Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by forgottenskies, Jun 5, 2005.
This is just through a tree in my front yard, what do you think?
What was it you were trying to achieve?
If you were going for abstract you need to pay attention to all the branches and twigs. Abstracts depend largely upon composition.
If not - what's it all about?
Well, what I saw when I was looking at is was the silloutte of the branches being a solid color and the backround colors fade from the top corner to the bottom corner. In my opinion the clusters of branches balance out the bright area on the bottom.
Yes, I did notice. But it's the twigs at the top sides and along the top edge itself. It's always bad to have bits that are neither in frame or out. They distract the eye. Maybe the teensiest bit of cropping? It will move the dark area of the branch cluster further up frame and the balance will be better.
You are also loosing contrast through lens flare - especially in the centre. Try punching up the contrast a little to make the branches darker and seperate them from the background more.
Abstracts work better if they veer towards the graphic.
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