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Gerry R. Dagonese

Free Member, Highland, CA

Comments 35

  • DRAGA PUC 04/22/2007 17:41

    great tree in th fantastic tones
  • Gerry R. Dagonese 04/05/2007 16:29

    Thank you all for the comments and votes both pro and con.
  • Ivano Cheli (1) 04/02/2007 20:24

  • Abdul Khaliq 04/02/2007 20:24

  • Claude Coeudevez 04/02/2007 20:24

  • Geoff Ashton 04/02/2007 20:24

    as a matter of taste i fid the top third to be unesaceraly repetative
    but thats just me
  • Jaime Crystal Attenborough 04/02/2007 20:24

    beautiful peacful composition
    well done
  • °°° celle °°° 04/02/2007 20:24

  • Dominique Duriot 04/02/2007 20:24

    all is said...good but not gallery sorry
  • Cees Kuijs 04/02/2007 20:24

  • Nurry N. 04/02/2007 20:24

    a pro from Germany/munich :))
  • Radim Spitzer 04/02/2007 20:24

    I like the way you have composed this picture. Everything seems to be well balanced. Though I would meaby choose to do one more step to the left side. which could prevent the slight touch of those two dominant trees and also the rest of the lake waterside would not be hidden behind the left tree. ;-) This would create nice eye leading line at the back and increase the depth of this picture even more.
    IMHO I am not a big fan of this kind of tonality, so I am not sure with my vote. ;-)
    Cheers, R.
  • Mark Johnston 04/02/2007 20:24

    Im not sure what you meant by the 'moment' on the bench, whether there was a moment you or someone else experienced earlier on the bench? If the bench was to be the focus of the picture then I feel that it is too far off to capture that, and is almost just an element of the background at this distance. I do like the grass in the foreground, details and tone as you said, but feel that more could have been given to it rather than the jumble of branches that really hold no shape, pattern or purpose for me when viewing. Maybe a deeper composition with more of the grass etc, or even a landscape composition closer to the rough bark and bench. But as said many times before, 'a matter of taste." :)
    Thanks for the reply and quickmessges Gerry and good luck with the votes.

  • Frank Cecconi 04/02/2007 20:24

    Not Gallery, sorry - composition is lacking, tones are disturbing, and image appears tilted...
  • Theo Weijmer 04/02/2007 20:24

    I think it's a vey good picture, well composed and good toning, but as it comes to galery a picture needs something more, I feel very sorry Gerry but in this case I have to vote contra, hope I can vote pro in the (near) future.
  • Tom McAlexander 04/02/2007 20:24

    I like it, but don't see it as Gallery.
  • Michael Henderson 04/02/2007 20:23

    Good foto just a little bright for me. Sorry contra.
  • Sarah D. Kiefer 04/02/2007 20:23

    tones are very well done in the fore but the image loses its momentum for me near the water. imo the darks can support the the brighter spots bc there's a sense of balance i see in the image's lower half. the tree's limbs and leaves however are too much. overall, to support the intricacies of those limbs, the image needs a stronger "trunk" and "roots." simplified or abstracted on top might help the basic impression of this bc there are some truly interesting parts of this. but we're voting on the whole image here, so i vote contra.
  • Vesela Maleeva 04/02/2007 20:23

  • Gerry R. Dagonese 04/02/2007 20:23

    Thank you all for the votes so far. Mark, thank you for your comment as well. It takes guts to stand up and give the critique; I respect that. There are many very talented artists at fc and those of us who are beginning this craft (myself included) look to these comments as opportunities to learn and grow as artists. I think we need to see more of the comments on this site (not that I am advocating anyone's trashing my picture). The critique is welcomed for everyone's sake.

    In answer to Mark's question, when I shot this, I was envisioning the moment on the bench, the colours and detail of the grass and tree, as well as how they would translate to the various tonal range in a B&W. I left the lake and fountain area as I highlighted area, but do not see any other areas I would consider as bright/white. My goal was to create the mood in this scene and added the tone as a means to convey the warmth.
  • r o l f WENGENroth 04/02/2007 20:23

  • Mark Johnston 04/02/2007 20:23

    Sorry Gerry, I just dont get what the others do. Quite bland, I don't really see any composition, and a bit too bright and white in places (or maybe my eyes are just sensitive). What was the goal of the shot when taken? Contra.
  • Peter. Gau 04/02/2007 20:23

  • ~Merlin~ 04/02/2007 20:23

  • Pawel Majewski 04/02/2007 20:23