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Old 01-17-2015   #1
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Well .... I commented to Beliner on his white-on-white-in-color,
so I feel obliged to offer up a sacrificial lamb of a similar palette:


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Old 01-17-2015   #2
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Don't see many glass doorknobs around these parts. The decorative doorknob flange adds some interest and late 19th or early 20th century atmosphere but the plastic film object (bag?) detracts from it a bit. The flange's antique bronze color also seems a little like cheating. The blank white area on the left isn't really pulling its weight in interest, so I would say crop about 1/6 of the image area from the left to improve the composition.
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The main object looks very interesting, especially with the ambient light and highlights. I think it would be worthwile to photograph it again with a macro lens so it fills the frame and makes it more abstract.

That would bring out more of its blue and copper tones, but you don't have to go with the colorless theme, I guess.
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Don't see many glass doorknobs around these parts. The decorative doorknob flange adds some interest and late 19th or early 20th century atmosphere but the plastic film object (bag?) detracts from it a bit. The flange's antique bronze color also seems a little like cheating. The blank white area on the left isn't really pulling its weight in interest, so I would say crop about 1/6 of the image area from the left to improve the composition.
I too was bothered by the white area, but OTOH I really wanna keep the
glass knob centered for emphasis. So taking your suggestion but wanting
to keep the knob centered .... I'm trying a slightly different edit of it:


knob4B.jpg


As to the plastic bags, I just don't have that "19th century atmosphere"
thing in mind. I see it as just "old building apartment dwelling lifestyle"
where you hang a plastic bag on the door knob to remember to take out
the trash ... and yet a sunbeam transforms it for a few minutes, or for a
lot longer if I get the shot while the light is happening.


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The main object looks very interesting, especially with the ambient light and highlights. I think it would be worthwile to photograph it again with a macro lens so it fills the frame and makes it more abstract.

That would bring out more of its blue and copper tones, but you don't have to go with the colorless theme, I guess.
That would be an entirely different photograph, prolly a good one, too.

But it's just not what I was after at the time. My story, as I wanna tell it,
is all about how the sunbeam came along and "excited" this otherwise
ordinary placid household object ... so I want the object presented well
enuf so that, for instance, you wanna see it featured close up filling all
the frame. So, I think I got it. The object grabs you, yet the situation
that makes the object into a grabber is also presented. Thaz the story I
was after. So I'm very pleased that you wanna see the object filling up a
frame without distractions. So, thank you way mucho.


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