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Now. Fall.

By mercedesbird
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I'm not terribly happy with the center border, and it took me awhile to decide whether the jumping part should be on the left and the falling on the right, or vice versa. Such a decision had to take into account whether I wanted the picture to flow upward (ending in positivity) or downward (negativity).

Now, if only I could get a critique on this, I'd much enjoy one.

Model: Shelby
These are actually rather old photos, I never bothered to do anything with them until now.
Image details
Image size
3750x2850px 5.15 MB
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 28, 2009, 5:14:58 AM
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FearYourImagination's avatar
That's awesome mercedes, i love the falling. sorry im not great at criticism.
ScottKeefer's avatar
Well, first let me apologize for not looking at this photo sooner.
I wouldn't worry about the which side which photo is on. Because no matter what side they're on, the eye will constantly be moving from one to the other. The human eye can only focus on one. And you know when you're looking at a good photo when you can study it for more than a few seconds and still be "entertained" (if you will). This is one of those photo's.
The green of the trees and the white of the sky (its white because of your slow shutter speed, but that's not a bad thing) meet perfectly.
The two focal points, Shelby's face and legs, are in perfect focus (which is hard to do on moving subject[but you probably know that]). The slight amount of blue you took away, whether with levels or with a warming filter, really adds to it (at least I think that's what you did).
If I was you I'd parade this photo at local fairs and art contests etc.
I really like it! So stop fretting about it.
mercedesbird's avatar
Ha, thank you for your detailed input :D I've pretty much been asking everyone I know about this one XD And I'll be thinking about this one next time the art gallery decides to have a show.
anotwiggy's avatar
I like the idea of it :]
it looks great
BellaDolore's avatar
I think it turned out great! It's really lovely!!!