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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:45 pm

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This morning at Paines Creek Beach. He was just coming in from the bay and heading for the stream from Freeman's Pond on the left. Paines Creek is flowing down from the top right; the two streams join here and flow out to Cape Cod Bay about 100 yards to the bottom right. If only the green heron were on the beach at 1 o'clock, I would have my triangle that Minnie taught me. Is the grass bottom left a distraction? C&c welcome. Thanks. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:16 pm

I was going to pass this by Matt as I still feel limited on comment in this section, till I read the end. All just my opinions but for me all the grass along the bottom is distracting, but I like the foreground water so would probably clone if it were mine. Wasn't going to say much else, but after viewing a bit I might crop the top down to the top of the grass line or darken the bushes......I find the brighter tall bushes grabbing my attention. Good tonal spread here from a nice perspective...

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Post by minniev » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:08 pm

I like the triangles Matt (there's more than one!), they give you a strong form for your composition, and it works. with almost everything all lined up in congruent lines except the paddle, which is nice to have on a different plane just to stop our eye.

I do think the grass oughta go. Should be easy to get rid of.

I'd be tempted to flip it so that the kayaker is moving left to right, just to see if it looks even stronger that way.

Very nice image.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:29 am

Psjunkie wrote:I was going to pass this by Matt as I still feel limited on comment in this section, till I read the end. All just my opinions but for me all the grass along the bottom is distracting, but I like the foreground water so would probably clone if it were mine. Wasn't going to say much else, but after viewing a bit I might crop the top down to the top of the grass line or darken the bushes......I find the brighter tall bushes grabbing my attention. Good tonal spread here from a nice perspective...


Thanks Frank. I will play and post if worthwhile. Appreciate your viewing and comment, as always. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:40 am

minniev wrote:I like the triangles Matt (there's more than one!), they give you a strong form for your composition, and it works. with almost everything all lined up in congruent lines except the paddle, which is nice to have on a different plane just to stop our eye.

I do think the grass oughta go. Should be easy to get rid of.

I'd be tempted to flip it so that the kayaker is moving left to right, just to see if it looks even stronger that way.

Very nice image.


Thanks Minnie. I'll play and post if things look good. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:09 am

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minniev wrote:I like the triangles Matt (there's more than one!), they give you a strong form for your composition, and it works. with almost everything all lined up in congruent lines except the paddle, which is nice to have on a different plane just to stop our eye.

I do think the grass oughta go. Should be easy to get rid of.

I'd be tempted to flip it so that the kayaker is moving left to right, just to see if it looks even stronger that way.

Very nice image.


Thanks Minnie. I'll play and post if things look good. Matt


Frank, Minnie, What do you think? Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:18 am

I prefer the further away view Matt....

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:28 am

Psjunkie wrote:I prefer the further away view Matt....


Thanks. Here you are. I cropped because I screwed up the PS in the grass. Frustrating. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:33 am

Always remember it's your vision that counts Matt but I feel this is an improvement...

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:15 pm

Psjunkie wrote:Always remember it's your vision that counts Matt but I feel this is an improvement...


Thanks Frank. Critiques help me clarify and sometimes confirm where I think I have gone to far or not far enough. Matt
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