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Want Pointers In the Light

DonS

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This vine is growing up the concrete of a footing for a bridge. It just happened to be in the light at the time I was there.

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Great light and shadows. Personally, I would look to cropping out most of the the big black at the bottom, and also the top, to bring focus on the vine and it's shadow, as that's where the picture is.
 

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Great light and shadows. Personally, I would look to cropping out most of the the big black at the bottom, and also the top, to bring focus on the vine and it's shadow, as that's where the picture is.
I see what you mean, I think I may have cropped and tilted a bit too much for what caught my eye originally. The light is on an angle. Here is your suggested crop, and an uncropped original.

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I like the crop, for sure - what I was imagining. I also, actually, like the full shot, which shows the plant as if in a searchlight - maybe just lose the right edge to get rid of the dark bit coming down at the top.
 

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I like the concept and agree more concentration on the leaves shadows adds to the image. Another idea that comes to me is to flip the image horizontally and make the stem a leading line into the frame from left to right.

Hope you don't mind.
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I like the crop, for sure - what I was imagining. I also, actually, like the full shot, which shows the plant as if in a searchlight - maybe just lose the right edge to get rid of the dark bit coming down at the top.
That is where I started, removing that corner. It got out of hand :)
 

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I like the concept and agree more concentration on the leaves shadows adds to the image. Another idea that comes to me is to flip the image horizontally and make the stem a leading line into the frame from left to right.

Hope you don't mind.
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That would not occur to me, because as you can see from the original, the plant is pretty much straight up and down. This does work.
 
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