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AskJoeB: What do you think and what would you do differently?

What do you think?

What do you think?

I teach an online class with the BPSOP, and I also conduct my “Stretching Your Frame of Mind” workshops around our planet. I also like to have my fellow photographers submit images that they would like me to comment on. here’s one I recently received:

Harry sent me this photo to take a look at. I always like to share what each photography says because someone out reading this may have had a similar experience. Here’s what Harry had to say:

“Joe,

Here is an image I made recently at a local park. This park is a very large former DuPont estate and the barns and houses are leased out to people. I have talked to the owner of this barn on previous wanderings through the park, as I’m lugging my camera/tripod and camera bag over my shoulder (No, I didn’t get photo of him with his horses or barn… still working up to it). On this day however, he was not there, but this purple flower caught my eye, and I stopped to shoot it. I have looked through the Windows Collection on your website and I would like to know what you think of this image and what you would have done differently.
Thanks.”

As you might know, I’ve been shooting windows and for several years and taking off with my dog to places that I select by closing my eyes and pointing to a spot on a map is one of my favorite things to do.

As I said in my video, I have no control over the quality or the direction of the light so it’s just luck if I’m at the right place at the right time. I can tell you that it has to be an incredibly beautiful window, standing on it’s own without the support of light, for me to stop; if it’s entirely in the shade. Here’s a similar window i shot and was lucky enough to be there at the right time:

Shot at the right time.

Shot at the right time.

Take a look at your video:

http://www.screencast.com/t/Vtwz1G3nm0k

Harry,

Thanks for submitting to AskJoeB, and I hope I’ve been able to help. Be sure to send me your photo in case you ever get a chance to go back and take another look at it.

Visit my website at: www.joebaraban.com, and check out my workshop schedule at the top of this blog. Come shoot with me sometime.

Keep sending in your photos and questions to: AskJoeB@gmail.com, and I’ll create a video critique for you.

JoeB

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