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post #397 of (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 09:23 PM
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etane, I really like the saturated darks in your pic - it brings a mysterious mood to the shot. However there is some kind of post just left of center that gets in my way, and the light shining through under the left door fights for being a focal point. I would have stepped closer to the doorway and framed it tighter, eliminating the distractions - other than those two small things, I think it's a great image! It makes me want to know more about the people in the room, like a story.

Just had to add my two cents on amandas tank pic of the child on the beach. I feel just the opposite of the critique; I grew up in a beach front home on Long Island Sound, and this image captures perfectly for me a nostalgic feeling of what the bright noon sun was like on the beach. I think the overexposure and the candy colors are what make this a very appealing image (and memory!) for me : ) Oh, I do agree about the need for the focal point to be off center though!

Here's my pic, it's of my 13 yr old cat, Zazu. I don't like the bit of amber color behind her head (it looks like a weird ear, in fact it's part of the cat tree behind her) but trying to blend it out just made it more obvious and distracting to me...

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