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jjeling
03-20-2009, 02:12 AM
Ok. The clock passed midnight so I am letting myself post again. :D
I really feel bad about flooding the forum with so many pictures at once. I should have held back, and still should, but these will be the last ones for a while. A while back ago I posted a couple images that have been my long time favorites. Since then, I have always been striving to look for shots that have been so simple, yet so appealing. Here are the original shots Ive loved for so long for any of you who might not remember or need a refresher....

jjeling
03-20-2009, 02:15 AM
I enjoy going out at night because that is when you can get some of the most dramatic pictures. As I stepped onto the back patio, a couple of leaves were yelling at me the same way the leaf from last year was. These are only about 15 minutes old and I can't help but love this kind of stuff. This whole concept of "Simplicity" is something I have been continuing to work on but it does not happen like this too often. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do/did. Cheers!

Mad Aussie
03-20-2009, 02:23 AM
Those last couple have striking texture and shadow from that strong sidelight.

What is the liquid in the first shots? Water should have soaked into the cemet or spread out I would think? Is it resin/sap?

jjeling
03-20-2009, 02:47 AM
Nope, just water. The concrete gets sealed every year. For a month or so after, any water that lands on it immediately beads up like that. Pretty cool to watch, acts exactly like Mercury if you've ever seen that.

Mad Aussie
03-20-2009, 02:48 AM
Yep ... know what you are saying.

I use RainX on my windscreen ... you have that? Does a similar thing to water on your windscreen.

AntZ
03-20-2009, 04:51 AM
I like the last two. :)

The first couple had some potential with the shadows. I think with both the leaf and water it is a little distracting. Either the leaf or the water would have made interesting photos.:twocents:

jjeling
03-20-2009, 12:15 PM
Yep ... know what you are saying.

I use RainX on my windscreen ... you have that? Does a similar thing to water on your windscreen.

You mean my Windshield? The different terminology is quite fun. But yes, I use RainX as well as their wipers, and it does the same thing.


I like the last two. :)

The first couple had some potential with the shadows. I think with both the leaf and water it is a little distracting. Either the leaf or the water would have made interesting photos.:twocents:

I personally like the water myself. It is laying in the same pattern/direction as the leaf. It starts high left, then falls down to the right. The parallel between the leaf and the water to me is fantastic. However, this is just my opinion as you have yours. That is what is so great about this stuff in that everyone can maintain their own opinions and there is nothing wrong with that. Thanks for yours.

Marko
03-20-2009, 12:44 PM
Very nice play JJ - love the texture and deep shadows as well as the composition. The last 2 are my faves.

And I'm in a slow phase in terms of uploading...so I'm (I think we are all happy when new pics get posted) happy to let others post as much as they want s'all good.

Mad Aussie
03-20-2009, 03:55 PM
You mean my Windshield? The different terminology is quite fun.
Yes ... windshield for you ... windscreen for me.

Trunk for you ... Boot for me.

Hood for you ... Bonnet for me.

casil403
03-20-2009, 05:02 PM
gas for us...petrol for you MA?
JJ I really like them all but I am especially drawn to #3 and #4 because the shadows in 3 reminds me of a dancing devil figure and in 4 it looks like an animal (lizard or dog) or something...I like that!

Mad Aussie
03-20-2009, 05:51 PM
gas for us...petrol for you MA?
Pretty much yes that's right!
We do use 'Gas' at times but usually it's Petrol.
Instead of Gas Stations we pull into Petrol Stations to get our petrol ... we also call these Service Stations.

But we do 'give it more gas' ... or 'gas it up' ... or 'step on the gas'

jjeling
03-20-2009, 09:26 PM
gas for us...petrol for you MA?
JJ I really like them all but I am especially drawn to #3 and #4 because the shadows in 3 reminds me of a dancing devil figure and in 4 it looks like an animal (lizard or dog) or something...I like that!

I figured someone would see something in these. I thought the shadow in the last image looked like a laughing guy.