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12-29-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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Abandoned Doll
Lens: 30mm F2.8 Camera: SuperProgram Photo Location: rural Saskatchewan 

Taken with film, I do not recall the settings. I was poking around an abandoned farm and came upon this somewhat disquieting scene.

I'm most interested in how you may have composed this to capture the specifics of the location. I stared at it, walked around it, and eventually decided on this as the light was rather harsh - the subject was in the shade, and exposing for it completely blew out the sky (top right).

12-29-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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Very nice photo.
It was a tough shot to frame. I find myself wanting to grab more of the scene but, as I'm sure you considered, it would make the doll too small.

I took a fresh look with a vertical crop:

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12-29-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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That vertical crop works rather well, actually. Thanks for suggesting that. The original had what was probably too much negative space on the left side.
01-01-2011, 11:49 PM   #4
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Yes disquieting but I love it.
I agree tough shot to frame. Although the vertical crop really improves the photo, my eye goes right to the doll now while still keeping all the neccessary info to tell the story.
I find myself wanting to get down to the dolls level but it looks like the grass would have obstructed the view down there. I probably would have cheated and taken a second shot after repositioning her.

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IMO, the original better conveys the idea of abandonment. But that is just my opinion. LOL
01-02-2011, 07:29 AM   #6
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great picture! so much poetry in this image. I do like the crop, but, agree with Sparkle that it loses the abandonment (poetic) feel. Also, I really like the detail I can see in the barn on the left ... wish I had come across this scene. Thanks for posting!
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