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May 21, 2012
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New Beginnings by catchingfyre New Beginnings by catchingfyre
:bulletpink: Several combined effects created this vignette/vintage look.
:bulletblack: This book is called 'The Kite Rider'

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Madison Frye Photography
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manar1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
You have been featured here [link] :iconsmilieplz:
catchingfyre Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much! :heart:
manar1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
always a great pleasure! :)
A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Very Nice :D
Xmiaww-im-a-muffinX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Photographer
this is another ciritque for you for the Feedback Frenzy competition so I hope you enjoy ^-^

I've spent a while thinking about what to say for this piece because I LOVE it yet I don't actually 100% understand the concept so I'd really just like to mention a few things I do and don't like and my overall impression etc ^-^
Firstly things I like :-
I love how you've edited this colour wise with a very warm, brown hue over the entire picture making the entire photograph seem almost timeless, if not slightly dark but barely so.
I also really like how you've worked all the different elements in to the photograph balancing the feathers out on right side with the rock on the left and etc.
I also really like all the different textures we're dealing with in this photograph between soft and harsh. the harder elements we're dealing with being the grass blades and the feathers and the softer ones being the book pages and the background being softened out through the use of a small D.O.F.
surprisingly I also like how the lighting actually gets rid of some of the words on the page as I don't think the words on the page are an extremely important element in the 'big picture' sense of the photograph.
I'm supposing if I'd read 'the Kite rider' I might understand this concept more?
The last thing I'd like to comment on is I think I'd actually prefer this image without the vignette effect.
overall I really like this photograph i'm just not sure I get it and why 'new beginnings' involves this book and feathers. perhaps you could explain? :)
catchingfyre Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your lovely critique! The name just kinda popped into my head so I just named it that :D You might so, as the book is related to flying and such so the feathers come from that and how they're hovering over kinda represents what the mind might be seeing when reading the book. Or at least that's what I felt when I read it.
Xmiaww-im-a-muffinX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Ah.. it's definately something that could resonate with me if I'd read the book then....perhaps I actually should :P
Myst-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Critique for FF ^^

This is just beautiful! I love the really natural feel to this; the grass, the rock, and the feathers really make it feel calm. The lighting in this is also really brilliant. It adds to the calm feel of it, and the vintage feel is definitely there. I also like how it feels like you're looking through the grass, and I like how there's a nature element in the foreground, middle ground, and background. It gives a nice flow to the picture. Brilliant. Pure talent
falconstreaker Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool. I haven't seen much photography, so it might not count for much, but I've never seen another like it.

I really like how it's all in a sepia tone, but you can still clearly see the colors there and how they're different. The contrast of the hardened words and clear cut pages against the rounded contours of the feather and lumpy shapelessnes of the rock really look great together.

In addition, it's cool how you can read some of the words in the book's pages. The fact that the words we can see are about feathers and flight really adds to and plays up the feathers you have in there.

Personally, I would have put the background as the sky or some sort of dew/rain/clouds because of the feather thing, but this actually looks better. The grass around the book and then the rock there make a cool definition of earth and sky, the book touching and using both.

This is a definite fave for me, and I'll certainly await more of your artwork- in my deviation stacks under your name! Keep doing this kind of photography, as well as the others I see in your gallery. All are amazing and definitely not ones I'll delete automatically.

catchingfyre Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate this critique/comment. You don't know how much this means to me :) I love it when people acknowledge my work. :squee:
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