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05-18-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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Some Lily around the house.

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Bright, colourful and contrasting.
It's a pleasant shot.
Composition and perspective are OK - could be made more interesting.
It is difficult to comment on the image beyond this though.
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Thank you, Ash. Sounds like composition needs quite a bit of work!
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I sometimes find it difficult to critique someones artwork (other that obvious technical errors), so all I know is how an image moves me, makes me feel or think, pulls me into another direction.

Composition is so esoteric, since everyone has had a different experience, so they bring their differing values to their critique.

I don't think your composition is off by too much; all I know is the image feels a bit awkward to me. The colors are beautiful, as are the lines of the petals of the flowers. But me eye is drawn to the out of focus areas in the background, and maybe I have to hunt around just a bit too much to find the joy in the subject area of the image. Does this make sense to you?

Other than that, it's just beautiful to look at.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Oso Quote
I don't think your composition is off by too much; all I know is the image feels a bit awkward to me. The colors are beautiful, as are the lines of the petals of the flowers. But me eye is drawn to the out of focus areas in the background, and maybe I have to hunt around just a bit too much to find the joy in the subject area of the image. Does this make sense to you?
Yes, thank you for your insight, Oso! It is very helpful to understand what attracts audience attention. That should be what i keep in mind and how I compose from now on. I don't always see it. So I look for critique.
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