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    The Orchid House

    I have been playing with this one for some time. In my mind, the main subject is the waterfall with supporting elements of dry stacked stone, wet stacked stone, and the small sprays of orchids.

    The Orchid House

    Because most of the supporting elements are about the same size as the waterfall, do they compete too much?

    Would you feel that the group of small orchids are the main subject and the waterfall is a supporting element?

    I hesitate to drop out the right hand column of stacked stone as it could leave a square image. Perhaps that is not a bad thing. I love the overall look of the image but I also feel it is not being presented to its fullest potential. Any suggestions?

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    Re: The Orchid House

    I would probably recommend a slight rotation to the right and then dodge just the waterfall area to shift the brightness level to that area alone. Just a suggestion, Frank.

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    Re: The Orchid House

    Hi Willie. Thank you for your comments! Boosting the brightness of the waterfall sould not be a problem, but I'm not sure if you mean to reshoot with a rotation to the right or to crop out some of the image on the left?

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    Re: The Orchid House

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Hi Willie. Thank you for your comments! Boosting the brightness of the waterfall sould not be a problem, but I'm not sure if you mean to reshoot with a rotation to the right or to crop out some of the image on the left?
    I did a quick edit on your image and I simply rotated the image to the right. It made the shot look as if the focus is now more on the waterfall and not on the orchids at the left.

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    Re: The Orchid House

    I liked the original image. I did a quick edit in LR correcting vertical distortion and a little rotation, then cropped...hope you don't mind. It's on my Flickr page and I will remove it tomorrow.

    The Orchid House
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    Re: The Orchid House

    Great Image. I do however agree with Willie. And if I may be presumptuous, could I suggest that cropping and cloning down down the LHS could possibly remove some of the colour which draws the eye away from the water fall.? But with apologies. For it is your vision and image, not mine.
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    Re: The Orchid House

    Thanks all, I like it!

    Bringing down the number of competing elements and boosting the brightness of the waterfall really does help focus your attention on the subject. I liked the shine of the black stones, the bright orange in the lower left, the colors of the orchids in the middle and the sparkle of the water but alas, it was too much for one image.

    I appreciate all the support in helping me move in the right direction. I had become too attached to all the different parts. Time to let go a bit.

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    Re: The Orchid House

    Fantastic shot Frank.

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    Re: The Orchid House

    Thank you Dave!

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