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    Intense indeed: me and my guitar; f*** the rest of the word....

    Very good! Just humbly suggesting you burn in those pants a little; they drag the eyes in a way (probably) not intended...

    (With my patchy, non-native English to work with, I almost wrote "pull down those pants"...

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    ooh, here it is big (yey! i get frustrated at the teeny sie on flickr)!!!

    i beg to differ. i like the blinding pants. they do drag the eyes, but it makes you have to work -- which makes the rest of the image so much more satisfying.

    not that i wouldn't mind the pulling down of pants that Per suggested, though... if anyone can make it happen, Lili, it's you dear. just flash him your wings

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    ...i beg to differ. i like the blinding pants. they do drag the eyes, but it makes you have to work -- which makes the rest of the image so much more satisfying.
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    OK, I can see your point there. Maybe Im too conditioned by the "club rules" of yesterdays about drawing the eyes to the central part of an image.

    Many of those old rules are being challenged, like the quest for grainless sharpness, no blown highlight & c. Numerous images, in this forum and elsewhere, shows us the expressive effectiveness of breaking them.

    These small cameras are defining a new language (of course most of these things were used far earlier), just like the first Leicas did in the 1920s and 30s. By picking one up and trying to use it creatively, one can feel it happen. Its great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    OK, I can see your point there. Maybe Im too conditioned by the "club rules" of yesterdays about drawing the eyes to the central part of an image.

    Many of those old rules are being challenged, like the quest for grainless sharpness, no blown highlight & c. Numerous images, in this forum and elsewhere, shows us the expressive effectiveness of breaking them.

    These small cameras are defining a new language (of course most of these things were used far earlier), just like the first Leicas did in the 1920s and 30s. By picking one up and trying to use it creatively, one can feel it happen. Its great!
    i have the luxury of not really knowing (or caring about) the rules -- only knowing what i like -- so this is only my personal opinion and taste... the "drag" in this photo, to my mind, forces your eye up rather than down, but you do have to work at it.

    i don't like perfect pictures. they bore me. whilst i can admire technical proficiency, i need something more... does that make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    ooh, here it is big (yey! i get frustrated at the teeny sie on flickr)!!!

    i beg to differ. i like the blinding pants. they do drag the eyes, but it makes you have to work -- which makes the rest of the image so much more satisfying.

    not that i wouldn't mind the pulling down of pants that Per suggested, though... if anyone can make it happen, Lili, it's you dear. just flash him your wings
    LOL, thanks Cam, I could have done so but as this is a normal Pub and not a ''Gentlemens Club" it might've caused some Drama.
    He was very shy too, intense as the titie suggests.
    Honestly I appreciate the input, from both of you.
    Per, I thought about cropping, but decided against it, lowering the value on the pants might work, but I wanted to preserver the contrast between his shadowed face, hiding in the shadows, in the rest of the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    i don't like perfect pictures. they bore me. whilst i can admire technical proficiency, i need something more... does that make sense?
    Hear! Hear!

    IMO, the greatest fault of my photos are that they are technically competent, but dreadfully boring.

    Here's to lively imperfection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Hear! Hear!

    IMO, the greatest fault of my photos are that they are technically competent, but dreadfully boring.

    Here's to lively imperfection!
    OK, Cam, Lili, and Maggie, I give it up.....

    After all, lively or not, Im afraid I do have a natural propensity for imperfectiom in my own work.....

    (And, Lili, I never talked about cropping; it would ruin that image, indeed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    OK, Cam, Lili, and Maggie, I give it up.....

    After all, lively or not, Im afraid I do have a natural propensity for imperfectiom in my own work.....

    (And, Lili, I never talked about cropping; it would ruin that image, indeed).
    It is ok, *I* was the one that looked at cropping.
    And wisely, I think, discarded it

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