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Good point, at first I thought the trunk at the left was needed to create some balance in the shot but I will play with a different crop.
Question: even with that point fixed, would anyone hang this on their wall and enjoy it? Honest answer (no hard feelings...)?
I think those dark parts in the background which are not in good harmony with the closest trunk especially in color performance, and yes they are a little of distraction. The view however looks pretty good and pleases me.
Thank you all for your constructive comments!
@Ruud: sure, some people like a heavy Bordeaux wine, others prefer a lighter South African wine. But all want a good wine. I like to reach an artistic quality in fine art photography that will make people (who like the subject) want to hang the picture on their wall. My last four uploads should be an example of the sort of work I have in mind, where this particular picture is not the best one.
On the path towards that goal I sometimes feel pretty uncertain what it takes to really move people with the pictures I take. I guess that process takes time.
I really appreciate the support you all gave me so far.
Robert, I just want to comment on the "would you hang it on the wall" test, because that was my first impulse when I saw this picture: I can easily envision it on my wall at work (a modern professional office, where serenity is valued) but not at home (a hobbit's hole of antiques!). So the "wall" test depends on which wall!
I think it is a very fine photo. I would have a nice Burgundy with it. Cheers.
This is an interesting image...full of new life...unspoiled by mans hand.
one of the things I find very distracting here is the bright background. though the main trunk is interesting but does not really hold you there. the eye wanders around.
what if you would have closed in on the new growth and the trunk as a macro shot?
just another opinion, another thought. Keep up the good work !