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Old 02-24-2009, 02:24 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by DWHonan View Post
What jumps out at me in the second shot is the obvious trail of footprints leading directly to where the photo was taken -- they're the dominant subject in the bottom third of the composition and detract from the overall effect of the image (namely, freshly-fallen snow coating the world).
Footprints can work the other way also, they can be part of the story, a different story, rather than detracting.

I think that this shot has other problems, but I don't think that a substantial foreground with undisturbed flat snow is necessarily better than a foreground with something going on in it, like footprints.
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