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    Posted: 24 May 2019 at 04:40
Walking around on a May afternoon. Spring flowers giving way to mid May greens.

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Edited by Almazar80 - 31 May 2019 at 12:40
 



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I love the first shot, so very different from what we normally see. A great play of color and texture with a wonderful composition and depth of field. One little suggestion - crop all the green from the right. This does two things - centers the image rather than it being just a bit off-center, and creates a lot more impact by having the green on the right removed which detracts the eye and is not necessary to the image IMO.

P.S. As to centering, I realize that centering violates the "rule" that states something like "never center the subject." I am not a believer in the rules nor a believer in "you need to know the rules to break them." I'm not trying to start an off-topic discussion here and apologize if this comment does. To my eye, and maybe I'm the only one because I don't recall ever seeing this comment by someone else, a subject that is just a bit off-center is very disconcerting and distracting, thus my comment. The cropping off the green on the right is a separate issue and, again, I think doing so greatly enhances the impact of the image, perhaps because it simplifies it. All quite personal for sure. I like the image a lot as is, even more if changed.

Edited by Roger Rex - 24 May 2019 at 11:13
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2019 at 12:42
Thanks for the comments Roger. I tried a couple of crops on the first one and in the end settled for just a slight crop on the right side of the image to eliminate the brown background from the edge.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2019 at 08:16
Too bad i have missed the earlier version of #1 here. But reading the comment of Roger, i fully agree that rules certainly work often but certainly not always. In this case, centering works.
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Roger and Michel, I posted a cropped and centered version of the first picture. My personal preference is for the right side petals to be uncropped, but I see how the centered version can be more interesting.
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1a is a fascinating version though I would rotate it slightly clockwise to achieve a perfect split in green/white. Thanks for sharing!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2019 at 18:57
Originally posted by Almazar80 Almazar80 wrote:

My personal preference is for the right side petals to be uncropped, but I see how the centered version can be more interesting.

Yes and i see what you mean. Must admit i agree with you.
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