Chat Thread Golden Oldie 22nd - 24th January 2010
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28-01-10, 09:19 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Well done Carol - a convincing win I'd say.
Above: Sarasocke – For Women Only
Super scene Carol. I nearly voted for it – I like the composition, the reflection, the vintage building. There are, however, two reasons why I didn't make it my choice this weekend. The first is that it didn't fit my interpretation of the brief; it is not something old nor something new made to look old, it is something old made to look old. The second reason was that the making it look old part is not in my mind very convincing. It looks to me like it is just a sepia overlay; there is no vignetting, no brighter centre, no noise, no scratches, no variation in tone. Mind you, I can't talk, I wasn't convinced that my effort met the brief either.
Below: SieSmith – When woods were wood
Not being a golfist or knowing anything about golf sticks I'm not qualified to comment on the subject matter. This is very nicely done on the whole; just the right depth of field although possibly too sharp to be old. Once again it is something old made to look old.
The picture that surprised me in getting no votes was Andy's Heiress. I think that this was a superb effort at recreating the hand tinted look of inter war 'colour' photographs. I think I would have preferred it to have been a head and shoulders shot, perhaps with some of the family jewellery on display and maybe the sepia is a little on the heavy side too.
This week I voted for Ogga. A great ensemble of period pieces, the right sort of composition to match the era evoked, and nice treatment too boot. I do, though, have to admit to a certain amount of grandfather clock envy.
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