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LarsHansen

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Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« on: May 07, 2012, 03:14:53 PM »

The green beech forests are a joy in fresh green these days.. but what about the composition?  :-\

Nikon D40, 18-55 kit zoom @48mm.

  
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Tony Jay

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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 07:42:53 PM »

Forests are great places to visit and photograph but it can sometimes be difficult to see the forest for the trees.
In this case I think it is the rock formations that get in the way somewhat.
I applaud your effort in trying to give a sense of place in your image by including features that are present in the forest.
However if your goal was to give the beech trees primacy then I am not sure that you have succeeded.

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Tony Jay
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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 01:34:38 PM »

... but what about the composition?
There'd be more spring colored green without the foreground dry leaves ;-)

Without your description, I'd probably have thought there was a pile of boulders in the foreground - but hopefully I would have thought the pile of boulders in the background looked kind of strange for a pile of boulders - maybe we need more distance from the dolmen to appreciate the form and wonder if it might be man-made.
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LarsHansen

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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 03:01:31 PM »

Tony and Isaac - thanks for Your comments.

One should be careful with titles - unless you are in advertising...    

I agree that forests can be tricky to see in among all the trees. My intention was to include another element to balance things - and not too many trees. But .. yes - a bit heavy on boulders in the right side and a pile of boulders in the background to just add a bit of balance ;D

So primacy to the trees was not the intention - "a sense of place" it's probably well put, but still with a sense of the crisp light green.

I've uploaded a few other shots from same locaction - one with primacy to the trees and another with a (hopefully) more recognizable dolmen. The latter does not give the forest much attention though - so I'll refrain from using the title..

 



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Isaac

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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 03:11:40 PM »

"a sense of place"
In that case, is there a view point that keeps one of the dolmens in the background (like the first photo) and has the other at a middle distance rather than in the foreground?
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LarsHansen

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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 03:15:29 PM »

No Isaac - unfortunately not. A tree was in my way and several other boulders was blocking the view. I considered moving far backwards and using a longer focal length, but unless I cut down a few trees it wouldn't work. I have a few other shots from other view points I'll try to work on and might post here. Thanks again.
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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 03:19:40 PM »

I have a few other shots from other view points...
Sorry, I wasn't clear - I did mean from completely different view points - way off to the left or right from where these photos were taken. Good luck.
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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 04:56:45 PM »

... unless I cut down a few trees ...
Or you could try to make a composite image :-)
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LarsHansen

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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 07:20:37 AM »

Or you could try to make a composite image :-)

A bit avant-garde for one who bought the first SLR in 1980 and just swithed to digital SLR a few years ago ..  ;)

Good point - it will challenge my PP skills, but it's probably easier than cutting down trees.
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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 01:19:19 PM »

A bit avant-garde for one who bought the first SLR in 1980 and just switched to digital SLR a few years ago...
I know, I know, but it is, I think, a more attentive response to that switch than fussing over cosmetic clone&heal would be ;-)
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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 04:03:09 PM »

Sorry, I wasn't clear - I did mean from completely different view points

These ones are the only ones where the light wasn't too dull - the compositions are not that interesting. Maybe it would have worked better if I had set the tripod close to ground level and used a wider focal length... might try that next time.  

Thanks for your comments..
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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 04:37:47 PM »

#2 in the last triad is getting interesting.
A tricky subject well worth exploring further. Fall and the bronze leaves are coming... :)
Scott

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Re: Spring colored beech forest with a couple of dolmens
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 05:02:56 PM »

A tricky subject well worth exploring further. Fall and the bronze leaves are coming... :)
Scott

Thanks Scott ... yes, it's an interesting place to visit all year around and there are 5-6 dolmens within a small area so I have plenty to explore. Fall and bronze leaves?? .. the spring is peaking now so don't mention the fall  ;D
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