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Vintage Postcard Perfect
Nice work, Abby. Did you try with a wider angle and without the fence (it seems too modern for a vintage postcard)? It may have given more "vastness" and timelessness to the image. Despite the nice colors and composition, I can't quite shake the "snapshot" feel I get with the fence and the implied suggestion of a road in the photo. Almost as if you stopped the car, got out to take a quick pic and then moved on. I'm sure it didn't happen that way, just feels like it. Looks like a very crisp, sharp image from what I can tell given the small size.
Having been there (and going back next month) I can verify that one can indeed stop the car, hop out and take this photo. The fence disqualifies it for any postcard. The shadows on the right side should be lightened up for commercial use. I like shadows, too, but they are not considered commercially desirable. In addition, you've left the horizon feeling slanted. Never mind that Bell Rock lists a bit, the photo still feels slanted and that is what counts.
For all your nit-picking on everybody else's photos, I really expected better from you, Abby. This is an ordinary, snapshotty, non-Peterman image. It's really nice for your personal photo album, I'm sure.
I've come on a little strong here, just to give you a taste of your own...
Wow Abby, for all your preaching about how other people should shoot their photos I expected a little Peterman from you - didn't happen.
Abbey-shocking this is your photo!!! I expected Much more from a critic. Peterman??? "me thinks" you should"move on!"
Steven Speiberg movie?
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