Been spending a lot of time on here!
- Jun 28, 2008
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Most lenses look like that when light is shone through them from the opposite end.
Paul, the crop is OK but the image now looks like it was taken with a crappy lens.
I hate the term "Artsy". What does it mean? Art-like?
Actually it conjurers up pretentious in my mind, much like what I see called art.
Is it art? Sure, why not?
Is it successful? That depends on your intent.
Is it a pleasing image? No, it's busy and chaotic.
Does that mean it is a failure? Not really. Sometimes a work of art may not "work" standing alone. Perhaps this is part of a series, which further explains what you are trying to communicate to the viewer. Perhaps then, it works.
What bothers me most here is the blown seeds.
You & me both. My camera tends to blow highlights even with exposure compensation.
They are too glaring. I love the colors, I love the chaotic lines. This is an image that agitates the viewer, it feels "exciting".
Compositionally, the leaf is a pointer, and points us out of the frame on the right.
It would be better placed image left.
I had that leaf everywhere in the viewfinder & had to take care not to get the house next door in the background or lens flair as I was close to getting direct sun. I went out today to try again but the damn wind had everything in such motion I could not get a focus.
But by recomposing that way, You would lose the 6 red leaves that help lead your eye around. I am sure you could have finagled your viewing angle to place it better in regards to the circle created by the red leaves. I think shooting portrait orientation would have given you more creative options.