Hippo Stops for a Snack (Hippo Goes for a Walk v2) by taffy

Hippo Stops for a Snack (Hippo Goes for a Walk v2)

Three of us (Jane @jgpittenger & Junko @jyokota & me) tried doing a 'zoom workshop' together where we could work on our photos and share screens for suggestions/advice, using what we've been learning from our mattk.com photoshop course. Jane though the hippo might closer to the tree might make for a stronger composition. This led to the three of us figuring out how to use the 'content aware move' tool under the 'healing' brush. This is the result (about 2 hours later so it wasn't quite a quick move tool!) but I think it's an improvement. I thought I'd share in my extras so you can compare. The original -- https://365project.org/taffy/365/2021-01-08 -- in my main album shows where the hippo was in 'real life.'
Nicely done. I think it does make the composition stronger. The first time you try something new, it takes a long time, but then you will have this skill at your disposal for the future.
January 10th, 2021  
Love!
January 10th, 2021  
Great job!
January 10th, 2021  
Wonderfully done
January 10th, 2021  
The move does make the 'flow' better, bring my eye in and out of the image very nicely.
January 10th, 2021  
what a great idea!
January 10th, 2021  
Nice work! I like it!
January 10th, 2021  
Well done! It does improve the comp, although your original is really so good.
January 10th, 2021  
Well done.
January 10th, 2021  
Lovely edit and capture
January 10th, 2021  
loving all the green tones in this. Great work on the image and yes, the hippo move worked really well.
January 10th, 2021  
Wonderful shot
January 10th, 2021  
wonderful shot, I like the colors..fav
January 10th, 2021  
Beautiful
January 10th, 2021  
Oh well done, what a great result.
January 10th, 2021  
Wonderful result...
January 10th, 2021  
Well done!
January 10th, 2021  
Much more dramatic.
January 11th, 2021  
The advice (even though it was hard to do) was well worth the effort. It's seamless, so I see no difference, but the placement is superior here!
January 11th, 2021  
Almost invisible and wow is it better. We had such fun
January 11th, 2021  
I think it is a little stronger with the hippo closer to the tree, but of course I loved the original too. Great job!
January 11th, 2021  
Much as I really liked the original I think this is even better with him closer to the tree, well done!
January 11th, 2021  
Like it!
January 11th, 2021  
I like the hippo closer to the tree, but hate that the lighting on the horizon seems to have been lost.
January 11th, 2021  
@randystreat That's odd...I'm trying to see what on the horizon line is different as I hadn't touched that at all. Can you explain a little more? Thanks for your visit and comment, as always!
January 11th, 2021  
Kat
Well done :)
January 11th, 2021  
Great work on this one. Do like it with the changes.
January 11th, 2021  
@taffy It feels the light is brighter and more lively in the original post. It's probably an optical illusion, but it might be because there's more space between the hippo and tree on the original and the lights are in the center. I guess the hippo becomes the center of attention in this one. Not a criticism because i realize the lights are the same. It's just an observation.
January 11th, 2021  
@randystreat Oh -- that makes total sense! Thanks for responding!
January 11th, 2021  
Love this, have a fav
January 11th, 2021  
It is perfect, what an amazing difference the move made!
January 11th, 2021  
Super. Love that tree too!
January 11th, 2021  
Well done!'I like this comp better too :)
January 11th, 2021  
Amazing capture
January 12th, 2021  
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