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I thought of Allan while taking these. :D   I'm not sure which I like best. Taken on the same side of the road as the field. They are of the market town of Arundel in West Sussex, UK.
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I'd go for the top one. The branches don't add value to the shot. I always strive to exclude everything that doesn't contribute to the composition. But that's just my opinion  ;)

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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I thought of Allan while taking these. :D   I'm not sure which I like best. Taken on the same side of the road as the field. They are of the market town of Arundel in West Sussex, UK.
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I'd go for the top one. The branches don't add value to the shot. I always strive to exclude everything that doesn't contribute to the composition. But that's just my opinion  ;)

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

Thanks for that Philippe.   :)  It's strange but it's the total opposite to me!  :lol:    I used to exclude everything I could, from the time I framed the shot to processing. With some images though I realised that often something in the foreground helps. Now, I intentionally include a foreground if it's possible. I admit that my example above isn't the best to show that (and I probably also prefer the one without the foreground tree). The way I've been thinking lately when taking photos is that if I can't frame it as I'd like to due to things being "in the way", I'll just make those things part of the image instead,.and it seems to work quite well......in my opinion. ;)   It was when processing this image below that I had this realisation that a foreground is often a good thing When taking it I was annoyed that I wasn't ready to take the photo until these ladies were partly blocked by the bush, and I nearly didn't take it. After looking at the result though I really loved the way that bush highlighted the joggers.

 

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I thought of Allan while taking these. :D   I'm not sure which I like best. Taken on the same side of the road as the field. They are of the market town of Arundel in West Sussex, UK.
view-across-fields-with-sheep-looking-to
 
view-across-fields-with-sheep-looking-to

 

 

I'd go for the top one. The branches don't add value to the shot. I always strive to exclude everything that doesn't contribute to the composition. But that's just my opinion  ;)

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

Thanks for that Philippe.   :)  It's strange but it's the total opposite to me!  :lol:    I used to exclude everything I could, from the time I framed the shot to processing. With some images though I realised that often something in the foreground helps. Now, I intentionally include a foreground if it's possible. I admit that my example above isn't the best to show that (and I probably also prefer the one without the foreground tree). The way I've been thinking lately when taking photos is that if I can't frame it as I'd like to due to things being "in the way", I'll just make those things part of the image instead,.and it seems to work quite well......in my opinion. ;)   It was when processing this image below that I had this realisation that a foreground is often a good thing When taking it I was annoyed that I wasn't ready to take the photo until these ladies were partly blocked by the bush, and I nearly didn't take it. After looking at the result though I really loved the way that bush highlighted the joggers.

 

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I agree. I also like to add a foreground element, especially when shooting with a wide angle lens. But sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. 

Here are a few of my attempts  :D

 

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B.t.w. "foreground subject" would make a nice monthly challenge  ;)

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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When  If I win May's challenge I'll bare that in mind.  :D

 

You're right, sometimes it works and sometimes not. I have older Arundel Castle shots without foreground trees (no longer on Alamy) but these are newer, intentionally with trees, and I much prefer them.

 

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When  If I win May's challenge I'll bare that in mind.  :D

 

You're right, sometimes it works and sometimes not. I have older Arundel Castle shots without foreground trees (no longer on Alamy) but these are newer, intentionally with trees, and I much prefer them.

 

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Nice one  :) Have you tried removing the two branches on the left? Could turn out even better  ;) ....... or another option ....add those branches from the picture on the right.

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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When  If I win May's challenge I'll bare that in mind.  :D

 

You're right, sometimes it works and sometimes not. I have older Arundel Castle shots without foreground trees (no longer on Alamy) but these are newer, intentionally with trees, and I much prefer them.

 

arundel-castle-with-greenery-in-the-fore

 

Nice one  :) Have you tried removing the two branches on the left? Could turn out even better  ;) ....... or another option ....add those branches from the picture on the right.

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

 

I haven't, but I have plenty more Arundel Castle pics in my ports so I won't bother.  :D

 

Talking of Arundel - I'm off out there now....again! Some amazing birds there at the moment. I saw a huge Grey Heron there 2 days ago but I scared it away before I had time to capture it, so I went yesterday hoping to spot it again but no luck. So I'll try again today around the same time.

 

Geoff.

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Starlight, Moonlight and clouds at San Luis Reservoir, California

 

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A Cell tower and sunrise in California's San Joaquin Valley
 
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A Tesla Supercharger station in Santa Nella California a Truck stop along interstate 5

 
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A cute little cottage in Modesto California
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Been busy with some weekend trips this spring.  Slow going with the tagging and captions.

 

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A couple of pics from Williamsburg, Virginia

 

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European polecat (Mustela putorius) emerging from nest in hollow tree trunk in forest

 

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Two white raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) resting under tree trunk in forest

 

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Beech marten / stone marten / house marten (Martes foina) foraging on beams in ceiling of attic

 

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Wild boar (Sus scrofa) sleeping side by side with piglet in the mud in spring

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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Straining.  :lol:
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Lazy cow.
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Dinner time (this one really makes me feel sick!
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Get the quack off my patch. Pair of Drake Mallard ducks.

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Drake Mallards, head to head.


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A Rook having a snack.


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Yellow Columbine

 

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Western Patch-nosed Snake

 

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Scaled Quail

 

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Arrrrrgggg!

 

 

HEEEELLP!   Mommmmmyyyyy!

 

 

Allan.

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I had to upsize this Mallard Duck as it needed a tight crop. Shame I couldn't crop it tighter. I love the splashes it's making - Yes they're water droplets, not flies.  :D
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Family of White Mute Swans with their cygnets chilling out in a field.
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Brown and black 4-legged animals. I can't think what they're called, but they kept saying "moo" to me.
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Erythrina Flabelliformis (Western Coral Bean) tree near Scripps Institute above La Jolla Shores, California

 

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Arrrrrgggg!

 

 

HEEEELLP!   Mommmmmyyyyy!

 

 

Allan.

 

 

That's not you then Allan..

 

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Hunting red fox (Vulpes vulpes) digging under chicken wire fence and stalking prey

 

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Disabled elderly woman in wheelchair and retired husband sitting on a bench at promenade along the coast on a cold sunny day in spring

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Group of disabled elderly people in wheelchairs traversing street over pedestrian crossing / crosswalk in town

 

Cheers,

Philippe

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School children taking pictures of HRH Prince Charles during his visit to the Covered Market in Oxford

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Arrrrrgggg!

 

 

HEEEELLP!   Mommmmmyyyyy!

 

 

Allan.

 

 

That's not you then Allan..

 

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No not me gvallee but I have to congratulate you on some excellent images of the small world.

 

Allan

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Common Magpie.

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Padlock and chain.

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Mallard ducks.


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Aztec Woman of Tehuantepec,  Donal Hord 1935.   Balboa Park, San Diego, California

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