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    Warrior

    Taken at Blenheim Palace.

    Any critique gratefully received.

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    Re: Warrior

    Roger - Good to see you posting again (anyone posting for that matter).

    I really like the concept and the choice of subject. The plain sky also works here. My one complaint is the amount of subject matter: good amt of shield, but I really want to see more of his right shoulder (on the image's left). It just seems too cut off as is. One of those subjective things, I suppose.

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    Re: Warrior

    Wow, that seems like a brilliant picture.

    I love the contrast, it's so vivid and enchanting!

    I can only imagine the thoughts that went in your mind while you were clicking this picture.

    Good job!

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    Re: Warrior

    Thanks, GB and Dave,

    This is a statue in Blenheim Palace near Oxford UK. The picture was taken with a 100-400mm zoom lying on my back looking upwards. Next time I will use the 24-70 zoom and try again next time I go there. I'll also try and pick a drier day :-)

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    Re: Warrior

    The plain sky also works here. It's beautiful..

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    Re: Warrior

    Should have included the shoulders. It looks as if the arms are just floating.

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    Re: Warrior

    Beautiful shot. Dry days are always best when laying on the ground . My only criticism has already been discussed. A bit more of the subject shield. As it stands I did not recognize it and that adds so much to the meaning of the photo. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Warrior

    Decent shot!

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    Re: Warrior

    All,

    Apologies for not responding sooner but work has gotten in the way.

    Thanks for the feedback and I intend on getting back there to retake at some point.

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    Re: Warrior

    Since there's nothing in the sky worth seeing, this one is crying out desperately for a properly exposed subject.
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