Description: These young trees at the edge of a clearing charmed me. They struck me as two companions or friends, out together for a winter stroll.

Specific Feedback Requested: I decided to keep the background trees in focus because I liked the ornate, baroque feeling they created. But does this make the scene too busy? All feedback welcome and appreciated.

Pertinent technical details or techniques: Nikon d850, 102 mm, I/125 sec, f/250, ISO 320, no filters, tripod.

Is this a composite? (focus stacks or exposure blends are not considered composites) not a composite

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I like the way the two subject trees are bright and soft with the lines of the branches curved and drooping down and the trees framing them are dark and vertical with sharp, horizontal branches. Makes a nice juxtaposition. I think that I would like to see a little more room at the bottom of the image to balance the space at the top.

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DJ, the heavy snow on the two main subjects separates them well from the background. They do look like young companions starting to fill in the open space.

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