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31st March 2013, 03:02 AM
Bottoms of wine bottles. C&C encouraged as always, though I have nothing to ask.
31st March 2013, 07:03 AM
I'm finding the tones in the second one not so attractive. I think it's because it's tending towards a darkness at the bottom and is very bright at the top. Whereas the first one has, for me, more harmonious tone across the picture. I also like that composition very much.
Wonderfully imaginative stuff.
Last edited by Donald; 31st March 2013 at 09:07 AM.
31st March 2013, 11:13 AM
Thanks for your thoughts, Donald. Like you, I also have qualms about the second one for the same reason that you mention and haven't decided about it. I'm stretching myself beyond the normal glass stuff that I have been doing, partly because the subject has a concave shape and lots of detail that present all sorts of other issues that I'm not used to handling.
31st March 2013, 12:27 PM
Now that it has been a day since I worked with the second photo, I've been trying to pin down exactly why I don't respond emotionally as favorably to it as the first photo. It's not that the upper area has bright tones and the bottom area has dark tones, as I initially thought. I now realize that those tones are not much different from the tones in the first photo.
I think instead that the second photo is less appealing because it's simply too busy. Unlike the first photo, which has a plain background and tabletop separated only by a relatively weak horizon, the second photo is full of circles and undulating shapes of dark and bright tones with no plain areas to frame the busier parts of the glass.