BeakerSt

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Time to test the brakes I think...

Hope you had a nice weekend all.  Thanks for the support with my shots last week, sadly I can't get around to view everyone's blogs (or comp entries at the moment)...but I will catch up.


Brake

Time to test the brakes I think...

Hope you had a nice weekend all.  Thanks for the support with my shots last week, sadly I can't get around to view everyone's blogs (or comp entries at the moment)...but I will catch up.


comments (9)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 30 Apr 2007, 01:12
Where you been hiding yourself? :d

Suby
BeakerSt: Here and there but not on Shutterchance as much at the moment as I've no broadband since a house move a month ago. I'm posting but that's time consuming enough.

Hope you are keeping yourself out of trouble wink
Not sure about the angle of this shot, Si. It certainly has an effect on me psychologically!

Here's my half hearted entry for Shadows.... http://drewble.shutterchance.com/photoblog/75531.htm
BeakerSt: I'd be interested to know why? What effect is it having on you? I wanted to create a more dynamic angle rather than a simple curvy road to try and get a sense of 'trickiness' to the road. The curve itself would not be difficult to drive around but if you were to go too fast it may be costly. As you can't illustrate a sense of speed in a static shot without a moving vehicle/blur I tried to invoke a similar feeling from the angle. Well that's what I tried anyway!! wink

Thanks for the entry...it's certainly one that I'll need to ponder over!

I actually took your tree shot as I much preferred it. I'm finding it difficult keeping track with dial-up!

Psychodudu / Drewble – “Shadow Skeleton” posted 30 March and submitted against a theme entry of 'Shadow' at www.beakerst.shutterchance.co.uk
http://www.25sept.com/entry/20070330

Relevance and Creativity
Very creative or should I say very observant. I have to quote what someone else has written “a beautiful tree…twice” Score 8

Overall impact
Yes I think it certainly does have some wow factor. It’s a very dynamic image and the shadow is clearly a shadow but gives the impression of an additional tree as it is so crisp and well defined and suitably close to the tree as to suggest they are growing together. Score 8

Composition
I think it’s very good. The tree is positioned very nicely in the frame with it’s shadow. I have one concern and that is around the composition at the bottom of the image. The fence is quite intrusive and masks some interesting detail of the benches which are a not used to their best advantage. I think that a better image may have been achieved had you either taken the shot through the fence or if possible from the other side of the fence. Score 8


Quality of image
It’s good but the tonal range is a little shallow with not a lot of detail around the items on the ground. I think that it’s important to set the strength of the shadow against the rest of the image and with limited detail elsewhere the image suffers just a little in my opinion. I think that there’s good darks and good lights but not a lot of range in the middle. Score 8

Total: 32/40
  • Petra
  • 30 Apr 2007, 07:52
I like this angle...and the white paintmarks on the road..and it makes me think why the lines are painted so messy... (just imagining a man with a bucket full of white paint on his knees trying to make straight lines, but does not succeed because of this huge hangover from last night......lol) never mind....nice photo Simon
BeakerSt: Thanks Petra smile
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 Apr 2007, 13:20
Well looks like another Aussie shot to me. In fact reminds me of one of the bends near cairns. nice perspective simon. i am now kicking myself for not taking a shot of some nice road lines whlst out driving yesterday.
BeakerSt: You'll have to go back!! This was just outside Melbourne.
  • Sheeplover
  • the majestic Pembrokeshire coastline, S.W. Wales
  • 30 Apr 2007, 13:38
Love the feel of this one Simon. Quite often in your shots the eye is drawn along to a point of interest & this is no different - it just does it with a bit of a wobble.
Reminds me of the jorney I had yesterday in a mates Lotus 111 grin

I'm guessing by the markings it isn't in the UK...
BeakerSt: Ooooh...111 eh! S4 may be about to go in place of a soot chucker...a fast soot chucker though. wink
  • urban8
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • 30 Apr 2007, 15:24
Hi - lovely shot, really like the fact you find yourself virtually-driving those bends!!

And this is my entry for the competition - I took this in the last hour & hope it hits some buttons!! http://urban8photo.shutterchance.com/photoblog/75774.htm
BeakerSt: Urban8 – “Is that a shadow” posted April 30 and submitted against a theme entry of 'Shadow' at www.beakerst.shutterchance.co.uk
http://urban8photo.shutterchance.com/photoblog/75774.htm


Relevance and Creativity
Hmmm…I’m not sure what I feel about this. It’s got a shadow but it’s not screaming shadow at me as I see the question mark foremost. I think a 7.

Overall impact
Yeah it’s interesting but probably more from it being a question mark on the floor rather than an interesting image…not really making sense here am I! It’s a strong image but just a 6 I’m afraid.

Composition
I like the graphic image but feel it’s quite full in the frame, there’s not a lot of space around the image. I think that this is because you’ve tried to emphasise the shadow aspect. Apart from that it’s pretty good 7

Quality of image
It’s got a relatively good tonal range and it’s clean and sharp. 8

Total: 28/40
  • mal
  • 30 Apr 2007, 16:33
Classic "S" composition Simon, very very nice shot. mal
Great shot - gives me the urge to go out racing. Or at least set up my Scalextric.
Dangerous curves with a movement sensation

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