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    was trying to break out of the 1/3rd rule; not very sure if this works. in any case, i'd appreciate your C&C. ah yes, hopefully this is a different view of the esplanade as well. be brutally kind.
    cheers!

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    ok. how is this brutally different from the other esplanade shots? =)
    Maybe I cant see it... but is it because the triangular stuff doesnt stick out like all the other 'generic' 'durian' shots? Hope to understand alittle more on why, how U took this shot if U dont mind...

    the 1/3rd rule is still evident here because 2/3rds of the 'durian' fills the frame.

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    sorry, looks like any other explanade shot to me.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    ermm.... guys... it might b from the other side of esplanade... ? though it looks the same.

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    hahahah okay... point noted! maybe not this shot.. there's another one.. shall post it up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev
    ok. how is this brutally different from the other esplanade shots? =)
    Maybe I cant see it... but is it because the triangular stuff doesnt stick out like all the other 'generic' 'durian' shots? Hope to understand alittle more on why, how U took this shot if U dont mind...

    the 1/3rd rule is still evident here because 2/3rds of the 'durian' fills the frame.
    oh. hmm yeah i guess i was thinking of the more sky, less building thing. -.-"

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    Rev: i've seen shots of the two durians sidebyside mostly.. so i thought this might be a little different, not drastically since the triangles wont bend for me. you could kinda see abit of the inside and as well as the antenna thing (on the right).. by including the antenna, i was hoping that it might give a not-so-perfect Durian since it still have something as old as that sticking out.
    maybe it doesnt work in b&w? but the colour one - the sky is quite a horrid color..

    alright i confess im not the type who really plan beforehand on what i wana shoot (simply cuz it stresses me out when i dont that *the* picture i want). i just thought that since all the shots i've seen are composed in that same manner (which i've also taken), just thought maybe i change position (lie down) it might help. evidently not lah..


    this better?

    (i do realise im only allowed a photo a week but its kinda related so yeah..)

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    let me KISS (keep it simple stupid!) you.

    aerial antenna, no. it looks clumsy, like you forgot to frame it out during planning as well as in post-processing.

    nope, not a different view. regardless which part of the triangular shades it's shot, any landscape shot is boring. why not portrait? why not square crop, horizontal pano crop, vertical pano crop?

    you could kinda see abit of the inside and as well as the antenna thing (on the right).. by including the antenna, i was hoping that it might give a not-so-perfect Durian since it still have something as old as that sticking out.
    maybe it doesnt work in b&w? but the colour one - the sky is quite a horrid color..
    you have too many things going on in frame. KISS sam! !!


    here's somethings i made up from your pics. just quickie hints of how simple is simple. how to make use of them i leave it to you.


    following the way of zarenism, saturate saturate saturate!


    spent a bit more time on this one:


    there are many ways to be unusual. you just have to work your mind around it.

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    Default Re: esplanade - hopefully a different view

    Nice comments there, foxtwo.

    Anyway, just wanted to say that most shots of esplanade focus on the triangles rooftop, so much so that the subject become all too stale. Hence, it's much harder to develop something different on a subject that's already saturated with different POV. That is, it's all lies when people tell you to shoot on "safe" subjects to develop your creativity.

    Having said that however, I think it's important to develop different ways of seeing the same subject. Like some of the views foxtwo have proposed, esplanade have changed from an all-too-familiar rooftop, to something that's more. I could almost see a durian like sphere on the last of foxtwo's alteration...

    Another take may be too totally ignore the overall shape of the rooftop. Focus on the parts, and play with patterns.

    p.s. foxtwo wanna KISS sam so much huh? SCANDAL!!

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    I downloaded the 2nd pic to play with but honestly couldnt generate anything interesting from it... the antenna in the first pic isnt eye-catching at all but it is important....

    Fox2's attempts are commendable but I still dont see any different 'durian' shots (no offense, dude)

    I'm beginning to think, maybe the problem isnt the photographer but rather the subject. Yeah, we could debate all day that it's the skill of the photographer to create extra-ordinary from the ordinary, blah blah blah. But sometimes, the subject is possibly too damn boring. Imagine attemping to photograph a white square in a white room.... umm... wow.

    No denying, it's been commented before that the 'durian' is basically a boring dome with spikes or a pair of 'fly's eyes', nothing more. In contrast, the architecture in Spain, HK performing arts center, Gugenheim are lovely to shoot...

    So... a 'different view' of the 'duuuurian' would be to perhaps, include interesting 'non-duuuuuuurian' elements. I remember an awesome foto of the 'duuuuuuurian' with some window cleaners in yellow hats. So the antenna isnt eye-catching here but I guess it's an important reminder on how to capture a 'different view' or possibly an interesting subject later if U reshoot...

    my 2 dollars =)

    OT: The SANDS casino IR is gonna make everything else look DULL. Freakin Tower Gardens of Babylon... haha.
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    Default Re: esplanade - hopefully a different view

    the b&w, vertical one looks good, like vertical limit.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    thanks all for comments.. probably wont head back to esplanade unless i die die have to or something. but definitely keep comments in mind as i proceed to shoot other stuff. (:

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    Default Re: esplanade - hopefully a different view

    I beg to differ! I find durian is interesting =) as well as other architectural in Singapore.

    Sam, i dont get any 'different view' from any of the pix. And breaking the rules of third - breaking a rules just to simply breaking it usually does not work ( just like follow the rules for the sake of following )

    actually what interest you bout this durian?

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