LindaShorey wrote:Sometimes you find one of these beauties nearly hidden in shadows and reeds. Suggestions, edits welcome for furthering my idea of mystery and discovery. Thanks!
minniev wrote:I love the photo but am not crazy about the color scheme, which emphasizes him in a way that makes it hard to understand how hidden he really is (I know how well they hide!) and the color solves the mystery too easily.
I wonder about monochrome, or near-monochrome, for this one?
Charles Haacker wrote:I like the original picture a LOT, but have to agree that the heron is not very well hidden because of the rather bright blue. Was s/he really that color or did you punch it up? The thing is, it doesn't really matter except for the title, which (discussion of titles again) suggests that the bird should be hard to see but is not. I love the reflection! The shot to me stands perfectly well alone if you take "in Hiding" off the title.
That said, the monochrome works really well "in Hiding" the big bird, and I like the overall treatment from the original very much. For me the color works but the title doesn't, and if you want to retain the title then the monochrome works.
Graham Smith wrote:Hello Linda, I'm not sold on the blue of your first version. Of your two monochromes I much prefer the first, the heron is there to see but it supports your "hidden" title.
St3v3M wrote:I rather like the first image and hope you continue to pursue this direction at least until you chose another.
To add to the mystery I thought I'd see what I could do. I hope you like them! S-
LindaShorey wrote:Fun edits, Steve. I like your first very much! A good alternative to color-that-doesn't-hide or b&w. Thanks much!
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