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Caught by the Light

By KatyJ
A Wild Grass

Tags: Flowers and plants Grasses

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24 Jun 2011 2:37PM
Very beautiful light and good composition.
Chen Yuanwei
strokebloke Plus
7 493 17 England
24 Jun 2011 3:16PM
Katy,
Your title is perfect for what you've presented. Well done.
I'm not sure whether it's just me & my old eyes, but the more I look at it, the lighter the BG seems to become - it is almost as if light is streaming into the composition. I like the two black diagonal twigs (?) cutting through your grass heads. They contrast nicely.
It's possible that a slightly smaller crop might work, so that the heads are not 'dwarfed' in the shot, but for me, this is a very good well composed shot with nicely subdued tones. If you want to try the crop, try 1/2 inch off the top & left hand side & 1 inch off the bottom.
24 Jun 2011 4:16PM
I like it as is. It's wonderful. =)
strokebloke Plus
7 493 17 England
24 Jun 2011 4:52PM
Kate, looking at it again, I'd leave it exactly as it is. Wink Splendid
Alvar 9 23 2 France
24 Jun 2011 6:19PM
Lovely composition Katy. Well done
Alvar
ams99 Junior Member 4 65 9 England
24 Jun 2011 6:34PM
I'd leave it as it is too. Delicate and intriguing. Good shot.
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
24 Jun 2011 9:48PM
I wouldn't do much to it either. I certainly wouldn't change the composition.
Having said that, however (!) I've uploaded a mod. in which I've de-saturated the green slightly and brightened the rest using curves which has increased the dark moodiness of the shot.
I also sharpened it.
It's not intended to be an improvement, more of an alternative.
Hope it's OK.

Bren.
KatyJ 7 England
25 Jun 2011 10:42AM
Thank you everyone. Bren I like your suggestions and am going to use them and compare. I find it hard to compare on here as I can't see them both at the same time. Katy
Canonshots 5 126 13 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2011 10:54AM
This is the kind of shot I have been trying to get right whenever the opportunity presents itself, which is not very often. I think you have got it exactly right; not only that but a tighter crop would provide a different, but equally good image. The dark bacckground suits it perfectly to my mind, whether it be cropped or not.

Have you considered converting it to monochrome? Not that there is anything wrong with doing it in colour, but mono would present a different take on the same thing. It's a lovely image anyway.
KatyJ 7 England
25 Jun 2011 11:11AM
Just about to play with it Canon so will have a go at mono too.
paulbroad 8 113 1021 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2011 5:42PM
Very simple and compositionally and technically well done. I would simply leave it alone - not earth shattering in impact, but indicative of knowledge and skill.

Paul

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