I went down to the woods today....

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  1. johntheexpat

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    And took some photos. Its actually a small parcel of woodland (3,500M2)that I own, in amongst a much larger wood. Its oak stands with chestnut coppice and a couple of pits that were dug for clay many many decades ago. At this time of year they fill with water which is "strong tea" coloured due to the leaves that fell last autumn but still crystal clear. This means its beautifully reflective. The shots which were also-rans can be seen in the media section.

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  2. johntheexpat

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    I chose this one of the eight, because I wanted one which wasn't just reflection, you can see "into the depths" of the pond. And the dead leaves framed the reflection quite nicely.
     
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    Lovely shot - works quite well though a little tight at the top for me :)

    ...I'll go and look at the "alternatives" now and tell you which one you should have gone with :D :devil:
     
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    Works for me. I might have cropped in on the other edges to balance out the top a bit, but that's just me.
     
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    Unusual shot, I like it. A bit less off the top would help.
     
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    Nice shot, but I agree about the cropping :smashin:
     
  7. icemanonline

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    What all of the above said.................But..............I do like it as a shot.........Nice


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  8. Tony8

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    Nice shot, but would benefit from a square crop and the leaves in the centre of the pond being moved out of the way so as not to obscure the reflection of the tree, IMO.
     
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    I think the leaves in the way contribute.
     
  10. Marika

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    I would've been tempted to go for a square crop, cropping all the green out. Otherwise lovely picture, reflection is very nice.
     
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    Very nice shot. Cropping works for me, as the circular leaves frame it and draw yours eyes to the centre anyway. Also I rarely like non standard ratio cropping as I am boring.
     
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    Yep I agree with the cropping comments but I do like the photo.

    The layering of the reflection, the leaves on the surface and the leaves you can see underwater all contribute to a nice effect.
     
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