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tim wolcott

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #460 on: May 16, 2011, 12:53:19 am »

I thought I would add some from Florida.  Before I had ventured to the swamps of Florida with the Alligators and snakes.  I had plenty of time to think of what I was hoping to see and Capture.  For many years I have been wanting to capture these elegant Cypress trees.  But if you have never been there nor no anybody who really knows the area and has special boats to get around, let me just say adding some difficulty to shoot. 

You have to find the trees by boat, and of course shooting them from an unstable platform adds many problems.  So you ask yourself what to do.  Well of course you hop into the swamp with the alligators and snakes.  I said before I left that I wouldn't do this but I've done crazier things.  To view them from all angles and truly scout the tree to get the right angle at the right time of day.  The odds of getting the perfect shot gets harder and harder.  If you don't know the area the spanish fog is amazing and elegant.  But very difficult to shoot the slightest wind and they move. 

So I found some of the most amazing trees but the fog did not happen due to the fact a fire broke out less than 2 miles from where we wanted to shoot.  So I will return, in Nov and capture the trees when the trees and fog happen together.  Anyway here are some scenes from there, but no really what I would have liked to have shot..  Tim
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #461 on: May 16, 2011, 09:59:05 am »

That's a good beginning, Tim.
I think a project like this in a new environment will take a while to really get what you want. But I'm much happier letting you crawl around with the snakes and alligators than I would myself.

I really look forward to what you get next November.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #462 on: May 28, 2011, 03:37:39 am »

Just found this relevant portfolio - I enjoyed it.
Of particular interest was the camera used - the Holga -in my opinion certainly achieved her desired result.
Trade in my Pentax? Not yet. But still impressed me.
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #463 on: June 08, 2011, 12:52:01 am »

Here is what it looks like on the other side of the mountains where I live.  Spring is very very late this year.  I really love the challenge of shooting dogwoods in the forest.  The delicate blossoms are very difficult to make them elegant and luminescent.  Have fun spring has sprung.  T
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #464 on: June 08, 2011, 12:54:38 am »

Thanks for sharing them, Tim!

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #465 on: June 08, 2011, 11:26:22 am »

Thanks for sharing them, Tim!

Mike.
Yes! Those are lovely!

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #466 on: June 08, 2011, 12:41:40 pm »

The third one in particular is nice. I'd like to see a monochrome version, or might that be too Ansel Adams-ish?

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #467 on: June 15, 2011, 12:26:10 am »

Glad you liked them.  Here are some others. 
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #468 on: June 15, 2011, 10:35:48 am »

a couple from Pennsylvania

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #469 on: June 16, 2011, 05:09:21 pm »

Here are some new images. Horseman 617 Velvia 50.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #470 on: June 17, 2011, 01:16:32 am »

Love those trees… they taste great!



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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #471 on: June 17, 2011, 01:55:54 am »

Nice work, Steven!

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #472 on: June 17, 2011, 11:25:50 pm »

One of mine
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #473 on: June 21, 2011, 02:32:32 pm »

This Marula tree in the Umfolozi Game Reserve has taken on a special meaning for our family.

We scattered some of the ashes of our son, who spent many happy days in the park, under the tree.
It is also a very typical African Savannah-type tree, which also makes it special.
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #474 on: June 21, 2011, 02:55:08 pm »

This works well in colour, except for the light spilling through the gaps in the leaves/branches, which somewhat spoils the effect. A B&W conversion & a little yellow filtration, et voila! You don't notice those gaps anymore.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #475 on: June 22, 2011, 04:13:22 pm »

An alternative take on the last one. I'm kicking myself for not taking this one in this format & having to rely on a crop. Hindsight, eh?

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #476 on: June 22, 2011, 07:03:37 pm »

Sometimes a crop gives the best results. I like this one.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #477 on: June 23, 2011, 01:41:45 am »

Sometimes a crop gives the best results. I like this one.

Eric

Me too!

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #478 on: July 03, 2011, 06:07:11 pm »

The prevailing SW winds over Exmoor can leave trees pretty twisted & bent - as in this case. Strangely, the trees along the side of Badgeworthy Water are mostly oak, beech, hawthorn & rowan, but this lone willow sits atop a hill.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #479 on: July 11, 2011, 09:25:32 pm »

Here is an odd one.  Just went out to test the new IQ180.  Wanted to see it in action, give it something hard to handle.  Very sharp resolution.  But no to plug them.  I thought you all would get a kick out of the tree.  Although it plays a very small role in the shot it does however give it balance.  Tim
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