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Arild

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Springtime!
« on: April 15, 2018, 23:54:30 »
Is this a great shot?

Just wondering, at a certain age in life, doing  this kind of photography for decades .......

I think its perfect in any way thinkable. But then, all the critique I ever get nowadays is on facebook
------- usually none is commenting. Just giving me likes :-)

The emphasis of this shot is: Finally springtime! Look at all these yellow flowers popping up in the wasteland!
Dryas Anne

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Re: Springtime!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 02:47:51 »
No Arild, in my opinion this is not a great shot.
It is too close to a few flowers to let one think about springtime.
But the link between the pic and its title is the least important thing to me and quite annoying when someone criticize the image by its title (like I did in the last line).
I think this image lacks interest, regarding the composition, or the subject.
Sorry.
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Re: Springtime!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 02:55:27 »
In my opinion no  .....but if you think it is perfect, it is. Why care what anyone else thinks.

Cheers
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Re: Springtime!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 06:19:56 »
Are these flowers colt's foot?  If so, the title is very appropriate for the image shot in Scandinavia where people long for the warm season.

The image may not be "great" as it is, but putting the colt's foot here and there to suggest the arrival of the spring is a nice idea.
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Re: Springtime!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 16:11:35 »
Yep, colts foot.

At this time thats the only flowering. Everything else is covered by vast snow blankets. Been snow for nearly six months now....
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Re: Springtime!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 17:48:36 »
A picture such as this needs a context. Is it documentary -- or aimed towards an expression of creativity? Is it a depiction of a botanical species and its habitat, a memory of what spring looks like, and so on ad nauseam.

Most of these aspects do not involve creativity as such and thus hardly deserve the 'great shot' designation. The image can be accurate, helpful, informative, technically well executed, etc., etc. though. Its intended purpose largely defines what terms should apply.