NF-SOOC-Sept-03 - The seat outside the garage... by vignouse

NF-SOOC-Sept-03 - The seat outside the garage...

It's all in the title - this is the west end of the terrace at the front of the house but it's also an exercise in getting the framing right in camera.

This is for the NF-SOOC-September challenge which you can read all about here - https://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/43961/nf-sooc-september-2020

Have fun with this challenge everyone...
Instant FAV! May I pin? I love the weathered old bench! Such a lovely composition.
September 3rd, 2020  
Well balanced and composed, fav.
September 3rd, 2020  
@marlboromaam Thank you - pin away!
September 3rd, 2020  
@vignouse Pinned and I thank you!
September 3rd, 2020  
Great shot
September 3rd, 2020  
It's a lovely capture of the rock wall, the shutter and frame, the bench and the ornamentation of shells and pine cones. Sort of an outdoor still life; a found still life if you will.
September 3rd, 2020  
I love the pale blues and tans.
September 3rd, 2020  
You nailed the framing, lovely setting!
September 3rd, 2020  
Great textures, framing and light and shadow
September 4th, 2020  
Look at all those amazing textures!
September 4th, 2020  
Nicely done! fav
September 4th, 2020  
Fav
September 4th, 2020  
Wow! Perfect
September 4th, 2020  
Love the stonework's details, textures, light
September 4th, 2020  
I walk past here n times per day...it's remarkable how much one doesn't see when it's been part of the backdrop for....ever! Long may it continue ;-)
September 4th, 2020  
gorgeous symmetry and i love the little touches of shells and cones, plus the crisp shadow
September 4th, 2020  
Looks like a place I’d like to sit. Good shot
September 4th, 2020  
wonderful - you nailed it and such an interesting image!
September 4th, 2020  
Well done
September 4th, 2020  
Nice symmetry
September 4th, 2020  
Love the tones and textures!
September 4th, 2020  
I love the use of cones and shells. Nice!
September 4th, 2020  
Great light and textures.
September 5th, 2020  
Wow! So good! Splendid framing and such a pleasing image. Fav. A situation in which the rules work well! I would have gone for a squarer image (maybe 8x10?) to lose some of the upper part of the wall... don't know if you could do that in camera with the X-E3 but you must have a bagful of cameras with which you could!
September 5th, 2020  
@davidlostphojo Yep, 8x10/4x5 would have been ideal but it tends to only be available on small sensor cameras... and it would have been soooo much better if I had taken it earlier in the day when the sun was still on the wall to up the contrast.
September 5th, 2020  
It has to be a great house if the rest is done that way too. This traditional construction method and the materials with history give houses a special dignity. Nothing is stilted, everything developed from an understanding of material, form, construction and function. This is the key to timeless beauty.

BTW: The picture is nicely pondered. I don't necessarily want to miss anything from the wall upstairs. It is good if there is a little more space to breathe in addition to the rather compact partial forms. But a final judgment can only be made when the two variants are actually implemented and are next to each other.
What I might have tried: To go more wide-angle and to show a little more of the wall left and right and the paved floor - with a similar reason: the bench would have more room to breathe, maybe it would rest more in the picture. But these are just my thoughts. And as I already mentioned: A judgment is only permissible in a direct comparison.

To conclude on SOOC: This type of photography is a good exercise: it urges to look more consciously and to use camera technology in a more targeted manner.
But I am skeptical about the view that SOOC shows the world as it really is (I have read this claim several times in articles). I think this reality does not exist for us humans. We filter when we look at and present the world. We interpret it - also when taking photos. The discussion that David @davidlostphojo initiated provides a good argument for my point of view: the picture detail. With the choice of the image section, we direct the viewer's eye to a certain detail of “reality”, we cut it out. You can do this before you press the shutter release or afterwards while composing images on the PC. I don't know what should be more "authentic" in the first process. It is true that I have a lot more options for interventions in the image editing, but the principle does not change. I think the good photographer has both: When taking photos, the trained eye for colours and shapes in their context and the ability to increase the effect of a statement or image idea when editing a photo afterwards.
September 6th, 2020  
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