Arabella Dane  

Quincy by Arabella Dane

November 2020 - Quincy

About the Image(s)

We went to a nearby bog to bird-watch and the reflections were glorious. I’m not sure which part of this image is the most compelling. Part of me likes the lily pads at the top, and then I am struck by the stained glass effect of the lower two thirds. HELP!!

Taken with my Canon 70D and my lens baby lens - I think

6 comments posted

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
This is kind of 2 images for me. As you said the lily pads at the top and the reflections at the bottom.
I'm drawn to the reflections so for me it's a simple crop. I left some of the lily pads in to show it's a reflection   Posted: 11/08/2020 11:49:10
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Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
I think the crop helps.   Posted: 11/09/2020 21:21:40

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Well, here I am to weigh in on what I find in your image. d;¬{D

For the most part, I like this as it is. The lily pads become the leafy tops to the reflected trees below, creating a sort of impressionist view of a forest. SO I wouldn't crop it at all.

I did think it might be fun to emphasize that impressionist look, so I took it into Affinity Photo and healed some of the out of place colors near the bottom, then applied 1% of the Diffuse filter to pixelated it ever so slightly. What do you think?   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:05:45
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MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
So beautiful work . I just rotate the photo and apply a filter to popup color and details .   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:38:15

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
I agree with Miriam that this is two images. I like the reflections at the bottom with none of the lily pads--it's an intriguing abstract. Then I'd crop just above center for the top portion, showing a bit of the reflections with the lily pads. Then the trunks look like they're topped by the lily pads. Lots of ways to go with this!   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:52:41

Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Awesome capture! Cropping the lily pads is an improvement from Miriam. My eyes enjoyed the colors and shapes.   Posted: 11/20/2020 02:33:50


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