N grade Set Subject/Lead In Lines........"Water In The Snow" by Graham Stott........Not Accepted
I like this image a lot Nice light and shows you the blue effect when slightly under exposing in a snow environment The line of the river creates a pleasing meander into and then back out of the image. In other words, there really isn't any lead in lines! I'm a bit worried also about the apparent brush marks especially on the bottom third, are these real due to the wind or an artefact from some manipulation in Photoshop?.
I've got a bit of a dilemma here. The image deserves a merit in an open section and as a novice you can get away with the questions about the ?brush strokes but the lack of real lead in lines penalises it in this set subject. I'm inclined to Not Accept it so that you can re-submit in another competition.
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