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Critique 52 Weeks of 2018--Urbanflyer Week 41

Discussion in '52 Weeks' started by urbanflyer, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Week 1--Urban Facades--

    I don't really have a theme for this year so I will post what I shoot and see where that goes. I am always interested in contrast (form, line, color) and living in a ever more dense city gives me lots of architectural options.

    25677202248_81c82c81ca_c. Urban Facades by urbanflyer, on Flickr
  2. Very interesting composition. Kind of rule of thirds with the bottom corner clipping off - I really like it as it seems to break the rules!
  3. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Thumbs up Judith!
    You'll do the 52 week run again.
    I'm sorry to say I'm not in this year, because I am only at home on the weekends...

    Please show us that fantastic pictures like last year
  4. Week 2: Red and Yellow on Blue

    39557863272_956b127647_c. red, yellow on blue by urbanflyer, on Flickr

    See my backyard birds in this weeks Collective Shoot--I am impressed with my new DX7500--all the birds were shot through the kitchen window.
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  5. Yes--I appreciate the impetus to shoot regularly. I actually did some work on this week's CS. Thanks for that as well!
  6. Your week 2 image looks so good with colors and patterns, great eye!
  7. Thanks!
  8. Week 3--Skagit Valley Sunset

    I am one-armed for a few weeks so am limited. Nonetheless we took a day trip to the Skagit to see the snow geese and swans. Lots of them everywhere. But I brought back a sunset that I liked

    25935353608_4b89408209_c. Skagit Valley Sunset by urbanflyer, on Flickr

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  9. I really like your "eye" for graphical textures and colors. Weeks 1 and 2 are terrific, both of them. And Week 3 is a lovely sunset shot. I look forward to seeing your work as it unfolds.
  10. Week 4: Remnants of Christmas

    My husband has taken to getting a couple of poinsettias for Christmas cheer. Since I am a little physically limited for another 4 weeks I decided to focus on something indoors and that would stay still while I worked slowly.

    39953885431_e23aacac36_c. Remnant of Christmas by urbanflyer, on Fickr
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  11. Very lovely. Well done!
  12. Week 5--Rialto Beach winter surf.

    Went to Rialto Beach for a few days to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Rainy and cold--just like our wedding day! I tried converting this shot to b/w but couldn't make it work. Not sure if the blown out right hand corner is a problem or not.

    40107352801_a445aaa74f_c. Rialto Beach winter surf by urbanflyer, on Flickr
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  13. I like the composition in general, and really like the mist on the "chop" ..... really does convey that cold winter ocean feel. As to the blow out, onscreen not a problem for me .... just a way of conveying the luminance. If printed....that's a different story.
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  14. Lovely image Judith. I can see some masking artifacts on the upper right of the frame at the edge of the leaf, but it can be fixed easily.
  15. Very nice image Judith. Misty islands look powerful enough , so I don't get distracted by the blown out parts.
  16. I will fix them! Thanks for looking
  17. Week 6--Urban Stairway--Seattle

    Seattle is a city of hills, though some were flattened in the early 1900's so that horses and cars could more easily get up and down. Nonetheless, there are many places in Seattle where public stairways connect parts of the city. I have wanted to play with wider angle lenses and this seemed like a good place to start.

    39481156404_26c525d018_c. Urban Stairway--Seattle by urbanflyer, on Flickr

  18. It is an excellent place to start. And all that rainfall/moss just adds to the photo.

    If I may make a suggestion based on my own explorations of the wide angle, I have come to prefer framing this kind of shot so that the stairways (up or down) widen just to the corners of the frame. In this case, that would require moving back. To get some idea of what I am talking about, mask the shot from the top of the third step up. The of course gives a horizontal layout, but backing up would give a similar effect in the vertical. Of course, this is an artistic decision and you are the artist ... so this is just my suggestion, nothing else. Have fun playing with the lens(es?). I used to think I was a tele only guy, but then fell in love with wide angle for a lot of things.
  19. Thanks for your thoughts!
  20. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    The stairway is an incredible picture, Judith.

    Reminds me of 187th Street in NYC...

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