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  • Moody Clouds

    I've heard this recently, two people were referring to a car:
    -''This car is so big, it does not need number plates, it needs an address!''
    -''It needs that and it's own zip (post) code!''
    If I understand your camera shoots only 3:2 frames so this is a crop, I guess.
    Well.... I shrunk it a bit and the reason I did so was down to the colours. The red boat I have omitted was quite an easy one to pick, I think there would be space for it there, if the lighthouse had some red colour on it, now it has some rust near the top only. So I kept the blue boat which somehow matches the blue/green tint of the sky and the sea.
    The top part of the sky is rather calm, I would say, so I had no hesitation to crop from top either and leave you with a frame which has similar shape with yours, albeit it is rather small.
    You can also present all of your frame in black and white so the issue I had with the colour gets eliminated.
    Kindly, pablophotographer
    • 16 Jan 2018 6:48AM
  • Hot air balloon from colorful sewing buttons

    A lovely creative idea and a colourful picture.
    • 15 Jan 2018 3:22PM
  • Bolt....

    I can imagine where this conversation could be going... It could swing left or right. And it would end up to a Martini Screwdriver. ...
    • 14 Jan 2018 12:24AM
  • Lisa

    Hi. I think the positioning of the arms behind her resembles of an unhappy situation. The smile could be interpreted that way too. The white frame of the window behind the head completes what it could be wrong but it be right too. If she is happy, that is all that it matters.

    • 13 Jan 2018 11:42PM
  • Jo

    I don't know how many ''M'' can fit inside the words ''Purple Velvet'' so I will put them at the end of my phrase. MMM
    Lighting, colour match of brown, purple, red and white is so skilful, The model holds the pose well
    Bravo to you both.
    • 12 Jan 2018 6:29PM
  • Supercat

    What do you feed her?
    • 12 Jan 2018 6:25PM

    I guess it has been shot with all the good intentions but it has all sorts of flaws..
    I find that the frame has a very strange crop... unless this is shot as a vertical panorama...
    Then the props are a bit worn out, and the lace which could be more enticing if the focus was on it is sort of unclear, which is down to the direction of the lighting. A table lamp could provide some handy balance to the lighting from the top and fill in or erase the shadows.
    Best regards,

    • 12 Jan 2018 6:21PM
  • Sing us a song......

    Nice point of view, bravo.
    May I suggest a crop of the area above her head so the bright light gets out of the way?
    • 12 Jan 2018 11:19AM
  • Glorious potter's clay

    Hi dudler.... this is sculpture on the making!
    Magnificent photo.
    Well done for using film on this, grain seems to blend so well with clay!
    If this is Ilford FP4+ ISO125 film with fine grain and looks a bit coarse to me, how much different the Delta ISO3200 you think it would look like? Did you shoot it on the box ISO or higher?
    • 12 Jan 2018 11:12AM
  • Sreca

    Hi Maya.
    May I suggest a cropped black and white square version with reduced highlights? You may be happily surprised by the result... or for a quirky result try keeping the lips red and turn the mono and add a cooler blue tint into it, to justify the use of fur!
    • 11 Jan 2018 3:27PM
  • Floor art

    It is not the model or its nudity that made me award this, I just consider it a great picture on lighting, aesthetics and result. Oh, it happens to be Black and White too!
    • 11 Jan 2018 2:28PM
  • Majorcan Farmhouse

    • 11 Jan 2018 2:24PM

    Burt Reynolds?
    The tyre marks on the white circle make me believe that is a car parked by the Blues Brothers!
    It was a tight space when they parked it in but the concerned car owners fled the scene...

    Hi Timothy, I cropped from top to remove the white sign on the wall, and from the bottom to bring this frame to a shape that compliments the long body shape of the car, I left the white circle of the tyre marks as a tribute to Elwood and Jakes Blues, Dan Akroyd and the late John Belushi... I kept the original leaning of the ''horizon'' as it incorporates the essence of fun. Policing is a serious job but my world is already too serious..

    • 11 Jan 2018 10:22AM
  • Doing what dogs do

    Hi Tony.
    I would not like to curb your enthusiasm but I think you will get more if you crop vertically.
    The model and the man look diagonally down to the dog, who is also looking down and to the left as well.
    I think you can exploit this accidental treasure with less of the photo on display.
    The wording ''IN?'' may be omitted so as to leave the viewer to fill the question as they like. I would fill it as ''...kidding me?'' addressing the dog walker, Especially if the dog has not only left a message for the other dogs who will pass from the spot but rather a ''parcel''. It is everyone's right to love dogs. It's good to consider humans too!
    Great subject for mono, well thought!
    Kindly, pablophotographer
    • 10 Jan 2018 10:28PM
  • musical accords

    • 10 Jan 2018 10:04PM
  • Dawn on Lake Maggiore

    • 10 Jan 2018 10:03PM
  • Needing some TLC at Pin Mill, R. Orwell, Ipswich

    I wondered how this would have looked if it was shot in the 19th century, and opted to make some changes as if this was the case; although the modernity of the boats does say differently.
    Actually you can try a version in sepia too, but as dark_lord says try to pick up just one of the many subjects to zoom in and ''study''.
    Kindly, pablophotographer
    • 10 Jan 2018 9:30PM
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth

    I passed from a section of motorway with a "take off" ramp just like that today. I named it "Funding Finished" (Happy Motorist Samantha).
    • 10 Jan 2018 6:35PM
  • Assassin

    Killer looks, 2.
    • 10 Jan 2018 4:45PM
  • the green eye

    Quote:A film star ... surely?
    Stunning portrait.Smile

    Are you thinking "Kate Holmes"?
    Great shot and model
    • 10 Jan 2018 4:40PM
  • window dressing

    Great job bogwoppett. I have nothing against natural colour but this would look awesome in black and white. Mod to follow. Will be cropping vertically the white surface on the left.
    • 9 Jan 2018 11:13AM
  • *

    Hi, I feel this could be exposed a little bit longer. Nice to see members using film 😉
    Great otherwise!
    • 8 Jan 2018 10:09PM
  • Hummingbird Hawkmoth

    Amazing, isn't it?
    • 8 Jan 2018 1:56AM
  • Lamp light

    It is been quite a long time since I've shortlisted this. Well worth the award though.
    • 8 Jan 2018 1:53AM
  • Curves & shapes..

    Well done. I think the Irish Mist bottle is worth exploring even on its own. And I am not surprised seeing it empty!
    • 7 Jan 2018 4:58PM
  • General

    Happy New Year Shydallah, may you live long to shoot her at her wedding!
    • 7 Jan 2018 4:51PM
  • Bauble!

    I thought metallurgists take pictures of still products usually, no?
    I applaud the move to keep this in colour, rather than black and white, as the red or bordeaux of the leaves contrasts nicely with the light green of the background.
    The aperture kept the background creamy and mushy so all we can focus is the foreground. The missing knot is a detail overseen but what I am puzzled with, given the shooting angle, which seems to be level with the eye, if this is approachable why shoot it with a teleconverter?
    • 7 Jan 2018 4:32PM
  • Good neighbours

    Hi. I understand you want to explore the relation of the plant holding onto the wall and the street lamp. But I think you approach this from a way that fails to relate them too much and talking of too much I want you to calculate roughly how much amount of the frame is empty in relation to how much the lamp and the plants occupy in the frame. I would say that about 80% is empty and 20% is filled. Ate you photographing the empty space or the two neighbours? If you think pictures of a man riding a camel in the desert, or a lonely boat in the sea, taken from a high point with the subjects looking very small even as 5% of the total frame they work because they photograph the relation of the huge space with the tiny and stubborn or dedicated or desperate attempt to overcome the space. Here the relation of neighbouring you want to develop has to focus more on the neighbours and less on the space. This as result has two implications. You either zoom further more bringing the vertical plant and the lamp inside a tighter square frame which leaves out the plant at the bottom, or you select a different framing option from your camera, which is capable to zoom much more and gives you four different framing options. The 1:1 square does not suit the subject as well as 3:2 or 4:3 frames which you should use vertically, making the longer side the side where the plant on the wall is and the street lamp should occupy the smaller side of these oblong shapes. Try always to explore all of your framing options because as you train your eyes seeing all the options you develop an understanding of what frame suits each subject best. I call this Frame Fits Form. Frame your subject according to the form it has, so that it fills your frame nicely.
    Talking of the path you had taken with this, I noticed you had chosen centre weighted average... but the centre is empty...and the sky seems... rather not blue, was it a cloudy day?
    The focus and the colour of the plant on the wall are great but I suppose if you want a picture including the lamp you should opt from an aperture value closer to f/11, a higher ISO value up to 800 to compensate for the less light that will come through and a different frame. Try Evaluative metering next time.
    Good news? You will take another picture of it and see the difference which that makes!
    • 7 Jan 2018 12:45PM
  • Leaning Away from the Wind

    Amazing, may I say if you don't mind sharpness try a Holga. https://www.ephotozine.com/user/gerainte1-255237/gallery/photo/come-this-way-52883511

    • 6 Jan 2018 3:45PM
  • Glare of despair

    I see no despair just a great pic.
    • 6 Jan 2018 3:32PM