Trying to create something from something. Taken the other day of this injured Sandhill Crane. I tried to create an Autumn look I left the whites to the side of the face to draw your eyes to her- You can even see the grub that she is eatinhg
Hi Preston, really nice job on lighting the bird; it is very natural looking and the textures are great. Yes, grub is there. My only critique involves the strong slanted horizon line which clearly places the bird on a hill. The slant line creates two triangle shapes; one in upper left corner and it's compliment where the bird lives. So, I may be totally off-base but I'm thinking I would want to see the bird shifted more to the right to help balance the overall composition?
Thanks Kent I don't know about that vim trying to picture the crane more to the right and my eyes go out of the picture in this version my eyes travel from left to right the natural progression of our eyes. Thanks as always.
>my eyes travel from left to right the natural progression of >our eyes. >
Hah! I must be an Easterner at heart as my eyes travel from right to left when viewing images certain images depending on the image.
So, my question is, what is the normal progression for viewing images in general for Westerners versus Easterners? Do Westerners view an image left to right followed by top to bottom and Easterners, right to left followed by bottom to top? Or, can we say that the composition drives the eyes, starting at whatever point is the most significant and from their the artist leads the eyes with line and shape?
I've been thinking about what strikes my eye first and where in the frame when looking at pictures. Of course, when looking at text, I'm left to right. But just recently, I was looking upwards at a painting and the first thing that caught my eye, no joke, was the signature on the lower right hand corner. I'm drawn to texture and shapes but never thought that I'd be drawn to handwriting. So, yes, sometimes the composition does drive my eyes, but also to, where I happen to be in relation to the image.
I find it a very, very good shot. If it were my shot I would have printed it, but, crop the slanted background, and if there is more foreground available an extra 3/4". Crop a bit from the right so that the grub (fantastic extra) and eye are more or less 1/3 to the right. It does not bother me at all that the eye would be then in the vertical center.
The slanted line and yellow in the background, distract from bird. To view this I just scrolled the image a bit down and left.
Personal opinion, won't react on anybody's else in any case.