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I like how the first photograph—besides being worth looking at for a long time—breaks the rule about splitting the frame in the middle.
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Rules? They’re the furthest thing from my mind when I’m photographing.
I should have known.
I’m loving what you’re doing with this subject. The first one is just great, the way it almost could be a “straight shot” but you know it isn’t. It’s as if the leaf is a commentary on the text, which is the rest of the image. I also really like the 4th, 5th & 6th for the abstract feeling the impart. Great colors in the 4th one, too.
Thanks Lynn. That’s a beautiful way of looking at the first image but I like it just as the straight shot it is.
p.s. – Random tennis court story: Saturday, about 60 miles north of here in La Conner, a sharp-eyed woman noticed a strange bird at her feeder, which abuts a tennis court. She has a Painted bunting, a small, gorgeous songbird that winters in southern Mexico and Central America. So as I type, I’m sure that a bevy of Seattle birds are huddled in the rain on the La Conner tennis courts watching the bunting, but most likely, none of them will ever see the opportunities you do.
Nice of you to say that Lynn but I’m sure the birds see many things we don’t — like a worm that would make a perfect lunch, for example, or the perfect place to take a crap :)
Funny – I meant to type “birders” not birds! I was doubting that people who came to see the rare bird would find the aesthetic opportunities you do, all around them, even on a tennis court. I was walking at dusk in a wet woods the other day & saw fresh birdshit on the path – I guess for that bird, it was the perfect place, and it worked out for me because I looked up, and there was a barred owl staring back down at me. :-) I never would have seen it without the droppings alerting me.
LOL. If I knew more about birds and birders, I probably would have realized your mistake.
The question now is whether we’ll see a photo of the owl — or its poop — on your website :)
No, I had my camera but at that moment I felt I didn’t want to try for that. It was getting dark. I tried a quickie with my phone but it’s just a blob. I enjoyed just peering back at him. Some runners have been attacked by owls in a neighboring town too, so I was being careful not to disturb him by pointing the camera at him – the phone is less noticeable, I think. The poop just didn’t move me to document it. Hey, ya gotta draw the line somewhere!
I did get some nice photos in the woods that day that will be coming up soon….
wow, phantastic series of great images!!!!
Why do the images appear so small… …and I was not able to open them in ONE gallery?
Nice of you to say that Markus, considering that you only saw them the size of postage stamps. Not sure what the problem was because no one else has pointed it out. Are you saying that when you clicked on an image, you weren’t taken to the slide show presentation? If so, I hope it was just a temporary glitch and won’t happen again.
By all means let me know though if it does.
..I tried it again, from your blog… …the preview images are still small, BUT by clicking on it the gallery slideshow starts. I guess the problem only appears by trying to open it from the reader.
I always embed my images as a gallery with the feature ’tiled mosaic’… …of course, some of them appear a bit small, but for a few you get a pretty good preview size.
Thanks for responding. I’m not a big fan of the WP Reader because I don’t like its one-size-fits-all approach to presenting work. That’s why I always go directly to the photographer’s blog, which gives me a fuller sense of who he or she is and what they’re about.
Just hope you haven’t been relying on Reader for the last six years to view my photos :)
That true. The photographers blog provide a much better sense of the person behind. It’s only, when I’m working in Russia. The internet is sometime so lame… …it takes you hour to open the blogs… …in that case I use the WP readers preview. :)
Whoops, almost missed those! That would have been a pity! :-)
Glad you caught them Peter. Thanks!
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