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Postby LindaShorey » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:32 pm

I'm thinking the four main elements are too evenly spaced from each other and from me; do you get that sense? Any suggestions for crop or edit? Maybe even remove the flower, though that was partly why I stopped.

Feel free to re-work and post here. btw, when the youngster finally raised its head, mom had decided I wasn't a threat, so her head was lowered - ha!

Thanks for your time!
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Re: Grazing

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:39 pm

Lovey image Linda.
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Re: Grazing

Postby Charles Haacker » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:08 pm

I am terrible at critique because I would not change a single thing. It is beautiful, serene, evocative. :thumbup: :thanks:
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Postby LindaShorey » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:59 pm

Ernst and Chuck, many thanks for your interest!
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Re: Grazing

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:19 pm

I had to look again. Quite Painterly.
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Re: Grazing

Postby PietFrancke » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:13 pm

Love this shot Linda. The only other thing you could have done was climb the fence, grab their scruffy heads and point them into the sunlight. This is beautiful.

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Re: Grazing

Postby minniev » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:23 pm

Very nice, especially with the left hand cow peeping through the grasses at you with the warm sun touching just those small areas with highlights. As for the other, well, that's what ungulates do, they eat. Constantly. I like the painterly look of the processing.
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Re: Grazing

Postby LindaShorey » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:15 am

Ernst, thanks for a second look :) Piet and Minnie, so glad you enjoyed the scene and the pp. Guess my concerns about composition aren't well founded? Or are offset by mood? Appreciate your time and interest very much!
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Re: Grazing

Postby davechinn » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:21 am

LindaShorey wrote:I'm thinking the four main elements are too evenly spaced from each other and from me; do you get that sense? Any suggestions for crop or edit? Maybe even remove the flower, though that was partly why I stopped.

Feel free to re-work and post here. btw, when the youngster finally raised its head, mom had decided I wasn't a threat, so her head was lowered - ha!

Thanks for your time!



A lovely image Linda !!! The color tone and soft lighting are excellent. Would it have been possible to use the fence line as a leading line to the sunflower and still have the cows in the frame? Just thinking of different focal perspectives for the a next time, but its still a fine image thats worth viewing.
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Re: Grazing

Postby LindaShorey » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:41 pm

davechinn wrote:A lovely image Linda !!! The color tone and soft lighting are excellent. Would it have been possible to use the fence line as a leading line to the sunflower and still have the cows in the frame? Just thinking of different focal perspectives for the a next time, but its still a fine image thats worth viewing.
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Thanks so much for taking a look, Dave. A bit of ditch between me and the fence, and I suspect the cows would have moved off had I gone closer. But I like your idea very much and might attempt next time out there. Appreciate your time!
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