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The Art of Photography => User Critiques => Topic started by: Melville on December 10, 2009, 05:39:39 AM

Title: "That tree" Landscape shot
Post by: Melville on December 10, 2009, 05:39:39 AM
Saw that it was nice weather so drove out to Balmaha for the day and a nice walk around Loch Lomond...aw...okay, maybe taking a picture or two of this tree might have had something to do with the trip. It attracts photographers from miles around for the combo of loch, tree and distant hills and it did for me, too. Quite a long exposure, this one, around 20 or 30 seconds. Thoughts most welcome!

Cheers,

Stewart.
Title: "That tree" Landscape shot
Post by: dchew on December 10, 2009, 05:52:49 AM
I like it very much.  I don't know if the vignetting effect is completely natural due to the bright cloud and it's corresponding bright reflection or if you added some, but either way I think it works beautifully.

Dave
Title: "That tree" Landscape shot
Post by: John R on December 10, 2009, 06:29:41 AM
It's beautiful. I see lots of light gathered on the tree and water by way of the long exposure. I see you overcame the problem of unequal light between water and sky, at least in the critical area. Very nice.

JMR
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Post by: francois on December 10, 2009, 07:27:42 AM
The sky and the silhouette tree produce a very sweet photo!
Title: "That tree" Landscape shot
Post by: EduPerez on December 10, 2009, 09:27:44 AM
Fantastic, I like it very much.
Title: "That tree" Landscape shot
Post by: usathyan on December 10, 2009, 10:02:28 AM
Quote from: Melville
Saw that it was nice weather so drove out to Balmaha for the day and a nice walk around Loch Lomond...aw...okay, maybe taking a picture or two of this tree might have had something to do with the trip. It attracts photographers from miles around for the combo of loch, tree and distant hills and it did for me, too. Quite a long exposure, this one, around 20 or 30 seconds. Thoughts most welcome!

Cheers,

Stewart.

Wow! this is a fantastic image....reminds me of what color images might look like if shot by Michael kenna...I think it would look even more balanced if it was a square format though....
Title: "That tree" Landscape shot
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 10, 2009, 10:36:27 AM
Stunning.
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Post by: button on December 10, 2009, 10:36:34 AM
Really effective use of time delay- That and the color saturation give the image a mystical quality.  Awesome shot!

John
Title: "That tree" Landscape shot
Post by: GrantKaye on December 10, 2009, 11:19:24 AM
That is a spectacular image, it is very well thought out and composed, and the lighting and exposure are sublime. It also illustrates the point that even though a frequently-shot subject near where one lives may appear "boring" to the photographer, it can still be extraordinary to viewers who see it for the first time.
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Post by: wolfnowl on December 10, 2009, 08:37:27 PM
Really well done.

Mike.
Title: "That tree" Landscape shot
Post by: tim wolcott on December 10, 2009, 10:44:03 PM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Really well done.

Mike.
From the man who shoots more trees than anyone in the world.  Well well done.  Congrats.  Wish it was mine.
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Post by: kikashi on December 11, 2009, 03:29:54 AM
I'll join the chorus: superb.

Jeremy
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Post by: geotzo on December 11, 2009, 06:21:03 AM
Brilliant and simple
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Post by: Melville on December 11, 2009, 06:42:37 AM
Thanks very much guys... I was really lucky with the light later on in the afternoon and that tree is very photogenic!

Cheers,

Stewart.
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Post by: tokengirl on December 11, 2009, 12:07:27 PM
Stunning.  I like everything about it.
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Post by: Bartie on December 13, 2009, 03:08:19 PM
Fantastic image