Consructive and helpful criticism for photos.
I do agree Val that this crop takes the eye to the trees as a focal point. But I miss seeing all the long lines of fences. I can't think of an ideal answer. I could go outside and see if there is a better shot and then wait for the next foggy and frosty day. Sadly I have actually never seen it quite like that before. That particular morning was a most wonderful morning but I had to look after Mia. So I just nipped in the garden quickly while she was calling me. Not being able to go out was what made me take all the shots of Mia.
This IS very striking, though. I need to go back and look at the other, which I loved as it was. This is different, but very nice.
Now that I have put these together and can compare them side by side, I have this to say:1st: they are both very lovely and worthy.2nd: if I were a jusdge and both were submitted and I didn't know either photographer, I might choose Val's crop as being more ideally composed. 3rd: but I am NOT the judge and every judge sees things differently. I DO sincerely like them both, it's almost a toss up, but I still think the crop has the edge here. But in the end, it is always the ersonal preference of the photographer herself that counts.
I did a similar photo myself onetime, it was of a roadside woods with no real point of interest except like the fog and wooden fence it went from left to right, and I liked it as I really do like your #1, but then this person said what are you looking at and I said the wholw picture and they asked me where my eye went and I said no where in particular and their reply was "I rest my case" but mary is right the original is lovely and wistful and I really do like it but I did to yours what they did to mine. No offense I hope.
Of course no offence. I do agree with you but it just seems a bit small to me. I will try and get out there this weekend to find a better comp even without the fog and frost.
The original is QUITE WONDERFUL and should be submitted. I was only sawing that GRAPHICALLY, the other one probably has better comp.
I don't want to beat a dead horse copletely to deatg, LOL! But those judges do concern themselves with eye movement within the picture. At least a number of them do. I know Bryan does.
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