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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by addieleman, May 29, 2013.
#2 is just wonderful
Sometimes I wish I could "see" things as some of you guys here...
No kidding. I've wandered out of the house many times now, intending to do some "street photography," but always seem to come back either empty-handed or with a bunch of worthless, uninteresting images. I'm convinced that there's something out there worth shooting, but I just don't "see" it.
Though I see some of your other excellent/strong points in your Flickr page
Number 2 has so many layers of focus, nice!
Nice, but I would have included a bit more of the bridge on the first one.
I agree, couldn't get in more of the bridge and avoid getting background clutter in at the same time.
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I like these photos, especially the second one. It is slighly deconstructed, capturing a scene using a few fragmentary elements.
Wood, you have a great eye for photos. I remember being impressed with those sliding rocks, how you captured the lines in the sand. And there are many great ones in your flickr page.
Surely agree with that, a lot of great pictures there. Note to self: must check out work of others more often. And I can't count the times that I came home with a card full of pictures only to end up discarding them all.
It's easy to be too self-critical. Hard-drive space is cheap so I keep all mine, even the duds. Sometimes when you look at them again, you find some good photos there. Trying to resurrect dead photos is also a good way to practice processing, I find.
Also, Ad, your photos are great. I have looked at them at various forums, when I have been trying to decide which vintage lens to get next.
You're surely right about being too self-critical, Jaf-Photo. Though I've been known to err in the other direction too!
But I didn't mean to imply that I wasn't a capable photographer (nor was I fishing for a compliment ). I think I can shoot a pretty decent landscape when I come across a good scene. But it's the kinds of photography that I don't often try, street-shooting for example, or portraits, where I just can't see the things that, say, people like Colin or Freddy obviously see. What's missing?
Practice, practice, practice, I guess.
It's good to see you back, BTW.
Every photographer has a comfort zone. To get better we must take ourselves out of that familiar terrain. I used to be terrified of street shooting, but now I do it without thinking. Not saying it's any good of course.
But then again, we shouldn't tbe afraid to take the shots we love just because we've done them before.
Thanks for the welcome back. Somebody got my goat but that's my fault more than anybody else's.