Thought I’d put this up as we approach the fall color season. This is from last October. I went out to this lake hoping it would be small enough to fit in a photo. I think the reflected clouds add a nice touch.
I feel as though I’m looking through a hole in he earth at the sky. It’s a mind bender for me and that works for me. As far as the composition is concerned I think those bright and saturated bushes at the very bottom should be partly cropped out and the remainder removed with content aware fill.
I love this photo Cameron. It took me a minute to figure out how you got it from above, but then I saw DJI. Love the colors of the flowers surrounding the blue lake and white clouds. It’s a great abstract or impressionist photo! Since the eye automatically goes to the brightest spot in the photo, I might suggest darkening or burning the bottom light green bushes to keep the eye from leaving the photo.
Trippy image Cameron. I mean that in a good way. I wasn’t sure which way was up or down at first glance. I would clone out the really small red parts at the bottom. I would tone down the bright trees at the bottom with some desaturation and reduce the highlights. Not by much though. Great capture.
I agree with the others, it’s a bit surreal at first glance. Then, once the mind adjusts I can start to appreciate all the details. The only thought I would share is think about removing the lillies/foliage floating in the lake…it might make the reflections even more captivating. Leaving them in gives the viewer a place to ground themselves a bit, so they are beneficial. It’s up to you.
Cameron, the reflected sky and clouds make a dramatic change of pace from the colors around the pool, making for a very lovely, thought provoking view. I could see a tiny bit of burning-in on the bright green bits along the pond edge. Well seen.
You know, looking at your rework, I like it a lot better than the original post. If you want, you can edit your initial post and add the reworked image to it. I generally add it above the original image and label it as a rework. That way the thumbnail of your post contains the reworked image. Just a suggestion.