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Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« on: February 11, 2013, 11:25:23 AM »

Comments, critiques, suggestions, and not-so-subtle parables truly welcome. Thanks
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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 11:32:49 AM »

Leveled well?

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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 12:03:12 PM »

Appreciate your commenting. But forgive my ignorance, not sure what you mean.
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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 12:04:18 PM »

The horizon appears to be tilted?

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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 12:16:38 PM »

It looks that way to me, too. If the waterline is made to look more level then the trees look crooked- and not in a good way. I corrected for lens distortion in CR, but it made little difference. I'm not sure what to try, but there definitely is something 'unsettling' about the foto. I've seen your work. Admired it. Any suggestions ? Thanks.
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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 12:26:27 PM »

Thank you for pointing that out. Here's a better version I think.
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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 12:44:39 PM »

Thanks for the kind words.

You see, I put question marks in both my comments, as I wasn't sure. As you said, there is something "unsettling" about the leveling, but I can't figure it out either. I tried my usual rule of thumb, ie, to connect the same point above the water with its shadow, but it did not show much change. Ultimately, it has to be your esthetic decision, not geometric one, how much to level it, or if at all. As for me, your second version looks more esthetically acceptable.
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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 01:41:34 PM »

Yes, the first thing I noticed was the horizon. I understand that leveling it makes the trees lean even more to the left, but your second version looks much better anyway.

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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 02:12:09 PM »

Yes, the first thing I noticed was the horizon. I understand that leveling it makes the trees lean even more to the left, but your second version looks much better anyway.


I like the second version, too. Most places I've been, trees tend to bend in the direction that prevailing winds push them. I've seen very few trees that actually stand straight up, so I can more easily accept the tilted trees in the second version than the 'apparently' tilted waterline in the first.
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Re: Another wetlands foto from S.E. LA.
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 02:22:22 AM »

Well...? Personally I think the only real value in this shot is in the non-representational patterns in the tree trunks, so I'd go back and aim the camera higher, removing the water from the bottom.

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