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08-21-2001, 04:14 PM
I am a painter that uses photographs as a basis for my work. Here is one I recently took. What i am looking for is a critique on the composition. Many thanks in advance.
08-21-2001, 09:27 PM
I think it will make a fine painting.
You might think this is crazy but how do you think it would look if you reversed the photo and had the bridge entering from the left side instead?
Our brains have a tendency to read a painting left to right.
Anyway you look at it ....It is a great shot!
08-22-2001, 03:18 PM
Boy, digital cameras sure come in handy, don't they!
I love this scene but I am bothered by the "nothingness" under the bridge. The curve of the support structure leads the eye straight to the dark empty area.
Perhaps, if you wished, in your painting you could put something there that would work with the way the composition is drawing the eye.
Hope this helps!
08-23-2001, 05:06 PM
Thanks for the inputs. I'll have to think a bit on reversing the image. It is a well known landmark and I might be accused of not knowing which is the right side of the negative ...
08-25-2001, 10:44 AM
my first thought was that i would have gone higher up into the trees, less of the dark area under the bridge. but you know that is subjective. itīs a gorgeous photograph !
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