LindaShorey wrote:minniev wrote:This may fit more in artistic expressions, even though it is a totally "real" scene. It has an abstract feel to it. I like it, but not for the scene, which is hard to figure out without an explanation. I like it for the colors, textures and geometry - parabolas of light, black delineated forms in a pattern. I am assuming the bird did not go across the lightbeam or you'd have showed it to us. I would definitely have to move him there to see what it might do. On several occasions I have dragged dambirds about in a frame to sit or fly somewhere I wished they'd sit or fly but they'd refused.
The second image is really lovely, I love the light in it, and the processing you have applied to bring out the delicate details and dreamy atmosphere. What do you mean about the heron not being real?
Thank you Minnie, great to have you back in the USA, even if just for a short time The swallows were moving so fast that even burst shooting didn't capture one in the light, but I'll double-check to see if I have an "almost" and of course I have no reservations about moving, adding, deleting for artistic expression.
I love your description of how the image appeals to you - with it being about colors and geometry! As for the heron, it is a specialty brush from Brusheezy!
It's an un-bird! I can't remember who gave them that name. It works on this image!