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Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

I don't like the out of focus foreground in No2 but I do like the leading lines and simplicity of composition in No1. I wonder what it would have been like when the sun had sunk even lower?
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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

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PC319764_edited-1 by iusedtobeamember, on Flickr

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Can't see a frosty dog anywhere, FL! I'm not sure that either works very well, because the strongest leading lines go straight past the tree in both versions. #2 loses out as well because of the OOF foreground. If the sky was more interesting (e.g. a sunset), you could crop off the OOF foreground, so that the horizon was a third up. I can't honestly see what would improve #1. Sorry.
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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

I know nothing about critiquing images, but I know what I like and I really like the first one. The second one doesn't work for me. I love the crisp lines in the first one.

I'd prefer the tree to be more to the left and the horizon to be higher - Rule of Thirds?

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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

I quite like the first shot, it has potential.
I agree with the sunset comment, a little later and it would improve the image greatly. First by having the sun lower, the horizon can be placed on the third, (crop sky) second, the shadows would be deeper/longer and bring out the details in the furrows, third, a little crop on the left would help IMO.
Agree about the second, just doesn't work, sorry.
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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

Hi there fearless leader !

For the second image have you tried cropping to square loosing the oof foreground? For the first one it is a shame that the ploughed lines don't point directly towards the sunset with the tree in front of it - these farmers don't consider the photographer at all when ploughing!

My favourite would be the second if cropped to square. Thanks for posting these images,

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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

#2 doesn't work for me because I can see no symmetry, alternatively the strong line in the ground doesn't sweep around to the right as it comes to the foreground to give it some interest.
#1 works for me, as John so eloquently puts it - its the simplicity.
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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

Hi there Fearless leader!

I hope you don't mind but I have done a quick crop of the second image to show how I saw a square crop working - the tree is on a third now and so is the horizon, and the most oof foreground has been cropped out.



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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

I was looking for a Frosty Dog, too, tee hee.

I like them both, but prefer the first - and Ralph's crop of the second.
The foreground in the original crop becomes distracting.

And I agree with the possibilities of the "sunsets" comments, excepting that I'm guessing this was taken in the morning, so they might mean sunrise.
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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

I see the cropped version is improved. I don't mind the effort you've gone to. Thanks.

And yes, they were taken in the morning!
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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

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I see the cropped version is improved. I don't mind the effort you've gone to. Thanks.

And yes, they were taken in the morning!
Yes, much better. But I still can't find the frosty dog..! Hehehe!
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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

Interestingly, these chaps have a different view

http://www.professionalphotographer....e-day-14/01/15
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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

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Interestingly, these chaps have a different view

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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

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Re: Frosty Dog Walk - critique please.

Congratulations.

And, ahem, they DON'T have a different view - unless you neglect the fact that five commenters really liked the first shot, and only two seemed to indicate a possible major fault :-P
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