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I may have too much of a fight going on between the shadows and the other geometry of this one. Among other things. Would a crop of that area on the left improve it, or is it past hope? All comments appreciated.
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer »

Once again I'm digging this, it's gorgeous. Would love to see a BW version, but as you might know by now I'm pretty bias. ;-)

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I love the juxtaposition of this image with the dark on the left and light on the right, the confused on the left and the path on the right and the calm middle.

This is a conundrum of sorts and I love this for it! Thank you for sharing this one! S-
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Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:...
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Post by uuglypher »

Hi, Min.
Mystical Nd enchanting!

...but...i find my eye distracted by the tilting treetrunk and its reflection at the left side. I tried a minor crop for your consideration.
I understand that the this crop reduces the left-side darkness off-of-which plays the beautiful rays of dawn sunlight...but it's a trade-off to my eye.

What's your opinion?

Dave
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uuglypher wrote:Hi, Min.
Mystical Nd enchanting!

...but...i find my eye distracted by the tilting treetrunk and its reflection at the left side. I tried a minor crop for your consideration.
I understand that the this crop reduces the left-side darkness off-of-which plays the beautiful rays of dawn sunlight...but it's a trade-off to my eye.

What's your opinion?

Dave


Thanks Dave for the comments and for taking time to do a crop! I started to do the same, for the same reason you said - it's just going in the wrong direction. But I liked the little area beneath it with those cypress knees and the dark tones on that side. So I still don't know - conflicted!
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Post by uuglypher »

...and the more I study your original image Inrealize that my crop also eliminates the darker, almost ominous balance to the sun's rays from the right rear.
IMRO, you were right, after all!

Dave

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