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Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple
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Copyright: James Nel (jhnel) (61)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-17
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-12 10:29
Viewed: 3952
Points: 1
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The leaves of a Japanese Maple changing colours.
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To delfi: Thank you!jhnel 1 11-15 09:21
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  • delfi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 35 N: 11] (106)
  • [2005-11-14 18:21]
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I like what you have done here. It's probably too artistic for most people. This picture reminds me of my recent work. I like the contrasting color-composition. Unusual but quite good. According to composition there's a clear emphasis on the diagonal (typically Japanese), in this case running in a curve from bottom left to top right by means of the "red" of the leaves.

I think this pic will be better understood by the Japanese People, who are strongly attracted by the natural beauty of nature and it's seasonal decay.

My only critique would be to clone-out the dark spot (top left) that should not be there in this composition, also to trim-off a little bit from the bottom.

Try this !

(focus on 1st or second edge of the leaf, bottom right for trimming)

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