LJay saidThe gutter is very distracting. Because the stepstimbers give a lot of weight to the right side of the picture the left side seems to bland out.
Somehow I would be happier with one or the other.
Agreed, there is some heft on the right side of the photo.I think it is a bit more serene without the man-influenced aspect of the left as well.
X3 plus, what are those pieces of wood for? does not look steep enough to require that kind of help. Otherwise, it is a very serene picy.
The wood prevents a runoff of the chips in the pathway. There is a steep drop-down along the side of the pathway. I actually wouldn't have taken the picture without the wood slats as they create a nice off-center balance to the photo and draw your eyes along the pathway's curve.
Thanks guys! I'll keep it in the book. Lots more two-page spreads, as well as tons more pics. Like this: