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The abstract wood made me think of a ballet dancer. I was trying to compose a bit differently, but I nearly fell in the water, haha!
Beautiful - the reflection is perfect, colors are lovely, and how creative of you to see a dancer in a branch. #save1
Perfect reflections and pleasing composition. Bottom of the image might be a little too dark. Well done #save2
Very nice! Beautiful reflection and nice leading lines.
Constructive criticism: if it were me - and this is only because I tend to do this anyway - I would have shot brackets, to give me the ability to do HDR (gasp!) or use some of the lighter exposures to mask in a little light on the underside of the branch and the trees on the left.
Absolutely nothing wrong with this shot. Doesn't need anything. But if it were me, the above advice would take this over the top.
I really love the right side, the left seems a bit dark, but still makes a beautiful shape.#save4
Compositionally- it is not balanced, the eye being drawn left to the wood.
I like it. Dark and light. Wish the reflection in the foreground was lighter but I like it. #save
I'm with +Lisa Borel on this, feels imabalanced. I want to single out the wood by removing the trees along the right, and add in more foreground to complete the reflection. I almost hesitate to say it at risk of sounding cliché, but putting the above-water bit of wood in the upper third with a lot more foreground might be a nice direction.
I was trying to line up some of the angles a bit more, but I was almost falling into the water directly in front of me. This was shot with a Nikon 12-24mm F4. I had to crawl around a bunch of roots/branches to get this unobstructed view from the shore. Still, I like the contrasts between light and dark (save for the foreground darkness — it was really shallow/shady there) and the subject is clearly defined to me, and backed up by the reflection in the background. One day I'll be back with a canoe and take something better!
Well, one test of composition is does it work if you turn if upside down or sideways. Give it a try, see what it says to you when you do that.
Will do, thanks.
David R Robinson
Great reflection and tree lines draw you into it. #save6
I would suggest, as others have, lightening up the branch in the water. You might also try a different composure so the water line isn't right in the center.
It's an interesting photograph, but lit from the wrong side. #delete
that dead piece of wood needs to be brighter.#delete2
I love the symmetry of the reflections, nice color balance. I agree that the piece of wood needs to be brighter.
It's good enough for a #save7
This is beautiful and I think the light and ripple free water mirror is fantastic. But you wanted to stage a ballerina and I think you should have moved to the left to get the branch to be in the place where the right stage meets the left stage. The branch would have gotten more separation then. It would have been worth getting wet and after waiting for the ripples to go down, a bit cold :) #save7
Thanks to the perfect reflection #save8
i like the light and overall look #save9
save10 nice landscape!
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Thanks folks, I'll be back to Chickadee Lake one day to try again for a new composition and maybe some morning light instead.