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Old May 25, 2008, 3:41 PM   #1
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I'd appreciate any feedback and criticism of this picture in respect to composition, color, conversion, etc. Please see it from an artisitic eye as well as a photographers eye. I appreciate your time.
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Old May 25, 2008, 4:13 PM   #2
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WEll, that is surely a special effect . I don't know how you did that but.

It does make me feel not relaxed tought.. not sure what it is. I like smooth lines...not sharp

Composition wise: and I don't know what to look at.. If I look at the ducks then my eyes are not comfy set at them..can't relax..and if i look at the sharp lines grass it's not relaxing... too surreal for me..

But then again tastes differ from person to person... respect that

But what was your intention with this picture....what did you want to show others?
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Old May 25, 2008, 4:30 PM   #3
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My intention was to show a family of geese out on the creek in their natural environment. Here is the original shot which I think is boring. Does my alteration up it a notch or not?
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Old May 25, 2008, 4:56 PM   #4
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I'd appreciate any feedback and criticism of this picture in respect to composition, color, conversion, etc. Please see it from an artisitic eye as well as a photographers eye. I appreciate your time.
Hey, Bynx, this must be one of moments when your old flame of oil painting inflamed : )

As for the picture,the neat arrangement in it reminded me that of the ancient Egyptian paintings! Btw, we're more accustomed to see the little ducks following their mother,but with this group going against the grain, from right to left,it could bethe father preceding
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I'd appreciate any feedback and criticism of this picture in respect to composition, color, conversion, etc. Please see it from an artisitic eye as well as a photographers eye. I appreciate your time.
Hey, Bynx, this must be one of moments when your old flame of oil painting inflamed : )

As for the picture,the neat arrangement in it reminded me that of the ancient Egyptian paintings! Btw, we're more accustomed to see the little ducks following their mother,but with this group going against the grain, from right to left,it could bethe father preceding
With behadir's comment and a quick search on the word 'inflamed' I could see this picture as follows:

The ducks savely on the calm water following their parents....but the grass gives some kind of danger signal ..as if there a predetor between the grass waiting.

There 's a line between the water and grass.....safe and danger...

Does this make any sense?? :?
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Old May 25, 2008, 5:32 PM   #6
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I like the conversion style very much, andI wouldn't find it out of place in a classy painting exhibition, though I know little about art.

I have a vague feeling it's a bit unbalanced, in that the reeds seem to dominate the geese. Would it help if the wildfowl were blown up a bit bigger? I feel the same about the photographic representation. In that one the brightness of the reeds rather dominates, to my eye.

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Old May 25, 2008, 6:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for your comments. Alan, I try to compose the picture in the viewfinder when I shoot. I very seldom ever crop and post full frame pics as is the case here. My intention was to show both the geese and the marshland environment they live in. It looks much nicer than any photo can convey but I tried. Its a picture more of a peek of nature than one of either environment or the geese themselves. Im so impressed with this set of photoshop actions that creates watercolor effect that I cant see beyond that. And I need some outside eyes to make me see better. Thanks again.
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Old May 25, 2008, 8:08 PM   #8
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i agree with alan nice work
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