walking throung rainforests in the western ghats...
wonderstruck by the canopy overhead..and the sunlight reveals the intricacy of this family of leaves young and old..displaying elaborate boundaries with reversal progressive ever fine recursive details..and an intriguing Fractal and self similar property ..and i think back of my own family structure...drawing parallels....

and i chose to present this stark image...wonder if it should have been softer...blurred.?thoughts please..???
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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:16 pm

Wonderful image Neelu. I love the BW presentation. You could have left it unsharpened and borderless. The high key BG with the outlines work very well.

This image reminds me of my earlier image: gallery/image_page.php?album_id=1&image_id=2404

Commentby sriram janak on Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:15 pm

beautiully presented.......and I agree with sriharsha about the border,....

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:40 pm

Interesting perspective and light Neelu. I think a little lesser exposure will help to keep the highlights within the range. You may be able do that easily in post processing with your raw file. Some more definition would have added too in my view. Thanks for sharing Neelu..

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Commentby neelu on Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:16 pm

Sriharsha...thank u abt the feedback....yes i will reprocess and look at it afresh...i did look at your image..loved the coloured version and the pattern intricacy n details thrown up by the backlighting..
Borders...pls share why? would love to know the thought behind it..

sriram...thank you...again..would love to know ur thoughts about "Borders" why not.?

Ganesh....yes is see what u mean...will reprocess and reveiw..the image again..
thank you..appreciate the inputs...
the value of being in this the learning and mentoring...

Commentby nirlep on Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:22 pm

Hi Neelu,
Like the negative image feel of the picture. As Ganesh said highlights could be roped in through pp.
Thanks for sharing

Commentby sriram janak on Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:30 pm

Iam not against borders ...but personally I feel it kinda draws your attention away from the the same time while framing the pictures( prints )..borders kinda enhances them.....just my feelin...

Living with a damaged skull

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:38 pm

Hmm why against borders for this image? Interesting question. As Sriram said I am not against borders, but I feel this image could be bettered without it. Again you ask, Why? Ok let me see if I can translate my emotions and feeling of perception into comprehendible words here...
For me any image which is busy and which is made with a lot of patterns and subjects is best left un bordered. Thats because "I" somehow feel you are confining the elements inside the Box. It sometimes may give a claustrophobic sensation when you view the image. If I were you I would just leave the picture without the border and have an open image rather than having a confined image, esp when its as crowded as your image is.

Not sure if that made any sense what so ever.

Commentby neelu on Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:31 pm

SRIRAM...agree, borders draw away ur attention...i tried to keep it a fine border..i did feel itwill enhance...but...on this forum..with the varied does prompt one to ponder n get another perspective.

SRIHARSHA...aah..i look at it from yr does make sense..
i too will start "seeing" i i evolve this journey.
im relatively new to processing..and "Seeing"...
a year old...and im glad i took the plunge.......of even stepping in this forum.....its a different subtle ......