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I had a difficult time deciding if I should submit this photo. I had to crop it to about 2/3 in order to reduce the background mountain and I don't know if it has helped from the original. I haven't decided if I like the background at all, but I'm afraid to crop it any further. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Photographer: Ken Williams ¤ $
Folder: Oly E300 images
Uploaded: 2005-Jul-17 14:02 EDT
Current Rating: 6.00/1 (Weighted rating: 7.60)
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Camera: Olympus E-300
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f3.5/4.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 200
Aperture: 4.1
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Focal Length: 96
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
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Hi Ken When I looked at the thumbnail, I thought the whole image was going to be quite flat, grey and lifeless, but clicking onto it brings out a much wider range of tones. I think the background has come out too murky and that detracts from the image, yet I believe for the image to be effective it needs the trees in the background. Bit of a conundrum really!!

Ultimately I don't think it's a particularly good subject for B&W - it needs a stronger focal point. I think if it was colour, then you would at least get some vibrant greens and some colour into the water. It looks like a very beautiful area and I reckon there's probably loads of potential there. Nice try though!!

All the best


Andy Collin HoF Win ¤ $ at 18:31 EDT on 2005-Jul-18 [Reply]

Don't be afraid

be bold. Try a letter box crop, lose a fair bit of background and a little foreground. The main inteest is in the 'middle'.

Rex Waygood HoF ¤1 $ at 14:16 EDT on 2005-Jul-22 [Reply]