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sdwilsonsct

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Valley in Winter
« on: January 09, 2012, 01:43:25 PM »

Suggestions are welcome. Scott

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Re: Valley in Winter
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 05:59:35 PM »

I like these.  I think the composition of the first one holds together particularly well in both the geometry and the color.  Also an interesting angle of view.
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Re: Valley in Winter
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 09:29:34 PM »

I like them, too. They are almost abstract, until you look closely enough to see the detail.

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Re: Valley in Winter
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 10:16:27 AM »

The first one draws you in. For me the second image doesn't seem to have a focal point; nothing draws my eye. Have you considered making it B&W, using the sliders to lighten the grass and increase the contrast between it and the fingers of dark shrubs?

I like abstracts and these are good.
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Re: Valley in Winter
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 12:24:58 PM »

Thank you, Chuck, Eric and Kerry. These hills remind me of the waves that have appeared in the forum recently. They are water-formed, after all.  :)

Kerry: good suggestion and I have explored contrast a bit. Contrast has actually been decreased in the shadow of #1. I will think about your suggestions as I continue to process several more of these.

I appreciate the comment about a lack of focal point. Personally, I enjoy shapes and textures enough not to feel the need for a focal point, but that's just my preference.

Scott

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Re: Valley in Winter
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 09:29:31 PM »

Me, I like the second one better.  The forms seem more contained, more pictorial. I love the sensual curvature of the ridge line.  That IS the focal point.
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