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VOTE PF Photo Contest - A Moment Of Reflection (Group 2/2)

  1. Janus

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  2. Mech_Engineer

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. fi

    14 vote(s)
    45.2%
  4. FredGarvin

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. shramana

    7 vote(s)
    22.6%
  6. alex_caps

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
  1. Jan 26, 2008 #1

    ZapperZ

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    This is the second group in this contest. You have one vote. Please vote for the picture that best represents our theme.

    1. Janus
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    2. Mech_Engineer
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    3. fi
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    4. FredGarvin
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    5. shramana
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    6. alex_caps
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    Contest thread

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  3. Jan 27, 2008 #2

    Moonbear

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    I chose Janus for this one, but it was really a tough choice.
     
  4. Jan 27, 2008 #3

    turbo

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    I like Fred's beaver lodge. I have cabin fever and can't wait to get out fly-fishing on some little ponds.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2008 #4
    These are tough. I went with alex because he literally caught a "moment". They're all great images, though. Janus' is very cool for catching four reflections. fi's is so still and clear that it would be difficult to know which end is up.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2008 #5

    Chi Meson

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    I voted for Fi's pic because it invokes my favorite theme of human artifice superimposed on nature. Plus it's just nice to look at.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2008 #6

    ZapperZ

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    You have 2 days left to vote in the first round of this contest.

    Zz.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2008 #7

    fuzzyfelt

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    It is so nice you noticed that, it is my favourite theme too. I like your photo too. Thanks.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2008 #8
    Voted for fi too. The picture is very balanced and so real. Was it accidental or deliberate to have an ideal number of trees (seven) for the composition?
     
  10. Jan 30, 2008 #9
    Andre, could you please elaborate on why seven in considered ideal? Thanks.
     
  11. Jan 30, 2008 #10
    If you compose with tree groups, you find yourself ending up with seven as the most harmonic

    Just count:
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  12. Jan 30, 2008 #11

    fuzzyfelt

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    Thanks :smile:
    Not consciously, no - in fact I generally try to forget what I’ve learnt about composition, etc., when taking photos, if possible ( maybe I do this too well, as I don’t remember being taught specifically about 7 trees, that is fascinating!) hoping to happen upon new ideas for painting, and otherwise just happy snaps.

    Nevertheless, I cannot help having these images in the back of my mind (Monet’s poplars) when I see rows of trees like this. I remember being astounded by these compositions when I first saw them.

    http://www.monetartprints.net/images/monet_poplar_Epte.jpg
    7 trees in foreground, reflected

    http://www.intermonet.com/prints/w1309t400.jpg
    4 trees in line, reflected
     
  13. Jan 30, 2008 #12
    I hope that there are no Japanese Bonsai masters reading this forum. An even number of trees is wrong, although nobody is going to count if it's 61 or 62 and from the even numbers four trees is absolutely the worst as 4 is their number of the death.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2008 #13

    fuzzyfelt

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    Yes, I did forget bonsai and feng shui!! I hope if there are Bonsai masters here they make exceptions for Impressionist masters!
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2008
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