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By Ploughman
On another forum a guy posted 12 shots of the same picture taken once a month. The twelve shots make interesting viewing, I wonder if this view would work the same for me ?

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Davesumner 15 28 300 Australia
10 Jan 2013 1:29AM
Hi Richard,

I think a 12 shot montage or the likes would be a very good idea although you would need to marke the tripod etc so you get the same shot everytime, you could then use Proshow Producer or the like to create a slideshow to some music with the twelve images.

For me though, I would have picked a better composition that this, yes you need to show a building in case it snows or something but I would find and old barn in afield or something and not those typical 50s houses you have on the left of the image. The field is good but what about some trees at the front as foreground interest or a fence or something? Also i would talk with the farmer and tell them what you intend because if he leaves that field dormant for a year you'll end up with a quite dull non changing field. I would think that you should have as many elements as possible in the image to show the changing conditions.

My suggestion would be to take more than twelve images though, why not take one per day for a year and then run through that in a quick slideshow?

Hope this helps

DaVeS
Focus_Man 11 481 631 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 9:53AM
Like Dave I don't think it would. The idea is absolutely great it just needs that special vista - maybe a chocolate box scene would do the trick nicely. A thatched cottage with a reallt floral and tree laden garden seems to fit the bill for me. Dave's advice is spot on I would follow that if I were you (unless of course you like my idea!)

Good luck with the project.

Frank
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1293 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 7:26PM
You need a particularly meaningful composition to do the montage idea. This is an adequate record, but your composition is not too good. Group of houses on the left edge, then other buildings on the extreme right. You need a specific focal point to pull the image together.

Paul
Sooty_1 11 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 10:44PM
It's a pleasant rural scene, but it won't change very much over the seasons, close to the camera. The main things to change are the trees and flowers, less so the field (assuming it's planted with a crop), most of which only occupy a small part of the frame.

I would look more for trees, hedgerows, human habitation and get them larger in the frame. This kind of scene might work to a degree for a four seasons shot rather than a 12-month shot. The main thing is to think of what changes most over the year and base your pictures on that, then mark your position exactly to reproduce it every time.

Nick
Ploughman 9 28 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 7:49PM
Thank you all, you have confirmed my final opinion.
With this 12 months project in mind I have taken shots in several locations. Many I have discarded and now I have a shortlist. This shot however has bugged me, just could not get rid for some reason. I have now
Richard.

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