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  #166 Balance: A Composition Tool
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Docked       ©2015 jomari
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS       20th place, 29 points
1/320s, f4.5, ISO 125, 109mm, ?, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Crop, cloned out a rock, increased saturation, clarity and detail, sharpened       Extra Info: Repetition of colours, textures and angles.

The boat is one of a fleet of for-hire rowing boats, on a lake, but they were all tied up. The day finishes a bit early, both for the boating and for the cafe associated with the business.
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Dec 22, 2015
    I agree with Neat, our resident impressionist. How about a crop off the top to below the hull of the boat and chop off about a 1/4 of the left edge almost up to the reflection of the green post, leaving you with an impressionistic image of those beautiful reflections.

Dec 22, 2015
    I really liked the reflections in the bottom right hand side.

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Dec 21, 2015
    I'm not sure why I like this but it seems to balance the reflections well.

Jade O.
Dec 21, 2015
    You are right to focus on the interesting patterns in the reflection but the top left object distracts a lot.

Dec 21, 2015
    The colours in the water form a beautiful abstract with the cool blues balancing the warm golds and greens. The cropped off boat is a distraction though.

Dec 20, 2015
    Like the water-color (no pun intended) quality of the image, but I think the balance and composition would be improved by cropping some off the right and bottom.

Anthony Comyn
Dec 18, 2015
    I feel this is balanced, but the image is let down by subject. The image is not obscure enough to be an abstract, I find myself wanting to see more of the boat and what is above which creates a phycological uncomfortableness and imbalance.

Dec 18, 2015
    your framing is very good as the reflections are the main subject with just enough sharpness in the solids

Dec 17, 2015
    The patterns and colors in the water are wonderful. I would crop this rather severely to concentrate on those. The white boat and dark shadow area at the top definitely need to go. Likewise with the branches intruding on the right and bottom. Then bring in the left side quite a bit. It becomes a lovely, colorful abstract.
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