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Bolingbrook, Illinois Park District Pond
snow, winter, cold, pond, frozen
Couldn’t have done any better on the exposure and dof for this stunning and peaceful winter scene! The winter colors and contrasts are wonderful! If I had taken this however, I would personally crop the left side to where the lamp post is even to the edge of the right one. This would give the appearance of the lamp posts framing the lovely snow covered tree even more so, as well as balance the composition out even better! :)
Thank you very much Sandy … not only for the nice words/positive feedback on the image, but especially for the constructive suggestion on how to improve it. Ironically, I had had very similar comments from others on another web site where I had this image posted and so, I had not only cropped tighter, but had also cloned out the large bare tree distraction on the left side. Then when I uploaded it to RB, I guess I pulled the wrong version.
So, I and others agree with your suggestion and I have pulled in the modified version …. Thanks again Sandy!!
– John Absher
WOW,…..what an amazing difference! This is a stunning winter scene! :)
I have to agree that the cropping provided much better balance Sandy. I actually think between the tighter cropping and the cloning out of the larger tree, it also produced another unintended improvement of emphasizing the scale of difference between the two light posts, highlighting the depth of the image and drawing the viewer’s eye into the image.
Thanks again for taking the time to critique and provide me the feedback for improvement.
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