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Commented on 16 Aug 2017 10:20:04

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Comment by : Sriharsha Ganjam


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Sweet! These are always tricky subjects to work with. Placing the millipede slightly smaller in the field would have helped IMO. I personally preferred the white light to take dominance over the Millipede. But thats just my POV.

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Commented on 16 Aug 2017 04:47:29

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

Comment by : Dr Sanjay


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good one

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Commented on 16 Aug 2017 04:46:20

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Comment by : Dr Sanjay


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superb image with lots of similarities ganesh sir. I have made one more image on the same day with another flower and grouping of androcia is not so tight in fact they are quite apart and it looks far better.

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Commented on 15 Aug 2017 22:46:56

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Adithya Biloor


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I agree with Raj, Liked the graphical quality. Your images are becoming more graphical nowadays.

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Commented on 15 Aug 2017 22:32:22

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

Comment by : Adithya Biloor


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[quote:uy6v0flq](at least I think so :) )[/quote:uy6v0flq] If not you who else can critic Ganesh ? Privilege is mine . @Raj, I was waiting for your views, Glad that you replied. [quote:uy6v0flq]Is taking a picture same as plucking at a slightly higher leve[/quote:uy6v0flq] Then expressing "emotions" through "flower" is making a bokeh out it . :) I have tried to consolidate how [b:uy6v0flq]"why photography ?[/b:uy6v0flq]" in me changed over couple of years. Couldn't do that effectively, anyway, below is a small write up I wrote in that context. Why photography? My journey with this thought process. My journey with photography was neither accidental nor intentional. I was a student of theatre arts before dwelling into photography. During my repertory days I had a small film camera and trying to learn the basics of visual aesthetics. By it's very nature drama has a deep connection with society. While studying there we were taught art can't exist for art's sake. It should have a purpose. We are part of society and we , as an artist, have obligations towards society. We should make sure that it is contributing to the good of the society. When I settled in my native as a farmer I wanted to continue as a dramatist, but couldn't because of some reasons. Somehow my interest in photography grew and started doing it, unknowingly nature photography became my main area of interest. During my initial days there was a strange friction inside me. I was feeling bad for taking only " beautiful" photographs. I was forgetting the pain and agony in the world in my art. I was not contributing anything to society. This made me frustrated. I was contemplating over this. However, in the dilemma I continued to do nature photography. Tried to learn the intricacies of it. Slowly I started making experiments. I wanted to hide the "beauty" . I Tried abstracts. I wanted to know by removing the "reality" whether I can take it to "next level" . Then tried to depict human emotions through nature photography, tried to juxtapose human and nature. While those questions still haunting me new ones started arising. Does this "imposed duty" necessary? Doesn't it derogatory to term one as superior and other as inferior? Isn't it the ego of artist to claim himself/herself as the solution to maladies in society? And Where does artists freedom lies? There were these and many other questions too. Then some philosophical questions started arising. Why should " I " be the centre of photography ?" Photography is like meditating. A process where I go through trance like state. Then why can't the output be like that? An output devoid of me. Not losing the personal ego, but losing the ego of "creation". Questions still continue....

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Commented on 15 Aug 2017 19:12:03

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

Comment by : Rajkumar


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Hmm Aditya do like the yin yang of the series . Ganesh can relate to parts of what you are saying. Will need to think deeper. One thought , when I see a flower I can enjoy it place in a larger context the beauty of creation etc or I can try to own personalize it by plucking it and keeping it showing to others . Is taking a picture same as plucking at a slightly higher level......Will a very much higher level of understanding actually nullify the need to record and react and will merge the observer and the observed .... Just some immediate thoughts hope relevant in some way 

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Commented on 15 Aug 2017 08:48:57

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

Comment by : Prashanth Sampagar


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Thanks Ghanshyam. Agree with you, those subtle changes help what I wanted to convey. regards, Prashanth

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Commented on 15 Aug 2017 03:46:09

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Adithya, I have shared my critique. Let me share it here. I would like to write two set of critiques. One, rewinding the time by about 5 years and another one as of today. [b:28bcqfuh]Critique (if you had asked me 5 years ago)[/b:28bcqfuh] Life is a coin with two sides - pleasure and pain. This series very effectively portrays the latter facet of the life, the pain. This is very evident in all those cracks, splits, whirls and rubbles. The series seem to have 'split' as a theme across multiple images in interesting ways. Just as contrasting split of dark and light with sprinkled rubbles or as whirl as half of it and unaffected/stubborn/constant or as flowers in a half and an empty other half. The lone floating leaf and floating leaves with rubbles in another seem to scream helplessness. I think the artist has successfully frozen his state of mind honestly and truthfully in this effective series of evocative images. [b:28bcqfuh]Current Critique[/b:28bcqfuh] A little context before the critique itself. Most of the time I don't live on your planet, the so called 'earth' anymore. I live in a beautiful planet a few million light years away from your earth, in a different solar system. My family still lives on earth. While I live here most of the time I end up shuttling between these two places which I don't like much. Wish I can stay here permanently. Anyway, back to where I live now, my planet is an interesting one. It also has something called 'life'. Not how you understand the term 'life' on earth. I will talk about it some other day. Interestingly, here we are so advanced scientifically that we have overcome speed of light constraints that you 'humans' on the earth have not concurred yet. I can see the so called 'life' on the earth as of now and on other planets using some special equipments sitting here. I can see a line of 'ants' on the earth or flock of so called 'humans'. The 'humans' really appear interesting! More so about their self centered view of the rest of the universe. Their definition of good and evil which again is very self centered around their own 'species' (the 'humans') is very funny and interesting. Equally interesting are the so called 'emotions' and 'feelings' that they seem to have which I have not seen in the so called 'life' of other planets in the universe (which I can see from here). The most interesting of all these is, you humans have not realised, yet, is all these, good/bad, beautiful/ugly, sad/happiness are just your personal truths. They are meaningless in this universe of which you (earth) are a spec in dust. You behave as if your world is 'the world' which silly to say the least. However, I do understand the limitations on your ability to know beyond a point. You may never know what is beyond you and you have already been programmed to 'emote' or 'feel' based on from where you have started and where you are today in the timeline of universe. That may be part of your survival instinct. However, if you manage to imagine an universe in which you are not in the center of it then it might help you reason about events that happen during you life span more 'meaningfully'. With that note, let me share a few lines about your image series. Having come from your planet 'earth' I very feebly relate to this series. At best, it is meaningless to me here, now. I am 100% sure that none of my 'friends' who are native of this planet understand or appreciate this personal truth of yours. We have interest in images which sheds light on larger universal truth, which have far wider applicability. Here too, we still don't understand the real universe at large. We have immense interest in universal truths portrayed as images. We have no interest in the nano personal truth of yours coming from living in your micro world which by itself is infinitely small part of your planet earth. You might say - 'this is my real truth, your imaginary truth is irrelevant to my life'. You are free to think so. I think you 'humans' may have some barrier around you which makes it difficult for you get out of it. It may not be your inherent limitation as a 'person'. May be you are developing, in transition, yet far from advanced 'life'. You seem to have a layer which you call 'ego' which is helping you survive but often leads you to misery. You humans seem to have failed to critically reason about it and a few other things and take a balanced stand. I think mental make up of you humans may not be ideal today but I think its will transform. I am sure you 'humans' will get there, may be in a few million years from now. Till then live happily in your myopic world of personal truths which are irrelevant in larger context of the real universe. Sorry, I hope I have not 'hurt' your 'feelings' (whatever that means in your world). Oh, there is a family emergency at my home on earth. Sigh... I need to return back to earth now. PS: For those who read this and thought I am too critical please don't think so. I have a very personal rapport with Adithya and I am privileged to write this (at least I think so :) ). Also, if you read carefully you will realise that I am critical of myself in this critique.

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Commented on 15 Aug 2017 03:41:10

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Very colorful indeed, Dr Sanjay. Incidentally I made a similar image during my slide days. [url=http://www.naturelyrics.com/galleries/macros/pages/stigma_hibiscus.html:b13z9aux][b:b13z9aux]Here is the link[/b:b13z9aux][/url:b13z9aux].

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Commented on 14 Aug 2017 22:39:58

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

Comment by : Dr Sanjay


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Lovely

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Commented on 14 Aug 2017 22:23:42

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Image by : Yallappagouda

Comment by : Dr Sanjay


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Fantastic Visualisation

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Commented on 14 Aug 2017 22:15:40

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Image by : ghanshyamsavani

Comment by : Dr Sanjay


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vision behind your photographs and Write up that accompanies is beyond words.

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Commented on 12 Aug 2017 09:55:40

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Image by : Yasir Bakili

Comment by : Adithya Biloor


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This is a nice image. How about losing around 2 inches from the bottom?

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Commented on 11 Aug 2017 08:13:11

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Adithya, I thought of writing a long critique but then decided to hold it for sometime. I need to get some more experience. I would like to visit Kaashi/Varanasi which I have been thinking for some time now. Hope to get back..

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Commented on 11 Aug 2017 04:03:04

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Rajkumar


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Like the graphic take on this

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Commented on 09 Aug 2017 08:23:24

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

Comment by : Adithya Biloor


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Waiting for those "why" and" what" Ganesh :)

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Commented on 09 Aug 2017 01:54:36

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

Comment by : Rajkumar


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aha go it. see what you are after.... ....

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Commented on 09 Aug 2017 01:27:02

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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Thanks, Raj. Actually, I opened up the bright leaf and made it a slightly more brighter to hide the tiger!

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Commented on 08 Aug 2017 21:30:47

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

Comment by : Rajkumar


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You think the bright leaf in front can be toned down a bit?

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Commented on 08 Aug 2017 21:28:50

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

Comment by : Rajkumar


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What makes it a great experience the story or the image....they go hand in hand the story in your heart and the image from your memory ....we have the image inside us we need to bring it it consciousness and be able to recognise the physical reality when it comes to us...... do we go seeking it or does it come seeking us....does not matter I suppose

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Commented on 08 Aug 2017 19:29:22

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Image by : ghanshyamsavani

Comment by : Raviprakash S S


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Amazing forms and shapes Ghanshyam. Wonderfully captured

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Commented on 08 Aug 2017 08:02:07

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

Comment by : madhavjois


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Made me nostalgic too Ganesh! Even i used to go on the look out for cows and buffaloes. I dont think there is a way out, we are loosing a lot from generation to generation. Its a great image, which portrays the essence of the story. TFS

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Commented on 07 Aug 2017 21:11:43

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Image by : Adithya Biloor

Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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:) Adithya, while on my "journey" to office today I realised I need to have far more clarity on "why" and "what" of photography. This does not seem to end..

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Commented on 07 Aug 2017 08:41:15

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Image by : Umashankar S

Comment by : Umashankar S


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Thanks Hrishikesh & Ganesh. Hrishikesh, I delibrately made it centre. Little more space on top would have added symmetry. Well, I didn't realise that I can post upto 500KB!! Will do next time. Other images are getting processed.... Regards, Umashankar S

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Commented on 07 Aug 2017 08:31:33

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Comment by : Adithya Biloor


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Ganesh, yes probably an egoistic boy.. or mostly helpless one who doesn't know other forms of expressions... Where the laugh came? May be from within? :)

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Commented on 07 Aug 2017 07:18:55

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Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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[quote:1wb462qg]He wanted to them to talk for for him He wanted the streams to scream for him He was there but he was not there[/quote:1wb462qg] An egoistic (or confused?) boy who kept himself at the center of the [b:1wb462qg]Nature[/b:1wb462qg]?! [quote:1wb462qg]Then the laugh came (from who?) and said take this moment and enjoy You are here and be here[/quote:1wb462qg] Yes, who said that?

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Commented on 06 Aug 2017 21:04:42

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Raviprakash S S


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This i believe is a normal spider Ganesh. Its building web under a leaf here, Strands are not visible though. In couple of other frames strands are visible but posture of spider is not as good as this one.

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Commented on 06 Aug 2017 21:02:03

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Raviprakash S S


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Thank you Roshan & Prashanth!

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Commented on 06 Aug 2017 20:55:41

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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Ant mimicking spider?

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Commented on 06 Aug 2017 20:52:36

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Image by : Umashankar S

Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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Welcome back, Shankra! I think larger version would have made nuances more clear. Looking forward to your other Corbett images!

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Commented on 05 Aug 2017 19:21:35

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Comment by : Adithya Biloor


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For some reasons it reminded me of [url=http://www.naturelyrics.com/galleries/macros/pages/color_leaves2.html:z9jdo1g0]this[/url:z9jdo1g0] image. Very nicely seen. Liked this.

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Commented on 05 Aug 2017 10:09:35

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Comment by : Ganesh H Shankar


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Enjoyed it!

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Commented on 05 Aug 2017 09:34:43

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Image by : Ganesh H Shankar

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I am seeing this image and reading your story while opening [url=http://www.creativenaturephotography.net/forum/phpBB3_0_1/gallery/image_page.php?image_id=13867:3vhm8u6z]this[/url:3vhm8u6z] image {Another fine one from Ghanshyam). Music is running in the background. Music is perfectly gelling with your image. Thanks ghanshyam for suggesting the music for this image :) Makes me nostalgic (of what? I am not part of your image, yet I feel it is mine and miss these...) Coming back to the image, it is very very powerful, very raw and coarse. Liked this a lot.

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Commented on 05 Aug 2017 00:18:10

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Comment by : Hrishikesh N


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Nice Title... :-) ... The image is also very nice... may be some more space on the top and on any one side would ease the image.

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Commented on 04 Aug 2017 09:16:44

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

Comment by : Prashanth Sampagar


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Hi Ganesh & Madhav, Here is the reworked version as per your suggestion. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=795 Please let me know your views. You can see the same below. [img:1286pg8t]http://www.creativenaturephotography.net/forum/phpBB3_0_1/download/file.php?id=623[/img:1286pg8t] Regards, Prashanth

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Commented on 04 Aug 2017 09:02:34

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Image by : Prashanth Sampagar

Comment by : ghanshyamsavani


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Yes, Prashanth, very well....this one is fine to me........! Your title is such that it must pinch the heart...! Tegards....

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Commented on 04 Aug 2017 09:01:51

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Image by : Raviprakash S S

Comment by : Prashanth Sampagar


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It looks like a piano, Ravi! It's a nice idea to go with similar border. TFS Regards, Prashanth

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Commented on 04 Aug 2017 08:35:50

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Ghankshyam, you've put it in words what I felt looking at the scene. I've reworked on the image & posted it in the illustration forum. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=794" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; You can see the same below. [img:dv8qk7jl]http://www.creativenaturephotography.net/forum/phpBB3_0_1/download/file.php?id=621.jpg[/img:dv8qk7jl] I felt it's bit overpowering. Please let me know your views. @Ravi, thanks. Regards, Prashanth

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Commented on 04 Aug 2017 04:09:49

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Comment by : trvikas


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I believe, shape/form/color is your strength but this one is working well without all that :)

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Commented on 04 Aug 2017 04:04:45

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Thanks Ravi, will try the crop suggested by you.