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    This is another image which I like, but I know I shouldn't.

    It seems to break all the rules

    1) It is not a perfect rose
    2) It hasn't got symmetry
    3) There are no strong leading lines/diagonals
    4) Totally ignores the rule of thirds.

    I probably couldn't have made more 'mistakes' if I had tried.

    So have I lost what vestiges of taste/discrimination I may have had.

    Or does it actually work?



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    Nick
    Nick Temple-Fry

    Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

    www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
    www.temple-fry.co.uk

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    Re: Everything is coming up Roses

    Ah - I've discovered the thirds - they were staring me in the face.

    Maybe I can stop feeling guilty about liking this shot.

    Nick
    Nick Temple-Fry

    Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

    www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
    www.temple-fry.co.uk

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    • #3
      Re: Everything is coming up Roses

      Well I like it too, even though I'd probably have crammed the flower closer to the left had edge because that's the sort of thing I do. I love the colours - the way the central petals seem to shine, and the detail too, also the way it's against a dark background.

      I can see the 'thirds' too.
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      • #4
        Re: Everything is coming up Roses

        Originally posted by Ellie View Post
        Well I like it too, even though I'd probably have crammed the flower closer to the left had edge because that's the sort of thing I do. I love the colours - the way the central petals seem to shine, and the detail too, also the way it's against a dark background.

        I can see the 'thirds' too.
        Thank you Ellie, it took me ages to realise I'd divided the image into vertical strips on the third lines, even though the image has the shape and look I intended when I shot it (and how often that isn't true).

        Good to see you back on the the board, I wonder if you have any new images to share?

        Nick
        Nick Temple-Fry

        Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

        www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
        www.temple-fry.co.uk

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        • #5
          Re: Everything is coming up Roses

          Originally posted by Nick Temple-Fry View Post
          Thank you Ellie, it took me ages to realise I'd divided the image into vertical strips on the third lines, even though the image has the shape and look I intended when I shot it (and how often that isn't true).

          Good to see you back on the the board, I wonder if you have any new images to share?

          Nick
          Thanks Nick, and you're right about the way you took that picture, sometime "the rules" are there without even realising it.

          Other people's pictures always seem to be so much better than mine so I only seem to add anything for a challenge. I'll have to dig some out though, I've got loads that could do with an airing, even if they're only really holiday snaps.
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          • #6
            Re: Everything is coming up Roses

            There are rules?

            I like the image it works for me, like the light and the way you have 'posed' it. In fact might have to nick the idea
            You cant make a great musician or a great photographer if the magic isnt there. ~ Eve Arnold

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            • #7
              Re: Everything is coming up Roses

              Originally posted by knikki View Post
              There are rules?

              I like the image it works for me, like the light and the way you have 'posed' it. In fact might have to nick the idea
              "I think they are more like guidelines" said Ridcully (apologies to Pratchett fans).

              Thank you

              Be my guest.

              Nick
              Nick Temple-Fry

              Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

              www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
              www.temple-fry.co.uk

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              • #8
                Re: Everything is coming up Roses

                Nick I'm a big fan of the use of negative space and with this one I would have prefered to see even more ,2/3rds instead of 1/3rd.
                Regards Paul.
                One day I hope to be the person my dogs think I am.

                https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_silk/

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                • #9
                  Re: Everything is coming up Roses

                  Originally posted by Paul_S View Post
                  Nick I'm a big fan of the use of negative space and with this one I would have prefered to see even more ,2/3rds instead of 1/3rd.
                  Not 100% sure I see what you mean - by negative space I assume you mean background areas, in which case are you suggesting more each side of the rose - or more in front (rhs).

                  Thanks

                  Nick
                  Nick Temple-Fry

                  Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

                  www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
                  www.temple-fry.co.uk

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                  • #10
                    Re: Everything is coming up Roses

                    yep..more on the r/h side.
                    Regards Paul.
                    One day I hope to be the person my dogs think I am.

                    https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_silk/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Everything is coming up Roses

                      Originally posted by Paul_S View Post
                      yep..more on the r/h side.
                      Ahh - well there is a problem trying that as I shot this 'portrait' and it is quite a minimimal crop of the original.

                      I can see what you mean - but I'll have to shoot it and process it before I'm totally convinced. Though I suspect it will be quite effective.

                      Thanks

                      Nick
                      Nick Temple-Fry

                      Medicine as a science ranks somewhere between archaeology and economics.

                      www.theChurchPhotographer.co.uk 90 Churches -- Fairford St Mary's, exceptionally splendid
                      www.temple-fry.co.uk

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