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Mongo

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Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« on: June 18, 2017, 08:35:39 »
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Mrs Mongo was caught checking the time on bottom left of #3

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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 21:44:58 »
Wonderful Mongo, esp the first image.

I've never been to Seoul, but have just come back from China. I was really struck by the imagination showed by the architects, compared to what I see back in Blighty. Curves, buildings with holes in them, it was like a breath of fresh air.

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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 00:01:43 »
Very intersting place, Seoul and you show this clearly

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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 07:15:18 »
Thanks col and frank. Yes, it is a very surprisingly  modern and busy place. The buildinds' designes often appear to be deliberately complex and cutting edge as if to prove a point that this city wants to be seen as world class. Yet, it is nice to see the very old and traditional forest left to blend in with progress. A happy and successful mix.

#1 is also Mongo's favourite

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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 10:32:57 »
my education tells me that I have to say Mrs Mongo picture is my fav  ;)
my expectation from Seoul tells me, that it is a big city, so I see no 2 as my fav
looking at no 1, beeing the perfect symbiose of green and skyscraper I am lost in finding a fav
means: I like them all
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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 12:38:53 »
On my screen, the micro contrast is enhanced and that resulted in the visible halo.  But I think that it works really nicely here to render these neo-futuristic and a bit surreal cityscapes.  I'm not sure if that was your intention, though.
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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 03:14:55 »
my education tells me that I have to say Mrs Mongo picture is my fav  ;)
my expectation from Seoul tells me, that it is a big city, so I see no 2 as my fav
looking at no 1, beeing the perfect symbiose of green and skyscraper I am lost in finding a fav
means: I like them all

thank you Thomas - thoroughly enjoyed reading your analysis.

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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 03:19:47 »
On my screen, the micro contrast is enhanced and that resulted in the visible halo.  But I think that it works really nicely here to render these neo-futuristic and a bit surreal cityscapes.  I'm not sure if that was your intention, though.

thanks Akira. Cannot see it on this screen but not surprised it is there as there was a little PP work to accentuate the colour and sheen of these (as you say) neo-futuristic buildings if possible - shame it resulted in  halos in the image but good to know. thanks as always for letting Mongo know about this.

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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 10:26:39 »
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Mrs Mongo was caught checking the time on bottom left of #3

Mongo, I like the way you do your compositions. #1: fantastic color and framing. Trees makes some fine diagonals. I also liked #3 where the elements draw the viewer into the picture (by your wife, elements that together źdraw╗ a diagonal line and last the road- marking that leads into the same direction, but from the opposite direction. Nice colors too!

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Re: Modern Seoul in Traditional Forest
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 06:40:11 »
Mongo, I like the way you do your compositions. #1: fantastic color and framing. Trees makes some fine diagonals. I also liked #3 where the elements draw the viewer into the picture (by your wife, elements that together źdraw╗ a diagonal line and last the road- marking that leads into the same direction, but from the opposite direction. Nice colors too!

A very big thanks Frode. It is very heartening when other photographers notice the elements used by others to construct their images in particular ways - and a big bonus if they really like it too.