Normandy, France - M8 w/24mm 2.8 ASPH & 50mm 1.4 ASPH

Started May 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
Samuel Dilworth
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Too deliberate to be called snapshots
In reply to Aaron C Greenman, May 20, 2012

I like many of these, though the two gun photos didn't load for me.

The colour palette is very pleasing – somewhat subdued as it is, but generally realistic – and it combines well with the clean image quality, sharp focus, occasional background blur, and carefully balanced compositions to produce a calm feeling. I felt like I was watching a movie with the sound off. It feels a bit too perfect, maybe. You run the risk of appearing overly detached by shooting everything so cleanly. It can seem like "pretty pictures for people who understand design," if you know what I mean. I wouldn't mind a little bit of craziness in there! Of course, because it's satisfying I keep clicking to see the next one.

You've punctuated the photos of everyday events with war graves, seemingly for contrast. Contrast like this is good, but it loses its impact and becomes a bit obvious if repeated at regular intervals.

You asked!

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