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Surprised By 'Motiv'

Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:03 pm

I wouldn't have thought that this broke any new ground for composition:


I'd appreciate any opinions as to why it's unacceptable.
(It was also dinged for "soft", but that's obviously more straightforward to address.)

Thanks for your responses.
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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:10 pm

One thing that bothers me about the photo is that the tip of the nose is cut off. Otherwise, a very menancing shot.
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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:15 pm

I like it - reminds me of a cobra ready to strike. See if you can re-edit with the nose probe not cut off and re-try.
 
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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:24 pm

As the others mention on the probe, and the image appears lopsided to the left, an awkward angle.
 
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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:41 pm



Quoting JohnJ (Reply 2):
See if you can re-edit with the nose probe not cut

That will probably be difficult. But I think it may look better with just a little bit more room for the nosewheel and its shadow, and a small section of the probe. That may make clear to the eye that the probe is too long a thing to include - try if this makes any sense.

Quoting JeffM (Reply 3):
the image appears lopsided to the left, an awkward angle.

Jeff, it won't win any awards maybe, but I think it's a very nice photo for here.

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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:57 pm



Quoting JeffM (Reply 3):
the image appears lopsided to the left, an awkward angle.

I had a similar thought, just looking at the thumb... it seems as if the aircraft has lost its symmetry.

The motiv rejection is no doubt because of the cut-off probe, as others have already mentioned.

Good luck with the re-edit.

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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:50 am

Thanks for the responses, guys. Recropped version below. Including the probe does, however, add to the expanse of chine on the right.

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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:41 am



Quoting Vzlet (Reply 6):

Much more pleasing to the eye I'd say.

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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:16 am



Quoting Vzlet (Thread starter):
I'd appreciate any opinions as to why it's unacceptable.

The nose cut off is definitely a motive rejection.

Quoting Vzlet (Reply 6):
Including the probe does, however, add to the expanse of chine on the right.

You could try framing it portrait rather than landscape?

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RE: Surprised By 'Motiv'

Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:21 pm

Nice edit.  thumbsup 
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