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Another conceptual landscape - or perhaps more poetically a 'guerrilla still life'. I'm hoping to add a few more images to this little collection in readiness for a presentation on the subject of using prop's in landscapes for my local camera club in April - note the prop was used at time of exposure its not added digitally. Hearts seem to work particularly well - but I'd be keen to learn your thoughts.

Adam

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Feb 2014 - 8:16 PM
Focal Length:19mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1.6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Heart to Heart
Username:sherlob sherlob
Uploaded:23 Feb 2014 - 9:58 AM
Tags:Beach, Digitally manipulated, Guerrilla still life, Hearts, Landscape / travel, Moels, Ripples, Sand, Specialist / abstract, Sunset, Wirral
Votes:27

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Coast
Coast Critique Team 6785 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom290 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2014 - 10:20 AM

Won't be everyone's cup of tea but an interesting concept all the same. I agree the hearts work well as a shape and your placement is good.

What is the decision process on what object is placed and where? Is the concept for different objects or is it a journey of the heart?

For me this is a quality and well executed image and the sort of thing that would be used on a greeting card or a postcard i.e. "Greetings from the heart of the Wirral" Grin or to illustrate a printed religious sermon.

Regards
Paul

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sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82280 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom123 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2014 - 10:35 AM

Thanks Paul,

You raise some interesting questions.

I like to use prop's to try and create a sense of narrative within the landscape, however in my experience to work the choice of prop has to contribute something to the image - it needs to add to the narrative - to have a sympathy to the scene. Without this the image fails to work as either a landscape or a narrative. I have only recently started experimenting with the use of hearts however, I think they work well on beaches where their presence contrasts with the open space to generate the narrative.

Its interesting that you see a potential commercial use to the image - I don't want the images to look like 'product' photography - but that does not mean that the can't have commercial value.

Regards,

Adam

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom970 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2014 - 12:06 PM

A conceptual Valentine's card. I like the improbability of the composition combined with the very precise realism.
Moira

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Seangrenyer
23 Feb 2014 - 2:07 PM

Stunning colours

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jovanovic
jovanovic e2 Member 2jovanovic vcard France
23 Feb 2014 - 6:30 PM

Adam,
Thank you for your photos SmileSmileSmile and thank you for your UA!
Z

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2014 - 7:47 PM

Good placement and evening light Adam, it does help to have a story to tell too.
Hope the talk goes well
Regards Richard

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