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RMW

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Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« on: May 07, 2017, 09:10:49 AM »

Lake Maurepas, Louisiana, 2017
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francois

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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 10:46:13 AM »

Wonderful, I love the backlit shapes…
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 12:37:12 PM »

Very dramatic. Very effective restricted colour palette.
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 04:58:27 AM »

Dark and mysterious, I like it. Not sure about including the big tree stump on the right, it just gives a large black mass.

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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 10:39:18 AM »

Thank you Paulo, Graeme, and Francois for your comments and critiques.They help me a lot !
The large black mass on the right side is the tree's root ball. I'm hoping it lends some tragedy to the feeling. But maybe it doesn't ?
Just trying to tell what's happening. Will keep plodding on.
Richard
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 02:03:54 PM »

Good seeing, Richard. The cloud and tree are nicely linked. I like the water.

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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 02:15:08 PM »

Scott,
Glad you like this.
I also found the tree and cloud relationship interesting.
And was lucky enough to be there right then to photograph it.
Richard
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 02:51:53 PM »

I like it. I have sympathy with the objection to the root ball, though: it's a very large blob.

Jeremy
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 10:23:36 PM »

I'm impressed by the dynamic range.
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2017, 08:02:04 AM »

Thanks Kikashi and Maddogmurph for your comments.

Here's an alternative version where I used the blending mode to give a little detail to the root ball (aka: the blob).
Curious to know what you think.

This foto's from a Sigma Foveon. Not known for it's wide DR. But at low ISO it does OK.

Thanks.
Richard
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2017, 06:24:51 PM »

Nice
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 10:41:08 AM »

Thanks Bolding. Glad you liked it. Richard
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2017, 10:48:22 AM »

Sent you a PM, Richard.
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Re: Fallen Cypress in Lake Maurepas
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2017, 11:51:47 AM »

Hi Chris,

I like your new version. Interesting how you made the background stronger. My mistake was not bracketing the scene and getting more detail in the deep shadows.

I'm a big fan of your vibrant bird fotos. I get to see many of the same species here in S.E. LA.

Thanks.

Richard
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