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08-26-2013, 11:49 PM
Portland Oregon Japanese Garden

1/2, f22, iso200, 18mm (nikon 16-35mm f4) D800, CP

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Jerry van Dijk
08-27-2013, 09:46 AM
wow Dan, this is really something! The composition is just right with the stones as an entry, lilies as a central subject and the waterfall along the ROT line. The large DOF and excellent details give the illusion that I can just step in and have a look around! One suggstion for improvement to an already great image is to crop slightly from the top to remove the cut-off bright leaves on the tree just left of the centre.
Excellent work!

Andrew McLachlan
08-27-2013, 05:25 PM
Hi Dan, this is another lovely comp...the elements are arranged just right for my tastes. One question...I do not use NX2 but I believe there are control points (U-Point Technology)...could you place a control point on the water lily leaves and one on the brighter trees and reduce the brightness ever-so-slightly. Just a thought. Superb work!

Don Railton
08-27-2013, 06:51 PM
Hi Dan

This is very beautiful.. I agree with Andrew regarding reducing the brightness of the lilly pond leaves but i would also include most of the foreground below this to take the edge of the bottom of the pond, just a little. I think it would provide a slightly better overall balance of brightness top to bottom..

thanks for showing


Cheryl Slechta
08-28-2013, 04:11 PM
Dan, what a lovely garden! I love your composition and the whole feel of the image. I especially like being able to see the stones on the bottom of the pond which adds to the oriental feeling.

Karen Forderer
08-29-2013, 07:58 PM
I agree with Cheryl. I really like seeing all the stones under the water. It really adds to my liking of the photo.

Don Lacy
08-31-2013, 07:03 PM
Hi Dan, Wonderful image very strongly composed as mention leading the viewers eye thru the image.

Roman Kurywczak
09-04-2013, 12:01 PM
Very nice Dan!!! I love everything about this one!!!