What a superb week yet again this week. It took me a little longer to come up with the wrap up this week. Call it what you want. But I was a bit busy. ;) I'm not saying I was productive. Just busy doing other things. Preparing for a workshop. Reviewing my notes on the portfolio review. Letting it all sink in. Amongst other stuff.
Let me start this week by thanking you all again for your continued support. Not only on the theme and spreading the word but on what I do as well. I can tell you that it means a lot.
This week's Fav of the Day award goes to for this killer photograph. What a beautiful composition. Love the rhythm in this photograph. Love the connection between the poles and how the visually stipulate the path the eye must follow. Absolutely LOVE the sun, the atmosphere, the detail and the toning of this photograph. This might be one of the best photographs I've seen by you Šárka! There is so much feeling in this photograph.
is a true master. I envy photographers that work in series. Because I can't do it. Or should I say I have a hard time doing it. I know by working in series, you are able to discover a subject in all it's glory. This is exactly what Nathan did with this series of rocks. Dude this is great stuff. Love the homogeneity of this series (I don't mean this in a bad way).
Maybe one slight remark if I may. The bottom left photograph's sky is slightly lighter then the rest and on my screen has a slight red tint to it (the mids on the gradient of the middle top photograph have a slight red feel to it as well). Don't know how or what it may have caused but it is different then the rest. But we are really picky here, because you are so good. :p
I'm excited to teach a workshop next weekend with in Calgary. This is such a beautiful photograph. Not only because it is made on Polaroid Type 55 'film' but because it is not perfect. Type 55 negatives are the famous source of the "Polaroid frame look" (aka the right hand side). Negatives are also quite thin and very sensitive to scratches and what not. I remember seeing some at school back in the day. Very cool looking stuff. Sadly with the bankruptcy of Polaroid, type 55 is no more. Tonalities in this photograph are great. Love the birds too. I'm still partial on the beams intersecting or touching the horizon line. It is my personal preference to avoid such things because it creates tension where it doesn't need tension.
created this stunner this week! Beautiful and subtle detail in this one. This too has a film look to it. I'm guessing here. I like the composition although in our Western society it is considered as 'backwards' or 'negative'. I just downloaded the photograph and flipped it horizontally and that totally gave me a different, albeit more conventional 'positive' looking photograph (you should try it). None the less, execution of this work, is perfect.
created this STUNNING photograph. I saw it last week on Facebook and it blew me away. Again composition is spot on. Toning is very classic, almost selenium like. Looks like when you tone a Warmtone RC print in selenium. You get this rich chocolaty/purple colour just like in this photograph. AWESOME WORK Sandra!
How do you mean when you say 'not be considered as one of my best images, for reasons yet to be determined it's a personal favorite'?! Are you out of your mind?! There's balance, detail, tonality. There's personal expression in it. And you photograph a nice couple of rocks here my friend. The sky is beyond gorgeous. The detail and the rendition of these rocks are phenomenal. Don't play this double square down man. This is good stuff!
SO many more people I want to mention this week. But these were the show stoppers for me. A big thank you to , , , and for adding your work and making my initial selection.
See you all next week friends!
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Good week for MinimalMonday again this week. It all started on a high note on Saturday, when enthusiastic posted the first photograph of the week. He set the bar very high for everyone with his photograph 'Bullies'. A photograph I instinctively liked. Without hesitating I give him my Fav of the Day award this week. It is a well-composed and balanced photograph that is executed to perfection. I have just the spot in mind to showcase this 24x24" print. That is in my bonus room. :D All kidding aside. It reminds me of a Michael Kenna photograph (Six Sticks, Omi, Honshu, Japan, 2003) that I've always liked.
'Tree among Sweeping Hills' is killer . Great composition. Talk about dynamic symmetry! This gets me excited. If you look at the left square of this photograph the tree is in the middle of that square (vertically speaking). There is so much more going on so I drew a diagram to explain. http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m32/olivierdutre/StefanBaurleComp_zps708ae26e.jpg
This is composition my friends! Look at where the horizon falls. Look at where the top of the tree falls, the top of the hill. I hope this was not an accident. Study Composition! It pays off in the end.
knocked it out of the ballpark too this week with this photograph. Compared to the previous wreck Didier shared in an earlier edition of the MM wrap up, this one is even more simple then the previous one. And this one is at the same time also more mysterious. Reminds me of a slain dragon. Well done!
submitted a stunning photograph (yet again). This too is very Kenna-ish and shows an intimate relationship with what is photographed. The combination of wind breaker fence and crooked tree work very well. Great toning too!
And to end this weeks wrap up I’d like to share photograph ‘Remembering Atlantis’. Beautiful! Muted colours and a soft processing hand combined with good composition grace this photograph very well.
Have a great week my friends. See you next Monday for another edition of #minimalmonday
I had the pleasure of meeting for the NYC Photowalk and he is such a great instructor. I hope to participate in one of these in the future.
Very excited for this workshop with , coming up in a few short weeks!
This going to be a very exclusive and unique 2 day winter workshop held in Calgary.
Really looking forward to teaching this together with
Hope to see you all there!
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Part 3 of creating selections as part of my advanced and improved iSGM 2.0 B&W workflow that I will present at the NYC workshop in April 2014 (http://visionexplorers.com/new-york-2014) is now online on my website. This time I demonstrate the power of the pen tool and also a sneak preview on an image I'm working on: The Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. Shot with the 24mm T/S lens and the Formatt-Hitech IRND filter set, an image with incredible details:)
I am really looking forward to receiving my copy. I must tell you that I am very frustrated with myself. I cannot seem to master your SGM technique in the way I want to. I am so stubborn though I won't stop trying. Thanks for everything you do make us all better!!
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