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Some of my recent photos..and my attempt at a self portrait.
Posted By: triplej96, 04-29-2008, 06:44 PM





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04-29-2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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I liked these two but cropped, hope you don't mind. I think the leaf looks less busy and in the other I think the crop really emphasizes that small tree under a BIG sky.



Which one is the self portrait? LOL (I saw it really).

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04-29-2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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3rd one down is self portrait .

Your crops are nice I like the tree crop in particular.

thanks for the comments Damn Brit.
04-29-2008, 07:36 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by triplej96 Quote
3rd one down is self portrait .

Your crops are nice I like the tree crop in particular.

thanks for the comments Damn Brit.
You are most welcome, try cropping it so the tree isn't centred as well to see what that looks like, maybe from the right hand side.

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Yeah I actually used that pic for a DVD menu for a documentary and I did just that I cropped it so tree was off center and made it b&W it worked out well.

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You are most welcome, try cropping it so the tree isn't centred as well to see what that looks like, maybe from the right hand side.
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Some great images, and the crops work very well IMO.

The leaf crop makes the image follow the 3rds Rule, adding interest by off-centering the subject.

The sky/tree crop conforms the image to the "horizon 1/3 rule". Your original image splits the sky and ground 50/50, which most say is a no-no, as it's better to emphasize either the sky or ground, depending on which is more interesting. The sky in the tree shot is amazing, so the crop really works to bring it out !

As for the centered tree -- an offset could work, but I think breaking the 3rds rule to show a solitary tree also works...tastes vary

I really like the self-portrait too, excellent lighting.
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Man, you're good. All of these pictures have such amazing impact. That sycamore leaf is beautiful either way.

Btw, what is that old building?
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Thanks a lot guys for the comments! I realized i broke rule of 3rds but sometime you have to lol and the tree crop I do like a lot! That building is the Crescent Hotel. History of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

I stayed there for 2 nights about a month ago. People say its a haunted hotel it was built in 1886 then and was a hospital and now a hotel.

Thanks again for the comments!

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QuoteOriginally posted by cputeq Quote

I really like the self-portrait too, excellent lighting.
Thanks a lot that was my first attempt at a portrait and first attempt at a self-portrait. If you would of saw my lighting set up you would of laughed lol but I think it did turn out better than I hoped.

For lighting I used my sunpak 383 on camera and bounced it off a near wall for the key and used the sun from the window for a fill. I then set up a reflector behind "me" for a littlbe bit of back light.
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Cool beans! Who said you need lots of expensive gear? A little ingenuity goes a long way.
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Cool beans! Who said you need lots of expensive gear? A little ingenuity goes a long way.

You are right about that!!!
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