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Finalist Image by HCJames for Photographers Choice Contest, #100
Finalist Image by HCJames for Photographers Choice Contest, #100

Finalist Image by HCJames for Photographers Choice Contest, #100

© HCJames
My Overall Thoughts
A nice bright fall image with a great background.

What Works
  • Composition
    The main leaf is at a rule of thirds intersection and also the foreground subject, lending a lot of impact to that leaf.
  • Depth of Field
    Shallow depth of field gives a nice bokeh background but still enough shape to see that another leaf is behind the first.


What Doesn't Work
  • Noise
    There is a bit of noise in the background out of focus area that does distract a bit from the liquid feel of the background style (circle shapes tend to suggest liquidity and noise disrupts this effect).



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