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  1. mpdc

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    I love how you have captured that water... big stone eh? Only think I don't like is how busy the background it, too colourful it kinda detracts my attention. Maybe blur slightly using photoshop or crop... just a suggestion though.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
    What about black and white, think that would do anything?
     
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    I'm finding the image much to large to critique effectively since I can't see it all without scrolling. Try resizing to about 640X480 pixels and you'll get better feedback.
     
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    Good idea about the size...B&W may do it... remember though B&W is about contrasts so it may work to play with the contrast and brightness in the B&W image to make it effective.... good capture though!
     
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    Something like this maybe... background has been gaussian blurred and the image has been cropped

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    Hope you don't mind me messing
     
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    Not at all. Did ya just crop it?
     
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    Cropped it according to the rule of thirds and using Paint Shop Pro I have selected the background and Gaussian blurred it...
     
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    oooo, i like the 2nd attempt with the crop and blurred background...

    the original was too A) too big B) over exposed sky C) too distracting but the splash is incredible.

    i think you've done an excellent job at isolating the focus of the pic now :) it looks like something i can buy at the waterford crystal store.

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    however on 2nd thought, you've also lost all the peripheral splash and water droplets... maybe w/o blurring the entire background, just go for the tighter crop at first? w/o the droplets it really does look like a piece of crystal
     
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    I agree, it does kinda look like a piece of crystal... hows about this..

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    Or to just concentrate on the crystal... I mean splash...

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    I thought the sky being so white took away alot of the impact that the splash brings out... so I changed it...

    You know what... the more I look at this picture of the splash the more I love it it's like nature forming a crystal from a glass stream for a split second then smashing it into tiny pieces only to return from where it came....... sorry I just went off on one then!!! :)
     
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    Thanks for the comments and I like all the effects you all have done. Very impressive.
     
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    No probs... after all it is your image I just used a little technology to bring out what you have captured... ;)
     

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