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  #166 Balance: A Composition Tool
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Water Lily       ©2015 jomari
Panasonic DMC-FZ70       4th place, 174 points
1/800s, f5.6, ISO 100, 410mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped a little from top, increased clarity, increased detail, sharpened       Extra Info: A balance between three distinct elements, lily, leaves and water - light, mid-tone and dark.
 
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jomari
Dec 22, 2015
    Thank you everyone for the nice comments and votes.

Lo
Dec 21, 2015
    Congratulations your high placement is well deserved.

Mepo
Dec 21, 2015
    Excellent photo - Congrats

johncomyn
Dec 21, 2015
    Really nicely composed!

Jade O.
Dec 21, 2015
    Ditto what oof focus said and congratulations!

out_of_focus
Dec 21, 2015
    very good photo.. i like the part where the reflection of petals look transparent.

mrsawyer
Dec 21, 2015
    This was my #2 choice. Simply lovely! Congrats on your high finish.

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babysister
Dec 21, 2015
    Simple and effective. Good balance.

Jade O.
Dec 20, 2015
    Yes, and quite pretty as well, lovely reflection, nice control to avoid blown highlights in the white of the flower.

Amberbug
Dec 20, 2015
    nice shot, I think if you would cropped the left side to the flower it would make a more powerful picture, and still be balanced.
Edited on Dec 20, 2015

johncomyn
Dec 19, 2015
    Love the soft ripples, and depth of field.

Lo
Dec 19, 2015
    In addition to the wonderful balance of the colours, you have also positioned the flower perfectly. The detail is beautiful.

aoc46
Dec 19, 2015
    Nice water lily. Balance is OK but IMO would be better if the bottom were cropped to remove most of the black water; the lighter green leaf then would balance the flower nicely.

Anthony Comyn
Dec 19, 2015
    Very nice balanced from, nice of a water lily. Congratulations!

elliott
Dec 18, 2015
    great. works well on all aspects. high in my favorites for sure.
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KJW
Dec 18, 2015
    Nice color balance.

hifi
Dec 18, 2015
    Scores high in my voting. You did a great job on the exposure, and did not blow out the whites- well done!

dk
Dec 18, 2015
    very soft and lovely. Balance good; too bad another pad did not grow in the empty water front and left! Also blown white and some yellow highlights detract from flower (consider shooting in less direct sun or alter exposure and "fix" dark areas in PP).
Edited on Dec 18, 2015

forkcandles
Dec 18, 2015
    this I think will do well.
the eye is drawn to the whiteness of the leaves and the muted yellow
with a clear reflection in the water which also has the green elements of the leaves.

SteveBee
Dec 18, 2015
    Very pretty. The way that the lily is 'looking' upward to the left and the high placement in the frame gives me a sense of their needing to be more room in the upper part of the frame. Whether you call that balance or not I don't know.

bryanshoots
Dec 17, 2015
    A classic shot. Love the sharpness of the flower. Balanced composition indeed.

Mepo
Dec 17, 2015
    One more balancing factor is the reflection of the lily which gives the photo depth and realism (plus symmetry). Beautiful shot - well done. I keep seeing more in this shot. The soft ripples in the water balance and highlight the sharpness of the flower. Perfect use of the rule of thirds also.
Edited on Dec 19, 2015
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