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Art Vs Science

Art Vs Science
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Copyright: jai glen (jai_glenny) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 1 N: 183] (775)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-02-14
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-17 11:35
Viewed: 2881
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot is taken from 40 - 50 yards back from my last post. It is the shot that I prefer yet my wife prefers the previous. Many times I sit and look through my shots and while wondering what to post my wife and I will argue which is taken from a better view point. The title of the shot stems form this, I am an engineer who designs industrial ventilation while my wife is a sculptor which made me start to ponder how different people percieve the same shot ?
Could you all help me with view you prefer and maybe tell me what you do for a vocation wether it be more artistic or academic ?

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-17 12:24]

Hello Jai,
Although I've lived in Bristol and Dorset I've never been to Dartmoor!! But I imagine it as bleak, windy, cold and nasty while at the same time very beautiful. Your capture is just as I imagine it! Very well done. I like your note and know exactly what you mean - Ivan is the scientist and I'm the artist, so, at large, we tend to perceive things in different manners too !!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-17 12:36]

Hi Jai. I have not taken a black and white picture for years its somthing i must try again. Now i see the art in this picture but also i can see an engineers side to it. I can see the start of a bridge . What ever well taken on what looked a very dull day. TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-02-17 13:10]

Hi Jai

Hmmm...interesting post and question you ask here...
I think i like this one just a little better than the other. The foreground element here is very strong and very geometric and i think ties the composition down better. The perspective is a little clearer in the other one, but i think i still prefer this one :)
Besides, since it's you taking the photos, you should have the last word, because it's your art that showcased here. Nothing personal to anyone, but if they prefer to show a place in a different way, they have all the liberty in the world to take a camera and shoot. I know your wife (had the pleasure of meeting her on my visit) and she is a very nice person...i'm sure she understands this as i'm sure you'll give her the camera if she wants to take a photo of a place in a different way that you :)
Hope this helps.

Cheers and TFS

Hello Jai
I would hope that you and your wife dont argue over a scene..Discuss would be a better way...If that fails then theres the washing up to trade off!!
I think both scenes have great merits and I personally wouldnt choose one as the best.
On this one I would say the fg rocks are a little blurred and shaky and the grayscale conversion could do with deepers greys leaning towards blacks and less exposure on the snow.
My work is in logistics...Moving boxes to be short and true.
All the Best
William Newboy

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