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    Posted: 09 December 2018 at 02:16


Silver Lake, Mono County, California.

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Edited by Fran - 28 December 2018 at 06:19
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What a beautiful image. Well spotted, well taken and well presented.
Perhaps might have been a little more appealing if the main horizontal and main vertical axes been a bit more off centre?

Edited by Jozioau - 09 December 2018 at 02:24
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Thank you! Appreciated.

This image is about symmetries (four elements and the reflection), so I need a composition as centered as I can make it. If anything, I should probably crop a little bit of the left side.
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A wonderful image, made especially so by equally dividing the image into four quarters, not something easily found in nature. I am very much a believer in "why be normal?" - nice "standard" landscape images complying with rules can be found in abundance, something like this image that breaks the mold a bit is MUCH more interesting and intriguing to my eye. That said, it's been my experience that the further one strays from "regular" images, the smaller the appreciative viewing audience, so what is important is that you like it, not me or someone else.

P.S. If you do crop from the left side, IMO, it should be just a very small bit such that the distance from the left edge of the left tree trunk to the left edge of the frame is as close as possible to the same distance as the right edge of the right tree trunk to the right edge of the frame.

Edited by Roger Rex - 09 December 2018 at 17:51
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fran Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 December 2018 at 19:38
Thanks Roger!

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I agree 100% with Roger (and you) about the little crop.

A bit more symmetry would be even better, but this works very well.
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Wow! Just Brilliant!
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Hi Fran,

little to add to what Roger said - that small additional crop off the left will correct a very small (but noticeable once spotted) imbalance in the shot; if that was your intention then you should try and get it absolutely an image of 4 quarters in the image space.

Above that, the colours and the contrast you have here work exceptionally well and I find the 'shimmer' we see in the reflection on the lake surface to be just lovely.

Thanks for sharing and best regards,

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jadom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 December 2018 at 09:43
I am joining a chorus of positive comments. Nicely done. TFS.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fran Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 December 2018 at 05:18
Thanks everyone! That's so very kind of you :)
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Beautiful
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