Great idea zinckiwi
! As I said on your flickr account I like both and would have a hard time picking an overall fave. I guess I would go with the first one including the tree if forced to pick.
, we can still tell that it's a great photograph even with the scan. Please share some of your other film work if you get the chance, clearly you have a solid eye for composition. Out of curiosity, what was the film used? Since you said the scan is awful I am wary to guess, but based on the saturation I might guess Velvia?
, I liked many of the shots you've shared from that trip here at OO-land. But the one over Tokyo really is neat, I agree.
, I love that you know "the" four shots you like from the past 30 years of photography. If only mine were so easy to sort!
Seriously, great shots. I especially like the LOTR-esque Mt. Washington one.
, it is indeed a kicking desert sunset, the purple to blue range of the sky is my favorite part.
, it's always a pleasure to see Tokyo night lights, thanks for sharing. I will go with the red bridge for the iconic shot, love how the red color pops out of the scene.
, great idea on the trolling. I think you should keep taking that photo every time you go out and I bet you can exceed this already compelling and visually pleasing capture. I think I might find it a bit more interesting with more than one fishing rig pictured and would also like to see a bit of the last light on the rigging. Great concept and don't get me wrong the posted one is still very cool.
, I can see why you chose to photochop this one. I think it's fine and dandy for web sharing. I wouldn't be able to give a more critical opinion without seeing a full-size version to evaluate how it would print, etc. Have you printed it? If it prints fine to the largest size you are ever going to want then who cares if it's perfect at full size? I too like Chris can detect some artifacts but they are not bad at all and besides OCD folks like us nobody is going to even notice them. I have with the subject isolated it's one of my favorite shots in the thread. Very compelling story-telling with lots of interest. We should all be so lucky to have our travel/documentary photos turn out that good.
, I think I told you before but that shipwreck shot is killer! It's actually all the moreso since you had the interesting framing vs. just putting the whole thing in the frame as mentioned by zinckiwi.
, I love your city shots and if they are jarring then we must need to be poked out of our pretty pictures haze.
Great eye for pattern and I agree with the black and white choice.
, I really like the light coming off the water of the first one. It's a classic sun capture, well seen and photographed. I'm booking my flight now (don't I wish).
zinckiwi wrote:wire, you get the award for the first time in memory that a desaturated-except-for-one-object shot hasn't seemed heavy-handed and contrived -- very nice!
I was going to say that wagon might be might favorite photo yet posted to this thread. It has great design and agreed that it's not over done as so many of these can be. I've got some friends on flickr who are really into this genre and frankly this image is right there with the best of theirs that I've seen. Very nice work with the camera and a great way to learn it Wire
. I also think the pink flower (2nd to last) is wonderful.