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Afternoon Cobweb

By butterflydiva72    
Decided to delete this and upload again for critiquing. I removed a few spots, but kept the 'red' for effect. I think it makes the photo. This was taken late afternoon at sunset with sun behind the tree to illuminate the web.

* What appears to be a web thread in the top right corner is indeed the top of the thicker tree branch. If you look very carefully you will see the red splash is ON the branch, that will help you define the branch Smile

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CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 7:57AM
Superb light effect in this one Helen and I do like the colours including that red, it is not intrusive. If anything, I think I might have been tempted to remove the tiny web across the top right hand corner. Carole
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 8:11AM
Apologies Antoinette, I called you Helen (I was concentrating on my misbehaving keyboard) so sorry. Carole
20 Sep 2011 8:13AM
Hi Carole, its Antoinette not I see what you mean with the little web. I thought it was the underside of the tree branch, but it is indeed a web.

Warm regards
20 Sep 2011 8:15AM
Thats ok Actually the tree branch is the part where the red is. So the tiny web is the top of the branch Smile
Niknut Plus
11 3.1k 82 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 4:32PM
At first glance it all looks confusing ?.....but the more you look, the more you see ?.....& I eventually realised how the image is 'constructed' !

Love the sharp concentration on the web, & the tilted view adds another dimension !.....the lens flare providing that final 'flourish' of mystery & colour !

I find it all works very well....initially intriguing, but finally quite beautiful.....& I love it !!!!!!!!
pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2242 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 9:03PM
The dark background is perfect, Antoinette, and I can imasgine someone producing something like this in a manipulation, but you have captured it "as is" and very nice it is, too. I like the crossing of the diagonal lines, he golden glow and the touch of red to lift the whole image. If this had been a circular web, it would have been spectacular, but you'd have lost the drama of the background amongst the threads. It has simplicity and depth, and I see it as a beautiful natural abstract made by the creative use of light. I think the top right corner needs to be clear, but am not sure how difficult it would be to clone out that bit of web/light.
Jestertheclown 13 8.5k 254 England
20 Sep 2011 10:07PM

Quote:I think the top right corner needs to be clear, but am not sure how difficult it would be to clone out that bit of web/light.

. . . not difficult at all.

I've uploaded a mod. but I won't contribute anything else to this as I think that everthing's been said already.

A really good job, well done.

20 Sep 2011 10:52PM
I really appreciate you comments and compliments guys! Considering this was an accident I am lucky and surprised. That isnt a web at the top its the thicker tree branch. I know this because it is in my
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
21 Sep 2011 4:01AM
I also cannot add to what has already been said, Antionette: excellent use of light on the subject matter to produce an abstract type of image. The Mod. already offered has removed the leaf edge, and I could not better that.
21 Sep 2011 4:06AM
I am getting a little frustrated now. I dont mean to at all. But can everyone PLEASE read the it isnt a leaf, it isnt a web, its the top edge of the

Thank for your kind comments Ronnie Smile

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