To SunToucher: Thanks for the critique and workshopEvelynn::2008-12-17 7:21
I think this is fun... trying to see through someone else's eyes. It is extremely difficult, as we get our own image so imbedded in our minds that it is hard to see alternatives objectively. And, of course there is that little human quirk, pride, that makes us defensive. : )

If you lightened the dark area, I can't see it on my monitor... even when I set the calibration differently. I know there is a lot of noise there. I'll have to go back and see if I have another shot exposed more to the right and then try to selectively darken the other areas???

I don't think this subject lends itself to a square crop so I'm going to have to live with it as is. It is such an iconic vista that I can accept it. I think the angle of the light part of the sky and the repeated angle of the light reflection, repeated again by the snow in the corner saves the image somewhat from feeling so centered. The compositional lines sort of start at the one third point on the left and then sweep out in a grand triangle to the opposite two corners.

I actually intended for the eye to go first to the high contrast points between the dark grasses/willlows and the bright reflections. That was on purpose. The reflection is the subject of this picture... the mountains are a sort of dull, neutral backdrop.

Thanks for your input... You always make me think.

Evelynn : )
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To SunToucher: Thanks for the critique and workshop Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)::2008-12-17 07:21