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Offline Alan Snelson

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #100 on: Jan 12, 2015, 06:15 PM »
As June says, all three are great pictures. I favour number 2 as being good jigsaw material and it is also my favourite from a photographic viewpoint.
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #101 on: Jan 12, 2015, 06:34 PM »
I will defer to Alan's choice as he is more experienced in what would make a good jigsaw from the photographic viewpoint.   :)
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #102 on: Jan 12, 2015, 07:32 PM »
Great idea, Gav! And needless to say, all three are excellent photos.

As the photos stand, no. 2 is the best for a jigsaw because there are sufficient contrasts to help with the refit.

Nos. 1 and 3 have a lot of cloudless sky, which would make a jigsaw extremely difficult. This could of course be solved by means of some cropping, but I believe that the standard jigsaw proportions would need to be maintained, which means that cropping the top would also lead to some (unwanted) cropping at the sides.

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #103 on: Jan 12, 2015, 09:13 PM »
I'd be up to try all three, but certainly number 2 does have the most in it and has the benefit of being from a different angle from the normal view as well, so it offers something different.

Incidentally large largely featureless areas are not really much more difficult to do than detail zones...
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #104 on: Jan 12, 2015, 10:41 PM »
How about an image of QE2 with wonderful Waverley?  :)
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #105 on: Jan 13, 2015, 09:22 AM »
I thought of QE2 & Waverley - the only photos I have of them both are of pre-rebuild Waverley and have a bit too much sky etc as Alan was alluding to. Also the weather we had in 2008 when she came back to us for the final time was amazing which I thought would be captured nicely in a jigsaw.

I had favoured pic 2 myself. I'll wait until the end of the week and move it on then!

The one with loads of wee boats is good but I'd need to crop some of the sky out.

Thanks for the responses so far folks.

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #106 on: Jan 13, 2015, 10:23 AM »
Thanks for getting permission to use these stunning photos for using to make  jigsaw number 5.

Photo number one is s stunning photo and would be good for the jigsaw but as already has been mentioned there is a lot of sky. 
Photo number two gives detail of the boats sailing in with the ship that would be good for the jigsaw, but just as number one has a lot of sky, this photo has a lot of sea between the land and the ship would may equally be difficult for a jigsaw.
Photo number three, I love the atmosphere that this photo creates and there is a lot of detail for a jigsaw.  But it has the same problem as photo number one, in that there is too much sky. 

If the sky in photo number three could be cropped then this would be my favourite and photo number one my second choice, but the sky would need to be cropped. 

Good suggestion of photo of QE2 and Waverley if the right photo could be found
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #107 on: Jan 13, 2015, 12:51 PM »
Thanks Lynda,

I will experiment with 3 to see if I can omit some of the sky but still get it into a jigsaw frame.

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #108 on: Jan 13, 2015, 01:42 PM »
Great discussions !   :)
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« Reply #109 on: Jan 14, 2015, 10:11 PM »
Picture number 2!

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« Reply #110 on: Jan 15, 2015, 01:01 PM »
Just as a wee aside - the Calmac ferry Saturn shown in Picture 2 was built on the Clyde in 1977.

She has been laid up since 2011 and is now for sale. The chances are she'll go for scrap so this pic represents her at her very best for QE2!

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #111 on: Jan 15, 2015, 05:31 PM »
Hi Gav -

Thanks for the information about Saturn.  That is so sad that she may go to the breakers.

Picture 2 sounds like the one from the photographic and historic point of view.

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #112 on: Jan 18, 2015, 01:54 PM »
I could perhaps add so inlay photos  along the top to break it up a bit? I have others photos of that day?

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« Reply #113 on: Jan 18, 2015, 10:46 PM »
I could perhaps add so inlay photos  along the top to break it up a bit? I have others photos of that day?

Believe me, that sky would not represent a problem for puzzle assembly...  ;)

The idea of having more images to assemble for the price of one does, I agree, sound tempting...  :)
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #114 on: Jan 19, 2015, 12:03 PM »
Hello everyone and thanks for your input - I think the choice is No 2.

I had mentioned that I could put in some inlay photos to break up some of the similar coloured areas at the top of the photo.
The attached photo gives an idea of what I am meaning - this was a puzzle I had made for Shelagh as part of her Xmas pressie - the main pic is of our 3 legged moggy Laphroaig with 8 additional smaller inlays of him and our other two cats Caol Ila and Brora.

The layout of this one was a standard template offered by the supplier and they do offer one with photos along the top but I was going to add them to the photo myself as there is more control over the spacing etc.

So bear with me and we'll see how it comes out - if it becomes a "guddle" then we can revert to the standard photo 2 and proceed!

Finally - do we want a 1000, 1500 or 2000 piece?  ;)

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #115 on: Jan 19, 2015, 01:42 PM »
I personally would be in favour of 1000 -- that is a size suitable for our table, and also (hopefully) achievable within a limited time span.

The box seems to show the shape of each individual piece -- that could be a help when one is really stuck, but is probably best kept out of sight otherwise!

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« Reply #116 on: Jan 19, 2015, 03:26 PM »
I personally would be in favour of 1000 -- that is a size suitable for our table, and also (hopefully) achievable within a limited time span.

The box seems to show the shape of each individual piece -- that could be a help when one is really stuck, but is probably best kept out of sight otherwise!

Good point Isabelle - I will keep it to 1000. That shot is of the completed puzzle btw - the box will only show the picture!

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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #117 on: Jan 19, 2015, 03:31 PM »
Great picture on Shelagh's puzzle, Gav, and I agree that 1000 pieces is a good size.

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« Reply #118 on: Jan 19, 2015, 05:46 PM »
Interesting concept to have the inlay of photos which would make this jigsaw just a bit different from the rest and interesting to make up.

ps. Gav As a cat lover, I loved your jigsaw of your cats -named after whisky distilleries, if I am not mistaken. 
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Re: Discussions on QE2Story Jigsaws
« Reply #119 on: Jan 19, 2015, 11:21 PM »
1000 pieces would be my vote as well.
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