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The Dead Tree (...)
« on: November 23, 2017, 02:40:12 pm »

Maybe some of you know about my attempts with this dead tree. I just reviewed what I have so far and found this one probably one of the better frames ... at least for today ...
Any critique welcome, this little project is basically only about learning for me. So I appreciate all thoughts that might come to your mind.
Thank you!

Dead Tree (2-1) by Stefan Berndt, auf Flickr
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Re: The Dead Tree (...)
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 08:59:27 pm »

The sky and lighting are very nice but I would crop or remove the tree on the left.
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Leszek Piotrowski

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 10:22:17 pm »

I've taken an image of a dead tree,... and what made me stop and capture the image was the notion of death and life's passing,... perhaps the image you are working on might include some form of life's renewal against the soon to be lost subject. Just my thoughts. Captuiring that tree in a special way will indeed take patience.
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Re: The Dead Tree (...)
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 04:13:39 am »

The light is good, but if at all possible, I would get close and frame the tree to give it more weight in the composition.

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 05:18:59 am »

Interesting shot! If you just clone out the tree on the left of the frame, the image looses much of its interest - unless you perform a massive crop and focus on the dead tree (read Paulo's suggestion).
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 09:30:34 am »

The light is good, but if at all possible, I would get close and frame the tree to give it more weight in the composition.

Yep, my thoughts entirely, I suggest you try to fill the frame with the dead tree and use a really wide angle lens from about waist height pointing upwards slightly, as you stand almost directly in front of the tree, and try to shoot it on a day when the skies are laden with storm clouds if at all possible. I would then be thinking drama and contrasty black and white as I was taking and then working on this image.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 09:33:00 am »

Thanks a lot for your replies!

I cannot get closer, it's all swamp ... it's the nearest possible spot. Of course a longer FL would do (and I have done) but that spoils the "big sky".

Also, thanks for the hint, Leszek, there actually is a new tree growing right between the two trunks of the dead tree. I have pictures with more light on that spot, but thought it is still visible here - and yes, thats one important thing of the picture. So maybe this frame still is not "the frame".

I really need to go there these days, to see how the sun (if there is ...) would go up this time of the year. With some luck the tree's behind the place where I am standing allow for the sun to shine through at sunrise. They did not when the trees have their leaves, so son only hits the tree rather late after the sunrise. (But, BTW this shown picture is from the evening.)

Thanks again!
Stefan
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 09:39:55 am »

I think what you are doing is what photography, good photography should be about, by seeing something that connects to you personally and then being driven enough to work on it and then keep working on it, until you get something that satisfies you.

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Re: The Dead Tree (...)
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 01:41:08 pm »

I revisited today, not at dusk though, after all it's Sunday morning ...

Lucky me, the sun broke through a few times on this mostly cloudy day and I was able to take a few pictures like this one:

Dead Tree (November) by Stefan Berndt, auf Flickr

Pretty happy.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 02:31:22 pm »

I revisited today, not at dusk though, after all it's Sunday morning ...

Lucky me, the sun broke through a few times on this mostly cloudy day and I was able to take a few pictures like this one:

Dead Tree (November) by Stefan Berndt, auf Flickr

Pretty happy.
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Nice one, I like how you have capitalised on how good the light was and how it was painting the scene for you  :)

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 03:15:01 pm »

I revisited today, not at dusk though, after all it's Sunday morning ...

Lucky me, the sun broke through a few times on this mostly cloudy day and I was able to take a few pictures like this one:

Pretty happy.

And with justification: that's lovely.

Jeremy
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2017, 04:06:15 pm »

That second image is very nice, great light and the tree framed nicely.


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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2017, 04:08:45 pm »

I revisited today, not at dusk though, after all it's Sunday morning ...

There ya go!

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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2017, 04:33:27 pm »

Wow! This one is definitely a keeper. Great capture.

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2017, 07:13:08 pm »

Wow! This one is definitely a keeper. Great capture.

Eric

+1 , wow what a difference from the first image posted.
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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2017, 04:45:03 am »

While the first image was interesting, this last version is stunning. What an excellent idea to revisit the place.
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