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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:59 pm
Folks: Thanks for all the great comments and discussion here. I am going to fiddle around this weekend and "split" the images posted here into their own threads and leave this up for general discussion about critique. Keep the images coming, but please post them in their own thread going forward. We have started numbering them, and I believe the current one is #3. Please take a look at the images and comments and by all means, join in the fray!
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:10 am
CRITIQUE images moved:
This morning, I did some site maintenance, including consolidating the photo location threads into one (hope that works -- there were a lot of individual views, but the "sticky" posts were taking too much screen real estate), and now, moving each separate image to its own thread.
#1 is my first posted image. Because Al started with #2, Carol's as #1B, and my second as #1C. Please number new images consecutively and start a new thread.
Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:19 pm
Dean, forgot one last recent story on the same theme. I was shooting around Irasburg VT last month, and wanted to get some decent shots of the round barn at Robillard Flats farm...which in imo is very difficult in first place because of location etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.. On first day the sunrise images weren't so great...so I went next morning. On the first day I was standing out in field to the N. of barn I had noticed the grass cutting patterns were interesting and the way they were "taking light" was nice...not really great...but I remembered it. Next morning at dawn I was standing again in the grassy field shooting the barn...nothing really interesting though... a little bored... I turned to my left and saw a beautiful rim of orange/pink light above the mountains and knew that the sun was about to come up and hit the grass which was a bit frosty...so I immediately turned all gear around...and started shooting. This to me was a magic moment. That image starts my VT gallery, everyone seems to love this shot...and compared with the Robillard barn in same gallery I would agree.
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:19 am
Thanks for the insights on your thought process.
As soon as you started talking about the patterns (and having grown up in the country where I have seen similar scenes time and again) I was pretty sure that I knew where the tale was headed. Not knowing the weather conditions until the reveal, my only question was whether it would be frost or dew that would make the shot in the end. Love the shot that resulted!