The smallest details matter

Have a look at these two versions of the same image. Spot the difference?

In the second version, the author chose to clone out the tiny indentation in the snow at the bottom RH corner. And he then argues that his original version, which includes the snow indentation, is a much better composition. He says that ” Version one is perfectly balanced.  The image feels stable and the eye travels through it in comfortable fashion easily settling in the distant mystery of the steam and the trees.  Version 2 on the other hand, feels completely out of balance.  It feels like there is too much foreground.”

What do you think – does it make a difference?

The premise of this article by Mark Dubovoy  in Luminous Landscape is that “everything matters”, even the smallest details, and that images are usually improved by making a series of small changes.

It’s a fascinating read.


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