#509 Lilly's Path
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wifi
Registered: May 05, 2010
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I like how these Water Lilies formed their own path under the man-made one.



hopes2
Registered: Dec 31, 2004
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A beautiful Zen like quality to your image.



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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that is a nice find, nicely seen and presented.



relms
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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Nice. Take out the bright highlight in the lower left corner, and it is even better.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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Serene ... I could use one of these.



Vipermike
Registered: Jun 12, 2002
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Love this shot Serene <3



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Beautiful shot.

Birdie



wifi
Registered: May 05, 2010
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Thanks for all the kind words everyone. It's been a month or two since I submitted an entry, so it was nice getting out again on Sunday to find something interesting for this week's assignment.

Relms,
I know what you mean - that light is a distraction. I thought about cropping from the bottom to remove it, but then I would loose some of the Lilies that I was trying to highlight. Perhaps I'll try burning that area a bit to tone it down. Thanks for pointing it out.



wifi
Registered: May 05, 2010
Total Posts: 164
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I masked off the reflected sky area in the lower left, and it turns out that the sky was not totally blown out allowing me to recover a little detail - but not much (fortunately I dialed in -1.0 EV for this shot as the histogram for the one I took prior to this showed that it was clipped). I feel this new version does not keep drawing the eye down to the lower left as the original one did for me.

I also tried cropping out the area, but I did not like the resulting aspect ratio, bridge placement and loss of content - but this is certainly one area where I seek opinions.



relms
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
Total Posts: 2064
Country: United States

I like this much better.