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Tulips in Rain

Tulips in Rain
Copyright ©2010, Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $

Photographer: Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $
Folder: Horst Schmier
Uploaded: 2010-May-13 16:37 EDT
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Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f2.8/3.5
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No comments on this one, Horst.

I find the abstraction pleasing, especially due to the interaction of two vivid colours from opposite sides of the wheel. The blurring coaxes the viewer to analyse this in terms of the photographic design language of colour and shape. However, many will find it hard to relate to because of a general tendency by photographers to be more concerned with aspects of craft (focus, sharpness, DoF) than art (impression, design).

Did you shoot it through a wet window pane?

I like it, although I feel that there is too much included in the frame. The interlocking shapes seem random more than designed...if that makes any sense?

Rob Smith HoF Win ¤ $ at 17:03 EDT on 2010-May-20 [Reply]

Thanks a lot Rob...

for your very kind and comprehensive comment. It is always a pleasure to read your comments.

"However, many will find it hard to relate to because of a general tendency by photographers to be more concerned with aspects of craft (focus, sharpness, DoF) than art (impression, design)."

That seems to be the central question, Rob. But I think it should not be a juxtaposition of craft or art. I think a photo should contain beside craftsmanship also an expression. Without that it is only a document for me. A photo must speak to me and has to inspire my phantasy / imaginations.

This photo was taken through a filter with droplets. And maybe there might be too much stuff in it.

Thanks again, Rob, best wishes,

Horst Schmier HoF Win ¤ $ at 17:09 EDT on 2010-May-21 [Reply]

I fully agree, Horest...

"But I think it should not be a juxtaposition of craft or art. I think a photo should contain beside craftsmanship also an expression. Without that it is only a document for me. A photo must speak to me and has to inspire my phantasy / imaginations."

Those were the central aspects of a judging course that I undertook last year. In my first comment, I should have written "(expression, design)" rather than "(impression, design)". There is a difference as you have rightly reminded me.

Rob Smith HoF Win ¤ $ at 17:18 EDT on 2010-May-21 [Reply]

Sorry! I fully agree, Horst!

Rob Smith HoF Win ¤ $ at 17:19 EDT on 2010-May-21 [Reply]