Picture by Neil Burnell from UK
I went up to Wistmans Wood after work that day as I had seen that there was going to be mist in the forecast.
The picture was captured just as it was getting dark and it was extremely hard to see and focus with my glasses constantly misting up. Nevertheless, I am very pleased I made the effort, even though it was a bit creepy walking back in the dark!
Feedback by Pro Karen Hutton
Technically, you have taken great pains with your focus, except that pesky upper left branch that almost thumbs its nose at sharpness. (Trust me, it happens to all of us.) Oftentimes you can let it ride and call it art. Mind you, that particular call is subjective, but I question it in this instance. The impact of this image is so tremendous, but that upper left bit really does read like an 'uh-oh' to me. I am sure you pondered it yourself.
The options are cropping (not optimal in this case), or doing a bit of concept art wizardry that blots it out (by copying bits from surrounding areas and building a new section). That could actually work. It’s a thought.
In the framing of this image (fully realizing you can’t go and re-shoot this moment, so it’s just for future consideration), I wonder about leaving a bit more space to the right of the far right tree, so it can breathe a little bit. Maybe crop in a bit more on the left as well. If this were a framed print, I wonder if that right side would feel cramped and cut off? Not to mention that the entire right side is so other-worldly and gorgeous, I might want it to not feel like it is walking off the page.
Like I say, it is all subjective and you are the artist. I am simply sharing what crosses my mind as I ponder your beautiful image – and what could possibly make it even more amazing. Beautiful work!