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16th June 2013, 06:59 PM
Please any C&C will be appreciated;
16th June 2013, 07:37 PM
The bird is quite important Andre and so IMHO you could afford a tighter crop to re position it and give it more prominence without loosing the overall feel of the composition.
16th June 2013, 07:45 PM
Andre, I like the sense of isolation and quietness, the way the darkened foreground leads us into the light and reeds. Nicely done.
16th June 2013, 11:37 PM
Hi Andre. I think you've accomplished your goal of capturing the essence and mood of the moment. The image has nice lighting and nice colors. It is a very soothing image.
17th June 2013, 06:52 AM
No John, the bird is of no importance. Shooting birds I need at least a 400mm lens and I am not yet equipped to shoot birds unless they are very close.
Originally Posted by John 2
Thanks for the opinion.
17th June 2013, 06:59 AM
Thanks Sergio and Ken. Reading your comments I could believe you were there with me when I captured the image. A very tranquil, beautiful moment, all by myself.
Thank you very much. If you can experience that moment with me I have really accomplished my goal.
17th June 2013, 07:03 AM
This is a very tranquil scene which is emphasised for me by the gold of the reeds and deep blue in the foreground. I wonder if it would have possible to zoom in a bit, Andre. There is something on the left side of the horizon that I feel is not part of the natural landscape.
18th June 2013, 12:18 AM
But the bird is important in that it shows scale. And the wake being so long on the water reinforces the calmness of the scene.
Originally Posted by AB26
This is very nice. I would think a 2-1 or 5-2 crop might look good. You might lose too much of the near water but might be worth a look.
18th June 2013, 01:55 AM
Andre, I like the photo as it is. Although the bird is small, I agree with Didace that it's important. Without the bird, the impressive spaciousness of the scene would be lost.
18th June 2013, 02:36 AM
Andre -this shot is a perfect candidate for a touch of a dark vignette to draw the viewers eyes into the centre of the image.
18th June 2013, 01:57 PM
Thank you All,
Ok,Ok the bird is important - I understand why!
Greg: mine dumps all over the place.
Didace, I will play around with your idea - Thanks.
Manfred, I might try that - Thanks!