SOLID as a ROCK!

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    Aug 21, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    Took this picture yesterday on a hike. Do you find it aesthetically pleasing, or meh?

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    Aug 22, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    My entire self-esteem is on the line awaiting your reply. Does it sooth you? All that lush green and water and such?
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    Aug 22, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Definitely looks like the type of picture that'd come as a background on a new computer, you should work for Microsoft icon_smile.gif or Mac, i dont judge.
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    Aug 22, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    I was expecting
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  • Ironman4U

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    Aug 22, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    I really like it. Relaxing scene and great composition for a photo with the three rocks nestled in the foliage and water.
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    Aug 22, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    Well I'm not sure where you live and hike at, but I think its beautiful !!! it reminds me of the rocks coming down into the water at my river places here in Virginia. its very relaxing to me, I can imagine sitting on one of those rocks with my feet in the cool water petting my dog and talking to a friend who is sitting on the other rock, What a peacefull place you captured for us to enjoy. THANKS
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    Aug 22, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    Neat, looks like somewhere nice to rest on . . . care to share with us the location of this secret spot of calm, wrestlervic? icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 22, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    Yes, it's very calming and I really like it. I do find the tag line distracting. I would take the font size down a couple of points and change the type color to a medium grey instead of white. You want people to be able to see if only if they're really looking for it.
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    Aug 22, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    There's a branch or something in the foreground on the bottom right that needs to be removed.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 22, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    Looks like a good picture, I assume you took a number. Where were you at Vic when you snapped the shot?
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    Aug 22, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    Wow, y'all not only engorged my self-esteem, but.........more. Thanks!

    This was shot along the South Valley Trail in Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Close to you Reallifedad! I did the hike yesterday and saw a large snake and blue skinks. While I waited for one of those skinks to come back out from under a rock, I turned and look who came out for his/her close up.

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    Aug 22, 2011 2:39 AM GMT
    I'm not very big on photography vocabulary but here's my best shot. That last line could've totally been a pun, but I'll leave it at that. LOL!

    My initial thoughts were 'This is a good photo.' The three rocks are focused very well and you can tell that it's the 'center piece' of what you wanted to showcase. Compositionally, it's great. You can also see the detail of moss and other vegetation is growing around the rocks. It's definately something that I can see in a science textbook or maybe a computer desktop.

    As far as it looking relaxing. I'll be totally honest when I say it's not what I felt initially. I get transported back to the 7th grade reading my biology texts. To me it's just a picture of rocks. A good picture, but still a picture with rocks. I hope this next paragraph will make sense.

    I'm not a photographer but a choreographer. In a lot of ways, we're working in the same way and run into the same problem it seems. You only think about what the audience will be seeing in front of them. For me it's the dancers on stage. I think about the audiences point of view and what I want them to see. It can make for a very boring, flat, and two dimensional work even though the choreography is dynamic.

    A good fix for this will be that I have my dancers run the piece but I stand in different spots in the room and watch. I'll have them perform it with their backs to me, slowed down, sped up, retrograded, etc. Sometimes (A lot of the time), the composition totally changes and makes for much more interesting, abstract, more dynamic scene. I guess what I'm trying to say is try to find a different angle or perspective to take your photo. Maybe get in water and shoot from up close, further away, left of center, over it, under it, any which way instead of straight on. Maybe you don't want to get all three rocks. Try instead taking a picture on the side of it and maybe just barely getting that rock thats furthest away. just work different angles until you capture that essense of feeling you wanted.

    Also, lighting totally helps with capturing a mood. This is why people turn the lights lower at fancy restaurants at night and all those crazy flashing lights at discos. I'm taking you wanted a soothing feeling. Maybe try black and white, sepia, making the tempertaure a little warmer or cooler. Try it out. Hope this helps!

    Again, good photo. Keep it up! icon_biggrin.gif


    OMG AND THAT FROG PICTURE TOTALLY SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME! I HATE FROGS!icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    Your screen name is FernRock, and my picture is ferns (and more) on a rock. Just sayin'. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    Great pics... I am totally relaxed.... looks like a place I'd like to kick back when stressed! Thanks for sharing!
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    sorry doesn't do a think for me
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:46 AM GMT

    Ashford & Simpson ~Solid~ by LibertedExpression
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidsorry doesn't do a think for me


    Then you must sleep with me. icon_wink.gif

    Seriously, this is minor good picture compared to the nice panoramas I'm putting in the book. I just saw these rocks across the river and liked the grouping.
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    Anduru saidI was expecting
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    I was expecting

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    Aug 22, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    looks like those rocks have a ménage à trois going on...
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    Stan904 saidlooks like those rocks have a ménage à trois going on...


    Oh my god, I saw that too!
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    STOP. WITH. THESE. TEASING. TITLES. THAT. DON'T. DELIVER. thankyou

    LOL now to answer your question @OP yes, I like it, it looks like a painting.icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    Stan904 saidlooks like those rocks have a ménage à trois going on...


    Oh my god, I saw that too!



    what can I say , I'm horny , my mind jumped to sex....

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    Aug 22, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    Great photo. But, when I first glanced at it, it looked like three dead fish that had washed up on the surface from pollution. The bottom of the middle rock has a shadow that I thought was a fish's mouth. Now I see the photo as three rocks.
  • Trauts

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    Aug 22, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    OMG! What's with the frog. Scared the shit out of me. Frogs are... eww
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    Aug 22, 2011 9:04 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI like lil' Mr. Froggie. He supah cute.


    Well... You are a nice person. Haha =)