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Have been without a PC for a few days as my motherboard died. Manages some C and Cs whilst at work, so was unable to make as many comments as I would have liked. Got a new PC now (same old images though)

Reposting this one with a variance

Rule 1 - Fill the frame
Rule 2 - Put the subject on the thirds.
Rule 3 - Disregard rules 1 and 2.

I wanted to show the vastness and emptyness of the Namib desert. I some ways, I have filled the frame - with emptyness.

Camera:Pentax Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Pentax 400mm with rifle grip
Title:Namib Desert
Username:lonely_oryx lonely_oryx
Uploaded:19 Apr 2008 - 1:19 PM
Tags:Desert, Giraffe, Landscape / travel, Namib
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 1:26 PM

Rule 3 works for me...
Love V1 here in particular.
Moira

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imander
imander  8388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 1:28 PM

rule 3 has to be the winner by a mile....lol...really excellent emptyness....Smile
ian

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TEASE
TEASE  8 England
19 Apr 2008 - 1:34 PM

Simply a breathtaking picture Beautiful colouring ..Smile

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luxaeternam
19 Apr 2008 - 1:41 PM

Wonderful. #2 made me smile too - there's something inherently amusing about ostriches!
Smile Lucy

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
19 Apr 2008 - 1:41 PM

Excellent shot John,
Fred.

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pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 Apr 2008 - 1:52 PM

same vein as "lonely oryx"
when you see this giraffe, you don't think about "rules", you think about beauty...

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 1:52 PM

V.1 is quite fantastic, down to the fluffy cloud in the sky. Stunning captures. Carol

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exposure Plus Member 112672 forum postsexposure vcard England
19 Apr 2008 - 2:10 PM

Both images are so lovely brilliant compositions light tones and beautiful Presentations.
Pauline.

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robway
robway  10317 forum posts Wales
19 Apr 2008 - 2:32 PM

Quite superb images, brilliantly composed. No fun in having rules if you can't break them !! Great shots.
John

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 2:39 PM

Great shot and composition..this is really wonderful.
Di

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
19 Apr 2008 - 2:57 PM

Rule 3 gives the impression off the vast desert very effectively

Peter

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Hop-A-Long
19 Apr 2008 - 2:59 PM

Two excellent shots.
Andy

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Louise44
Louise44  8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 - 3:09 PM

Love them both!
Especially all the cloud in photo 1!!! They both really show the emptiness of the place. Well done.
Louise

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glyndwr
glyndwr  866 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 3:12 PM

V1, brilliant composition and light.

Robert

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jeanie
jeanie Plus Member 115980 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 3:14 PM

Love them both.. equally as good.. second deserves an airing of its own rather than just in the variations box Smile

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plugin  10 Canada
19 Apr 2008 - 3:48 PM

Awesome.. great image.
Jim

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digipix76
digipix76  8577 forum posts England
19 Apr 2008 - 3:53 PM

I just lurrrrrrrv this Smile award on the way.


Ian

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microchip  8 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 - 3:54 PM

Yep Rule 3 for me two great images all that space you dont realise the vastness of these places,superb captures,
Alan

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User_Removed
19 Apr 2008 - 4:08 PM

Excellent .. ......................... .. Work

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 5:02 PM

Works for me, filled with space, like it. - gary

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  9274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 5:22 PM

Like both images, they are both quite surreal.
I like V1 the best.
The space is very effective and works well.


~Alley~

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Rock Plus Member 13Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 6:21 PM

I agree whole heartedly !

There are no rules in visual art !

Superb shots.

Rock

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ZInaNMooner
19 Apr 2008 - 6:43 PM

Fantastic, excellent composition and colors.

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 6:52 PM

Excellent, photography at its best.

Alan

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mialewis
mialewis  7 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 - 7:18 PM

Fabulous simplicity, lovely compositions & space! Love them both.
Mia

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Hoffy
Hoffy  10262 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 7:31 PM

Both very strong images.

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MediumSizeUnavailable

that's really great. the junxtaposition between the giraffe and that lonely cloud is perfect.

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pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 9:25 PM

Different, rule-bending and inspired.

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  761 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 9:40 PM

Rule 3 anyday Smile

brilliant images John...

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OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2008 - 10:15 PM

Great composition.Love the vastnes in these images. It works for me .Shaun

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19 Apr 2008 - 10:44 PM

Beautiful images. Dont know what else to say. Excellant. Melissa

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NEWMANP Plus Member 71587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
19 Apr 2008 - 11:01 PM

i like the way hes looking up at the stray cloud.

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19 Apr 2008 - 11:21 PM

Absolute stunner, John. Ron.

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SteveCharles
20 Apr 2008 - 12:35 AM

2 great images. It looks hot and empty, just like a desert, so job done I'd say.

Steve

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SKavanagh  7312 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2008 - 8:09 AM

No1 is excellent really well captured and composed
Steve

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proz  10205 forum posts United States
20 Apr 2008 - 1:39 PM

excellent

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Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2008 - 3:18 PM

Very good compositions.
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Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2008 - 8:49 PM

Totally impressive! What a dramatic shot.

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rmr  8 Wales
20 Apr 2008 - 9:01 PM

two super captures
mark

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BubbaG2000
20 Apr 2008 - 10:11 PM

Both of them, so simple and speaks volumes. Amazing shots. Love 'em!

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20 Apr 2008 - 11:10 PM

Gorgeous. No 1 for me.

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Milla
Milla  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2008 - 1:22 AM

Wow, no.1 all the way for me, it's so incredibly well done, would hang it on my wall straight away. That's the kinda image you say 'I wish I've taken it myself' at.

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22 Apr 2008 - 8:50 AM

Excellent!

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SueTurner  1081 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2008 - 10:09 PM

like them both - I like images like this with a lot of space

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25 Apr 2008 - 10:24 PM

Fantastic. Amazing sense of isolation.

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tigertimb  740 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2008 - 6:45 AM

Wonderful shot, so sparse and the cloud in the corner is excellent - really stylish
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Uncle_Wonk
22 Jul 2008 - 8:55 PM

This is absolutely fabulous!!
{John look's in disbelief at its sheer brilliance}

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