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The river exe at Bickleigh

By bigbob2
Taken from Bickleigh bridge looking towards Exeter

Tags: Landscape and travel Water reflections trees


pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2149 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2010 3:54PM
Hello, Bob. I like the river scenes in your portfolio, particularly your last one. The main feature, for me, in this one, is the right side where the sun is hitting the willows, grass and riverbank, and casting long shadows there. The other feature that I like is the water movement, the sparkles from the sun, and the way the willows' reflections have turned the water green. So a crop to the left felt right, simply because of the lack of interest there. I appreciate that you have composed this so that the river comes towards us and fills the bottom of the frame, and the trees on the left bank balance it up, but see what you think of the modification. Your image is a bit soft and I am wondering if you remember to sharpen after resizing for the site? I cropped the left and top, the left because of what I said earlier, the top because it brings attention down to the scene and you can afford to lose some of the sky. I used the burn tool to darken the sky and the tops of the trees where the light had made them pale, and the dodge tool to brighten the lighter sunkissed trees. I adjusted levels and sharpened.

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