Assignments: Simple shapes and lines

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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 24, 2009
    A Few Simple Shapes and Lines in My Part of the World
    I started looking at this part of Dgrin a couple of days ago and am trying to spend more time with camera in hand, so I thought I would post a couple of photos I took with this first assignment in mind.

    Not sure if there is a "current" assignment just now or not. If there is, I am happy to jump to that one.

    Cheers.

    grass casting long shadows
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    triangles on nearby cathedral
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    stepping back to see more triangular shapes - and lines
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    circular lock without key
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  • cjmchchcjmchch Kiwi to the core Posts: 274Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 25, 2009
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 25, 2009
    cjmchch wrote:
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    Intrinsically lovely as well as fitting the theme. Thanks for sharing it here.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 25, 2009
    sapphire73 wrote:
    I started looking at this part of Dgrin a couple of days ago and am trying to spend more time with camera in hand, so I thought I would post a couple of photos I took with this first assignment in mind.

    Not sure if there is a "current" assignment just now or not. If there is, I am happy to jump to that one.
    Cheers.
    grass casting long shadows
    triangles on nearby cathedral
    stepping back to see more triangular shapes - and lines
    circular lock without key

    Thank you for yout entries!thumb.gif

    Grass blades would be great if you left shadows only.
    Cathedrals are too complicated with the other details. We need the primary elements be, uhm, primary, not just be somwhere in the image.
    Last one is solid! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 25, 2009
    cjmchch wrote:
    pier
    Lovely image...
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2009
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you for yout entries!thumb.gif

    Grass blades would be great if you left shadows only.
    Cathedrals are too complicated with the other details. We need the primary elements be, uhm, primary, not just be somwhere in the image.
    Last one is solid! thumb.gif

    Yes, this is stronger with just the shadowy lines.
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    Here is one that I thought might work for diamonds or lines.
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    Sunday additions, shot early this morning:

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    Thank you for your feedback on these!
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2009
    sapphire73 wrote:
    Yes, this is stronger with just the shadowy lines.
    thumb.gif toldya mwink.gif

    Here is one that I thought might work for diamonds or lines.
    And it does! thumb.gif Your best entry for this one thus far! clap.gif
    Sunday additions, shot early this morning:
    See, now you let too much bg details (grass, light patches) into the frame - and your main theme begins to fade away...ne_nau.gif
    stone
    This was probably for the Stone class? mwink.gif
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  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 26, 2009
    Nikolai wrote:
    thumb.gif toldya mwink.gif

    And it does! thumb.gif Your best entry for this one thus far! clap.gif

    I don't know how many shots I took of lattice and most weren't as sharp as I had hoped. That's why I tried the next one.... But glad this one worked well! Thanks.

    Have I fulfilled this assignment well enough at this point or should I keep working on it with other shapes?
    Nikolai wrote:
    :See, now you let too much bg details (grass, light patches) into the frame - and your main theme begins to fade away...ne_nau.gif

    Yes, I can see that. Thank you for helping me develop a more critical eye.
    Nikolai wrote:
    :This was probably for the Stone class? mwink.gif

    I entered it here to replace the triangles found on a nearby cathedral. But if it works for the stone class, I will enter it there! There is also a large stone in a nearby park which I haven't visited for a decade, so I may check it out sometime.

    Thanks. I appreciate your input, seeing what others are doing, and the way these assignments help me pick up the camera more often than I might otherwise.
  • ZarathustraZarathustra Big grins Posts: 92Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 27, 2009
    I realize that I am really late to the game on this one, but figured that I'd try my hand at the assignments. It got me to shoot some objects that I never would have otherwise, so thank you Nik for getting me off my butt and looking at things a little differently!

    Anyways, here are the two shots that I got this morning for Shapes:

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    This one is a close up of a manhole cover.

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    A fire hydrant from above.

    I didn't dig through all 22 pages of posts to see if anybody else had submitted homework that was similar so if that is the case I sincerely apologize for any lack of originality that I have displayed.

    Critiques and nits are always welcome!
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 27, 2009
    I realize that I am really late to the game on this one, but figured that I'd try my hand at the assignments. It got me to shoot some objects that I never would have otherwise, so thank you Nik for getting me off my butt and looking at things a little differently!

    Anyways, here are the two shots that I got this morning for Shapes:

    This one is a close up of a manhole cover.

    A fire hydrant from above.

    I didn't dig through all 22 pages of posts to see if anybody else had submitted homework that was similar so if that is the case I sincerely apologize for any lack of originality that I have displayed.

    Critiques and nits are always welcome!

    First one is a bit more than a simple shape IMHO (rounded square), but the second one is definitely a nice collections of simple shapes:-) thumb.gif
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  • ZarathustraZarathustra Big grins Posts: 92Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 28, 2009
    Foiled by rounded corners! At least one of them fit the assignment. Thanks for the grade, Nik!
  • baldmountainbaldmountain Spur of the moment... Posts: 192Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 29, 2009
    This is the bottom half of a sculpture outside out office...

    I liked the swirls. :D

    But I am not happy with the background. :nah

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    geoff
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 29, 2009
    This is the bottom half of a sculpture outside out office...
    I liked the swirls. :D
    But I am not happy with the background. :nah
    Thank you!
    Yeah, I agree, BG and mounts ruin the idea...:cry
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  • baldmountainbaldmountain Spur of the moment... Posts: 192Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 30, 2009
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you!
    Yeah, I agree, BG and mounts ruin the idea...:cry

    Ooo, I like the mounts. The hard lines add contrast. But the background. Sigh...
    geoff
  • JChurillJChurill [o] Posts: 125Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 1, 2009
    Turbo Fan intake off a 727. Yankee Air Force Museum

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    Wurtsmith Air Force Base....home of the B-52s

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 1, 2009
    JChurill wrote:
    Turbo Fan intake off a 727. Yankee Air Force Museum

    Wurtsmith Air Force Base....home of the B-52s

    http://www.wurtsmith-yaf-museum.org/index.html

    http://www.wafb.net
    Very nice entry, thank you! thumb.gif
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 1, 2009
    Nikolai wrote:
    Very nice entry, thank you! thumb.gif
    See, JChurill! thumb.gif

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  • LoriKTMLoriKTM Big grins Posts: 44Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 2, 2009
    Another new student here. wave.gif



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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 3, 2009
    LoriKTM wrote:
    Another new student here. wave.gif
    Welcome! Image is not showing - please make shure external links are allowed in the gallery and the image is not hidden.
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  • LoriKTMLoriKTM Big grins Posts: 44Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 3, 2009
    Nikolai wrote:
    Welcome! Image is not showing - please make shure external links are allowed in the gallery and the image is not hidden.

    :bash D'oh. I set up a new gallery for these assignments and forgot to enable external links! Should be ok now.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 3, 2009
    LoriKTM wrote:
    :bash D'oh. I set up a new gallery for these assignments and forgot to enable external links! Should be ok now.
    Yes, it shows - and a very nice entry at that! thumb.gif
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2009
    Mostly Lines and some Shapes!
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2009
    DonRicklin wrote:
    field
    Very nice! thumb.gif
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  • KennoKenno Beginner grinner Posts: 5Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited May 14, 2009
    Late to the party... Now where's that note?
    Firstly. I 'd like to say a big thanks to you Nikolai for keeping this tread running. I have only recently found this site and would love to take part in this learning process. So here are my first attempts at basic shapes.

    Lines

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    2 Lines and circles
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    3 Curved lines
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    Happy shooting.
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,641Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2009
    Kenno wrote:
    Firstly. I 'd like to say a big thanks to you Nikolai for keeping this tread running. I have only recently found this site and would love to take part in this learning process.

    Welcome, Lori and Kenno! Great to have some other folks (who have recently joined dgrin) working on these assignments!

    Gretchen

    P.S. I've been enjoying the other recent contributions as well!
  • tupawktupawk Big grins Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 14, 2009
    A few circles and lines
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    Any feedback appreciated! Thanks!
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2009
    Kenno wrote:
    Firstly. I 'd like to say a big thanks to you Nikolai for keeping this tread running. I have only recently found this site and would love to take part in this learning process. So here are my first attempts at basic shapes.
    Lines
    2 Lines and circles
    3 Curved lines
    Happy shooting.
    Kenno,
    welcome to the Class (and thanks:-)
    Nice entries! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 14, 2009
    tupawk wrote:
    Any feedback appreciated! Thanks!
    Thanks you, nice entries!
    I think #1 would benefit from a tighter crop to its dual pyramid, since the rest of the frame is messing the simplicity.
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  • tupawktupawk Big grins Posts: 16Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 15, 2009
    Appreciate the feedback. I agree on the first one. I think it would be better cropped in more :)
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thanks you, nice entries!
    I think #1 would benefit from a tighter crop to its dual pyramid, since the rest of the frame is messing the simplicity.
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,851Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 12, 2009
    Hi Nikolai,

    I got some simple (I think) shapes and lines too:

    1.
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    2.
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    3.
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    4.
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    What do you think?
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