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September 5, 2012
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Canon EOS 60D
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1/197 second
Focal Length
22 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 29, 2012, 9:16:40 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Cottonfield by simen91 Cottonfield by simen91
Wild cottonfield. Bardufoss, Norway.

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This shot is interesting... There is a synergy throughout. The sunlit cotton at the bottom provides a good balance to the towering clouds at the top. The mountains and clouds provide subtle leading lines to the sunset, ensuring that no matter where your eyes begin in the frame they find their way to the main subject. Which is absolutely crucial, landscapes as sweeping as this often have issues with an obvious subject.

As far as criticism; One issue I have, though not a large one, is framing. The horizon is a bit too centered for my tastes. There are a few issues with the foreground as well; the plant that stands the tallest in the left side is distracting and unnecessary. A slight move to the right to get that out of the frame would have been great.

Overall; good work. You did quite well with the exposures here and I applaud you.
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The first thing I thought is I actually haven't seen many photos of cotton fields, maybe none have caught my attention but this is the only one that's really stood out to me.

I like the way the cotton lights up while the rest of it stays for the most part dark, it makes it really stand out quite nicely.

Also I like the sky, it gives a more dramatic effect than if it had no clouds, and the way the sun colors the sky is quite wonderful as well.
One thing I notice about the sky is the left corner is a lot brighter, I know that's just the way it is but it looks a bit odd to me personally. Maybe if you had moved to the right just a touch it would've balanced the sky colors.

I like how you framed the sun off to the side though rather than in the middle, it looks quite nice.
I do think maybe a square crop could work for this as well?

Over all quite a nice photo (=

***please do not pay attention to the stars, the critique is in what I wrote***
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DarkGoth100 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! :wow:
Annqueru Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Gorgeous! 'grats on catching such a perfect moment! :D
HalcyonLife Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
very peaceful and pure shoot...
BorisKoci Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Great shot!
melyanna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the light is really beautiful in this photo: I love how the cotton is touched by the sun.
Andrewbp Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That cotton field almost looks like a gold field. The sun which is reflected on the cotton looks like little natural miniature lights adding to the stunning colours of the sunset!
Izostar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Nice sunset :)!
colorcaust Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow ^^ Nice shot
kivey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful!:)
Sinea94 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Wow! beautiful 
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