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    Something different from me

    1. I'm not sure about the foreground in this one. Is there too much light? I thought about making the foreground darker but I was concerned that it would make it too dark and unbalanced.

    Something different from me

    2. I was trying to achieve a sense of depth in this one.

    Something different from me

    3. I'm not sure about the dimensions of this one. I think it's too wide (and shouldn't have the frame). I liked the idea of the bride and groom being dwarfed by the surrounding landscape. I also liked them being the only vertical elements with the horizontal lines.

    Something different from me

    This is my first foray into landscape photography so I'm learning.

    Thanks for looking.

    R
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    Re: Something different from me

    Very nice.

    1. Not a lot of detail in the dead tree but a lot of detail in the foreground. I think the detail in the foreground helps as everything else has a flat appearance.

    2. You've achieved your goal however the horizontal lines have a bit of a halting effect on the eyes. Try diagonals with the available elements.

    3. Very nice although we as wedding attendees are used to seeing the backs of the bride and groom.

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    Re: Something different from me

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    I think the detail in the foreground helps as everything else has a flat appearance.
    I really don't see that. This one is my favourite. In my eyes it doesn't seem flat. It evokes a strange eerie mood. I like the dominant silhouette, and the little-detailed foreground complements it. Just my thoughts, I'm no expert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manthos View Post
    I really don't see that. This one is my favourite. In my eyes it doesn't seem flat. It evokes a strange eerie mood. I like the dominant silhouette, and the little-detailed foreground complements it. Just my thoughts, I'm no expert.
    By flat, I mean no detail in the foreground tree or the line of trees in the background.

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    Raylee

    The first one is the best of the three for me.

    I thought about making the foreground darker
    My thought exactly. I think you would need to crop some off the bottom if you did that. I am not keen on the foreground as it stands. Taking the wind turbines out may be an idea too. For this kind of shot to work well it needs to be very simple.

    The second shot is too complex for a bear of little brain like me.

    I think with the third shot the people are competing unsuccessfully with the landscape. The problem here is that if you are going to include people they either need blend with the scene or they need to dominate the scene. In this shot we are a bit between - the people are dominant enough that the eye automatically seeks more detail and that detracts from the image as a whole. I get the idea because there is the contradiction between the landscape and the bride and groom but for this to work we need to be closer so that the brain does not have to hunt out the definition.

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    Re: Something different from me

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    By flat, I mean no detail in the foreground tree or the line of trees in the background.
    Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought flat regarding the 3D illusion (bad English)...

    Maybe we say the same thing then.

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    Re: Something different from me

    Thanks John, Giannis and Steve - very useful feedback. I'm playing with the first one a bit more.

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    Re: Something different from me

    Sorry Raylee, missed this yesterday.

    It's already been said and you've acknowledged it, but I'd echo Steve's comments. Although in darkening up the foreground in the first one, you don't want to go too far and lose all detail. I think would kill it.

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