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Old 08-07-2005, 05:11 AM
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

Beats painting in Venice in the pouring rain which is what I was doing in May! See my Venice Blog if you're interested - it might also give you some ideas for new spots to paint from next time you visit!
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

i am in pretty late, i do agree with paulb, that on the cropped piece, the sharp rock shoots my eye into the sky, i then had to find my way back down to the flat rock. before the crop, the flat rock was a starting point of a path that cut the light from the dark, and thaen gave room for your eyes to roam the scene without to much struggle.
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

eLBeJay, thank you for your comments
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

I like it very much. It is so evocative of that part of the world, but it also works beautifully as an image. I have to agree that the second one is tighter and has more dyamic to it.
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

that was meant to be dynamic
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

My two cents: I think the crop is a good move. Two thumbs up for that. Now, the remaining imbalance has to be addressed. My eye wants for the sky-pointing rock to be the story of this piece. The heavy, dark rock in the background behind it is stealing the spotlight. If you could give sky-pointer the main focus, I think the work would be more balnced and quite nice to look at. I would also downplay the rocky ground to the let of the skypointer, a rock I will call "running-dog" becasue it looks like it has hind legs. This formation is a bit distracting to me and I think the piece could afford to lose it or have it lose at least most of its detail so that sky-pointer would not have to compete.
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

Thank you for your advice. My intention was to make the dark rock on the near horizon, just right of centre, the main attraction, with the sky pointing rock a secondary feature.

I might do a new version incorporating your ideas and those of other people who have commented on my picture.
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

Hi Keith2,
I love it just the way it is..It seems to be more of a statement to me this way....
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Re: Ice Age Relics, England

My novice comment is...good. So many very strong diagonals. The curvelinear of the mountains helps to soften..the only thing I see that may be missing is some static (verticals and/or horizontals) shapes.
good color, etc. If you do crop, don't make it a square.
I know this is way after the fact...
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