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Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by alef, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Hi ringo, I must have missed you posting this. I have been admiring online photos of the Djenne Mosque for a number of years now, it is an amazing building. Must have been great to have seen it live as it were. Did you not take any snaps of the building itself?
     
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  2. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Yes loads. On my portable disk, not phone, but I'll dig some out.

    The cliff houses of the Dogon travelling from Mali to Burkina Faso were extraordinarily photogenic too.

    I'm no photographer and it wasn't an expensive camera, but the light and the subject lent any image great beauty.
     
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  3. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    BTW I've only got pics of the outside of the Djenne mosque, no part of it allowed non-Muslims.
     
  4. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    And it is awesome to behold in real life. Astonishing and Unbelievably beautiful and impressive.
     
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  5. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Yes as I understand it a French magazine made a fashion shoot inside, of scantily clad women, and since then non muslims have been excluded. Shame. But understandable.
     
  6. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Wow, that's pretty insulting.
    I went in 2005, I wasn't aware it was ever open to non-Muslims.
     
  7. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

  8. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    which of the three below do people prefer?

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  9. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    I prefer the top as I like the canal reflection and curve, but I've had someone else say they feel their focus is taken away from the mill and prefer the second
     
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  10. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    top for me too
     
  11. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    Middle for me, but I have no photography experience
     
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  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Middle.
     
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  13. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

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  14. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert We can live, I don’t feel like dying

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    Come on then guys!
     
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  15. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert We can live, I don’t feel like dying

    Either top or bottom, top has focus on the area you are taking the photo from as a way of contrasting/framing the misty background but the bottom totally envelopes you in the mist, just 2 different angles.
     
  16. HoratioCuthbert

    HoratioCuthbert We can live, I don’t feel like dying

    Awesome! The journey from my now 11 year location to the place I still call home is straight down the north east coast of Scotland so see loads of oil rigs and that, I could take pictures of similar scenes all day honestly- I like the modren(sic) mixed with devastating natural views
     
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  17. karanight

    karanight Member

    I don't like the line on the bottom of the bottom photo, it's too distracting
    the top photo looks like a record shot
    My favourite shot is the middle one, being zoomed in gives more atmosphere and lightens the blackness of the foreground.
    Also the buildings in the top one are a little lost, it's like you were taking a photo of them for the sake of it, that's what I mean about it looking like a record shot
    Back to the second shot, as it's zoomed in, the buildings take a more positive roll in the photo and also the mist is more defined. Compared with the top one where the mist could be mistaken for maybe smoke, the second one shows clearly that it's misty, and in turn gives it more of a mysterious quality
     
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  18. karanight

    karanight Member

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    Which one would you hang on your wall and why?
     
  19. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    If I was getting that printed it would definitely be the one without the pink cast. And I think I'd probably crop it to a square, particularly to lose the out of focus blade of grass on the left. And I think you could afford to lighten the image slightly, particularly the mid-tones and shadows.

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  20. karanight

    karanight Member

    Having looked at it again I think you're bang on with the pinkish one, and the adjustments you've made with the other works will
    Thanks
     
  21. albionism

    albionism A successful virus clinging to a speck of mud.

    Top, by far.
     
  22. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

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    I think for the first time ever on a boat shot with a phone, I managed to get the horizon more or less horizontal.
     
  23. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard now...do it faster

    Me, ill, thinking of jumping in. IMG-20190810-WA0001.jpg
     
  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

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  25. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The verticals on the boats are however distorted and skewed by the upwards angle of view. Something that can be corrected if you can be bothered.
     
  26. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard now...do it faster

    Shit, this Is the FEB photo thread.
     
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  27. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

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  28. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

  29. brogdale

    brogdale Coming to terms with late onset Anarchism

    Sorry to hear...& I know it won't help to say it was rather a fine exhibition for free. :(
     
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