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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:
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Annqueru Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Gorgeous! 'grats on catching such a perfect moment! :D
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HalcyonLife Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
very peaceful and pure shoot...
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BorisKoci Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Great shot!
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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.
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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!
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Izostar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Nice sunset :)!
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colorcaust Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow ^^ Nice shot
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kivey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful!:)
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Sinea94 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Wow! beautiful 
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yumi71 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL:iconlv2plz:
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ZacharyS-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!
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CruellyCute Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So peaceful and beautiful!
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MeljeuG Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!!
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proxi-mity Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
really beautiful :ahoy:
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maureeza Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Photographer
you captured a magic moment, I love it !!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Kjempeflott bilde, nydelig komposisjon. Bra jobba. :)
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Rollia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Very romantic....I like it.
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Mystic-Soup Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful!
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Darion3k Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and eye-catching! Truly amazing and relaxing view! I love it ! 
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ayakowalsky Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Amazing!
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notexisting Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
a pretty food picture. a pretty picture altogether, i like the view of this piece, and i couldn't think of a better angle for this picture
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Skysofdreams Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow that's beautiful.
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O-Renzo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
nice contrast
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kibasgirl4ever Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
loks amazig
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GwynConawayArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional
absolutely stunning
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GentleAutumn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Photographer
it's beautiful. i can feel this fresh and pure air..
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TashaChan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, This is really fantastic landscape photography!!!
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charlie733 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Its a rare sight to see a photo turn into a piece of art, gj!
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Finja-ohne-N Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats so beautiful O.O <3
wanna eb there n run thropugh the field^^
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dagia4all Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely dramatic sky
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GraceDoragon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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pemko123 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow i love this with the sunset and everything o.O
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iEatMudkipz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice work ;v;
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Daekai Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really beautiful! it's absolutley stunning!!
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tamowicz Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Digital Artist
I like the way how a light touch the ground very subtly. Although clouds have dramatic feeling so it's nice contrast. I like it :)
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Melody-in-the-Air Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to cry from all this beauty :iconlazycryplz:
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Kirsty-E-Xenia92 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, it is absolutley stunning xx
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ATalkingDog Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Very beautiful picture!
Great job.
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AristosGB Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Photographer
Fantastic depth of field, I love the perspective and the lighting from the sun
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tinileen Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Beatutiful! The connon in the background that's lit by the sun look like tiny sparkles :)
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Cocooue Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Photographer
beautiful sky :)
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Alex-Mill Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Pretty awesome=)
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RialZeeno Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
this looks very neat, it's a good piece. I like it!
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SOLIDSNAKE27 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Ilove this you have taken quite a good shot to show of the environment very well done
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Art-By-Mark Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice work! B-)
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Ichliebedeutschland Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Photographer
Pretty landscape!
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Crono121 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Writer
Love the sharpness to the clouds.
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Gerjen Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
lovely shot, nice colors.
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sarahbuhr Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I Like the colours :)
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