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Boulevard of Dandelions

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I've not been shooting much for about a year, for a number of reasons including a severely deteriorating right hip that makes walking for more than about 30 minutes quite painful and so will be replaced at the end of August.
To try and get my creative juices going, I've been looking at other genres that don't require me to run around on city streets with a ton of gear and so when a few weeks ago, while driving, I noticed a boulevard covered in Dandelions along the roadside, I immediately got an idea for what I thought would be an interesting photo and took the shot. Playing in Photoshop I cropped the roadway and street lamp poles, duplicated the left side of the image, flipped it, pasted the two halves together and then made just enough changes to eliminate the exact bilateral symmetry that I so dislike in photos of this type.
I know there are a number of issues (including a bald sky that only changed a few days later after the roadside had been mowed) but I hope to re-shoot it again when the Dandelions make their inevitable reappearance, and improve the result.
Nikon D3
Sigma 12-24 f4.5-5.6 autofocus zoom
f16 @ 1/100th ISO 200

 

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I shoot film. That's film. F...i....l....m. You remember film don't you? It was in all the papers.

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Very interesting result, Robert. 

 

I hope your hip replacement goes well. My father-in-law has had 2 of them. The first one was a success but eventually wore out and had to be replaced. The 2nd replacement hasn't been great though and because of his age (and lack of medical insurance) I don't know if he will be able to get it fixed. :( 

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Looks good.  If you do go back for more, remember to watch out for the shadows - too early or too late and long converging shadows could give your game away.

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Robert, good luck with your new hip - I hope that the procedure works well for you. 

 

A good call IMHO to not make the image perfectly symmetrical.

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