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Still Young wrote:

I suppose this must be the pressure at the top of their heads that makes them smile.

This presents a good opportunity to compare shooting with an eye in the head with shooting with an eye in the belly button. 

I though Still's shot was one of a small minority of his shots that did not suffer unduly from being shot at waist level.   It helps that the eyes are invisible in his shot to allow that to work.

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Re: green smile
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Zubu Barunda wrote:

Still Young wrote:

I suppose this must be the pressure at the top of their heads that makes them smile.

This presents a good opportunity to compare shooting with an eye in the head with shooting with an eye in the belly button.

"The wise man, his eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness". Ecclesiastes 2/14

But, how do you know that my belly isn't higher than your eyes?

I though Still's shot was one of a small minority of his shots that did not suffer unduly from being shot at waist level. It helps that the eyes are invisible in his shot to allow that to work.

It depends only in the condition of sun and shadow

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There's no snow in there and it's warm…. which is a big attraction.

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There's no snow in there and it's warm…. which is a big attraction.

sal

I never tire of offering this advice, which seems relevant here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk&feature=kp

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Re: MOMA again
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And this:

http://www.amazon.com/HotHands-Hand-Warmers-Pair-Value/dp/B00D7H9LIA/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1392696549&sr=1-5&keywords=hand+warmers

and this:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_2?rh=n%3A3375251%2Cn%3A2578972011%2Ck%3Aface+mask+for+winter&keywords=face+mask+for+winter&ie=UTF8&qid=1392696607&rnid=3375301

And warm gloves and a down jacket and alpaca socks and warm boots.

Don't you go sailing in January?

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Excellent color composition, still--

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thanks

you are always touching the point.

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what do you think of the following crop?

::photo by still young::

the expanse of the grating at the left was bothering me, and the two window frame uprights at the edges felt like they were unnecessarily limiting the frame to me. (it's possible a slight bit more should come off of the right edge.) for some reason, in a crop like this i feel more affinity of the bench back with the grating than in the original; maybe because the proportions of the two areas are similar now (albeit rotated 90%).

growing up, i had a cat that looked eerily similar to that one. best cat ever.

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xtoph wrote:

Still Young wrote:

what do you think of the following crop?

::photo by still young::

the expanse of the grating at the left was bothering me, and the two window frame uprights at the edges felt like they were unnecessarily limiting the frame to me. (it's possible a slight bit more should come off of the right edge.) for some reason, in a crop like this i feel more affinity of the bench back with the grating than in the original; maybe because the proportions of the two areas are similar now (albeit rotated 90%).

growing up, i had a cat that looked eerily similar to that one. best cat ever.

My take was to emphasize the mood of loneliness and the more space is part of it.

But you are right. The left side is a bit distracting.

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Sal18 wrote:

what i like about this is the way that the rectilinearity gets wrung through the lens--that the horizontal line on the bottom of the frame has become a diagonal by the top of it. the figures are also spaced well, and although i would normally recommend preparing your file for display with a more manageable resolution (something around 1000~1200 pixels in the long dimension seems like a pretty good bet to me these days--in a few more years it might be more than that, but so far more is usually wasted), in this case with all the small figures it is nice to be able to scroll around the image at full size and kind of search through them in wheres waldo fashion, checking for details that expand your picture. i am not thrilled at the number of people who are looking right at your camera, but given the overall number who aren't, i think it works out.

what i like not so much, is the graininess combined with a pale shadow end of the tonal range. a curve adjustment would probably improve that to my eye. most of all, and especially given what i like about the horizontal lines at the bottom of the frame, is that the top right corner of the balcony is cut off--i think it would really help to have that there to emphasize the twisting sensation of the lines.

There's no snow in there and it's warm…. which is a big attraction.

well, fair enough, but snow can make for unusual pictures, and cold makes people do unusual things, so there are opportunities to be had… just as long as you increase your intake of coffee correspondingly.

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Re: No swimming
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this is good--the pattern of the grating, the unusual proportions of the central figure, and the felicitous fragments of the figures at the side edges, which contribute depth and variety to what otherwise would be a very flat scene.

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