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Mary at the cross on Sunday

By Sus  
Something completely different - a real experiment for me but that's what this place is for!

I noticed the evening sunlight falling through the window on this little statue, and liked the strong colour cast and sharp silhouette created. It was only when I was reviewing the pictures that I noticed the silhouette of the window frame forming the shape of a cross in front of her.

From those of you with better grasp of this sort of 'abstract photo journalism' type thing - any comments or suggestions would be valuable.

Tags: General Specialist and abstract

Voters: GregorP, lobsterboy, SamM and 4 more

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Sus Plus
13 3.2k 9 England
30 Jun 2006 7:31AM
Now I was not expecting much interest in this picture, but you know, I am still quite pleased with it, and pleased with how I came to take it. A combination of observing a certain set of conditions, waiting for another day for the light to be right, and spotting something extra with the photo after I'd taken it. For me this marks a departure from my usual haphazard and impatient snapping. The end effect is pretty much how I visualised it as well. So I like it. But if anyone can constructively criticize the composition or toning/colour, I would value your opinion.

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lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2006 7:03AM

Quote:if anyone can constructively criticize the composition or toning/colour, I would value your opinion.

Lets see if you value this! LOL.
Good idea, colours, lighting - well seen.
Improvement points: Table could do with a clean, bottom diagonal line is distracting, as is the bit missing allong the line of the wall. I would rather the cross didn't go through her head.
Maybe cropping just below the statue would remove most of the distractions.

All in all I like it - no idea why its only got 1 (now 2) clicks.
Sus Plus
13 3.2k 9 England
23 Jul 2006 12:35PM
Thank you Chris!

I noticed the dusty state of the table (in the photo on download - I tend to have a bit of a blind spot about things like that in real life!), but you have pointed out two things that I completely missed, and agree with you that they detract from the composition - particularly about the missing edge.

Really appreciate your comment - thanks for taking the time.
gajj Plus
13 32
6 Nov 2006 4:17AM
Yes...wonderful observation. The nicks and dust don't distract at all IMHO, its what life is all about.
nice composition...

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