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47   Featured in PhotoFlash #025
 
 
Sam H. Warriner

member since: 3/6/2005
    Hi, what is this?

3/8/2005 3:14:45 PM

 
Bryan F. Peterson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/6/2000
 

Hi Sam,
Its a macro shot of three holes in a blue metal gate, and in the background is a red car in parking lot.
Bryan

3/8/2005 9:18:24 PM

 
R.M. Fusco

member since: 5/26/2004
 

You are one of my most respected photographers, Bryan, but this is very boring. I like nothing about it. Regards,

3/9/2005 12:22:19 PM

 
Mike C. Curtis

member since: 3/9/2005
 

Hi Bryan,

I just gotta tell you that you are the reason my photography is at the level it currently is (which is great for my standards). I read your book several years ago, and it helped me tremendously with understanding exposure. I still reference it to this date. Thanks for the well written book. If you want, you can take a look at my very humble photo gallery at www.pbase.com/mike_curtis Leave a comment if you like...

Oh, and I kind of have to agree with R.M. F. This pic doesn't really do anything for me either.... Although you nailed the exposure.... ;-)

Mike

3/9/2005 8:39:50 PM

 
Bryan F. Peterson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/6/2000
 

Mike/R.M.F.-
Thanks to both of you for your comments and critique and I would concur with both of you that this is NOT a "stand alone" image. It does however address a point about color theory, which is how this image is used in my book, Learning to See Creatively and also this same image is used in one of my courses here at BetterPhoto.
Bryan

3/9/2005 9:57:00 PM

 
Justin S.

member since: 11/21/2004
 

The color theory your speaking of being that certain colors will look closer to you in distance even though they may not be, I.E.- if you place a blue object and a red object 100ft away the red being the louder color will appear to be closer than the cooler blue color. If that is what your talking about then it shows the piont well. It's definatly a unique photo and the exposure is outstanding. You said this was a Gate Which I'm assuming outside, Did you use any type of filter to knock off glare like a polerizer or was it taking as seen?
Thanks,
Justin

3/12/2005 10:01:35 PM

 
Bryan F. Peterson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/6/2000
 

Hi Justin-
Yes thats it exactly-this image was initially used in an article I wrote for Popular Photography magazine about 16 months ago and it is also used in the section on COLOR in my book Learning to See Creatvively-regarding the image itself, it is shot "as is" on morning of bright overcast.
Bryan

3/13/2005 2:22:51 AM

 
Justin S.

member since: 11/21/2004
 

Thanks for the info,
I tend to see things with different eye than most, I actually like the shot. It's simple, the color is outstanding, and the little bits of white (where the paint is flaking away) breaks the color patern a bit. Anyway, it's been good speaking with you, Loved your books, They've helped mode me into the photographer I am today...
Justin

3/13/2005 8:54:01 PM

 
Ryan Glaze

member since: 2/9/2005
 

The holes are moving!!

4/11/2005 6:24:15 PM

 
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