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June 1, 2012
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Jun 1, 2012, 4:45:32 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Spring Rain by RawPoetry Spring Rain by RawPoetry
There is an insanely awesome storm going on right now. Managed to get a few shots before it started really pouring. I think I have a few shots that may be better, but I wanted to upload something before the inevitable loss of power.

I went for a bit of a softer editing style that I usually do. Not sure how I feel about it. :hmm:
All constructive criticism is greatly appreciated! :dummy:

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I really like this. It's different than most other raindrop photos I've seen.
It might be just a tad too fuzzy for me though, but it adds a "warmth" to the overall feeling of it. And if you make it too crisp, it becomes just another raindrop photo. Balancing the focus just right is a hard thing to do, and I think you did a pretty good job of it.
Even though the background tends to blend, I can still make out the fact that it's a leaf grouping, and that there's another drop of water in the back.
Because there are parts of the leave that are in crisp focus, it adds another texture to the photograph.

The focus draws your eye to the water drop in the front and I like that. It really makes me study it, and notice the way the light reflects off of it. If I look closely I can see what looks like clouds in it. And because the green bounces off it as well, it almost looks like a tiny little planet.

Overall it's a very good photograph, and a very artistic way of looking at something that tends to be, and can easily be, overdone. Nice job!
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AnastasiaMorning Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student
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A-Very-Tall-Midget Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I probably agree with some of the other comments regarding contrast and fuzziness, but I love the soft colour... it really highlights how delicate and fragile it is. Still a wonderful shot and you exceed anything I can do with a camera by a mile. :)
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Photographer
I agree, I think the softness is a bit overdone. Something I will keep in mind for the future!
Thank you for your lovely comment! and pfff, don't be silly! :XD:
A-Very-Tall-Midget Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're too kind. :blush:
CoronaChrome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I admit, I like the sharper photos. Fuzzy works for some images, but I don't think it quite works here.

RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   Photographer
haha understandable! I was unsure about this for a while but all in all i think you're right, the softness kind of leaves this feeling very flat.
leyghan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think it's a little too soft. I think it would look better of the green and texture of the leaf was more sharply defined. I know the focus is the water drop but that too is not as sharp as it could be, in order to make a more charming photo it needs that contrast imho.
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012   Photographer
I agree, it definitely could use more contrast. Unfortunately when I tried upping the contrast, that bright patch in the drop became really overexposed and blown out. :noes:
I guess next time I'll have to try to get a sharper focus at the time I'm shooting... thanks so much for the helpful comment! :)
leyghan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome hon. :hug:
MateuszPisarski Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
cute :)
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