A few months ago I entered the following image into one of my club’s (Amersham Photographic Society) monthly print competitions. The judge liked the image but said they found the out of focus bullrush sticking up between the trees distracting (hover your mouse over the image to see the original).
I agree with the judge’s comments (makes a change ;) and, now I think about it, I’m surprised I considered the image finished and entered it in the competition in the first place! However, I got some useful feedback and set about improving my Photoshop skills to make the necessary changes. I removed the offending bullrush and I also turned the figure round so they were walking to the right, and into the image. A few other minor changes and now I do think the image really is finished. I hope you agree that it is a better image after the changes.
Hover your mouse over the image to view the original ‘finished’ version.
‘Winter Walk’ – hover over the image to view the original ‘finished’ version.