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Here is a different post..

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What makes it different is that I actually don’t know what it is. I took the photo and can see and understand the metadata. I can also, by the preceding and following photographs, see where it was taken and the circumstances under which it was taken.

The only comment is that it is a mysterious image with appeal coming from the complex image and the repeating levels – some kind of galactic parking station perhaps?

DaveHPosterart Poster II – Sky, Sea, Sand and Sun

I took this photograph a few months ago on the west cost of France.

Saint Jean de Monts
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The beach through a telephoto gave a deserted look while a bit of processing made it somewhat more vivid that it probably actually was. The vertical is divided in thirds, which with the desolate ness gives an interesting link to the image.

The breaking wave in the middle of the picture breaks the uniformity. This might not be advantageous, for instance Andreas Gursky spent hours in the dark room removing all features from his Rhein II which fetched $4,338,500 at a Christie’s auction some ten years ago. This made it the most expensive photograph ever sold at an auction, a place it held for several years.

©️Andreas Gursky, all rights reserved

My print is on sale at pixels for an incomparable price. Should anyone be interested in a more pleasing price they can contact me and we can work out an exclusivity deal and maybe adjust the photograph to your liking.

What about this version?

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This series of photographs that I have copied from the INTERNET will look at a range of things that makes the photos interesting to me and along the way will hopefully give you some ideas and illustrate some photographic points.

Suivis par des ombres © Haiquan Xiang – Drone Awards 2020

Do a GOOGLE search for “4 zebras” and you’ll get hundreds of photos, mainly from ground level in grass of varying length. The black and often dirty white shapes mainly against a brown savanna are very uniform and mostly uninteresting. To add to this photographers tend to want to fill the screen with their subjects and its normally difficult to get close ups.

So get yourself a drone, move into a semi desert area at sunset and you get a different photo. Then increase the exposure, contrast and decrease the saturation and the five zebra facing in different direction and their shadows make a really interesting composition. Of course we don’t see the details of sex, shape and texture but then its not a picture of zebra!

It would be possible to further develop the image by playing with rotation and cropping and possibly making the ground smoother and lighter. But this is a really compelling photograph.