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kal

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« on: January 22, 2009, 11:59:25 AM »

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Something more classical and less abstract...

I will appreciate feedback on composition, especially regarding the branches touching the left side of the image. I tried and delete them, but then reverted to the original image as the tree looked like it was falling, without its left branches.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 03:55:18 AM »

Well?  I like it, but I could do without the negative space at the top of the frame, and my first thought was why you chopped off the branches on the left side and at the bottom rather than including the whole tree or moving in a select area.

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 11:35:59 AM »

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Well?  I like it, but I could do without the negative space at the top of the frame, and my first thought was why you chopped off the branches on the left side and at the bottom rather than including the whole tree or moving in a select area.

Thank you for you feedback.

I will try a tighter crop. In fact I have several (yet unedited) other shots of the same subject, and all are tighter crops.

On the other hand, going wider was not an option, since there was an ugly concrete bridge below and many more trees on the left, with no definite border -- unless I decided to go for a very wide panoramic view.

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 08:16:29 PM »

Thanks Kal. I did a quick crop to remove the upper nothingness, and I'm sorry but I think the background is all wrong to get this image to work.  In the lower right where the background is dark, the shape and colour contrast of the icy branch works well, but where there is a lighter background and shapes of blobs and triangles of trees in the distance, the whole effect of the ice is lost I think.

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 09:07:34 PM »

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Something more classical and less abstract...

I will appreciate feedback on composition, especially regarding the branches touching the left side of the image. I tried and delete them, but then reverted to the original image as the tree looked like it was falling, without its left branches.
Two things come to mind. One, I find the background too pronounced and not out of focus enough; two, I think the real impediment to the image is the second out of focus frost tree(?) or branch. Imagine the image with a single stalk and right away the image improves. I know these things are unavoidable because you cannot remove nature or most elements in a scene, and, if you change the angle you also lose the quality of backlight. Still it is not a bad image.

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 01:10:02 PM »

Julie, John R., you are probably both right.

When I find some time I will try and edit some other tighter shots of the same subject. The nice thing about this place is that there is always frost on the trees, since it is near s river and it gets less than 2 hours of sunlight; and I know exactly where it is, and it's less than 2 hours drive from here, so maybe I can try again before spring!

Thanks everybody!
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