Portrait of a Forest: Tangled Pastels




Portrait of a Forest: Tangled Pastels
The sun was not up yet. The rains were late this year. Tangled pastel surprises were in store for us in the pre-dawn light ...

Portrait of a Forest: BR Hills | Feb 14 | 0653 hrs
Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:27 am
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Commentby AratiRao on Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:47 pm

There was an earlier version, Image

thanks shankar and vikram. you guys spoke up for what i struggled with for a while.

So reposted after cropping the sambhar out.

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Commentby nirlep on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:29 pm

Hi Arati,
i was looking for the bucks who had silently scooted since my last visit. I prefer the image with them than without. Their muted presence packed a surprise in the otherwise spectacularly " fall " toned frame.
Thanks for sharing

Commentby AratiRao on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:34 pm

I am laughing my head off here, Nirlep. that was *precisely* the dilemma i was in. and when i opted to put the sambhars in and the word "surprises" in my description, because i thought of the image exactly like you have described.
But i doubted myself and was in the frame of mind echoed by Vikram and Shankar too :) :)

So here it is - without and with.
Thanks a lot for your comments - glad someone thinks like i originally had!

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Commentby Raviprakash S S on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:31 pm

Arati.. Surprised look of the deers looks Surprising element in original post for me too..


Commentby Radha on Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:35 am

Arati - I hadn't seen the original image with the Deer .. When I saw the second version, I was looking for a bird/animal in the frame :) Saw your comment much later, and I like the one with the Deer better :)

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Commentby Shivang Mehta on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:17 pm

those sambhars should be in the frame. Now since I have seen your original image this one looks like an untold story :)


Commentby Adithya Biloor on Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:30 pm

:) I think you should have done in reverse order. Keeping the original post in critique forum and this one in the illustration forum.
I too prefer the original one with slight adjustments in composition, if possible.

Adithya Biloor

Commentby AratiRao on Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:39 am

You know adithya, i should have!
i completely missed that Illustration Forum which i once used to use so extensively :)

Will post it there for completeness, anyway :)

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