Spirit of Winter.
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silvawispa
Registered: Nov 10, 2008
Total Posts: 693
Country: United Kingdom

It's not right.
I'm looking for better ways to get a more natural blend.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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Interesting ... but way far outa my realm (I think).

You might want to post up the individual components so others can see what you've got to work from / with.



Camperjim
Registered: Oct 17, 2011
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The woman is looking out of the image. You would have a stronger composition if you flip her at 180 degrees and rotate downwards so she looks in towards the center of the image. I also considered that you were trying to show her moving out of the image towards the sky but the image by itself does not seem to tell that story.



ben egbert
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
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Out of my realm too, but I feel like she is too sharp for this. Maybe that's the point.



silvawispa
Registered: Nov 10, 2008
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Country: United Kingdom

I don't know if this slight rework is a little clearer in intent.



Bert DeMars
Registered: Nov 05, 2005
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I assume you want attention drawn to the woman flying in a dream, however she’s a small percentage of the overall picture. Such that the eye wants to explore the rest of the picture which is in sharp focus, rather than concentrate on her. So you have competing subject matter. That’s my two cents worth.



silvawispa
Registered: Nov 10, 2008
Total Posts: 693
Country: United Kingdom

Thanks for the feedback so far, I'm deeply unsure of the image at the moment. (that's when I tend to turn up here...)

As to attention, I am looking to show an idea of winter arriving, rather than focusing on a flying girl. (I trust that if I'd wanted the girl to be the focus, she would be!)

I know there's more work to be done. I'm just struggling to see what it is.



AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
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Country: New Zealand

Perhaps select the area not close to the subject and reduce the gamma and saturation? Maybe bump the mid-tone contrast on the flyer?



Bob Jarman
Registered: Feb 04, 2007
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Country: United States

Paul,

Interesting imagery - this is likely well over the edge...

Bob