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Apr 16, 2018 19:59 |  #8896

TRhoads wrote in post #18608205 (external link)
Thanks John. I always feel like if you defend your vision, people that are not familiar with how crits work, think you are just being defensive...or as it was stated, contrarian...even when that is not the case.

I saw it this way, I didn't want any more space to the left, and couldn't TBH, more left included means the shore line. More right means more trees, moving left means the huge power station oof in the distance shows up, and ruins the shot, or makes me spend a lot of time cloning it out...so, a bit of space on the left to anchor that side, and a little more space on the right, leading to the open water that is to the right...

But...much like art skool, we were often asked to show the options that were discussed in crit...not only for ourselves to show that we worked through it, but also to show that maybe the original was in fact just fine as is...

So, v2...cropped from the right, same space left and right of the trees. the left trunk of the front tree is dead center in the frame. maintaining the 2x3 ratio...

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v3...same as above, but a 5x7 crop...I hate 5x7 crops...but the 2x3 crop losing the right meant losing either the bottom of the tree reflection, or the sky...and well, I am not cropping the sky off...
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I still prefer the original...the crops lose that nice patch of blue sky top right, and overall, it just feels centered, too centered...but its just my opinion, on my image, not right, not wrong...just my opinion...

Out of all of them, I like your original or version 3 the best. As you said, you have that patch of blue sky in the original. Version 3 is more balanced, and your attention is really drawn to the center tree. Either is pretty powerful in its on way, sort of have the rule of 3's working for you in this image.


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Apr 16, 2018 20:02 |  #8897

jcothron wrote in post #18608213 (external link)
Out of all of them, I like your original or version 3 the best. As you said, you have that patch of blue sky in the original. Version 3 is more balanced, and your attention is really drawn to the center tree. Either is pretty powerful in its on way, sort of have the rule of 3's working for you in this image.

to get a really clean rule of thirds...I have to set the horizon on the 3rd line, and I lose too much of the foreground...for me.


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Apr 16, 2018 21:39 |  #8898

TRhoads wrote in post #18608205 (external link)
I still prefer the original...the crops lose that nice patch of blue sky top right, and overall, it just feels centered, too centered...but its just my opinion, on my image, not right, not wrong...just my opinion...

I much prefer the original with the negative space on the right. Uneducated opinion:lol:


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Apr 17, 2018 03:14 |  #8899

jcothron wrote in post #18608213 (external link)
Out of all of them, I like your original or version 3 the best. As you said, you have that patch of blue sky in the original. Version 3 is more balanced, and your attention is really drawn to the center tree. Either is pretty powerful in its on way, sort of have the rule of 3's working for you in this image.


Agree - the original is best, but thanks for being prepared to try the different options :-)


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Apr 17, 2018 06:01 |  #8900

rezcar wrote in post #18608264 (external link)
I much prefer the original with the negative space on the right. Uneducated opinion:lol:

Thanks. Every opinion counts...

roseyposey wrote in post #18608353 (external link)
Agree - the original is best, but thanks for being prepared to try the different options :-)

Thanks. That is how true crits work, open mindedness on both sides...when I did the original edits, I looked at these and other options...but ended up with the un cropped version. Thanks for the input and dialog...its good to do more than just post photos...


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Apr 18, 2018 13:03 as a reply to  @ TRhoads's post |  #8901

I took a screen shot and played around a little with different crops and aspect ratios ... all with a view to testing out how this image would look decentred to the right (space to the left). These alternatives were fine but didn't really rock my boat.

It's a great image presented just as it originally was. I think we should be open to discussing the merits of alternative crops ... but, in this case, I can't say my own first preference for a different--I'd say more conventional--crop actually tested out especially well.


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Apr 18, 2018 13:44 |  #8902

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I took a screen shot and played around a little with different crops and aspect ratios ... all with a view to testing out how this image would look decentred to the right (space to the left). These alternatives were fine but didn't really rock my boat.

It's a great image presented just as it originally was. I think we should be open to discussing the merits of alternative crops ... but, in this case, I can't say my own first preference for a different--I'd say more conventional--crop actually tested out especially well.

I am always open to them...I usually try quite a few in my edit workflow before landing on one...I love discussion...more so than most, so I embrace it.


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Apr 19, 2018 15:25 as a reply to  @ gks's post |  #8904

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Apr 22, 2018 08:20 as a reply to  @ post 18605580 |  #8905

Sorry lads I'm late to the party but I found this comment to be quite condescending and patronising. I'm slightly annoyed there's no attempt to show us on his part what that true 1% example of endless creative possibilities looks like.

I happen to enjoy long exposure photography of both water and clouds so I especially enjoy seeing other's astonishing seaside or landscape captures, and I for one hope they keep posting them here.

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Apr 22, 2018 09:10 |  #8906

Small mountain river in Austria.

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Apr 22, 2018 10:43 |  #8907

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Sorry lads I'm late to the party but I found this comment to be quite condescending and patronising. I'm slightly annoyed there's no attempt to show us on his part what that true 1% example of endless creative possibilities looks like.

I happen to enjoy long exposure photography of both water and clouds so I especially enjoy seeing other's astonishing seaside or landscape captures, and I for one hope they keep posting them here.


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I don't think you were the only one that felt that way...the lack of a follow up post just tells me the the person likes to stir the pot...


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Apr 23, 2018 09:13 |  #8908

I think this one was only 4 Stops, but still LE...clouds and water...:rolleyes:

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Apr 23, 2018 09:17 |  #8909

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I think this one was only 4 Stops, but still LE...clouds and water...:rolleyes:
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Fantastic shot. I love the blue.




  
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Apr 23, 2018 09:27 |  #8910

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Fantastic shot. I love the blue.

Thanks! I love that deep blue too...blue is my favorite color!


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