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Does it work with the background at the current level of blur? Yes
I'm a sucker for this kind of abstracted normality anyway, so I love it As John says above, the 'normal' direction of the movement is either horizontal or vertical, so the fact that you've gone diagonally is different and I like the result. Although I like the long upright format of your original above, I also think that Keith's mod makes more of the image in some ways. It's almost, but not quite, square and I think that suits the image very well indeed.
It is a very pleasing scene, and I love the bright colour accents on the buildings themselves. I really like the feeling of an isolated city in the midst of what looks like a jungle (?). As such, as much as I think that cropping some of that sky as John (Dudler) has done and Keith has reiterated, I wanted to go the other way entirely and crop up from the bottom to remove some of the trees and actually add some sky back in
I think this is really effective. Some people may not like the reflection nor the fact that it's not a 'static', traditional landscape type image, but I do. I like the transient feeling of passing beauty in the landscape - there one moment, gone the next ...
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Added Date: 10/06/2015 - 2:08 PM
Dave - thank you and you're welcome
Added Date: 04/06/2015 - 12:04 PM
Thought I'd have a peek at what else you do when not on max strength cold and flu medication and 'atmospheric' music ...
Glad I did - you do stunning landscape work!
Added Date: 14/04/2015 - 9:47 AM
Thank you Georgina
Added Date: 13/04/2015 - 11:19 AM
Wow, what a portfolio! Inspiring work and I've thoroughly enjoyed having a bimble through it
Added Date: 02/04/2015 - 3:49 PM
Your portfolio's developing rather nicely here I'm thoroughly enjoying what you've done so far, and looking forward to seeing more.
Added Date: 20/03/2015 - 5:22 PM
I don't think I've actually looked through your portfolio before ... glad I have now, though. I think that you have an amazingly eclectic, bizzare and wonderfully twisted mind. Even better, you've also got the processing and manipulation skills to go along with that imagination.
It's a visual smorgasbord, with a little bit for everyone and a massive dollop of appeal
Added Date: 25/02/2015 - 3:59 PM
I can't believe I've never actually left a comment on your portfolio, saying just how much I like your work! Bonkers ... thought I had, but just 'viewed all' and obviously not ...
So - your stuff is achingly wonderful and I hate you (only kidding on that bit).
Your creative art is so inspirational and beautiful
Added Date: 19/02/2015 - 2:49 PM
Aw, thanks Joe! That's really kind of you
Added Date: 07/01/2015 - 10:21 AM
I've got to say, I love the way you process your images There's a wonderful sense of the primeval about a lot of your shots that I find very appealing indeed. I loved the Bellever Forest image in particular. It's a fantastic portfolio of imagery that is a pleasure to view.
Added Date: 04/11/2014 - 8:45 PM
I've finally found time to look through your images properly, and I can't believe I've never commented on your portfolio before! Stupid me What a treasure trove of creativity, weirdness and soulful imagery. I am in awe. I love the way the story starts way back at the beginning and it's really interesting to see how the style changes and evolves over time. A truly stunning, inspiring and jaw-dropping collection of images.
Added Date: 19/09/2014 - 3:37 PM
Apologies Alan - hadn't realised you'd commented on my PF! Anyway, I'd guess Adams came first ... born in 1902, whereas Gordin was born in 1946 ... Mind you, I think Ansel Adams' way of expressing the quote is a little more down to earth
Added Date: 10/09/2014 - 4:57 PM
You certainly don't make it easy to choose a favourite out of your images, do you!? They're all beautifully done and a pleasure to view - your 'camera-craft' is very good too
Added Date: 29/08/2014 - 10:18 AM
Some wonderfully whacky stuff you've got here - love it
Added Date: 05/08/2014 - 5:00 PM
I don't know how I've missed your portfolio But now that I have looked through it, it's an absolute visual treat
Added Date: 01/07/2014 - 2:29 PM
I know I've looked at your imagery before, and voted/commented on some of them. But as my head and imagination gets more into trying digital compositing, I'm finding that your work (among several excellent digital composition artists on here) is becoming more inspirational to me. It's very well done; it's thought provoking and it demands that the viewer sometimes examines their own prejudices and thought process in order to understand the images. Some I don't get, others I get immediately, and the rest of the time I'm just enjoying the visual journey to understanding