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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Paul Prince (PDP)is one of my biggest inspirations here one TN, and it was his photos that tempted me into ever trying on some abstract shots. I strongly recommend any photographer, especially the newer ones, to look at his portfolio…they might learn something from it.

I took this picture about 2 weeks ago, on a very wet and grey day. I was out in my yard and wanting to photograph something new, i saw the moss on top of the barn...yes, on the roof. It's not a high roof, but still it's a bit tricky to photograph something on it :) Anyway, as i approached it i saw some fallen oak leaves and i remembered this post of Paul's. I tried all sort of compositions not to imitate that one too much, but unfortunately it's indeed maybe a bit too similar...sorry about that.

Recently, Paul had offered to help me with something and feel in his dept. I though the least i can do is dedicate a photo to him :) Thank you my friend for everything!

Hope you’ll like it :)

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filter: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol.
Focal Length: 48mm
Shutter Speed: 1.6 sec
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Bias: -1
F-Stop: f/16
ISO: 400
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 4 PM
Weather conditions: overcast

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horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
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Edited by:Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)

In the thumbnail I like the original composition best, but the large amount of out of focus greenery, I feel, lessens the impact of the image when viewed full size. I think that getting a closer view of some of the surrounding mosses gives the shot a little more impact. All just "mho" of course : )