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  1. iBats

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    What do you think, came home from school today and saw this just sitting in the snow, must have been there when it started, anyway i thought the scene was beautiful, do you think i did a good enough job capturing it?
     
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    Honestly? No. I assume your subject is the flower, which is hardly a quarter of the composition. That means that three quarters of the picture is dead space. Also it apears to be underexposed which makes snow look drab, dreary and gray. If you found the dried flower beautiful, try to make it the dominant element of the composition. Get down on your knees and fill the frame with your subject. I dont know the circumstances but could it be re-shot with some nice evening or morning light? After all the word photography means light writing, so get some light on the subject.
    Hope this helps...JSD
     
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    subject is not only the flower, look harder next time, and the colors are supposed to be faded
     
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    I think you did ok here. First one learns the rules and then when it's appropriate - you break them. I see what you were going for and the muting and dead space works here. With that being said, I personally would have moved the subjects a little more in toward center. You could still have kept a decent amount of open space on the left and all would be good.

    Keep following your own vision.
     
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    Besides the flower and seed pod thing what did I not see?
     
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    The brown snow.
     
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    Maybe a lil' editing?

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    i had this exact edit on my own comp lol,

    i just thought it brought to much attention to the flower with the brighter orange, but i still like it
     
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    too much attention to the flower? where were you wanting the attention? the brown snow? I agree too much dead space, the edit helps the color, but the picture itself doesnt do anything for me.
     
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    I get what you were going for and I think it works and is quite beautiful in its own way, but its still never going to be an amazing photograph. I think you should be happy with it though.
     
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    IMO, this would have worked better if it was in Portrait rather than Landscape.
     
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    ok, ok i see where this would make sense

    although i am disappointed, my subject has been buried, yet another storm has hit the mid-atlantic, sooooo lol
     

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