I went to the Forest yesterday, it was nice and cool there, we sat by the pond for awhile, could’ve stayed all day. I loved the ripples being made by the wind, it made the baby salamanders and the rocks look wavy and kind of abstract.
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Does this work as an abstract? Anything else
Is this a composite: No
Absolutely yes. What an unusual and interesting image. I like how the blurry shapes of the salamanders almost mimic the ripples in the water. There is randomness here, but it is also organized at the same time. The processing of exposure/color/contrast looks great, rich and vibrant but not overdone.
You should have posted this in Wildlife not Landscape, just kidding
Ed wrote a terrific critique, Vanessa. Yes, it works as an abstract. At first glance, I wasn’t sure what the objects in the water were; floating leaves? The subtle changes in color caught my attention, first. One could imagine many different scenarios, here. Nice work.