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Yenling83

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Redwood Display-Interesting
« on: February 04, 2013, 07:53 PM »
This picture is from the site, artofdaiza.com.   I'm curious to hear what you think of the display-what do you like and dislike? 
 

Jason E

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 08:14 PM »
I like the thick slab and the bamboo under companion combo, the framed pic doesn't work for me. too low, formal?  Just doesn't seem to harmonize w/ the other components to me.
no expert, just my initial thoughts looking at the display.
Interested to hear others thoughts.
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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 11:52 PM »
I don't care for the slab.  It seems bulky and possibly redundant.  I find that it competes for interest w/ the tree it sits under.  

The framed picture is done so in a very overstated manner.  Framed and (double-)matted ...in high gloss?  It draws the focus away from the rest of the scene.  I can't really make out the details of the picture, but it seems too busy.  It may sound contradictory, but a panorama from within that picture stretching 75+% across the background (behind all of the other elements) would remove some of the clutter from the image while maintaining its essence and really draw the composition together as a whole.

The accent has appropriate movement for the display, but since I'm not familiar enough with where these trees grow, I'm not sure if it evokes the correct feeling, though I don't remember anything similar in my hike through part of Yosemite.

The display could do w/o the NatGeo, though.
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Charles Willis

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 01:24 PM »
Am I the only one that can't view the enlarged picture? I've tried using Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on OS X Mountain Lion. Clicking the thumbnail just brings up a black box.
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 01:36 PM »
Am I the only one that can't view the enlarged picture?

Yes.
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 03:45 PM »
I can't see it either though I haven't tried other browsers other than Safari on a Mac.
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 07:54 PM »
I can't view it either on my IPad. I've tried safari and google Crome.
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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 08:23 PM »
Can you see this?
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013, 09:41 PM »
I can see it now. Thank you.

I like the tree, but it seems like the pot could be a little wider and more shallow. I'm still very new to all of this, so maybe I'm off the mark.
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 09:51 PM »
Now it's working again,  yesterday I got the large  picture but today I just got a black screen. Now it comes in loud and clear.
 As far as the display goes, I like the slab with the Redwood tree  but I  think the picture does not really work. I can't tell what the small plant is but I think a woodland type plant would suit it well, something like a fern.
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 12:32 AM »
I do like thepicture and I can feel what one is trying to express: the roughness of the landscape
that this tree used to be in. Except, the tree doesn't quite match the picture. It doesn't show its
natural habitat, if that is what is implied.
 

Don Dunn

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 02:36 AM »
I do like the picture Yosemite Valley and Half Dome. Maybe it's an Ansel Adams. The frame is to fancy and the picture to large so it distracts from the tree. I also don't like the fact that it is black and white. To much of a contrast with the tree. So, now I'm an art critic?  LOL ::)
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 09:39 AM »
My impression is that the picture is overpowering.  It is a great picture but it bocomes the main focal point of the composition.  It draws my eye to the middle of the table which is vacant.  I think the slab, pot, tree combo is a little off.  Maybe if the slab were thinner and the pot a little sturdier.  For some reason it just feels unbalanced.  I like the companion plant.  I second the losing of the National Geographic magazines.  The picture and the tree do not seem to go together, but maybe if they got a larger print and cut it into a more vertical crop (scroll like) and moved it so the tree and the picture werent competing for the same space it would work better.  But hey what the hell do I know.  Really dig the tree though.
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 10:39 AM »
For me, part of the problem is that there is too much happening in one small space.  Perhaps if the display area was larger, with more negative space between the tree and the picture, it would be better.  But the frame is not good for the photograph, it does not meld with the overall feeling that I think is trying to be stated.   No frame and more space, then maybe...
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 12:11 PM »
The picture of Yosemite is too "busy" for the display however the story being told clear. The accent tree is on the same (horizontal) line as the tree (not off the center line). The wooden display slab is too powerful and draws the eye away from the tree. The bamboo mat under the accent doesn't fit with the display.

Rather than the Asian aesthetic of "less is more" this shows that sometimes "more is less."

AND - what is the deal with the National Geographic magazine?

Thanks - I enjoyed seeing the beautiful tree.

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Augustine
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