The clarity is great. I feel like I'm there. I'm not sure if the yellow-y lighting helps with the trance effect or takes away from it. Yellowy light with that much green makes it look a little 'unhealthy' maybe, if that makes sense. But the gradation from light to dark from top to bottom is great; it suggests to me that I need to reach for my dream because I identify and place myself in the scene... and I'm in the dark murky areas versus the lighter, more 'enlightened' areas. Or at least maybe happy? I think I'm happy there are no lotus flowers because that might be a little too obvious for the path to enlightenment.... :-P Excuse lack of technical critique. I love art and what possibilities it suggests!
the title is my favorite part of your photo. I really love the color bouncing from the water surface. It does sort of give you a vertigo feeling. Or when you dream that your falling. like something you could dive into and then you suddenly wake up. really great feeling! now Iv got the chillls
The fade to dark in the water's reflection looks awesome. The arrangement of the leaves gently guides the viewer's eye and gives a good feeling of space. A good mixture of reds and greens, although the blues are a bit too intense for my taste.
I love the depth you've managed to capture in this image - truly captivating. The way the deep blues and greens of the water slowly dedge out to mix with the earthen browns of the ground beneath it and the sunlight above it gives it that proper need of difference and contrast. The light on the lily-pads and the detail in their leaves was shot very well. Your perspective and choice to crop the image this way is very well chosen. Wonderful picture, love, my photography teacher would absolutely adore you for something like this. *wink*
Nice shot, beautiful place to take it in. However, I think maybe you should have had more lily pads than water in the shot, or maybe taken it at a spot where there was something in the water, maybe something colorful, fish or something maybe.
I'm not a photographer though, so my critique may not mean much to you