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Journal Entry: Sun Mar 6, 2016, 2:27 PM
~ the great hall ~ by twindisch
... by ragekay
~ window idyll ~ by twindisch
living and dying by xrust
Orbital by Draken413o
LITT UP by Draken413o

Calm Sea by elzix
human curiosity.. by Blakk-mamba
vs by million-dandelions
TimeLineDetail by telmopieper


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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your "urban landscapes" have been featured here: Pimps and Whoas - March 18, 2016
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StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you! :love: I love P&W so much. :eager:
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome ... and yes, I know ... :)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
So many hidden gems, in more ways than one :love: Stunning collection :clap:
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StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! It was a joy to put together. [:
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Very interesting selection, Kristen. I can feel the flow of thought in compiling these in this order - a deliberate or unconscious act? One of my favourite compositional devices - framing within frames - is also in evidence. 

Great Stuff

David
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StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I always try to create a flow of some sort within my photography features. :nod: I'm always so happy when others notice! Tell me more about this framing within frames. :noes:
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
Framing within a frame is an age old device, Kristen, used in various ways, originally in paintings, and then in addition by photographers and designers. The general idea is to draw focus to and partially isolate the main subject. So, in classic portrait work, the subject might be shown with a large pillar to one side and drapes to the other and possibly a balustrade to the front. Or the use of the side of a chair to frame one side In paintings, the idea is almost always deliberately used. The extension in painting is to use a smallish area within the painting to show a distant landscape through a window or doorway. Although this shows what might appear to be a distraction from the main subject, it helps in framing and pushing the subject into our space. In photography, there is an old and trusted technique of framing with a subtle dark graduated edging - like a vignette, but less obvious. I use this a lot, especially in monochrome work. The idea is that the eye is unconsciously drawn into the image. With photographs of windows, for example that above by twindisch, there is a kind of double frame within a frame effect. We look at such an image and are intrigued by what we see (or maybe do not see) through the window. The frame on the window acts as a frame within the frame of the image, but, in addition, the space around the window frame also acts as a frame of the frame of the image through the window - if you follow! Most people would not be conscious of these subtleties, but they are part of why we find some images so enjoyable. If I might be so bold as to blow, modestly, my personal trumpet, I tried the frame within a frame effect in this selfie. The side framing is obvious, but there is also a horizontal shadow on the ground and a line drawn by the lilies that complete the framing of the watcher. I set up the camera and pose to get the side frames, but confess not to have seen the shadow on the ground, nor that in the water.

Dalbeattie Loch Watcher by Okavanga

I hope that helps.

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David
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StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh yes, I see now. Multiple framings in a photo are great! And I see what you mean about the framing in your portrait as well; it is nicely done! Indeed, the eye recognizes so many of these things (along with Itten's contrasts), but sometimes fails to point out exactly what they are unless we take a few moments to ponder the images.
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
That is a key point, Kristen - about taking time to ponder images. If we do have the time to look carefully and think about what we are seeing then we can come to some conclusions about why an image appeals or does not appeal. Instant gut reactions and "wow" factors are not usually a reliable guide to fully appreciating an image. In addition, we do need to develop the tools of thought for such appreciation. The idea is to build up our own taste in art, and to know why we are developing that taste. But, no time here to develop these ideas! The gym beckons!!

Cheers

David
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adorell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
beautiful selection, impressive works
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StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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