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While visiting St. John's University we passed the Monastic Garden's. It is very inviting, visually, but as you can see signs are posted asking you to keep your distance. The best I could do was stand at the end of the tunnel and take photos.
Let me know what you would have done differently on this shot. I promise not to send you hate mail if you don't agree with what I did....LOL. I'm trying to learn and want to improve - so any helpful advice would be fine with me.
THANKS and happy Windsday. lol
Image Comments (20)
duncanlong () 11:20AM | Wed, 19 July 2006
Fantastic shot -- and what a great frame the archway has made. I see nothing I would have changed.
PhotoSmith () 11:59AM | Wed, 19 July 2006
The tunnel effect is very nice - I suspect you darkened the edges which really enhanced the visual impact. Without knowing what other perspectives were available, I'd say you shot this perfectly. Don't you just love telephoto lenses? They zoom right past those restrictive signs!!! :)
odie () 12:17PM | Wed, 19 July 2006
Nope - didn't darken the edges. I only cropped off most of the blackness. The tunnel had a dim lightbulb glowing in the middle which I thought needed to be eliminated.
Margana () 12:32PM | Wed, 19 July 2006
Not to be contrary,but I don't agree with Andreas.I very much like the sign,as I feel it gives meaning to the shot.I assume they wish to discourage people from entering this lovely place and potentially disturbing the monks who may be contemplation,there.I think the 'tunnel' gives even deeper meaning to this,'tunnels' having symbolic religious connotations,as well.All in all,I'd say this is a very effective composition and wonderfully photographed.-M :^) PS -No ebot for you. :^(
Zacko () 1:26PM | Wed, 19 July 2006
Windsday? I thought this was humpday. #:o/ You wont send hate-mails you say? You promise? Okay....in all honesty...nothing wrong with this at all....just a tiny bit boring. I think its the sign that kinda ruins it for me, as if this was just a documentation for the Monastic Garden website or something. Im not saying its a bad shot, on the contrary (spellcheck the swede)...its a great shot. Perfect POV, i love how the archway framed it, just like duncanlong said. But i think it would have looked more artistic and less like a snapshot without the sign in it. Can i get those hate-mails in IMs instead? Because my email-server can only accept so many. #:oP Have a wonderful windsday...whatever that is.....bla..bla...P.S I just edited after reading Marlenes comment. So thats what the sign means? Well hellooooo then Andreas. I just thought it was some randomly stupid name...i had no idea it referred to monks. Then i totally agree with Marlene, that the sign serves a purpose. There i go being all swedish again, not catching on till its too later...sigh. I shall leave my first comment though since it just gave me more reason to ramble, lol. #:oP
Loloe () 3:29PM | Wed, 19 July 2006
Well, I think I would have erased the sign, but I adore the natural frame as well as the view!!! Superb photo!!! Bravo!!!
tmathise () 3:57PM | Wed, 19 July 2006
I really like this capture Jodie! That bench looks very inviting to me! Have an awesome day my friend! [Hugs]
southernamazon1957 () 4:53PM | Wed, 19 July 2006
The bench is very inviting. Lovely shot! Thank you :)
busi2ness () 4:57PM | Wed, 19 July 2006
Very bold move to invite critique to improve - I will not repeat all the good things said.
Denger () 7:44PM | Wed, 19 July 2006
Great composition, Jodie. Since you asked, I think I'd have tried to focus on the sign so that the text was sharper, but perhaps then the DOF would have been too shallow to showcase that lovely brick wall and those beautiful hydrangeas in the background.
kimariehere () 4:47PM | Fri, 21 July 2006
beautiful composition love the ivy framing and this charming brick university !!... wonderful !!!
giareg () 5:35PM | Fri, 21 July 2006
Hello excellent composition and many compliments for your gallery and your talent. best regards GianPaolo.
tizjezzme () 10:11PM | Thu, 27 July 2006
i dont think i would change anything .. at first I thought to removing the sign, but then after reading the comments here with regard to that, I changed my mind on it as well. You did great here .. can't think of anything I would change... great shot Jodie.