Judith Baker Montanoon Sep 22
Gerald this is a great Elements photograph. My olny advice as an artist is the basic rule of background, mid-ground, foreground and water always lies flat in horizontal lines.
I like the lines in this project. The hazy background gives a sense of mystery.
rickytimson Sep 22
I agree with Adrian - I really like this - the colors - the foreground detail - the horizontal elements of composition. In reply to Adrian's comment about the sky - I have to agree. It's always a case by case thing, but because the horizontal lines here are strong, seeing the oblique of the sky is not as engaging for me. Of course, these are personal preferences, but I would have cropped right at top of the left lowest tree-line. Having said that.... we would never get to explore that option if you HAD cropped it. Seeing it with the sky allows all of us doing the challenge to study and consider the option. So - thanks for not cropping it.
Adrian Zissoson Sep 21
I really enjoy this image - with the sharp foreground & blurred distance.
One trouble I have in general with my own compositions similar to this is how to handle the sky and ridge-line. In general I find the shape of the sky can sometimes be distracting and I wonder about cutting it out of this shot. By scrolling the page I can simulate this, and think I prefer it. This is a dilemma I have with so many of my shots - I don't really know what is the best way to deal with it
Gerald Stephenson Sep 21
Out in The Elements. Rain was falling hard on the hill behind the pond, with some patches of color on the hill.