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    A selection of landscapes shot this weekend for your constructive criticism. The location is the tip of a peninsula at the south end of my beloved, beleaguered Lake Winnipeg. All images were shot with my Canon S95.

    First up is a series of the lagoon nestled in the sand dunes.

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    The next two are crops of one photo.

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    This bridge between the lagoon and the beach was built to protect the sand dune.

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    These two were shot on the lake side of the dune.

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    The strip of land in the distance is Elk Island, a kind of wilderness preserve. When the lake level is low, you can walk to it from here. On occasion, you may cross paths with a bear.

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    Right away, I reached the view that these were the two strongest images ... in my opinion.

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    Why?

    Both have a strong main point of interest - something the eye can fix onto as a main subject and then work around it to appreciate the rest of the scene. And I don't think that is present in the others.

    And both are super compositions, particularly the tree. Seeing that walkway railing beside it and composing them together as you have, works beautifully. The more I look at this one, the more I like it. It's a beauty. I might be tempted to 'cheat' a bit and clone the grass up at that left-hand edge right across to take out the tiny bit of water and land that glimpses in from the background. Although the glimpse of water does give us context. Mmmm! Not sure now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Both have a strong main point of interest - something the eye can fix onto as a main subject and then work around it to appreciate the rest of the scene. And I don't think that is present in the others.
    I think you are quite right, Donald. I should know by now that when I have to resort to pushing and pulling, I am trying to make something out of nothing.

    I might be tempted to 'cheat' a bit and clone the grass up at that left-hand edge right across to take out the tiny bit of water and land that glimpses in from the background. Although the glimpse of water does give us context. Mmmm! Not sure now.
    I am kicking myself for not moving a few feet up the hill to catch an angle that shows more of the lake in the distance. Guess I was not seeing the whole frame.

    Thanks for the feedback; it is always appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplehaze View Post
    I think you are quite right, Donald. I should know by now that when I have to resort to pushing and pulling, I am trying to make something out of nothing.
    I'm glad to hear that someone else does that too. I'm usually about 45 minutes into PP'ing, accompanied by lots of naughty words because I can't get this right, when I eventually remember to tell myself that I'm flogging a dead horse and to give up and bin it.

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