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Birch Hillside Sunset
« on: February 26, 2019, 12:31:46 pm »

This is an interesting juxtaposition of a sunset with the hillside of snow. Combined with an interesting formation of birch trees. Camera phase One XF IQ4 150.

Hopefully, it has some appeal.

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 12:43:28 pm »

Those gentle pastels add to the minimalistic composition. Very nice!

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 01:07:45 pm »

Thanks for the feedback Slobodan

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 01:49:19 pm »

Those gentle pastels add to the minimalistic composition. Very nice!

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 03:28:44 pm »

Well done, I still have to try out the IQ4 :)

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 04:11:44 pm »

Thanks for the feedback Russ and Hans.

Hans the IQ4 150 image quality is stunning. Its hard to explain on the web until you start making large prints.

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2019, 06:25:15 pm »

That is a beauty!
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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 06:36:40 pm »

Simply, beautiful. The pastel hues are maintained perfectly. My only grip is the centrality of the group of trees. A composition with them slightly further left (or right ), would seal the deal.

Great capture!
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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 08:03:30 pm »

Nice yin-yang with those trees adding nice punctuation. Great balance of gentle colors. Well done!
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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2019, 06:27:30 am »

Lovely.

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 06:36:08 am »

Very nice indeed.

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2019, 09:16:32 am »

wonderful color, very nice
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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2019, 09:34:40 am »

Praise well merited.

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2019, 10:04:07 am »

Absolutely beautiful.
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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2019, 12:47:55 pm »

Thanks James, Stamper, Terry, Brandt, Bill, Paulo, and Larry for the kind feedback.

Terry I think I have a composition with the trees just to the right of centre. I picked this composition because it showed the curve of the hill on the right and left and the sunset was not as intense. I tend to find some images can work with the subject centred. If you study some of the well known landscape photographers numerous compositions are centred. Thanks again for the kind feedback. I actually prefer the image cropped as a 1 to 3 or 1 to 2 panoramic. 

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2019, 05:56:58 pm »

Thanks James, Stamper, Terry, Brandt, Bill, Paulo, and Larry for the kind feedback.

Terry I think I have a composition with the trees just to the right of centre. I picked this composition because it showed the curve of the hill on the right and left and the sunset was not as intense. I tend to find some images can work with the subject centred. If you study some of the well known landscape photographers numerous compositions are centred. Thanks again for the kind feedback. I actually prefer the image cropped as a 1 to 3 or 1 to 2 panoramic.

I much prefer the non-pano crop, but then again, I almost always prefer a square or 4:3 crop generally speaking, especially for these minimalist sort of graphic fine art images.  As for centering, again, I think that works very, very well with this specific kind of image.   

It's one that I wish I had in my portfolio.
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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2019, 07:00:30 pm »

Thanks James. Funny I want everything to be a 1 to 3 pano. I guess itís to many years of shooting a Horseman 617 film camera.

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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2019, 07:57:14 am »

I prefer also the pano version. The bottom half in the original picture doesn't add anything to the composition.
 
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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2019, 08:44:02 am »

 Hi Steve, I like them both but I must say I like the pano a bit more. It reminds me very much of the works by painter Arnold Alaniz. My wife and I used to go to a charity fundraiser auction every year and i usually wound up purchasing one of his works.

  In the interest of full disclosure these are not originals but they were signed and numbered copies offered by an outfit that did these actions on a full time basis. Nonetheless I remember we all used to really enjoy them and looked forward to it each year.
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Re: Birch Hillside Sunset
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2019, 08:56:08 am »

I prefer also the pano version. The bottom half in the original picture doesn't add anything to the composition.

Sure it does :)   It adds (negative) space and context and creates what is a crucial "sense of place" for the trees at the center to be in. 

IMHO, YMMV etc. :) 
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