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    waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Another shot from my recent photo vacation. Some waterlily pads in a beaver pond. Please let me know what you think; in particular I can't decide which crop is best, but I think I prefer the first one that removes more of the right side, hiding the flat lily pad. I think the photo is more balanced that way, and it keeps the focus on the 3 main leaves. Thanks!

    Edit- I just noticed that a few areas are oversharpened (mostly the upper edges of the leaves). I'll fix that later.

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    v4 with flat lilypad cloned out on right (per Kevin's suggestion)
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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Hi, Matt,

    I agree with removing the flat lily pad, but you might try doing it without the crop, but by cloning instead. I'd like to see about the same space beside each of the raised plants, as in #3

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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Matt, I really like your composition. Maybe my eyes are deceiving me but your first photo seems to have more contrast in it -- which I like. If you have access to toning I would try some different color tones. Nice job.

    Karm

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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Thank you, Kevin, and Karm, for your responses. Kevin, here is the version you suggested...

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    Matt, I saw this earlier today at work and have been back to it a couple times. It is a beautiful shot (with or without the lily pad) and the mono conversion enhances the graphic quality of the image immensely - well seen!

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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Thank you, Shane! As always, I appreciate you looking and commenting

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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Nicely done Matt. Has an great abstract feel to it.

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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Totally works for me. I do like the space on the right included but I'm completely on the fence whether I prefer the final vs. crop #3. Both are just excellent.

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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Nicely done Matt. Has an great abstract feel to it.
    Thanks for looking and commenting, Bobo!

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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Totally works for me. I do like the space on the right included but I'm completely on the fence whether I prefer the final vs. crop #3. Both are just excellent.
    Thank you, Kevin. I appreciate your suggestions and feedback.

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    Re: waterlily pads & reflections - B&W

    Nice edit matt, big improvement.

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    Thank you, Steve

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Nice edit matt, big improvement.

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