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  1. #11
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    I tried to darken the trees behind the bird.

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  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    I tried to darken the trees behind the bird.

    Well, that is the right idea, Frank, but you need to be uniform across the composition ... or it just does not match up right.

    "Select" everything above the trunk in the water ... except for the Heron, the leaves on the trunk, and the supporting branches on the right hand side, under the leaves. Then, use CURVES to darken it slightly. You'll get a more uniform appearance that way. Man, I tell ya, stuff like this is subtle ... just a slight shift makes such an impact. (Am I being too picky?)

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    The rule of thumb is to have you subject (most of the time) to be the brightest thing in the composition. Not blown out, but have the background subdued enough to allow the subject to stand out. The eye tends to "zero in" on the bright spot.

    Traditional framing allows for this composition, also (using the Heron's own wing accent color as the border):

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-07-2008 at 03:23 PM.
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  3. #13
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    Looks Good Don
    Thanks Frank
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