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09/23/2002 06:33:47 PM · #51
Look hereto see the original picture, what I had intended to submit and two further modification not yet allowed.

We really must find a way for every one to ensure that we have correct callibrations. :(
09/23/2002 07:35:31 PM · #52
I have added comments to "Natures Head Dress" number 70:

As I reported earlier last week I didn't completely understand the whole "Negative Space" concept. I went to work one morning and we had a wonderful orange sunrise, how I wished I could take advantage of it but the old work place had to take precedence. I continued on towards work looking for something natural to work against the beautiful sky and I spotted the palm trees. I took time to stop to look and they were pure black against the orange sky. I don't take my equipment to work with me as I work in a state prison and cameras are very taboo on the grounds. I waited until the next day hoping that the orange sky would return, and I figured I would leave the camera in the car one-day and get by the security. There was no beautiful sky the next day but I thought I would work with the contrast of palm fronds and clear sky anyway. I liked the way the fronds could be removed from the picture and their feathery look would still be represented in the remaining space. I interpreted this as negative and went for it. The early morning light didn't help me get a nicely exposed picture (one of the many things I have trouble with) and it came out a bit grainy and that is why I turned it into a grayscale picture. I sure wish it could have been taken the first day, WOW.

Thanks to all of you that left me great comments and helped to keep me in the top 100 one more time.

Keep Shootn'

Autool
09/23/2002 07:57:32 PM · #53
Placing nearly last, I have updated the comments on my photo. Bummer!
09/23/2002 08:29:26 PM · #54
Originally posted by pnicholls:
Originally posted by Frank Beckman:
[i]I would like to see every one (after the challenge is over of course) comment on their entry and tell what you were trying to show and how it depicts "negative space". Also how you think the negative space is a "WOW".


That is my interpretation and I'm sticking to it!!


What he said!

09/23/2002 09:30:50 PM · #55
Thanks to everyone who gave insight into their photos, it amazing how your comments helped me understand your pictures.

You do realize that I am a “meathead” (ex-college football player) so it is a real challenge for me to be artistic and creative. As Swash says I just like purdy pictures.
09/27/2002 06:59:27 AM · #56
Originally posted by Frank Beckman:
....Also how you think the negative space is a "WOW".

I might point out that negative space isn't suppose to be a "WOW." In the design of an image, the purpose of negative space is to lay down quietly, and in so doing, by constrast, better emphasize the positive space, drawing more of the view's attention towards that, and in a supporting role, making the positive space more of a "WOW".

The winner of that particular challenge is an excellent case in point.

CJ
09/27/2002 08:42:43 AM · #57
I agree with CJ's comment above. That was the whole idea behind my photo 'Bring a pen and paper'. The idea was to emphasize the beauty of a fresh piece of paper and the start of a drawing (a great feeling if any of you like to draw) I played a bit on the theme by 'focusing' on the paper (NS) and letting the pen be slightly out of focus. I personally like it that way as it gives a softness and tenderness to the whole idea of drawing a picture from scratch.

By what other people wrote in their comments, I had to try the pen in focus...the result was shown in this thread...I still like the original.
09/27/2002 08:55:58 AM · #58
Originally posted by zadore:
I agree with CJ's comment above. That was the whole idea behind my photo 'Bring a pen and paper'. The idea was to emphasize the beauty of a fresh piece of paper and the start of a drawing (a great feeling if any of you like to draw) I played a bit on the theme by 'focusing' on the paper (NS) and letting the pen be slightly out of focus. I personally like it that way as it gives a softness and tenderness to the whole idea of drawing a picture from scratch.

By what other people wrote in their comments, I had to try the pen in focus...the result was shown in this thread...I still like the original.


As I said, the design purpose of negative space is to play a supporting role to the positive space. And it's hard to play a supporting role when the photographer makes you the focal center while her or she leaves the positive space somewhat unfocused.

CJ
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