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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 02:40:14 AM »

I don't know... my eyes start at the bottom of the frame, follow the trees and the tire tracks to the vanishing point in the middle, then ask, "Is that it?"

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 07:53:42 AM »

Thanks for the replies. I tend to agree with you wolfnowl, it needs something more.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 10:42:41 AM »

Dan,

I usually find myself agreeing with Mike, but not this time. I find this image quite appealing. It may be just my present mood, but I read it as a kind of metaphor or fantasy: The object at the vanishing point suggests a royal figure, and the rows of trees are the royal guard in their dress uniforms.

Or it might be a shot from inside an orchestra or chorus and the tree at the vanishing point, with arms upraised, is the conductor.

OK, so you may wonder what I've been smoking. But I just enjoy images that stimulate my imagination, and this one does.

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 11:30:41 AM »

Dan, Sorry, but I agree with Mike. To paraphrase Walker Evans: "It's a beautiful orchard. So what?"

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 02:33:27 AM »

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It may be just my present mood, but I read it as a kind of metaphor or fantasy: The object at the vanishing point suggests a royal figure, and the rows of trees are the royal guard in their dress uniforms.

Hadn't seen it from that perspective... I like the metaphor!

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2010, 09:44:40 AM »

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Dan, Sorry, but I agree with Mike. To paraphrase Walker Evans: "It's a beautiful orchard. So what?"
Whew! Thanks, Russ. I've been worried that I've been agreeing with you too much recently.  

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2010, 03:28:32 PM »

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Whew! Thanks, Russ. I've been worried that I've been agreeing with you too much recently.  

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Eric, Well, we both agree that it's a beautiful orchard.

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2010, 04:24:38 PM »

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Eric, Well, we both agree that it's a beautiful orchard.
Russ, and if there were people running around in the orchard, you might even agree that it's a nice image.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2010, 05:57:37 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2010, 06:36:01 PM »

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Dan,

Is this a photograph or a composite? The sharpness of the trees (or lack thereof), the shadows,... seem a bit un-natural to me.

Beyond that though, I find the grass in the middle to be a problem. I worked on a similar image of mine recently and ended up cropping higher to reduce the weight of the IMHO un-interesting foreground (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardlanguillier/4488988747/), but already isn't too much of that in yours. You could perhaps add a nacked model lying in the grass?

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Not a composite. Depth of field was an issue here. I used a 90mm f/2 OM at f/16 with a polarizer. I did focus stack some images that day and this may be one that I haven't blended yet, I need to check. The sun was at a 90 degree angle to my line of site which aided the polarizer's effectiveness.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2010, 07:59:29 PM »

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Russ, and if there were people running around in the orchard, you might even agree that it's a nice image.

I didn't say it's not a nice image, Eric. I paraphrased what Walker Evans said about a picture of a beautiful sunset. He agreed that the sunset was a nice image. The orchard definitely is a nice image.
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