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There are trees and there are trees... this is a partial glimpse of the structure that has gone up in Clerkenwell Green as part of the London Architecture Biennale.  I'm not sure I get it though...

Here's the official site which includes a video of the "tree" opening up in the morning..


E Etomi from Nigeria 27 Jun 2006, 07:13
I don't get it either...
Barbara: I probably haven't done it justice...there's a link above describing it, and here's another...

Nike 27 Jun 2006, 10:33
Seriously wierd - Don't think I like it. Not the photography but the content. I much prefer the portrait from yesterday. Leaves me with a much better feeling. This looks quite dangerous.
Barbara: Wierd...but since I posted this and read more about it..I think I'm beginning to understand it...although it will be nice to get the outside of the Crown Tavern back to normal!

Angela 27 Jun 2006, 12:08
Don't really get it but might make more sense in colour, abstract art doesn't always do it for me.
Barbara: Chacun a son gout...

Suby from Great Britain (UK) 27 Jun 2006, 13:22
Should Suby go postal on the lovely lady??? Naaa, she already knows she could have done better so all Suby will say is

"keep challenging yourself and experimenting"

Think more about composition, lighting, what you are trying to capture, why you are trying ti capture, what the finished result is going to look like, if any enhancing needed for the shot, what will it be? What sort of emotions you want to bring out or convey from/to the veiwers.

THEN AND ONLY THEN do you START snapping away smile

Barbara: Ok thanks for the advice Prof...but really, truly, you think about ALL those things before every shot you take?

Matt Frederiksen from United States 27 Jun 2006, 13:41
Interesting subject. Kind of weird and alien like said above but like suby said you could have done so much more with it. Maybe if you get a chance you could go back with less going on and really capture it. Especially since you know more about it now.
Barbara: I'll try and go back, will add that to my ever growing list...take picture of car, learn basics of Photoshop...sigh...

Suby from Great Britain (UK) 27 Jun 2006, 16:27
Aaahhh a question from the lovely Barbara to test the Subster,

"Do you think about ALL those things before every shot you take?"

The answer to that is "MOST DEFINITELY YES" Let me guide you to a post of mine that I put up a few months ago that got me savaged by the Shutterchance police - - I missed the ball on that one (although you will never know with the way I fought my corner smile) and so I REALLY started making an effort with the whole image not just the central theme.

I did a shoot on Saturday and Sunday this week, and you know what? I actually was thinking of things like the background, composition, lighting etc on every shot I took. I remember a shot I took of the bride looking into a mirror. It was an of the bat shot, i did not plan it but she was looking at her makeup or hair, I quickly took the shot and immediately I noticed there was someone in the background that did not compliment the shot. I had to ask that person to MOVE quick smile and try to set up the shot again, lucky I was able to capture the same look and atmosphere, but now with a less distracting background. I already knew in my head exactly what the finished product WOULD look like once I have got my greasy paws on the shot.

This may not work for you, but I guarantee, the more you do this, the easier it will become until it's automatic and you start doing it without thinking. The background of an image is AS IMPORTANT as the central character/theme. ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS.

Do not ALWAYS depend on Photoshop or any editing tool to get you out of the hole.

Barbara: YES oga sah! wink

Poweide Koroye 28 Jun 2006, 01:54
Wow! Suby suggests not relying entirely on Photoshop? I might even start to like the guy.

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Deji Famakinwa from UK 30 Jun 2006, 23:02
I am definitely fascinated by this.

A more creative capture focusing on something you really found interesting about the structure or how it interacted with its surrounding would have gone a longer way. A link to the complete image for those interested would then have been OK.

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