Taken at the Biltmore estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Serge Gielkens February 28, 2008, 10:59 PM
Very nice use of the sun light. The statue cannot be missed anymore.
Joseph February 29, 2008, 01:06 AM

I also "cheated" with a little selective masking to bring out the effect further.

I wish the framing was better, but I don't have a good eye for that ... yet.

I did use the method that Rolf showed in the latest MeetTheGIMP.org episode

Serge Gielkens February 29, 2008, 05:32 PM
As far as framing is concerned. I can only think of the statue to be more on the right side. By that the window structure won't be seen, just a plain wall which does not distract the eye, and it could emphasize the looking to the left of the statue. But it depends of course on how the area around the statue actually looks.

By the way, I am also always struggling with composition and never seem to get it right.

Rolf Steinort March 01, 2008, 05:52 PM
Depending of what is below and over the statue perhaps a portrait format would have been better. More room in the vertical, less in the horizontal.

Composition is thhe hardest part... ;-)

Jotty23 March 22, 2008, 05:09 PM
@Rolf: I agree and You can see my suggestion as footnote.
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