Thank you Chris, Oh, I have plenty of pine needles here too.. surrounded, in fact. But if you are serious, message me your address and I'd be happy to mail you a few this week!Lovely...I need you to package some of those leaves and send them to me...I have pine needles for trees and scrawny scrub oak...nothing this lovely at all.
That is a very strong compliment, Paul. Thank you very much!Hey Maggie, this is a powerful and very arresting image...it's quintessential too.
I have never seen leaves portrayed like this so for me your image has a lot of thought and originality, and that is something I prize very much...
A darker feel for these leaves. A bit of Yin to balance out the Yang.
Swordfish ©Maggie Terlecki 2014
I had thought of cropping it and was worried about losing the line that moves the eye to the crossing point but had not thought of opening up the shadow.Even though I am going to mention opening up the shadows along the left side a tad, I still strongly feel that it is quintessential.
That dark area on the left edge is unbalancing the image. When I look there I want to see more of the leaf structure in slightly under equal measure to the right side. Just my two mongo's, is all...
Because of the title, or the image? Anyways, people don't take me very seriously so who cares if they think it is kitsch. I like it and I guess that is all that really should matter.Finely crossed swords are immediately captivating, Maggie. I wish I had thought of that!
A small question? Need we watch we don't move to "kitsch". When, i wonder, is that line crossed?
Because of the title, or the image? Anyways, people don't take me very seriously so who cares if they think it is kitsch. I like it and I guess that is all that really should matter.