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bossmanthe
07-02-2009, 08:36 AM
Hi all,

This is my first post on the forum although I do listen to the podcast. Marko, great job :)

I would love to hear your thoughts.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u184/bossmanthe/DSC_0026.jpg

Thanks

Adrian

casil403
07-02-2009, 11:15 AM
I know this is not the crit section however you asked for opinions/thoughts so I'll throw my $0.02 in. :)
If it were me, I''d do a bit more cropping or re-shoot at a different angle. I think the focus should be on the tree and in the shot now, it looks like the focus is on the golf course. So I guess I find the background a bit busy taking away from the tree if that was what you were trying to go for as the focal point of the photo.
I also find the water at the bottom left distracting...not sure if it's some kind of movement such as a fountain or if it's an editing thing, but it doesn't seem to flow (no pun intended :)) with the rest of the water in the lake. :twocents:

kat
07-02-2009, 11:22 AM
I am thinking along the lines of Casil. The brightness from the sky and water really puts your eye to that side of the photo.

It looks like a realllly nice spot! That tree is awesome!

Rinkdaddy
07-02-2009, 09:05 PM
My attention is being drawn to the water. Something strange going on there.

bossmanthe
07-24-2009, 05:09 AM
Thanks all for the comments. I totally agree with you all. I will try and work on your suggestions. BTW the water has some kind of weed growing in it. And yes, it is rather distracting now that you mention it :)

Marko
07-24-2009, 09:59 PM
Thanks for the compliment bossmanthe and welcome!
The tree looks awesome, and casil's comment is bang on imo.

MoinMoin
07-27-2009, 02:05 AM
My attention is being drawn to the water

Our eyes are mainly trained to read/view a picture from left to the right side. Give the picture a second try and mirror it horizontally - that will help.