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Old Dec 24, 2005, 4:35 AM   #1
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Any comments would be gratefully (and gracefully) accepted. Image taken with Konica-Minolta E323.
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Old Dec 24, 2005, 5:19 AM   #2
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I dont normally like mirror images, but this one was cleverly done too fool the eye. One could not be blamed for thinking it was reflections off a pond at first sight.

It's better than the ones that are obviously done in photoshop
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Old Dec 24, 2005, 5:40 AM   #3
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I like it! Nice shot and vibrant too.
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Old Dec 24, 2005, 7:05 AM   #4
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Hi,

Looks a litle wishy-washy to me - maybe my monitor? Looks like it could help a lot with a contrast/saturation tweak...

I do like the composition though - the framing with the darker trees at the left and right is spot on...

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Old Dec 24, 2005, 7:05 AM   #5
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Sorry double post!
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Old Dec 24, 2005, 10:21 PM   #6
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Apart from what DomCotton has said, I don't like the frame. But the shot has the potential to be a good one.
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 8:36 AM   #7
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Thanks for your replies - I'm kind of encouraged that I'm not completely barking up the wrong tree... I agree about the frame - What on earth was I thinking? Not sure about the contrast/saturation comment though - I already have the saturation up almost to bursting point and when I fiddled with contrast I found it difficult to achieve a balance between making the image stand out, whilst retaining some texture in the tree-trunks. But that said, I guess in photography more than in anything else, it's all open to judgement and I can see that there might be something to be done there...
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Old Dec 26, 2005, 2:39 PM   #8
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Hi Shambles,

Made a quick edit - the problem was with the shadows - they were just too neutral. I played with the surves - made a very subtle "S". It is tough to see what the detail level would be like because it is such a small image however at this size I think it has some more "punch" to it.

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Old Dec 27, 2005, 3:11 AM   #9
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i really think it is wonderful. I'm not likeing the huge frame on it.
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 8:28 AM   #10
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Thanks for that, Dom. Despite my earlier reservations, I do think you have made your point. I'll have a play with the original image... And Matthew, thanks too. I'm not especially liking the huge frame either. And I have no idea why I put it there!
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