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The lobster traps aren't really falling. By cropping a picture of a pile of lobster traps I thought these appeared to be falling.

Camera:OLYMPUS FE -340
Lens:fixed
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Falling Lobster Traps
Username:photodesigner photodesigner
Uploaded:4 Jun 2010 - 5:25 AM
Tags:General, Lobster traps
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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom843 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2010 - 8:24 AM

A bit of a jumble for me without a main point of interest. The net lobster pots seem to make better pictures as they have more colour.

Paul

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2010 - 3:54 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

With your explanation I can see what you were thinking Anne but for a photo to work the point has to be pretty much in your face or it will pass most folk by.

For me there's not enough interest in the lobster pots themselves to make an interesting photo. They are all the same colour and there's not a lot of differentiation in texture. There is a bit of variation in form with the curves contrasted with the straight elements but I'm afraid it's not enough to carry the photo.

Good try but it doesn't quite come off for me.

Best wishes

Catherine

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2010 - 4:43 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hello, Anne. Crustacea traps are one of my favourite subjects for photography, but I have to admit to preferring the mesh type. I find it fascinating to see how neatly the fishermen stack their pots, too. I like them with colourful bits of string hanging off them, and lots of encrusted parts. I understand what you were trying to achieve here, but am tending to agree with the comments above. The shapes are interesting, but they are too plain and your image is also quite dark. There is evidence of some golden light touching the wooden parts, and I have tried to make the most of that in my modification by adding selective saturation. I brightened the image, lifted the shadows, decreased the highlights and did a bit of selective sharpening on the pot fronts only. I tried a closer crop in my second modification, to make it more of an abstract and to try to make the best use of the curve shapes, but the "falling pots" title would have to go.
Pamela.

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photodesigner

Hi, thank you all for taking the time to comment on my photo. Thanks for the uploads too!
After I (over) cropped the original I went back hoping to get a better quality photo.The pile of lobster traps were knocked down.
I did darken up this photo before the uploaded it. Lightening the photo does bring out the wood grain, I thought most of the photo looked grainer.
Pamela,unlike my photos, you brought out the green in the traps .
Not to be in competition with Pamela butI am wondering what other people prefer so I can learn even more from this photo. Its a toss up for me.

I have set out my new traps.
I hope you'll all have a look.( Knotty Traps )
Thanks,
Anne

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Quote: Hello, Anne. Crustacea traps are one of my favourite subjects for photography, I find it fascinating to see how neatly the fishermen stack their pots, too.
Pamela.

I hope it's ok, I have decided to upload the original photo.
At least I know Pamela will be interested in the stack up job! Ha Ha

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2010 - 8:35 PM

Hey, Anne, I love your original. The pots aren't so tidy as most that I see, but that's what makes it more interesting. Very contrasty light, the left ones are a lot darker than those on the right. But, to be honest, I prefer your original. It was kind of you to upload it.
Pamela.

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photodesigner
15 Jun 2010 - 4:50 PM

thanks Pamela, Now that I have I software that does cloning. I'll fix up that photo to look like I wanted it to look like in the first place.
I'll just plant a little grass and get the flag out.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2010 - 9:02 PM

I like the original, because I see a great contrast, as they appear
to have never touched the sea.

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