Assignment #2: One

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2008
    LRmvcDonR wrote:
    One 'Silly Quince'
    Quince bushes often have low yields!
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    Don, while it's only one fruite, the overall lameness ne_nau.gif of the image doesn't deliver the idea of ONE well enough IMHO rolleyes1.gif
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2008
    It may be lame but it is the only silly quince image you may ever see. It is the inly one that has it's 'tongue' sticking out!

    Like some other threads, I'll try again.

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  • sanakasanaka Polymath Posts: 108Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2008
    OK, Nikolai, I've actually found this a most difficult and preoccupying assignment. headscratch.gif 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:

    One Swinger
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    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.

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  • sanakasanaka Polymath Posts: 108Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2008
    and now for something completely different...
    And then there's my sick, twisted, dark side:

    number 1
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    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... rolleyes1.gif

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  • Slinky0390Slinky0390 Major grins Posts: 236Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2008
    sanaka wrote:
    And then there's my sick, twisted, dark side:

    number 1


    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... rolleyes1.gif

    Peace,
    Sanaka
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2008
    sanaka wrote:
    OK, Nikolai, I've actually found this a most difficult and preoccupying assignment. headscratch.gif 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:

    One Swinger


    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.

    Peace,
    Sanaka
    It surely is a very difficult theme, to do it right that is.
    Yes, there is one boy, but the rest of the image is so busy that the idea of solitude doesn't really protrude enough from it, for me at least.ne_nau.gif
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  • sanakasanaka Polymath Posts: 108Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 8, 2008
    ...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 rolleyes1.gif 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 :D

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  • spb13spb13 Major grins Posts: 133Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 8, 2008
    sanaka wrote:
    Yes, you are right. Once you say it, it becomes obvious that this couldn't work rolleyes1.gif 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 :D

    Peace,
    Sanaka

    If I understand what you are getting at, then I was thinking along the same lines. When I approached this assignment, there were a few things that I thought about shooting. Like a single tree in a field and similar ideas, but it didn't really drive it home for me. So I started thinking along the lines of it should be something that you don't expect to see alone. This brought me to the single shoe. I really like the idea of one kid doing an activity where you expect to see other kids, but you have to really drive home that they are alone. Like a lone kid with a soccer ball doesn't get it there...a lone kid on an empty soccer field does. You have to show that emptiness. Almost deemphasizing the subject in order to emphasize or something.
  • sanakasanaka Polymath Posts: 108Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 8, 2008
    spb13: Yes. I think you have said it better than I have. The shot I keep envisioning is one car in a huge, otherwise empty parking lot, surrounded by all the empty parking spaces. My area is so crowded these days that one never witnesses this scene however rolleyes1.gif

    Your single shoe is definitely what I mean, I like that shot :D

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  • eL eSs VeeeL eSs Vee Beside himself. Posts: 1,243Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 20, 2008
    Taking the Obvious Route . . .

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    This is part of the D.O.T. number on the door of the truck I drove to San Diego this past Friday.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 20, 2008
    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.
    Laughing.gif! rolleyes1.gif
    OK, this "one" flies! thumb.gif
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  • russell_53040russell_53040 Beginner grinner Posts: 5Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited June 2, 2008
    Here is my attempt at "One" mwink.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 2, 2008
    Here is my attempt at "One" mwink.gif
    lol
    Russel, please pay closer attention to the assignment details. This was about the concept of one, not just digit "1".
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  • silversx80silversx80 I like noise Posts: 604Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 9, 2008
    I hope this fits the "lonely" part...

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 9, 2008
    silversx80 wrote:
    I hope this fits the "lonely" part...
    It does nicely! thumb.gif
    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...
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  • silversx80silversx80 I like noise Posts: 604Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 9, 2008
    Nikolai wrote:
    It does nicely! thumb.gif
    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.

    P6072153%2010X4%20crop%20.jpg
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 9, 2008
    silversx80 wrote:
    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.
    I like it much better!thumb.gif
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  • jopapecajopapeca Big grins Posts: 87Registered Users Big grins
    edited June 18, 2008
    there is my contribution ... 'just one old chimney'


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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 18, 2008
    jopapeca wrote:
    there is my contribution ... 'just one old chimney'
    Thank you Paulo!thumb.gif
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  • TexPhotogTexPhotog Major grins Posts: 187Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2008
    Ok... so here I go...
    Assignment number two... ONE

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    Ready for comments, critiques, anything and everything...

    Thanks...
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 25, 2008
    TexPhotog wrote:
    Assignment number two... ONE

    Ready for comments, critiques, anything and everything...

    Thanks...
    Thank you!
    It's a pretty cool idea, except I really think it should be a silhouette
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 18, 2008
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 18, 2008
    DonRicklin wrote:
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    1+1?mwink.gif Which "one" is it?
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  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USAPosts: 5,551Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 18, 2008
    A 'hole' labeled one!

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 18, 2008
    DonRicklin wrote:
    A 'hole' labeled one!

    Don
    Ah!
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  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 12, 2008
    Here is my attempt at 'One'.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 13, 2008
    Trevlan wrote:
    Here is my attempt at 'One'.
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    Concept delivered! clap.gif
    Gotchas: boring dead center composition, very soft/oof look, pinks are oversaturared.. ne_nau.gif
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  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 14, 2008
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you! thumb.gif
    Concept delivered! clap.gif
    Gotchas: boring dead center composition, very soft/oof look, pinks are oversaturared.. ne_nau.gif

    For some strange reason my 50-200mm VR is making my 200mm shots look blurry and out of focus. At those shutter speeds, I think I'll just take the VR off. I'll take another 'one' shot soon. I personally didn't like this either, but I wanted to see if I had the concept correct. A better one is comming (no pun intened. lol.)
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  • AndManAndMan Major grins Posts: 1,252Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2008
    One with one's reflection
    Is one's attempt at the assignment acceptable, or do I go back to square one?rolleyes1.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 1, 2008
    AndMan wrote:
    Is one's attempt at the assignment acceptable, or do I go back to square one?rolleyes1.gif
    Peter
    Peter,
    we're going for concept... I don't feel lonsomeness or loneliness here ne_nau.gif
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