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QuietOne
03-08-2014, 10:47 PM
Still waiting on that oil change. The day was sunny and warmer than it had been, but as you can see, the rose garden isn't quite ready to wake.

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Marko
03-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Let me know if you'd like me to critique these images Q.O.

QuietOne
03-10-2014, 01:55 AM
OK, I'm intrigued. I don't recall that you volunteer without being asked that much. I'd like to hear what you have to say, but I might not see your critique for a couple of days - not enough hours in the day lately.

Marko
03-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Sure- i think some of these images could be improved by actively placing focal points in the foreground. I see quite a few images where the foreground is "bare" so to speak.
Hope that may help.

QuietOne
03-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Hmmm, so's the garden. Since there are trees in the background a crop might help that, but the intention with the second was that it's still pretty bare. I don't think the volunteers have done much more than the initial pruning. No help from local critters - no one had their dogs out, no squirrels, and the only birds were the ducks on the pond. Maybe next time.

Marko
03-17-2014, 10:17 AM
Trust me, I hear ya. And I'm not the most patient person either.
If you are not against what I'm about to suggest...feel free to artificially place interesting elements in that space if they are not naturally there.
Backgrounds like the ones in these images don't move. So for me, 'the work' is finding something interesting in the foreground that ties to the midground and background.
Hope that may help.

QuietOne
03-22-2014, 05:27 PM
(considers whether husband would object to being dumped on the ground and/or considered unnatural)