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Triptic experiment

By rburnage  
From the Henley walk on Sunday I thought this might work as a Triptic with a close-up of the wheat, the background and the reversed Z formation of clouds in the sky. I still haven't actually made up my mind, but let me know what you think in a comment - Thanks

Tags: Wheatfield Landscape and travel Fields of gold Triptic fujinon XF 18-55 Fuji X-T4

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2020 10:15PM
Excellent work, a good result...
Isabel GrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2216 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2020 10:27PM
What do I think?
This is certainly a different way to do a triptych, Rob, and I admire your thinking outside the box, trying to create something unusual. But for me, it doesn't work. Firstly, the two white lines across the image look wrong because there needs to be a white frame all around the three pictures, too, so that they are all contained within one frame. Or, alternativeIy, make those lines less bold, slimmer, because right now they hit the viewer in the face before anything else is looked at.
The subjects of the three can be all the same, or even one picture just split into three. So that looks ok.
Also, it's unusual to have a portrait/vertical format for a triptych - but why not?
I found THIS very informative article and thought I'd share it with you. You will notice that a lot of pictures shown there are of the same size, or nearly the same, and that's what think is another aspect of yours that feels unbalanced, the middle part being quite small.
This can be a lot of fun, and even sometimes amusing, but is well worth playing with. Some pictures will work out better than others.
rburnage 11 20 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2020 11:19AM
Thanks Pamela - I've added a version with a border and it does improve the overall look.

I tried this as the standard scene/photo but it was criss-crossed with power lines and this seemed a way to capture the scene without including those power line hence the more panoramic crop on the centre image as the power lines were at the level of the background. It was essentially all the same vertical plane of scenery and sky without picking the best bits from all around me.

I'll have a look at that article later thanks for the link
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2216 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2020 10:47PM
Thanks for the feedback, Rob.
That version with the outer frame looks so much better!
I understand your reasoning in removing the power lines.
There are no hard and fast rules for making a triptych, and I think that's what makes them all unique.
I think you will enjoy the link.

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