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Great steveegg 2007-02-21 18:20

Hi Dan,

February seems an unusual time of year to visit Ephesus. We went to Turkey at the back end of the season (September) when the weather was fine, clear and warm. The Ephesus trip was one of the true highlights and it's good to see this out of the way des-res.

Although it brings back great memories, as an image I find it doesnt' really work for me. It has a lot of good elements - a doorway to lead the eye into the picture, foreground interest, light and shadow, what looks like an enormous bird bath at the focal point in the shot and another portal into the far distance. And yet ... it doesn't seem to hang together overall. Maybe it's the fact that it's a ruin, I don't know. Ah, I wonder if monochrome would help here to give a sense of antiquity?

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Old 02-25-2007, 12:31 AM
danbachmann danbachmann is offline
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Default To steveegg: thanks for being constructive

Hi Steve,
Just a quick reply to let you know I appreciate your constructive feedback. You let me know this image didn't speak to you and gave some ideas why. There is a lot of "ass slapping" as the say (an American football slang) and while it is nice to hear praise, it is the constructive tips that make us humble and better photographers.

I have been looking for a good photographic groups in London. If you are interested, let me know.
Thanks again,
Dan
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:17 AM
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Default Re: To steveegg: thanks for being constructive

Hi Dan,

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply. It's not always easy to pitch critiques, so I'm v pleased you've taken my comments in the spirit they're offered. I actually picked on the shots I wasn't so keen on as I find the exercise of trying to work out why a useful exercise for my own improvement. I've also had alook at your recent Turkey postings which I think are very engaging and will give them a more serious look when I have some time.

As for photographic groups, what do you have in mind? I'm not part of any group and do live a bit away from the centre, but would be interested to discuss it.

KRs
Steve Egg

ps: I inherited the KRs sign-off from my Dad who was a Civil Servant until he retired and this is a traditional end to their inter-office memos and stands for Kindest Regards. Very British, what?
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