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Old May 16, 2006, 11:12 PM   #1
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Old May 16, 2006, 11:29 PM   #2
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I like photos with rainbows, especially double rainbows. However this shot doesn't appeal to me very much.

The branch in the upper left is distracting. I think I would crop or clone it out.

Second, the tree centered in the photo is generally not a good compositional technique. Generally, major objects in a photo look better if placed off center. I think the rule of thirds would serve well here. Also, placing the tree in the center, draws attention away from what I think you wanted your main subject to be...the rainbows.

Lastly, this does not meet the challenge as defined in the challenge description and reiterated in comments on many of the postings this week. There are no converging lines or vanishing point. I don't think the end of the rainbow counts as a vanishing point. Besides, everyone knows there's a pot of gold there and that is real. Since vanishing points are imaginary or implied, a real pot of gold doesn't seem to qualify!

Got to run. The men in white are coming to take me away, away. They're coming to take me away to the funny farm... Question: Who sang this song?

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Old May 17, 2006, 2:41 AM   #4
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Walter,

I have to agree with Cal I couldn't find a vanishing point.

Vanishing point is the point at which parallel lines, viewed obliquely, appear to converge in the distance.

Your rainbow shot doesn't quite carry the appeal of some of your more spectacular shots for reasons as stated by Cal. A nice rainbow shot but we think you've got better gems and certainly shots that display the vanishing point more ******ly.

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Thanks for re-enforcing the explanation of what is considered a "vanishing point", Selvin. I could not find one on this picture either. But, I did play with it a bit (hope Walter does not mind much). The tree is huge, difficult to work with!
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I think this cropping works better. I was too focus on preserving the double rainbow.
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