One 'Silly Quince'
Quince bushes often have low yields!
And then there's my sick, twisted, dark side:
Please forgive me and just delete this if it's offensive. Having two young boys this is but a daily scene for me, and I sort of couln't help the idea...
OK, Nikolai, I've actually found this a most difficult and preoccupying assignment. There are so many dimensions and possible directions to "one"! The spiritual angle is the strongest draw for me personally, but didn't feel like the right way for me to approach this photographic task.
By defintion, of course, any image of a single object fits the 'one' theme. But the "lone object" shots (most of which are quite good shots) don't really do it for me. What makes it one tree or one person as opposed to merely "a tree" or "a person"?
It occured to me that a certain context would emphasize a subject as being "one": One where there should or would normally be many. I think I'll be looking for examples of this shot for a while!
This one isn't as strong as I have in my mind's eye, but presented itself, and hopefully conveys what I'm babbling about:
Compositionally, a nice uncluttered background would I think have helped a lot.
I'd appreciate everyone's C&C on whether the "one" mood is here, or not.
...the idea of solitude doesn't really protrude enough...
Yes, you are right. Once you say it, it becomes obvious that this couldn't work This is why I'm here! To straighten out in my mind the thing of being able to see the photo whilst shooting it. I think my concept is sound though, and I will try to post a better attempt later on. Thanks, Nikolai
eL eSs Vee wrote:
Taking the Obvious Route . . .
This is part of the D.O.T. number on the door of the truck I drove to San Diego this past Friday.
Here is my attempt at "One"
I hope this fits the "lonely" part...
It does nicely!
I would only humbly suggest to entertain the idea of cropping the bottom (it's kinda a dead space anyway) and switching to Shay's 10x4 pano format...
Nikolai, thank you for the suggestion. I like this crop much better (but I can't figure out if I want it a little further out.
there is my contribution ... 'just one old chimney'
Assignment number two... ONE
Ready for comments, critiques, anything and everything...
A 'hole' labeled one!
Here is my attempt at 'One'.
Gotchas: boring dead center composition, very soft/oof look, pinks are oversaturared..
Is one's attempt at the assignment acceptable, or do I go back to square one?