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That would have been my idea for the comp using a crown and a farthing.This was my alternate shot for Little and Large. I do like it, but think I needed to arrange the coins a bit better - they needed rotating. Also, because this was taken with the F70, I couldn't control the aperture on my gelded Sigma 105mm macro lens. I now have an F80 too, which means I don't have to use the lens in P mode.
FILM - One hundred times bigger in value by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Looks like it’s a frame from an animation, could be a whole new hobby Andy. You could be F&C’s very own Oliver Postgate.
Perhaps the story could be about a bloke going for a walk by the sea and getting marooned on an island because he forgot what the tide does, and despite all the many boats on the island he never thinks of asking for a lift back to the mainland?Looks like it’s a frame from an animation, could be a whole new hobby Andy. You could be F&C’s very own Oliver Postgate.
Chris, FWIW your entry for this I thought was really fantastic. I am normally very unimpressed and uninterested with these ICM shots, but I genuinely really liked yours. I'm a little late to the party on this years competition so didn't get a chance to vote, just thought I'd let you know I liked it.As soon as I started thinking about the "abstract and odd" theme, I wanted to do some intentional camera movement shots...<snip>
I love both of these but I think the second one is wonderful, I’d gladly print that and put it on my wall. It reminds me of the the work of Susan Burnstine. I don’t know how you’re going to interpret the rest if this year’s challenges chris but if you can find a way of incorporating this style then you’ll pretty much have my vote every time.
All the Angles Nige - that was the one I loved on your Flickr account! (These are good as well).These were a couple of my alternates. In the end, while the fisrst is abstract, I thought it was a bit boring. The scond I like, but wasn't sure it really qualified:
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FILM - Shapes above by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
FILM - Pots'n'pans by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
Absolutely Fantastic! Why oh why didn't you enter this Chris - it's amazing!!4) This one from the same shoot, I really liked, but again I thought it was too representational. I can't quite remember how I made this one; I thought at first it was one of the "zoom during exposure" shots (where it turned out I was zooming too fast in most cases, more like a double exposure). Definitely not one of the "move the camera firmly in one direction" shots. I suspect it might have been when I was "experimenting" with moving the camera just a little bit through the exposure, but again it doesn't look quite right. So I'm puzzled.
R1-09872-0023 by Chris R, on Flickr
Thanks Fraser. I was concerned it was a bit too representational, since it's so obviously a tree! I was really going for both abstract AND odd... never mind, I'm really glad folk like it, as I do, too.Absolutely Fantastic! Why oh why didn't you enter this Chris - it's amazing!!
It is abstract & odd and bloody fantastic Chris!Thanks Fraser. I was concerned it was a bit too representational, since it's so obviously a tree! I was really going for both abstract AND odd... never mind, I'm really glad folk like it, as I do, too.
I think you definitely picked the right one as your entry. It had a definite "Babycham"-faun look to it.Well thanks to those who voted for my one....I was going to put this one up as resin (or whatever) improved the eye look, but thought the other one without direct sunlight looked better overall.
Perhaps not what you want to hear in the circumstances, but I really like that shot Chris. The line of the treetops drawing the eye through the frame and down to the sheltering horses is very nice.This was the shot I was waiting for, but didn't consider quite good enough, before going off on a search for alternates yesterday, that resulted in the entry outwith the rules...
1905EPLXCN Quantock ponies by Chris R, on Flickr
Wild ponies on the Quantock Hills, sheltering under the group of trees known as the Seven Sisters. Pentax LX, Vivitar 35-70, Superia 400
For some reason late last night I decided it wasn't "landscape" enough, so (having forgotten about the subsidiary rule that shots had to be taken in May) I went looking through the catalogue and found the February shot that I submitted. There were at least two clues that should have alerted me: the first was that when I went for a wander yesterday afternoon I checked the monthly themes on my Dropbox and saw "Mystery Month", and the second when I was wondering why so few entries! Oh well...
I had had some hopes for other shots on the same roll, taken in Holyrood Park during a 5K race as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival: runners, with Arthur's Seat in the background. Definitely landscape enough, but little details in the half dozen shots I took ruled them all out (yes, I know, machine gun Chris!).
I think that last shot might've stood you a very good chance of nabbing the top-spot Peter. It's lovely.I think I was one of the few on the Knoydart ferry that didn't have a mountain bike! Minox 35GT & Colorplus 200.
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Sunset kayakers. Nikon F80, 35-105, ood Sensia 100 via Ag
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And a sunset film-maker. Nikon F80, 35-105, ood Sensia 100 via Ag
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