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By gocmc  
I got some decent 'standard' shots of fireworks from my window but I just like this one, it's quite abstract and I like the red v black and I think the lack of focus just adds to it. Not technically brilliant but just pleasing - To me anyway Smile

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conrad 16 10.9k 116
12 Nov 2009 10:58AM
Hi Gary,

I see what you mean about it being abstract, and I fully agree that an image doesn't have to be technically perfect in order to be enjoyed. However, you did mark this for Critique, so I assume that you are in for suggestions.

Well, the first thing about this image that struck me was that there was quite a lot of unnecessary (almost) empty space. So I made you a modification for which I cropped the image. The light-coloured line at the bottom doesn't do anything useful for the image, so I cropped that off, and cropped a little from all sides. I was in two minds about the smaller wiggly line on the left, but in the end decided to leave it in, but you could also decide to concentrate on the bigger subject and crop everything else off - cropping results in a more striking image, imho. I also upped colour saturation somewhat. I hope this helps - see what you think of it...
SunshineGirl 11 4 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2009 12:54PM
Hi Gary,
I think that Conrad's suggested modifications much improve your image, especially the second version ~ it now concentrates the eye on the action area, rather than having a squiggle leading you out of the image. Lovely colours as you say with the red against the black.
gocmc 11 2
13 Nov 2009 1:40PM
Thanks Guys Smile

The close cropped version is my favourite though both hold much improvement over my own.

Thanks for putting me right.


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