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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2014, 07:13:01 AM »
I like very much the picture in day 5. Keep them coming Toni
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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2014, 07:56:17 AM »
The negative space works well in this one.....john
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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2014, 10:18:43 PM »
Rex and John, thank you for your kind words.

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2014, 10:20:26 PM »


Day 6 of 365
"At daylight everything is obvious and photographs taken in such circumstances often encloses self-explanatory characteristics that makes us interpret them with 'declarative eye'. If you are a fledgling photographer like me and you've shown your work to others you know exactly what that declarative eye is. They glance at your work and immediately state the what it is: 'it's a door of apartment house' or something similar. Photographs are swiftly consumed by the declarative eye and often not given a second thought afterwards. It's a frustrating experience not having a appropriate connection."

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2014, 09:13:03 AM »
Toni I presume that you want us to give our honest views and not a "nice image" bland statement?

This one works for me in all respects except the bright light between her ankles.  I like the rim lighting around her and if the bright light were not in our face it would be a better shot (for me anyway ).  I am sure others will disagree....john
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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2014, 01:31:47 PM »
^^^Perhaps if the flash/light was on the step... ;)

Still, I really like this image. :D
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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2014, 09:13:37 PM »
Hi John and Cholly, and thanks for your replies. I appreciate that both of you are taking your time to giving me feedback - and I can surely see that the bright blue light can be a distracting element here. I admit that it bothered me too when I was making this shot, at first at least. I was in a hurry, because I had talked my spouses sister in to that picture and I wasn't sure what she thought of that. Afterwards I saw it kind a like an 'element of science fiction' which added a bit mystery in picture. I guess it depends a bit who you are. If you are a photographer you will see a device of photography, very rightfully of course. If you are someone else, you'll (hopefully) see a question.

As for the critique, I definitely welcome a honest views (otherwise what's the point). With my photo blog I'm in journey to learn something about photography. It's not so much about little details or technical stuff, but about me as a photographer. You see, I actually don't know what is my own style or 'photographic eye' and I'm trying to find that out by taking pictures every day. Maybe it's there already, but I don't know it yet. Maybe it's something I need to move on to and abandon these shots. By taking pictures every day and posting them here (+couple of other forums), I hope to learn something of it with the help of an audience. This daily 'procedure of 365' forces me to think my photography differently. I feel I need to learn to see it differently, and this is definitely something where I welcome others opinions, views, tastes and such.

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2014, 10:20:05 PM »
^^^I REALLY like the creative way you view the world. It's refreshing... as are your commentaries. They give a degree of insight into your thought process. Thumbs up!
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2014, 10:45:58 PM »
^^^I REALLY like the creative way you view the world. It's refreshing... as are your commentaries. They give a degree of insight into your thought process. Thumbs up!
Thanks for your encouraging words Cholly. I haven't got many replies in any place where I post, so it's even more important for me to hear, that my texts work. It's been a bit like writing to a darkness. :-)

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2014, 10:47:31 PM »


Day 7 of 365 - Chicken with rice, anyone?
"If you live in Europe or Nordic countries you will probably recognize this already an iconic red toy oven by BRIO. In Finland many generations of us have played with them and I remember them too from my childhood. There are of course modernized versions of toy ovens in the market with all the flashy lights, sounds and whatever, but I feel that a simple one gets the job done best. It was one of our most wanted Christmas present and we have already had couple of fresh meals done with it."

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2014, 12:47:25 AM »
Another one that I think works really well with Aura backlit.
If I were being super super critical and picking small things, I would take the blue out of her hair top left.  Leave the wisp of hair lit but just take the blue out of it..... john
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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2014, 07:24:36 PM »
Another one that I think works really well with Aura backlit.
If I were being super super critical and picking small things, I would take the blue out of her hair top left.  Leave the wisp of hair lit but just take the blue out of it..... john
I also think it came out better than I thought (pp helps). Also, I had exactly same though about the wisp of hair, but somehow I thought it's just 'me over thinking about it'. I'm glad to find out I was not the only one to think of that. I'll surely correct it in my own catalog, but at my photo blog it will be what it is because changing things after I've posted them might seem unhonest to those who read my blog. 

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2014, 10:18:23 PM »


Day 8 of 365 - Searching around neighborhood
"When I started my photo blog we were on a holiday. Different places, people and situations. Now we're back and there are routines and everyday life to take care of. Routines and obligations tie me into certain territory, which will act as a scenery for my photographic endeavors. Much like everyone else, I can't take airplane to exotic countries or roam in the night looking for photographs. But this limitation is actually very beneficial for my photography. I need to learn how to see emerging opportunities. And I need to learn how to make them. I need to become more deeply attached to territory where I live. Because of that, I'm now searching around my neighborhood and trying to learn how to see new things in scenery that I know all too well."

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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2014, 10:24:03 PM »
Nothing to pick on this one from me. ...john
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Re: Introducing Year of the Alpha – 365 Days of Sony Alpha Photography
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2014, 04:09:53 AM »
Toni, you should self publish...

This series will make a GREAT book.
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