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January 6, 2013 - 11 went

Photo Scavenger Hunt w/Image Review

Interaction: Strongest element is contrast; most distracting is lack of focus. ~ Tommi

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on Jan 6, 2013.


  • A former member

    I disagree with you! The bird in the foreground is a very strong focal point, but the photo would probably need to be cropped on the left to emphasize that. The soft pastel sky is calming. I like how the other bird seem almost stylized. I love this photo.

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  • A former member

    I like the graceful feel of the birds in flight, but I am jarred out of my reverie by the harshly pointed branches. That being the case, I am wondering what you saw as interacting in this photo. Was it (i) the birds with each other, or (ii) the lines of the birds in flight, which give rise to one emotion in me as the viewer, and the lines of the tree branches, which give rise to another? [Also, I am intrigued by what appears to be a handwritten signature on the photo. And who is Vantage Pheonix, when you are Tommi?]

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  • A former member

    LOL@Bill- on the 'who is'. You crack me up, but it's true! The mystery of Tommi's pen-name! Strength- color story. Distracting- the pylons? does it anchor? i'm not sure. and that poor bodiless bird (a miracle of physics! LOL) I'm not sure how I feel about the branches. on the one hand, I like their angle into the birds, drives the eye in, and provides a beautiful silhouette against the sky, but can also see how it does create somewhat of a busy layering in something that should perhaps feel more calm. also points to the season? Also could use a bit of saturation pop to bring out the lovely gradients of the clouds/sky.

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  • Kevin

    I like the concept that the branches close off the top of the frame, but the shapes here aren't doing it for me. I love the sky and agree with Carly that it could be brought out more. Now if only wildlife could take direction like a model. :)

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  • Tommi

    Okay, must respond to the question about Vantage Phoenix. It is a tribute to my parents, who have been fighting and winning the battle against ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) for over thirty years. If you ever need inspiration to overcome an obstacle, let me tell you about my parents and their strength, attitude, and perspective. Thanks for asking. :)

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