Lesson 8 assingment

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    Here is my abstract composition. I could not do anything outdoors or long exposure because I don´t have the tripod with me, so I ended up playing with food at home. Well, this is a crazy story about Romeo and Juliet turned into tomato halves… it is bloody messy…

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Ok so it looks like the site is back online.

    There we’re some issues over the weekend with downtime etc.

    So first things first here.

    The exif data:
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    Artist: Santiago S.V.
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    So this is quite an odd image!

    It’s quite unique and from a photography perspective it’s good. It’s composed well and technically it’s good. It’s just not clear what the image means. It doesn’t have to be clear it’s just that in this case it’s very confusing.

    What is one to make of this image?!

    Whatever the case is you’d done well with composing your image, thinking creatively, and filling the frame.

    Overall you’ve done well here and I like that you are experimenting with these theatrics.

    Have you found your general area of interest in photography yet? Are you happy with your progress?

    Do you have any questions at this time?


    I am glad that the outcome is satisfying, it was a bit challenging to create something with things at home. I reckon there is a problem with lighting, I don´t have a tripod with me, having one, would have helped to create a better atmosphere and maybe use a different angle to create other feelings.

    I thought the ketchup can represent blood coming from a suicidal tomato half… 😀

    And yes, I know which kind of photography I like, it is travel and urban photography (of people and buildings, day and night).I also like photojournalism, actually I was a photographer at a university newspaper last year, but mainly I enjoy picturing what I see and try to transmit the feeling it gives me through the picture.
    If you look at my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/neluco) you might find examples of this. It would be great to have some comments from you and see if you detect any evolution in my style in the last months.

    I love pictures from Garcia Rodero, Capa, Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson,… so that is the style I like, but I am open to many others.

    Duncan Rawlinson

    For not having a tripod you have done nicely here.

    It’s always a struggle to shoot in low light but with camera sensor technology improving all the time it will only get easier in the future.

    I understand your image a little better now. It’s quite fun.

    You are in bangladesh correct?

    If so and if it’s safe there is quite a bit of interesting culture and people to shoot there. You are lucky to be in that unique part of the world.

    I took a look at your flickr account and you have some really great images.

    Keep shooting and having fun!

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