View Full Version : A couple of new ones...

02-21-2005, 12:00 AM
Took these the other day...D70 in Aperture Priority.



Norm in Fujino
02-23-2005, 06:35 PM
I like the tractor picture especially--lots of nice texture, but I think the framing is kind of "busy"--the additional roofline at the top and the chopped window at the left are a bit distracting. This kind of scene has a lot of potential: the contrast of organic and mechanical, and the lovely woven feel throughout.

02-23-2005, 10:11 PM
Norm, when you say "the additional roofline at the top" do you mean the part of the roof where the sun hits it?

Norm in Fujino
02-24-2005, 12:11 AM
I'm not sure what it is, but the upper right corner of the photograph, that triangle of roof (?) that comes over to nearly to the left side. I'm not sure what I'm looking at, another part of the roof, or a building behind it, but the texture is different, and for me it kind of detracts from the rest of the scene. I've been playing with other kinds of framing and I know that there must be several, and it's just a personal preference, so others may feel I'm completely wrong (and that's not unusual :D ). Here's one:


03-02-2005, 12:50 PM
I quite like the tractor shot but I must agree that I prefer the cropped version.

03-02-2005, 01:01 PM
I think the cropped version is TOO cropped. The first composition really allows you to feel the expansive sense of space you have with a barn and tractor and presumably a large field of crops just out of sight. The cropped version made me feel a bit claustrophobic. It's too close in. Also, when I took photojournalism (many years ago!) they always told us that if a person or object was facing toward the edge of the frame, to give the object some space. Otherwise the object is hemmed in by the edge of the frame. This cropping does that to the tractor.

I think there is probably a happy medium between the two. But if I had to choose between these two I prefer the uncropped version.

03-02-2005, 01:15 PM
Yup. I agree that the original is fine. But if you had seen the cropped version first... ;) Either one would work, but the original is 13 x 19 print material.

Nice shot.