall as background but if arguing for realism then the light on the far grass and the light on the fore-ground should be the same and it is very different - weak sunshine on foreground and full sun on background.
thanks for the input guys, most appreciated, as always. The light on the other side of the wall adds to the interest to me and the surreal feel to it. It's due to low winter sun landing on the other side of the wall only.
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