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Copyright: Brian Snyder (PlayPhotography) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SD450
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-08-28 23:18
Viewed: 4528
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture is a special case. I took about 4 pictures of this web which was under a small rock cave. I found that if I used the flash the web lit up so beautifully. The problem is, I'm just not happy with the way this photo looks. The web itself is amazing, but I can't figure out a way to PP this picture to make it really work. Does it need to be rotated? Cropped? Does anyone else feel the same way I do about this photo?

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-28 23:30]

I rather like this POV, Brian.
It is unusual and makes you take a second look,
but that is what makes it so interesting.
When I first saw the thumbnail, I saw it was a picture of the galaxy. : P
The flash does bring out the colors and details beautifully.
A quite successful experiment, I would say. : )
TFS. : )

hi Brian,

i think already this is very nice.
i don't think that for this you need to exchange something.


Nice shot! You've captured this spider's web nicely, the colours are key I think. I think you're right about a tighter crop - definitely take some off the top. Since the colours are important, maybe bump up the saturation a little too? Not quite sure about the orientation, try rotating it ~1CCW and see what you think... Have a look at my Workshop and see what you think! Well captured :D

This looks like my old 36 string Ibanez Guitar, damn your good! You outdid me, I now only have a six string Joe Satriani series. Actually this is really a great shot. I wouldn't worry too much about PS CS it's more in the picture itself that you capture at first. :)

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