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« on: October 15, 2006, 10:30:25 PM »
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All critique and comments are welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006, 04:22:36 PM »
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All critique and comments are welcome.
The image is almost classic in its simplicity.

While this isn't to my personal taste, I know of several places where it would look nice, and I understand how it can have an appeal. The straight lines, the distinct areas of colour, the small objects of interest (small clouds, trees, water pipe, plants in the water) and contrast all contribute to this. Some will also find the double framing (i.e. how the pool and the wall also frame the image of the grass, the trees and the sky) appealing.

However, in this almost picture perfect image, there are a couple of weaknesses:

1. You're using straight lines in your composition, but the view is not entirely in line with the vertical of the wall. I suggest you straighten your image a bit.

2. The lower right corner of the pool is just visible, but the rest of the lower edge appears to be deliberately cropped. I suggest you crop it away, as well as some of the right side of the wall.

The suggested changes seem to make your image a bit more pleasing when I experiment with it. Unfortunately, I cannot upload right now to illustrate.

As for other image quality aspects, it's hard to tell because of the extremely low resolution and low JPEG quality of the version you decided to share. I don't know if there are any details to enjoy in the image, or if the areas in the thumbnail are as bland as they appear.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006, 04:37:11 AM »
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Thanks for your comment.
Ciao
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006, 03:09:58 PM »
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I concur with Jani; straighten the image out (the perspective and rotation adjustments in CS2's Lens Correction filter would be perfect) and crop that distracting bit off the bottom and you'll have a stronger image.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 07:33:33 AM »
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Thank you.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 08:19:32 AM »
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I like this kind of image. On the most recent Video Journal Micheal used the term "graphic simplicity" which I think describes this kind of image very well. I agree with Jan's suggestions and would like to see a bigger version with better resolution.

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2006, 08:07:18 PM »
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I really like this photo, the inventive way it has been framed in particular. I also like the balance of sky and water, and the mix of colours.

I agree with the comments on the lines - they are so close to horizontal and vertical, it feels not quite right - you either need to make it more dynamic and use angles, or make them 0 or 90 degrees. That you also have a line that is close to 45 degrees is also an issue.

Because of the lines involved and what you are trying to achieve, I think this photo is actually more difficult than it appears to compose.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 10:27:49 AM »
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Thank you!
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