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    Screaming Backgrounds

    I am suffering from a persistent bout of photographers block at the moment. I was reading Katy's post about depth of field and focus blur and I thought I would break a few rules with backgrounds. It has not got rid of the block but it was fun.

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    Nice wallpaper Steve. Wirevixen's shoes are cool too!!

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    Thank you Mike nice to see you posting again. The shoes belong to my eldest daughter. She has inherited WireVixens shoe thing.

    I suspected these backgrounds woud not go down too well. Still, you have to try

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    For some reason that I haven't properly worked out yet, I prefer those that show the complete object; i.e.
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    I'm just wanting to know how you did them. Did you just drop them and pull the trigger? Or were they hanging?

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    For some reason that I haven't properly worked out yet, I prefer those that show the complete object; i.e.

    I'm just wanting to know how you did them. Did you just drop them and pull the trigger? Or were they hanging?

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    If you look really closely, you can just make out the (fox's) wire that they are hanging from..... Very cool.

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    Wow; that is really good. I think it could be improved by making the background a little darker, just a tad, or am I missing the point, it is after all still in focus, well nearly in one of them.

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    Quote Originally Posted by Wirefox View Post
    I suspected these backgrounds woud not go down too well. Still, you have to try
    I think the backgrounds are great. I'm not a fan of the box in mid air shot but it complements the shoes nicely to my taste. I prefer the more blurred backgrounds.

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    To Steve: It is very well if you explain to me where is "break a few rules".

    Thanks.

    Ross

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    Thanks for the comments everyone. I dare say this photography thing will come back to me when I am least expecting it

    To Steve: It is very well if you explain to me where is "break a few rules".
    Hi Ross. Only 2 rules

    1. Having a background that is strongly competing with the main subject
    2. Using my daughters room as a studio

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    3 and 4 work well for me - they could be in a fashion magazine. Yes 3 is very busy but it works in this case. I like the positioning of the shoe against the background in 3 - very neat.

    R

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    You prove that if you know what you're doing rules can be broken and still great photographs can be produced.
    Very well done,

    What is going on with the bar code? I've seen them before being included in a photograph. What would you do that?

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    Re: Screaming Backgrounds

    I'm just wanting to know how you did them. Did you just drop them and pull the trigger? Or were they hanging?

    Intrigued from Glenfarg
    Nick has sussed it. I used nylon cotton and a drawing pin in the ceiling. Then my old friend the clone brush (evidently I didn't do too good a job of it)

    Thanks for you comments Jeroen and Raylee. I am afraid the barcode is just an alternative to my 2010 signature. No sure if I am going to keep it yet.

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