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First image is sooc; second is what I did with it. Thoughts? Suggestions for different treatments? Thanks. Matt
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I am so happy to see this. As the page loaded up I saw the first image and my eye went immediately to the feather and I thought to myself, "there is the image! Down in that little corner." then I started scrolling down and, voila, what I saw in my mind was presented to me. Awesome.

I don't think it needs such a hard contrast between black and white though. I feel too much of the sand's texture is getting lost. The brightness of the feather can hold its ground with a mid to slightly dark ground.

With your permission, I took your original and re cropped it and adjusted it to taste as an example. Let me know if you want me to post it.
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Duck wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:31 pm
I am so happy to see this. As the page loaded up I saw the first image and my eye went immediately to the feather and I thought to myself, "there is the image! Down in that little corner." then I started scrolling down and, voila, what I saw in my mind was presented to me. Awesome.

I don't think it needs such a hard contrast between black and white though. I feel too much of the sand's texture is getting lost. The brightness of the feather can hold its ground with a mid to slightly dark ground.

With your permission, I took your original and re cropped it and adjusted it to taste as an example. Let me know if you want me to post it.
Please post it, Duck. It will help. Thanks. Matt
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This image is all about textures and contrasting tones. I don't think there is really wrong placement for the feather within the frame due to its minimalist style. Have fun.
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An Ernst crop. Cool. Thanks. Matt
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Matt, for me the first one keeps my interest. The composition of the somewhat visible sand beneath the water creates a leading line from the feather onward. The cropped B&W version is an entirely different image as should be, but doesn't hold my attention. The sand beneath the water is hidden. My suggestion would be to convert the original and edit from there.
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Dave, Thoughts? Thanks. Matt
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Matt Quinn wrote:
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Dave, Thoughts? Thanks. Matt
I love Duck's crop, but the first works as well! Beautiful! S-
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Thanks Steve. Matt
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