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    Canada Geese

    Attached are 2 images, each with a different treatment.

    Please tell me what you think?

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    Re: Canada Geese

    I like both - but I think I would have cropped in further on the first as you have lost so much of the detail

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    Re: Canada Geese

    Yes, you have lost much of the water detail in the first one, but I wouldn't want to lose what you do have, on the right. I just wonder if we aren't seeing this image at its best; and this is one of those cases where a thin black border would help to 'hold everything together'.

    I suspect I would try a little bit of a crop from the top and right side of #2. Merely to reduce the heavy dark brown area at the top which I find a little too overpowering.

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    Re: Canada Geese

    Thank you for your input, Kaye and Geoff.
    Here is #1 with no crop and no selective color adjustment (I had boosted the white). I converted to B&W and dodged the goose. I had blown the highlights, so the water detail that I show is what I had, even with recovery in RAW. I am sorry I could not provide a better image.

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    Here is #2 with the suggested crop

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    Last edited by Marie Hass; 5th April 2013 at 09:31 PM.

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    Re: Canada Geese

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Hass View Post
    Here is #1 with no crop and no selective color adjustment (I had boosted the white). I converted to B&W and dodged the goose.

    Canada Geese
    I think that is very good. It's not as 'harsh' as the first version above. I feel, in other words, that there is a better harmony in the tones. It's one of those 'appears a very simple image', but that is its strength.

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    Re: Canada Geese

    Thank you, Donald for your input.

    I meant for both the images to be simple. I understand what you are conveying. I had not considered the "harmony in the tones", but it definately makes a better image.

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    Re: Canada Geese

    Those edits look much better to me.

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    Re: Canada Geese

    Very nice.

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    Re: Canada Geese

    Thanks, John and Geoff

    I do like the edits better. I am grateful for the critiques and suggestions from everyone.

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