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A very powerful image Mario., it’s like looking into the great beyond. I think the strong vignette in the lower corners is very effective at shining a spotlight on the center bush. The shadows really define the light on the center bush. I also like how the shape of the sky is sort of like a cocktail glass, that’s a very unique way to portray a sky. I tend to prefer symmetric compositions, so this image works very well for me.
Mario, your images show a most interesting personal style to me, and I think this one is my favorite of your series so far. It is the simplicity of the composition together with the appealing complexity of the delicate structures that keeps my attention for a long while.