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« on: December 11, 2006 05:32:57 AM »

Here are two fish photos I've taken that I really like. I'd love some comments on them. Especially the first one. The boyfriend doesn't like it, he says I've made it too dark. I think it looks more arty that way, and I really like the simplicity of just the fish and the leaf. So tell me what you think! Even if it's negative- I can take it!
This was taken in a pond at a palace in Korea:

& this was taken in a pond in Thailand. The fish were very hungry, it seems, because they were crowding around. I love the colors & the sharpness of it:

I actually took both photos with my small digital camera, not my fancy-schmancy SLR.
Here's a link to some of my other fave pictures, in case you're interested!

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006 07:23:21 AM »

I really like the second one but i don't love the first. they look like two different photos spliced together and don't have the connnection between the subjects. But the important part is that you like them, and you do so don't worry about it!
I really love the second one though
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006 07:44:32 AM »

I like the second photo, you did a great job at capturing the movement.  Wink
 However, I think that the first photo is a bit too dark, it's hard to tell what it is.

« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006 07:55:18 AM »

WOW!! Shocked
I just love the second one! The colors, the textures, the open mouths!! hehe

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006 07:57:25 AM »

I think the first one is very subtle.  I like it, but I don't love it...

I think it's partially because the water right now looks like a solid wash of black - it's almost like the leaf and fish are arranged on a black background of some sort rather than floating in/on dark water.  I see it more around the leaf, actually... the fish is blending in nicely into the black, so it might actually have worked if it was nothing but water and fish.

I assume you did some PS work on this, yes?  If so, try masking for the water and then overlaying another layer using different filters - soft light or hard light might get you the contrast you want without sacrificing the subtleties.

The second one is just amazing, though...  I love how much movement is inside the shot.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006 11:20:13 AM »

I definitely like the second one more. They almost look like jewels! They are so colorful!

I think they are both great pictures! Grin

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006 11:34:20 AM »

These are fabulous! IM me if you want to sell prints. Seriously.

They work well together. Introvert/extrovert?

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006 11:37:21 AM »

that pond would make me very happy.

i love the second picture. so many fishies!!!

i like the first picture too. the leaf stands out, and the color of the fish contrasts it.

nice work!

« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006 03:56:36 PM »

i love both of them!  you are an artist!  thanks so much for sharing!  the first one is sooo calming!  i can see how people say it kind of makes your eye jump from the fish to the leaf and back, though.  and the second one is so exciting!  wow!

« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006 06:52:43 PM »

Wait a minute. ORDINARY digital camera? Absolutely amazing. How'd you get such colors?

I like BOTH. Equally. Like... that other person who wanted to sell prints SmileyHuh I think that they work well together.
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