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October 25, 2007
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Leaves UnFallen by DanielZrno Leaves UnFallen by DanielZrno
Back up with you, fallen ones!

note: no selective desaturation here, just a dark cloudy day so the water is grey/black

Lake Trakoscan, Croatia
October, 2007.

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Great concept, but there are a few things you could improve in its execution.

I would throw on an ND filter and smooth the water, but I guess that's up to you, if you like the waves or not (which I find mildly distracting). I like the glassy thumbnail of this, since I can't really see so much detail in the water at that size. I think impact might notch up a point if the viewer wasn't more disoriented than they already are (unless that's your goal, of course).

Figuring out how you took this shot could not be more confusing (this is a good thing) -- I'm guessing you've rotated the image 180 degrees, and the tree is in a pond at the edge of the water.

I like that curving tree trunk -- it looks like that Fibonacci/Golden thingamagig. The shadows around the leaves are nice as well.
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Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Great work, Daniel :clap:
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jan!
I see you went all the way back in the past... thank you :)
Thinking-Silence Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
TheSongIsMine Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Wow! This is a beautiful photo, and does a great job capturing an interesting concept! The fact that you were able to capture very dark water and bright leaves really emphasizes your idea more than a something more colorful would have. This is a charming piece with a lot of detail, and I enjoy looking at it! Great work!
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Ashley!
Yeah, the water helped a lot, and I'm rather glad to have had a chance to make this shot as it was a rainy and gloomy day and I already thought the whole day will end with not a single decent photo... and then - on the way back to go home - there was a moment without rain or wind, and I was just passing this spot so... :)
waterdrup Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah so cool!! :clap:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
this shot is great fun! :D
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, yes! :)
But it was quite a depressive rainy day, and this shot saved it :)
TheAmazingfulOne Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ohmygosh I love the sooooo much!!! It is perfect!! It is one of my favorit photographs out of all that I have seen here on dA :)
DanielZrno Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, thank you! Glad it made such an impact :hug:
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