View Full Version : In the Running?

03-29-2008, 11:54 PM
I was playing around with this image and wasn't sure I should put it in the running for the upcoming state comp. What do you think? It is a tree on the Property of an old Robert Frost Farm. It is a black and white film photo that I have scanned into a digital file and have been playing around with it to create an old photo look. for a larger image: http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii318/MarilynXD/Possible%20Comp/OldTree.jpg


03-29-2008, 11:56 PM
I like it, what will you call it?

03-30-2008, 12:28 AM
I like it too, but my eye gets lost in the upper left corner, perhaps darken it. I think that I also want to see the bottom of the tree. Is there more there?

03-30-2008, 01:21 AM
Yup - that is all I've got from the negative (:eek: what's that?) ha.

03-30-2008, 02:53 AM
Is this one that would work better flipped?

03-30-2008, 03:57 AM
Maybe -- what do you think? I had flipped it previously but wasn't sure it worked, but I think I was looking at it for too long, perhaps losing objectivity.


03-30-2008, 05:27 AM
I like it flipped best
I am not that excited about having the image so small.
If the detail holds up, I would make it bigger.
Just because there is a rule of thirds doesn't mean you have to put the subject in a power point for every image.
I think this holds up fine as is.
How does it look as a neutral key, rather than a low key image? Pick out a neutral tone for the mat, then the blacks will jump.
There is nothing in the rules that says the mat has to be black.
Back in "the old days' t seemed that way but no longer.
I enter several with white or neutral, each year.

03-30-2008, 04:02 PM
I like it flipped much better. Your eye stays in the image instead of heading out to the right as before.

03-31-2008, 03:48 PM
Thanks very much everyone - and Gene, I am going to have a go at trying a different mat -- will post. I appreciate you helping me step out of the "box".

03-31-2008, 04:07 PM
Here is the latest workup of the Sepia Tree ( i don't have a name yet ) I am still trying to decide whether to enter it or not.


03-31-2008, 09:46 PM
I jumped in late on this... Is there room below? the reason I ask is because allowing the tree trunk to touch the grass would curve the viewer back into the print instead of running them out of it.

03-31-2008, 10:03 PM
hi john -- no...i don't have any more on the "negative" :eek:
too bad -- did you see my other thread about which print to choose
as the 5th of five? would LOVE your input!