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Street Color Challenge: A Fallen Leaf!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
This is how fine photography should be done! The colors and shapes are amazing. They remind me of a fine tree photo I've seen recently but with fall colors!
Tony,

You have made barely sufficient intelligent responses to hold off being banned and reported. But you seem to underestimate us!

You need to be first a photographer yourself and share pictures as a member of our community. Absent that foundation of genuine involvement, your both smart comments and links, at present, are gratuititous!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Nicolas,

You are naturally far more meticulously honest than I am. It might be related to French High School Curriculum with an emphasis on Civics.

You have so conscientious in your photographs in reproducing colors and textures exactly as they are. I remember how you were so astonished and angry when someone “reinterpreted” your carefully reproduced colors in a boat interior according to his own taste!

I wrote once here about “Factive” versus “Fictive” photography. The former is strictly documenting, albeit with artistic sensibility. The later is governed by maximizing the emotional power and impact on the viewer and “truth” serves the spirits hopefully for the better.

Your work has to be far more disciplined. You pretty well print close to how you compose in the viewfinder!

I take a picture and then adjacent overlapping views as my work begins anew in front of the monitor screen!

Noe back to your leaves below:

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
This photograph has not been edited it seems! It’s soft, gentle with golden light from behind our left shoulder. It could be enjoyed any size but I would pray this is a MF image and could be printed 1-3 meters high on absolutely flat board. I would be seated in 1 meter in front of it in a high backed chair.

Then I would enjoy it by myself, viewing it, (eyes open for 5 minutes and then shut for 20 minutes), so I could meditate, free myself of concerns and Muse!

1855


Still, I can very well imagine that I would have impulsively “cleaned up” the left edge to complete the blue grey stucco b.g.

I likely would have emphasized the Leaf shadow too.

...but then that’s not the “Truth” of the matter and mostly foreign to you!

As a result the patient observer, at ease in front of this print, will realize that there’s richness that exposes itself when we allow the image to talk to us. The upper right golden light reflects the sky and creates a mood for musing.

My reactivity to “imperfections”, “clues to flaws” and “imperfections” in editing, (which may come from my job as a cancer physician), would have destroyed French Impressionism and this delicate experience.

I treasure your honesty and more “Factive” approach to Art!

Asher
 
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Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
This photograph has not been edited it seems! It’s soft, gentle with golden light from behind our left shoulder. It could be enjoyed any size but I would pray this is a MF image and could be printed 1-3 meters high on absolutely flat board. I would be seated in 1 meter in front of it in a high backed chair.

Then I would enjoy it by myself, viewing it, (eyes open for 5 minutes and then shut for 20 minutes), so I could meditate, free myself of concerns and Muse!


Still, I can very well imagine that I would have impulsively “cleaned up” the left edge to complete the blue grey stucco b.g.

I likely would have emphasized the Leaf shadow too.

...but then that’s not the “Truth” of the matter and mostly foreign to you!

As a result the patient observer, at ease in front of this print, will realize that there’s richness that exposes itself when we allow the image to talk to us. The upper right golden light reflects the sky and creates a mood for musing.

My reactivity to “imperfections”, “clues to flaws” and “imperfections” in editing, (which may come from my job as a cancer physician), would have destroyed French Impressionism and this delicate experience.

I treasure your honesty and more “Factive” approach to Art!

Asher
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