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Old Jan 7, 2011, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hi Critiques friends

Happy to hear your comments (either way, or if you're sitting on the fence about this one).

Do you like this composition / image? I thought the various diagonal lines (power lines, power pole, land - at a slight angle) in this photo all 'come together' fairly well to make an image worth keeping (rather than 'recycle bin').

I am also glad about the thorns on the bottom left.

What do you think?

Cheers for your comments in advance, folks!

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Old Jan 8, 2011, 6:34 AM   #2
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I would have got down and put the flowers close in the foreground shooting up to the lines. I get your idea, but it's lost in the distance.
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Well, i like the pick. It happens that i tried to shot poles and ropes many times, but never got a showable one. This is nice. Beauty in proportions and lines.
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eh... it doesnt really do anything for me. no wow factor.
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Good composition- it plays off the artificial and natural very well. The thorn bush in the lower left makes the shot. My only complaint is that it is a bit too tall for my browser window, and I have to scroll to get it all.

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Old Jan 10, 2011, 6:50 AM   #6
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@pboeger - thanks for your valued, constructive words. Yes, I see what you mean: could have been a more powerful effect to be having more foreground grass. However if I would have tried to be as close to the flower (thorn) I would have needed a different lens (e.g. wide angle / ultra-wide angle) . I took this at 70mm with my Canon 70-300mm L, and was a long way off. I do realise I probably used the 'wrong tool' - but was making a composition with what I had

@Ordo - your words and appreciation of what I was (am) trying to convey is appreciated. I know I could do a better / more powerful composition, but from the day I was quite happy with this.

@eric - thanks for your honesty. It's also useful to know that it has no 'wow factor' for you! Cheers for the comment.

@Brian - your feedback is detailed thanks. Yes, I did want the natural (e.g. dry grass, thorn, and 'slope of the land' to somehow interact with the 'man made' -i.e. power lines and pole). I agree the thorn really 'adds' to the composition. My apology I posted it a bit too big here.

Cheers all!!

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