Comments by Michael Meek on Sun, 11/03/13 13:32
Comments by Michael Meek on Sun, 11/03/13 13:34
Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Sun, 11/03/13 13:41
The last two images show a more detailed view of the koi but I prefer the opening image with the inclusion of the water lilies which works to create a visual balance in the picture between the koi and the lilies while at the same time the reflective quality of the water in the opening picture takes on more of a realistic sense rather than an abstractive one which is the case, for me, in the last two pictures.
Comments by Maria Salvador on Sun, 11/03/13 14:07
1, 3, 2. The OP for the same reasons of Jan, 3 because I also like the abstractive look of it...
Comments by Sandi MacDonald on Sun, 11/03/13 14:10
I prefer the last one. Nice abstract.;-)
Comments by G.B. SHETTLER on Sun, 11/03/13 14:15
Hello MIchael. Very nice capture of the reflection and nice deep tones. I am not keen on the OP as the colors and forms of the Lily pads in that TLC bother me. I like it better cropped down with out them. And the last image above I probably would be interesting extending the canvas size to the right and adding in what is viewable on that side in the OP ?
Comments by Michael Meek on Sun, 11/03/13 14:29
Comments by Ernest Cadegan on Sun, 11/03/13 14:39
I'm afraid none for me. Fish is not sharp enough for me. #1 is the
Comments by Linda Frey on Mon, 11/04/13 07:42
I like a lot about the OP, but I think I would like it more if the koi wasn't located right at the intersection of the tree reflections. I also like the darker red shade in the OP, compared to the brighter ones in the crops. Other than that, I'm undecided as to keeping or discarding the lily pads. I think either works.
Comments by Jacky on Mon, 11/04/13 08:03
I prefer the OP. I'd keep the lily pads -- sorta balances out the darker area in the llc.
Comments by Paul Bracey on Mon, 11/04/13 16:50
Do they really sleep? I believe sharks have to keep swimming to push water through their gills...
Comments by Michael Meek on Mon, 11/04/13 21:44
Paul, I'd say the koi are sleep-swimming. In the summer they do the serpentine thing. Now they barely waggle their tails.