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Old Jan 20, 2010, 1:44 PM   #1
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 3:02 PM   #2
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Really artsy.. I like it.
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 3:06 PM   #3
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i also like it but i find the bottom of the frame drawing my eyes a bit too much
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 3:16 PM   #4
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i am not a big fan of the border, i find it detracts more than adds.

its really hard to judge this shot on its own, as it really gives us very little to say "bride" but as part of a series of images, it could work as a detail shot and i am sure something a bride would like.

are the dress and shoes really that light pink color, or are they white?
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 4:57 PM   #5
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Dress was white. Image is sepia...
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 5:18 PM   #6
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I like it, it's a well composed and sharp photo. But my first reaction was that it looks like it's an advertisement for boots :-). I agree, the border doesn't add anything for me.
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I like it and i do agree with simple. Bottom frame is distracting.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 12:29 AM   #8
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In my eyes the bottom frame is way to much - maybe you give it a try without that big bottom frame and use the "normal" framing (like on the other sides) all the way round?

But I definetly like the shot - the contrast between the bride's dress and shoes and the bricks is really nice!
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I'm going to have to give this one a thumbs down. In the spirit of constructive criticism, let me tell you what my opinion is based on:
  • As a bride candid, how would anyone know to whom the feet belong? As some one else commented, it may work better as an advertisement for ladies' cowboy boots.
  • There is too much subject matter competing for attention: boots, design on the boots, folds of the dress, petticoat, cobblestones; the border only adds to the clutter. If there was a way to have the boots contrast with the dress..i.e. if the boots were a bright red, it would serve as the focal point.
  • Even if the focus is on the boots, one boot is cut off from the frame.
Sorry, but in its current form, it just does not work for me.
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I'm going to have to give this one a thumbs down. In the spirit of constructive criticism, let me tell you what my opinion is based on:
  • As a bride candid, how would anyone know to whom the feet belong? As some one else commented, it may work better as an advertisement for ladies' cowboy boots.
  • There is too much subject matter competing for attention: boots, design on the boots, folds of the dress, petticoat, cobblestones; the border only adds to the clutter. If there was a way to have the boots contrast with the dress..i.e. if the boots were a bright red, it would serve as the focal point.
  • Even if the focus is on the boots, one boot is cut off from the frame.
Sorry, but in its current form, it just does not work for me.
Thanks for the info.
As to point #1- "... how would anyone know to whom the feet belong?"
My assumption was, the bride whose wedding it was would recognize her shoes and gown. This was shot as a part of a wedding, not to be the only shot from a wedding. A piece of the puzzle as it were. Not the whole puzzle.

#2- I don't see the photo as being cluttered. I do see how the border could be considered as clutter though.

#3- I agree, but think enough is there to convey the message, "Texas Bride" which was very much the theme of her wedding.
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