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Weekly Bilko's 52 for 2012 - Week 48 Shadow Added

Discussion in '365's & 52's' started by Bilko, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. zeb

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    This works well with your description as it look like your son is holding your hand and not you his, looks a tad over exposed to me too. (y)
     
  2. mattd85

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    I like your take on this weeks theme, very nice

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  3. lizzy23

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    Robert, can't believe i haven't been back since commenting on your fear shot!!! apologies

    Sigh - caught really well, its difficult ro focus on something like that and i think you've got it bang on.

    Sweet - again bank on theme and well exposed

    Secure - really nicely composed it does envoke security, but it also looks a tad bright on my screen as well
     
  4. Bilko

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    Blimey, thanks very much for the kind comments. That really helps my confidence and means a lot to me.

    Here's a slightly darkened version. Is this better?

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    week5secureb by robertalexandershaw, on Flickr
     
  5. Delta Skies

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    Sweet - Nicely done but maybe a bit to tightly cropped

    Secure - I really like this one especially the edit. It's nicely lit and composed.
     
  6. snorton

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    Well, can't really add to what's been already said about a cracking picture (y)
     
  7. Rolyratman

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    Like the edit for secure, especailly with your personal take on it. Good work :)
     
  8. posiview

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    Yeah, I like the simplicity of secure and the perspective works for me.

    I'd like to see if moved up an inch or so...

    Cheers.
     
  9. Blank_Canvas

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    'Secure' I like your interpretation again this week Robert, very nice skin tones and bang-on theme !
     
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    Hi Robert
    Only just seen your thread. Some very good shots, particuarly Sigh and Secure. The edted version of the latter really gives it a lift and shows the exposure and focussing in a better way.

    keep up the good work.
     
  11. Bilko

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    Thank you very much for all the kind comments.
     
  12. St-ephen

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    Me too.

    I really like the linked hands. The adjusted one is definitely better and the square crop adds to it. Very nice.
     
  13. Dark Knight

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    That is a very nicely taken shot for secure Robert - very nice indeed (y)
     
  14. blakester

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    First up, apologies for not seeing your thread sooner Robert.
    Great work so far in this 52 (y)
    Direction, a great sense of movement in this, the arrow is a good touch which adds to the overall composition.
    Fear, a powerful image which suits the B&W conversion.
    Sigh, a simple but effective take on the subject. I do like the abstract feel to it also.
    Sweet, liking the colours in this a lot. It is bang on theme too on a couple of levels, the sugar being the more obvious one but as Gramps said above, sweet kisses.
    Secure, again another strong image with feeling behind it. It works well and the personal story attached really works. Definitely one which you should print and hang.
    Now that I have found your 52 Robert, I will look in regularly.

    Iain
     
  15. Bilko

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    Thank you so much for all the support and advice. It helps a lot. I hope one day I'll be able to get better at photography so the pictures will be worthwhile.
     
  16. blondie606

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    Hi Robert


    Secure....everythings been said so just a (y) from me
     
  17. Bilko

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    Thank you.

    Here's my week 6.

    I was stuck between 2 pictures.

    I think this shot is the weaker of the two (and overexposed) But, for me it has a story. Those delapidated old gates with overgrown weeds had thousands passing them each day. Harland & Wolff had as many as 35-40,000 workers. Now there's next to none.

    A fallen industry. While the cranes (Samson & Goliath) stand as landmarks.

    I won't use the other image for my 52. This is about making choices too, right or wrong. So if I'm wrong, I hope to learn!

    As usual, it's up for critique

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    week 6 Industry by robertalexandershaw, on Flickr
     
  18. Marshall194

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    Well it's a top pic but I can't put my finger on why bang on theme well done
     
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    I'm liking that... the old railings help the fallen Industry as you say, The bright cranes and sky really stand out - & well framed with the column's (y)
     
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    Agree with DK, the old railings really help that crane to pop. I like it :)
     
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    Good composition with the crane being framed by the fence pillars but the crane looks a bit too yellow for my tired eyes! ;)
     
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    I like that, great natural framing there and I like the punchy colours.
     
  23. Bilko

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    Thanks for the comments. Very much appreciated.
     
  24. Southdowns

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    Love he colours, great shot.
     
  25. Donnie

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    Yep, all works well in my eyes, though I'm not a fan of borders on photos but that's personal preference.

    As said that yellow is very yellow but stands out beautifully against that sky.

    The rusty dilapidated gates and rusty pillars add to the whole scene of industry (that was) and for me, the clincher is the bloke walking through the frame perfectly on the third and walking into the frame not out of it.

    Well done!
     
  26. Manc Man

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    Very nice shot Robert, like your explanation about the location.
     
  27. Treehugger81

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    You've had a good start to the challenge. Your direction shot is the best for me up to now. Very well taken. (y) look forward to the rest of your 52.
     
  28. St-ephen

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    I like it. Good shot of a very famous landmark.
     
  29. Bilko

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    Thanks again.

    I'm not sure this was my best shot, but the one I chose.
     
  30. philthejuggler

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    I like it - in my imagination the man is walking past a gate he used to go through.

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  31. superpippo

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    :plus1:

    Well composed
     
  32. Bilko

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    Thank you!
     
  33. Bilko

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    Week 7 Root.

    Tried to think of something original and struggled. :(

    So I took a walk up the road to a small spot that's full of trees on banks. Though this picture looks like I just did a point & shoot, but I got down low to try and get a better angle. I don't think it really makes a difference. :thinking:

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    Week 7 Root by robertalexandershaw, on Flickr
     
  34. Donnie

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    I like it especially with all the moss living on the roots too. Also like the depth of field used too, it's more obvious on the original large one on flickr but I like it.
     
  35. Treehugger81

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    A really good image. To my eye it looks like it could do with a little straightening. The tree looks a bit wonky (technical term) :p.
     
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    Industry - great shot, nice strong colours.

    Roots - really like this one, nice DOF and keep getting drawn to that top left corner. Just nice on the eyes.
     
  37. blondie606

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    Hi Robet


    love your Industry shot...great contrast between the crane colors & the rusty gates & weeds...really nice & on theme too :clap:

    Great Root shot ....nice low POV , good detail ( though may stand some more contrast ?) possibly a bit squiff to the right.... but , yup on theme & a nice shot to boot (y)
     
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    Big (y) from me for both your industry and root photographs.
    I especially like the industry one Robert, particularly the bold yellow of the cranes in the background against the blue sky. IMHO you can't go wrong with colours like that, especially seeing as we are in winter. I dont think the photograph needs the border you've added because the image frames itself with the composition you've taken.
    I like the root photograph too, the bold green moss growing on the roots really add to the subject, nice low POV taken. Good work. Iain
     
  39. gramps

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    Nice root opportunity, I would have liked to also see some closer options to bring out the root detail a bit more.
     
  40. St-ephen

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    That's very nice. I love the partial moss covering.
     

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