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Old January 15th, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Jérôme - thank you.

Asher - thanks.

I saw the panels for the first time. I will ask the next time I go there...

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Old November 12th, 2012, 01:54 PM
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A recent one:




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Old November 12th, 2012, 03:50 PM
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A recent one:


Well done again, Michael. Electric banana is all over it! Very dynamic and energized!

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Old November 14th, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Very interesting topic and some lovely images in the thread. Diognals have always attracted me as lines that break the pattern in the image especially when combined with straight lines. So here are some of mine:


Title: Intersection


Title: Solitary Window


Title: Leading to Darkness
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Old November 14th, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Very interesting topic and some lovely images in the thread. Diognals have always attracted me as lines that break the pattern in the image especially when combined with straight lines. So here are some of mine:

Title: Intersection




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This is bold and very impressive. I like the bulk of it and that it has a sense of identity. The other one's don't move me like this! I get the sense here of a powerful thrust of a space craft egging into orbit!


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Old November 14th, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Zeeshan,


This is bold and very impressive. I like the bulk of it and that it has a sense of identity. The other one's don't move me like this! I get the sense here of a powerful thrust of a space craft egging into orbit!


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Asher,

Very interesting observation and now that you have mentioned it, it does give an impression of a space craft.

Since diognals are a natural compositional element for me, here are some more:

Title: Flying High



Title: Fire Extinguisher



Title: House Up on Mountains
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Zeeshan: House Up on Mountains




Zeehan,

I do like this one. It's important, folk live there, after all. Great to gave us the real colors. BTW, Did you purposely not make walls vertical. If that's so, then no issue.

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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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With the light rapidly fading, I saw the sky, (though the window), with a diagonal jet trail vanishing while I was in a conversation on the landline phone, and anchored by the cord, LOL! So I got some grabshots with my 24mm TSE. Doing MF is tough with one hand! Some layer mathematics to please my eye!




Asher Kelman: Half November Sky

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Old November 15th, 2012, 09:41 PM
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This (rare around here) Western Tanager showed up outside my kitchen door...ran for my camera, quietly stepped out and got several images. The diagonals are pure happenstance.


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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Some of the uses of the diagonal as a compositional element have been mentioned. Let me just mention
a few of such elements that I use for composition. The following is just my view, and not by any means
correct or complete.

Dynamics, instability, movement, action etc...on its own or to reinforce the feeling.


In the next image, a small diaqonal ( that of the lady's hand ) makes the image.


Dividing an image..for whatever reason; more so to emphasize the different elements in an image:


A very important use for me is directing the viewer's attention as below..


It can be direct or subtle...


As an abstraction by itself, the diagonal is very powerful too.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Just a few more...

Let me begin with a slight tilt of the vertical, and see what happens..


The following are for you to see what why I did it the way I did and find better ways to use in your
photography.






Have fun!!
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Old November 16th, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Fahim,

Normally, I'd want to pick a favorite, but they go together. Fabulous work and great comprehension, use and articulation of compositional ideas. Most important is the added dimension of vitality that you add. Bravo!

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Old November 16th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Fahim,

Normally, I'd want to pick a favorite, but they go together. Fabulous work and great comprehension, use and articulation of compositional ideas. Most important is the added dimension of vitality that you add. Bravo!

Asher
Asher, thank you for that most generous and encouraging comment.

Grateful.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Before I forget..

One of the most important diagonals in photography ( actually in most interactions ) is one based on instinct.

Here are a few examples. Ayesha demonstrates them in the first two images. And others in the last image:






One of the most powerful compositional elements in photography. Subtle, but irresistible dynamics.

Use it.

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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:30 AM
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The Arctic Dimension:

The Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland




A Crawling Reindeer


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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:33 AM
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Found one more:


Grin and Moustache


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Old November 17th, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Here's a cell phone snap.

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Old November 17th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Before I forget..





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One of the most powerful compositional elements in photography. Subtle, but irresistible dynamics.

Use it.
Fahim,

Realization of the emotional and behavioral dynamics of people is the root of this fabric of your pictures. That comes from values you have and empathy you feel for others. This would make you a great friend and a fearsome enemy!!!

Folk who lack insight and bonding to others cannot take such pictures except by chance, as they don't reflexly connect with the heart and should of the matter. That's what made Robert Capa a great photographer.

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Old November 17th, 2012, 02:45 PM
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I am marveled by the variety of additions - excellent work!

These two are from today.




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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:20 PM
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The Arctic Dimension:

The Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland




A Crawling Reindeer


I'm surprised that both of these have a long monster coming towards us, the first from in front of us, the second from the right. The first seems from a modern but deceased dinosaur, while paradoxically, the second seems ancient but alive!

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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:24 PM
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I am marveled by the variety of additions - excellent work!

from today.




Michael,

I like this once isolated. It then works. Needs to dominate space around it. Good job!

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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Jake,

This one I'd have expected to see flipped left to right. Here, however, the cloud descends or recedes to the distance.





The line is unusual and impressive. When you convert to B&W, do you desaturate or do you assign colors to greys? ask that, as I am wondering whether you have looked at the option of the horizontals in the foreground in greater contrast, one to the other.

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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:32 PM
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This one I'd have expected to see flipped left to right. Here, however, the cloud descends.





The line is unusual and impressive. I wonder whether you have looked at the horizontals in the foreground as to whether they might like to be in greater contrast, one to the other. when you convert to B&W, do you desaturate or do you assign colors to greys?

Asher

I've also thought of revisiting this one a few times. I'm pretty sure not much post work went into that one at all. I convert to b&w in CS5 with the black and white tab. Then I adjust individual color sliders.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:35 PM
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There are never enough pictures of bridges and the Golden Gate Bay Bridge in San Francisco is a favorite, and we arrive there on the 101 N. from Los Angeles!





Jake Klein: S.F.Golden Gate Bridge in Mist



Tons of power breaking through the mist, over the San Francisco Bay, Pacific Ocean beyond!


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Old November 18th, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Interesting view from today:




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Old November 18th, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Interesting view from today:



Michael,

Moiré from a curtain, or not, it's still marvelous and almost calligraphic! Getting the bite of reality from images allows us to dream more and this helps us live a more happy existence!

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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Asher,

thanks. Things are simple. take a lake, sun, a boat. climb a mountain opposite to the sun and look down. The boat is making waves, the sun makes surface of the lake look interesting. The waves add and this is what you see. Physics is an allusion to the pattern of constructive and destructive interference seen in the wave pattern.

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