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Microlandscape #3 Lily Pads on Long Pond

By handlerstudio  
I love shooting in the rain......color saturation cannot be beat, and the softness of contrast and color I find very appealing. These lily pads were photographed off a dock at the home of friends on Northern Neck Road on Long Pond on Mt. Desert Island, Maine.

Tags: Flowers and plants Landscape and travel

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paulbroad 9 116 1057 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:30PM
You have no subject, and that is the main problem here. I would clone out the dark stems bottom and part way up, but one Lilly flower, suitably placed, just one, could transform this.

Paul

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Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 9:28AM
Exactly as Paul states, no focal point and the twiglets to the bottom do distract.

Frank
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 5:24PM
With a painterly effect, Peter, this would be just like a Monet.
I like the subtle tones, but have to agree, there needs to be something to focus the eye upon. A passing duck would have been perfect. Having found this, I would be treating it as a potential background, and would then be looking for a subject to place in it.
Pamela.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3511 Canada
22 Jan 2013 2:29AM
Its underexposed. When this is corrected, and its sharpened, you can really see the rain drops. Then it can be used with some filters to give a painted look. The mod Ive uploaded has the oil paint effect applied to the brightened, sharpened and cropped shot.



Regards


Willie

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