Hello! This photograph is really a lovely one to look at and explore. You have a wonderful setting and one that allows for a lot of photographic exploration. Overall, I like the colors that you chose to use for this image, it is nice to see a different green for the plants and the water looking nearly black.
A few thoughts/suggestions. I would personally love to have seen a little longer of an exposure so that the water was softer-looking. With an extended exposure it would have matched a lot of the "softness" of the surrounding life.
You have on the right hand side a tree cut off, and on the left side additional trees that were cut. Between these you have a fairly blank negative space. My eyes were drawn to this space, and I wonder if perhaps having brought the tree on the right entirely into view may have added to that.
"YOUR RATING FOR THE OVERALL EFFECT OF THE ART"3 / 5 Overall
"YOUR RATING HERE FOR ORIGINALITY OF THE ART"3 / 5 Originality
"YOUR RATING FOR VISION OF THE ARTIST" 3 / 5 Vision
"YOUR RATING FOR THE TECHNIQUE USED IN THE ART" 3 / 5 Technique
"YOUR RATING FOR THE IMPACT OF THE PIECE" 3 / 5 Impact
What emotions does the art invoke? "I am thinking of taking a walk in the country side when it is spring time. Everything in the nature have such a fresh green color, and just walking around in it makes you happy. Everything seems so beautifull. That is the emotions this picture evokes in me."
How do you find the composition of the above piece? "I think the composition is really good, and it is not boring to look at at all because of the little river that flowes from the right corner to the left upper corner. It makes it interesting to watch that it isnīt perfectly central. I hope you know what I mean "
Would you consider the above piece of work as unique? "It is unique in the sense that you are the one taken this picture and it is beautifull, but it would not be a showstopper if you mixed it together with 1 million other pictures."
Do you think the above piece justifies the subject well? "I actually think so. I could imagine you might live in the city. So being out in the nature sorrounded by green nature would be like another kind of world. So I really believed you have nailed that!"
Do you think the artist has used the right medium in the above piece? "Absolutely. But I am wondering about something. It looks like you have putted on a layer of smething or photographed with a special technique. The colors seem a little off. Like you have made them a tad more green or blue than the photo should be. Can you tell me how you did that? Or was it just the wheather that showed these colors?"
If there is anything that you would change about the above piece what would it be? "Only the colors. Like I said above. I think they look a little bit off. And I canīt explain why"
Artist Comments: "A really great photography where I believe the artist has nailed the concept that she was focusing to acchieve. It makes you want to go there yourself, and just enjoy life. I look forward to see more work from you in the future! "
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Fair Thank you for such an intensely detailed critique! I always find these so helpful! Yes, the colours were actually on purpose, I edited the colour-curves afterwards because I thought the original photo was quite boring. I might change them a little bit the other way though, since people don't seem to like it!
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