We left it with white margins, and some pencil scribble to see if it might be better with extra dark textures in the side areas.
I printed a short 'stage 1' edition and then with more trepidation than I thought I would feel, back it went into the Ferric. Now I'm so glad I took the risk:
'water pooled path'
- a little path that leads away from the Maple collection at Westonbirt Arboretum
Now the puddles are the focus, and the reflections speak for themselves. The viewers gaze is drawn up through the image rather than roaming side to side. This was a risk which paid off (and that doesn't always happen!)