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bns
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« on: May 14, 2013, 10:45:27 AM »
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Mżvatn between the clouds. Thanks for looking.

Boudewijn Swanenburg
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 04:11:43 PM »
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Contemplative. Taking a thin slice off the bottom would displace the horizon from the centre and might give the image a little more energy.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 04:24:29 PM »
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I think this image has plenty of potential.
I would second Scott's suggestion to experiment with different crops to change the composition.
I don't know if anything will improve what you have already achieved but it would be worth trying.

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 04:45:10 PM »
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Personally I wouldn't change a thing (nodding to Russ as I type).  Actually, it quite reminds me of this: http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/blog/11082/less-is-more/

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 03:27:43 AM »
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I think this image needs the simetry of the central horizon, works well.
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 08:53:25 AM »
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I agree with Mike and Paulo: This image is just right as it is. Any cropping to move the horizon off center would amount to asserting that the sky (or the water) was the main subject of the image. But in fact, they are equal partners, and this cropping shows that beautifully.

It's the most interesting photo of Myvatn I have seen.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 10:59:37 AM »
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I think this image needs the simetry of the central horizon, works well.

Very true and the green outcrops somewhat break this symmetry just enough to give a fantastic photo.
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 11:53:03 AM »
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I like this work but it is a little flat. Iím not sure thatís a bad thing. Iíd be inclined to push some of the sky colors a tad and to darken the top center area enough so that the eye is not drawn there.

What I really like about the composition is that the viewer is encouraged to wander endlessly within. Other than the bright area top center, there is no specific focal point and the lack of a focal point encourages exploration and sparks the viewerís imagination.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2013, 01:37:36 PM »
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Trust your first impression.
Great as is , don't touch it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2013, 04:22:43 PM »
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Trust your first impression.
Great as is , don't touch it.

Peter

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A beautifully serene and well balanced shot, I would not touch a thing.

The RoT's is like any other rule in photography, it can be broken and this image proves that very successfully.

Bravo!

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 01:03:14 PM »
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Thanks a lot, sdwilsonsct, Tony, Mike, Paulo, Eric, Francois, Justan, Peter and Dave, for the very kind and useful comments. The reference to the works of John Paul Caponigro however is far too much honor for me.
Actually I find it difficult to get at peace with this image. I restarted working on it at least five different times (it was taken in July last year). It is simply too easy to end up with more drama then the scene deserves. Serenity indeed should be its strongest element.

I donít think I am quite ready with this one yet. Given the strong suggestions to leave it as is, I will let it rest for a while. But what I have in mind is still 'a bit lessí, hopefully to gain a bit more. If a new version ever emerges, I'll show it here. Thanks again.

Boudewijn
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