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02/03/2004 09:19:00 PM · #1
view outside my work at dusk

comments are apreciated
02/03/2004 09:29:00 PM · #2
Great image. Nice ballance. Rule of Thirds well executed. I'd like to see a full color copy of it. I'm seeing some moire in there but that's unavoidable in many instances especially where you have a lot of straight lines, as in a cityscape.
02/03/2004 09:31:17 PM · #3
thanks. but, what is this rule of 3rds everyone speaks of?
02/03/2004 09:37:30 PM · #4
Originally posted by MadMordegon:

thanks. but, what is this rule of 3rds everyone speaks of?


check this out

Rule of Thirds Tutorial
02/03/2004 09:38:38 PM · #5
Originally posted by MadMordegon:

thanks. but, what is this rule of 3rds everyone speaks of?


This is a pretty good explanation:
//www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=5
02/03/2004 09:40:20 PM · #6
i see i see. i allways just called that "off center subject" myself ;)
02/04/2004 05:30:00 PM · #7
bump
02/04/2004 05:58:09 PM · #8
This is a very nice picture. I really like the glassy, smooth look of the water and the tones you used are very nice. With the clouds and the water, it really has a nice serene feeling to it. Heck, I'd love to work someplace that looked that nice!You're lucky. :-)
02/05/2004 12:59:31 AM · #9
The composition of the image is pretty good.
Although, there doesn't seem to be enough contrast in the picture.
If you use Photoshop, you can use Curves to increase the contrast.
02/05/2004 01:14:25 AM · #10
Originally posted by mjalvarino:

The composition of the image is pretty good.
Although, there doesn't seem to be enough contrast in the picture.
If you use Photoshop, you can use Curves to increase the contrast.


I disagree. The low amount of contrast makes the image very appealing. It also lends itself to the overall mood of the picture. If the contrast were increased the serenity and mysticism of this shot would be completely lost!

Love the sepia tone you used on this shot, perfect for it. What technique did you use? Nicely seen, taken, and executed.

Lee
02/06/2004 12:45:02 AM · #11
the rule of thirds is naught but a myth.. don't listen to these fools.. rules were meant to be broken anyway.

how can there be rules to aesthetics?? its what the shot looks like-- the photograph should first and formost appeal to the photographer. otherwise you're not producing art, you're reproducing it.

shame on all of you who produce academic art!

Message edited by author 2004-02-06 00:45:39.
02/06/2004 12:53:13 AM · #12
Originally posted by Miah:

the rule of thirds is naught but a myth.. don't listen to these fools.. rules were meant to be broken anyway.

how can there be rules to aesthetics?? its what the shot looks like-- the photograph should first and formost appeal to the photographer. otherwise you're not producing art, you're reproducing it.

shame on all of you who produce academic art!


The rule of thirds isn't a rule, it's just a suggestion. All it is is a technique to help increase the appeal to the viewer, founded through other people's trial and error. If applied it can help you become a better photographer more quickly. Keep in mind though, that it only applies in certain circumstances. And yes rules are meant to be broken, so sometimes great photos break the rule of thirds, actually a lot do.

Lee
02/06/2004 12:59:54 AM · #13
Originally posted by Miah:

the rule of thirds is naught but a myth.. don't listen to these fools.. rules were meant to be broken anyway.

how can there be rules to aesthetics?? its what the shot looks like-- the photograph should first and formost appeal to the photographer. otherwise you're not producing art, you're reproducing it.

shame on all of you who produce academic art!


In my many delves into various forms of art I have discovered that before you can 'break' a rule effectively, one must first KNOW the rule.
02/06/2004 01:04:37 AM · #14
listen.. if you want to know what really great photography is made of... i'll let you in on a little secret... the special ingredient in every great photo is love. and magic. i've been saying this for a while now, but nobody believes me.

Message edited by author 2004-02-06 01:05:09.
02/06/2004 07:04:18 AM · #15
Originally posted by Miah:

listen.. if you want to know what really great photography is made of... i'll let you in on a little secret... the special ingredient in every great photo is love. and magic. i've been saying this for a while now, but nobody believes me.


I believe you!
02/09/2004 11:46:56 AM · #16
thanks alot for the good comments.

lee, i took this shot using the sepia mode in my camera then adjusted the curves to give it that semi copper, allmost pink look. my gf is allways giving me hell cause i seem to be addicted to sepia tones and she prefers color.. doh!
02/09/2004 01:31:41 PM · #17
the rule of thirds is useful in many instances, and many that say they dont follow it actually do -w/o knowing.

there is more to using it than a verticle and horizontal grid system though. meaning your subject may be dead center in the frame, but other elements make it appear as though it isnt...
and by no means does it have to play a role in every image - if i thought about every photo like it was the SAT's i wouldn't have too many photos. read the rules, take lots of pictures, and your brain will figure the rest out.

sort of posted this thought yesterday - regarding this image of mine.
the subject is centered, but it doesn't really look as though it is, the lower branch cuts about 1/3 of the image in a diagnol, deceiving your eye. am i crazy?
59080.jpg

on this thread subject:
nice photo BTW - works well in all respects - if you ask me.


02/09/2004 01:33:02 PM · #18
Originally posted by MadMordegon:

view outside my work at dusk

comments are apreciated


Is it that view from the Communist party headquarters ? LOL !
02/09/2004 06:00:30 PM · #19
haha if it was you think id be posting here??
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