PUDDLE GAZING by JEN LEWARNE
GRADE - ACCEPTANCE
GAZINGI felt my vision was being tested when I first viewed this image. By revering the horizontal plane you have created the uncomfortable feeling in the mind that the man is upside down. The presentation is different and I commend you for experimenting. However, in my view, it tends to cause confusion as the viewer is drawn towards the man rather than his reflection. The view, as presented, would have more impact if there was less of the man showing. Try cropping up from the bottom to a point just below the top of his socks. I think you will find this makes a stronger composition as it removes the brightness of the water in the bottom right of the image. Do keep experimenting, it’s a great way to learn what works for you.