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Old Apr 28, 2005, 5:43 PM   #1
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I shot at this tree in a cloudy winter day.

A black to white reflected gradient has been added to the shot in order to add some depth to the sky ( and to its reflection ).

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 5:56 PM   #2
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Version 2 ( after a iacopo's suggestion ) :
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 6:42 PM   #3
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A perfect example of knowing when a subject should be directly in the center! I prefer the second to the first, but whatever the difference is, it seems to be subliminal because I can't consciously pick it out. What was it that iacopo suggested?

This is a beautifully serene photograph.

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 7:11 PM   #4
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awesome sergio

this rocksman a good choice to leave it centered!

can you link to the thread that you originally posted this in...so we can see what iacopo said?

very nice shot

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 10:26 PM   #5
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Very nice photo.

Surprisingly, I'll be the first to say I prefer the first one. To me, the picture is a bit of a yin-yang situation where you have the upper part being totally organic with 'chaotic' shapes and the lower part being quite man-made, with the perfect lines of the pool.

To me, the fence, just like the reflection in the pool, brings to each part a piece of the opposite, like the dots in a yin-yang 'logo'.

I like 'em both, though, and I think I can see where the edited one would have more balance, no matter what I remarked above.
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I much prefer the second with the fences removed, they were a subtle distraction. I like the starkness of the scene with the pool lines creating a visual break. The work as usual, simply beautiful.

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Susan,

Thanks for pointing out the differences between the two photos.

Sergio,

Very nicely done!

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Old Apr 29, 2005, 10:31 AM   #8
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I second Selvin's thank you, Suzan!

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Old Apr 29, 2005, 4:46 PM   #9
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Thanx everybody for your appreciation and for your comments.

PaulPosition, definitly one of the nicest comment I ever got ! Thanx. I had no ying-yang in mind when I took this shot nor when I edited it but it has been a real pleasure reading this interpretation of yours ! Thanx again.

Yes photosbyvito, iacopo's suggestion was to remove the poles.

In any case here's the requested link : http://www.hertz-ladiges.com/modules...opic&t=434


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ohh man...i'm amazed i didn't notice that!

awesome cloning job:O

i dunno if i want to decide which i like better...i'll just say

they both rock :-D

nice work man

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