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    The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    As per usual, click for extra-large - un-watermarked "stealable" version!

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    I just hate it when you people do that. My internet connection can be so slow that I cannot open your images.
    Not your fault. In SA we have all the technology - it simply does not always work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    I just hate it when you people do that. My internet connection can be so slow that I cannot open your images.
    Not your fault. In SA we have all the technology - it simply does not always work.
    Can't have that!

    Try this link to a smaller version and slightly larger than the smaller version

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    I clicked for the larger version, not because I was going to steal it, but because I have learned that your images are best viewed LARGE. Very nice image Colin...I like the lines formed by the railings. There is a LOT of vegetation (I see your point) but it is not distracting in the photo. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrak View Post
    I clicked for the larger version, not because I was going to steal it, but because I have learned that your images are best viewed LARGE. Very nice image Colin...I like the lines formed by the railings. There is a LOT of vegetation (I see your point) but it is not distracting in the photo. Well done.
    Thanks Jon,

    Yeah - the vegetation makes for a VERY high-frequency image.I took quite a few other shots but I can't "get them to sing" - just too much darned vegetation!

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Out of interest, what do all you good folks think of this one?

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Colin,

    You want politeness or honesty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    Colin,

    You want politeness or honesty?
    Both

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Collin not your best but still a nice one.

    It reassembles those chaotic Kubrick's one vantage point film shot.

    There is a strange very nice softness and film-like moody colors or is it just my monitor?

    Did you do something different?

    The second one is a nice composition exercise. Definitely a keeper if I had taken it but in your case we expect more .

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Out of interest, what do all you good folks think of this one?

    The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature
    Hi Colin,
    I like it. I always find it difficult to find a way of conveying the beauty of these paths without over simplifying. It reminds me of how much I enjoyed walking in NZ, beautiful colours and that soft fern and moss carpet on the path.
    Graham

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Contrasting man made things, even if ruoughly hewn, with nature nearly always results in interesting images, and this is a fine example.

    Apart from the metal grid, this is all wood, and the different textures of the planking and the tree trunks nicely set them apart while at the same time their colouring show their close relationship.

    Wouldn't mind that on my wall.

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    Colin,

    For the second - Balance, verticals, horizontals, angles all work very well. Just needs more depth/space for me.

    Cheers,
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    I dislike the first and dislike the 2nd even more.




    Not your fault, just my eyes keep wandering all over the place looking at every crack and bit. Need an eye relaxer.

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Colin, I would enjoy crossing that bridge and exploring the path beyond. I really like the warm colors of the path and the bark in your second image.

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Hi Colin,
    What you have missed while walking in that forest are the small things. I think a forest has so much to offer for macro photography. Where are those macro shots?
    The bridge is a nice shot but it is not what I would expect of you, I miss a model at the end of the bridge. The second shot is a typical walk around a forest and do not know what to shoot tipe of shot. It simply has no impact.

    In a forest I think the photographer has to really get down in the mud to get the good ones.
    A personal opinion on what makes an image "different", shooting from an angle that not everybody see objects from everyday.

    Are you happy with those shots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    Collin not your best but still a nice one.

    It reassembles those chaotic Kubrick's one vantage point film shot.

    There is a strange very nice softness and film-like moody colors or is it just my monitor?

    Did you do something different?

    The second one is a nice composition exercise. Definitely a keeper if I had taken it but in your case we expect more .
    Thanks Miltos,

    Pretty much my conclusion too.

    The softness is from a processing trick I use - I apply a gaussean blur usually equal to 1 pixel per MP and then reduce the opacity to suit (and in this case masking as required) to try to reduce the problems due to the frequency of the foliage.

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Quote Originally Posted by gcowan View Post
    Hi Colin,
    I like it. I always find it difficult to find a way of conveying the beauty of these paths without over simplifying. It reminds me of how much I enjoyed walking in NZ, beautiful colours and that soft fern and moss carpet on the path.
    Graham
    Thanks Graham,

    I have trouble translating something I see in the forest to something that looks as good in the image.

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    Re: The Bridge - A Meeting of Man and Nature

    Quote Originally Posted by oleleclos View Post
    Contrasting man made things, even if ruoughly hewn, with nature nearly always results in interesting images, and this is a fine example.

    Apart from the metal grid, this is all wood, and the different textures of the planking and the tree trunks nicely set them apart while at the same time their colouring show their close relationship.

    Wouldn't mind that on my wall.
    Thanks Ole,

    By the way, I did try a few other angles - but settled on this one in the end.

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    Colin,

    For the second - Balance, verticals, horizontals, angles all work very well. Just needs more depth/space for me.

    Cheers,
    George
    Thanks George!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    I dislike the first and dislike the 2nd even more.




    Not your fault, just my eyes keep wandering all over the place looking at every crack and bit. Need an eye relaxer.
    Thanks Bobo - I can see that this is an image that's going to polarise people!

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