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Old April 8th, 2013, 12:35 PM
Bob Rogers Bob Rogers is offline
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Wall, Tree, Crane
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The wall is the National Gallery in Washington DC. They are doing work on the stone. The way the shadow of the crane interacted with the tree appealed to me. I "fixed" the perspective in photoshop, though perhaps not quite enough.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 11:02 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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The pink color with grey and the three 3 elements you assembled are attractive. This would be an excellent addition to the thread on diagonals. Here, by itself, the open space below the crane makes it seem incomplete, whereas with neighbors in the collection where diagonals are the connecting motif, this picture has no such drawback.

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Old April 8th, 2013, 11:06 PM
Sam Hames Sam Hames is offline
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I really like the contrast between the wall/tree/bricks, it's very nicely balanced and really enjoyable to see the different elements overlaid like that. I like that you've left the bottom 'empty' because if there were anything else there you wouldn't focus on the wall as an integral element of the composition.

You might want to pull that bottom left corner down a little more in correcting the perspective; the line of bricks isn't horizontal there and gets cut off. I think it would improve the contrast between the geometry of the wall and the other elements if you straighten that up. (at least for me, I don't think a lot of people would necessarily notice....)

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Old April 9th, 2013, 05:41 AM
Antonio Correia Antonio Correia is offline
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Bob, have you considered to flip the image horizontally ?

The crane would be up in the sense of reading... Sometimes it does help to the power of the image
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