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    Frost

    This started life as the frost on our windows this morning
    I love winter

    Frost

    As art does it work?


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    Re: Frost

    As art does it work?
    YES!

    Beautiful. Enhanced by your expertise (as always) with frames/borders.

    Critical analysis? Phew. Maybe the transition from the dark to light 'background' as our eye comes from right to left, is a bit stark/abrupt. But that really is nit-picking. A wonderfully conceived image that just gives (me, at least) lots of pleasure.

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    Re: Frost

    As art does it work?
    Definitely, yes. I love the transition from light to dark in the picture. I wonder how it would be rendered in B&W? Perhaps not as dramatic as the original, but just wondering.

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    Re: Frost

    Fantastic - I love it. Although for me I prefer it in a vertical - tilt your head to the left. Looks like a mountain with sky blue above.
    Great work.

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    Well spotted Steve this is the original

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    and one for Pops

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    And because I know Donald is interested in monochrome

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    Re: Frost

    A very beautiful image indeed. For me, it seems that the vertical color version is better, I don't know why, but I feel that the transition in the landscape version is not as natural as the vertical one because the white highlight in the middle of landscape form causes my eyes constantly moving from left to right and then from right to left. This is not the case for the vertical version.

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    Re: Frost

    Quote Originally Posted by john w revie View Post
    And because I know Donald is interested in monochrome
    That is beautiful. I shall study and learn.

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    Yan
    The landscape photo was produced by turning original on it's side to provoke a reaction the original didn't cause any emotion/conflict and as such the landscape version is the more memorable of the two
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    As art does it work?
    Since 'art' must be either conceived as such, perceived as such or both, then yes it is. That is demonstrated by the reaction in the responses. Personally I struggle with what is artistic in photography My own spin on the use of this medium as an art tool is that it must transmit the thoughts or emotions of the artist at conception. For the viewer, separating art from image capture is difficult. I take the easy way out and conclude that if the image instills emotion in the viewer (good or bad) then it is artistic regardless of it's technical execution.

    Right, after all that waffle, I do like this image (in its vertical orientation) but it raises no emotion in me personally. But it does not stop me liking it as a photograph.

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    Re: Frost

    It's an interesting pattern. What's the scale of it?

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    It is about 1 meter high.

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    Re: Frost

    Awesome image john. I also like the virt. color the best.

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    Re: Frost

    I like the vertical better. And, as I suspected, the B&W one is impressive, but loses much of the impact of the color one.

    Thank you. I think I would spend some time studying that one, were I to see it in a gallery.

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