minniev wrote:From this morning - all comments and edits welcome,including crops. This has a lot of negative space, wanted to know what others thought.
PietFrancke wrote:opinions may vary - for me, the first doesn't work at all - the greens just too busy and the bird as a result is not even the subject. The second on the other hand, the second is sublime and deserves to be on a wall. I love it for the tones, the ripples, the shapes, the negative space provides peace and comfort.
LindaShorey wrote:Yes, #2 is one of those that make you say, "I know fine art when I see it!" Contemplative comes to mind. I could gaze at it a very long time.
I would like #1 if...there was a bit more water detail or maybe a bit darker and not quite so bright foreground, and scrub out the log on right side that abuts the frame. I was going to say crop, but I do love the aspect as presented (there's also a smudge in upper left corner). I am very attracted to the composition and do feel the heron is the subject - maybe because I would have been delighted to discover and most definitely would have shot.
Matt Quinn wrote:minniev wrote:From this morning - all comments and edits welcome,including crops. This has a lot of negative space, wanted to know what others thought.
I think the second is marvelous. Love all the negative space. Looks like the bird is standing on an alligator. Matt
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