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David Sutton

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« Reply #260 on: July 06, 2010, 05:20:04 am »

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David some very weird images you shot in a odd place.  But I like them.  Would like to go there and see what I could do with a place like that.  Thanks for posting them.  T

Thank you for taking the time to look Tim. I was visiting a friend in Wales recently and we went out shooting locally all day, and he knew exactly where to be and at what time to get some really nice landscapes. I have been wondering if I could do that here and what is truly iconic about New Zealand landscape. I find it really hard to see with new eyes what is around me all the time. Anyway, once I got past sheep, my answer to what is iconic here  is spooky windblown macrocarpas. So I am combining the two. I was originally going to call the series “The secret lives of sheep”, but some images are turning out weird enough to stand alone I think. The first one is at davidsutton.naturescapes.net under “Symmetromania”. I haven't been there for a while and need to delete the also-rans.
The first two and numbers 5 and 6 were shot around Slope point in the Catlins and the west side of Invercagill. Number six I straightened the trees a little, as in print they didn't look believable. I need to get back there again, as you never know with farmland whether the trees will still be there if the farmer has had extra orders for firewood.
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« Reply #261 on: July 06, 2010, 09:37:30 am »

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I'd completely forgotten that about this photo. Taken December 2006, Moddershall, Staffs, 20D, 1/20 sec, f5.6, ISO 3200, handheld, camera shake, noise and probably out of focus. Quite pleased with it.

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I like it, flaws and all. The arrangement of the three bands really helps to brings out the almost delicate-like isolation of the tree in the context of the colour haze and fog.

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« Reply #262 on: July 12, 2010, 01:01:12 am »

Matt, I like the person looking tree.  I recently was down in Texas and shot some trees that look like a fantasy elephant, rooster and a pelican.  I will post them when I get some time.  I just moved the first green gallery in the world.  After being in one place for 10 years it was a monster job.  Tim
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« Reply #263 on: July 26, 2010, 07:07:07 am »

A couple of winter evening shots, Seven Sisters, Quantock Hills. The 'Seven Sisters' were seven (surprisingly) beech trees that stood on a prominent hill. Age has reduced their number & a new stand of trees is now growing, though somewhat more that seven this time.
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« Reply #264 on: July 26, 2010, 06:14:03 pm »

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A couple of winter evening shots, Seven Sisters, Quantock Hills.

Some nice work Bill.  The first one seems to me to be a little too dark in the foreground - missing detail and not a silhouette, but somewhere in between.  Love the second one though.

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« Reply #265 on: July 26, 2010, 06:43:51 pm »

I'll have a fiddle. With the photo, obviously. See what I can do about the foreground

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« Reply #266 on: August 12, 2010, 11:09:47 pm »

here are some more photos of trees.

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« Reply #267 on: August 13, 2010, 02:11:10 am »

Really like the first one, Tim.  It says 'Northwest' to me, and, well, that's where I live!

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« Reply #268 on: August 19, 2010, 08:42:46 pm »

What I find interesting is that you shoot for elegance.  Its a bit hard to understand the way you shoot but its not like anything I've seen.  Everything is so perfect.  Hard to imagine you find these.  Is there anyway you can break this down for us.  I've shown these images to directors and they say you see differently and they are highly thought out to create this effect.  Can you elaborate. The first is elegant and romantic was this planned.  The second is bold yet interestingly elegant in the soft light and the third is warm, soothing and very has a quiet feeling.  Can you tell me these are all planned and how do you do this. 

I just saw your new gallery in Big Bear, its amazing the images are printed to such perfection its hard to believe.  Bt the way who taught you to print.  JP
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« Reply #269 on: August 28, 2010, 01:31:53 am »

The first one was shot at 30 seconds to create a heavier than normal fog.  My goal was to create a very elegant and romantic feeling.  The dogwoods create the elegant feeling because they glow in almost any kind of light.  THe light on the tree was very low and the background was nothing to jump up and down about.  The best thing about fog is you can wait until it blocks out what you don't want to see and create the mood and effect you want.  Hope that helps will elaborate on the others later.  Tim
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« Reply #270 on: August 28, 2010, 10:52:37 am »

The dogwoods image is one of your best, IMHO.

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« Reply #271 on: August 28, 2010, 07:37:32 pm »

Evening light on a pair of oak trees

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« Reply #272 on: August 28, 2010, 08:45:44 pm »

Really nice Bill.  One could probably invest a lot of time in this and get no better result, but I'd be tempted to darken the clouds a bit behind the left tree and maybe bring out a bit more detail from the mountain...

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« Reply #273 on: September 07, 2010, 08:08:36 pm »

Just posted some tree photos on my blog and I realised once again that they were dead trees. Oh well here's four of them.









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« Reply #274 on: September 08, 2010, 01:05:36 am »

Interesting work, Tom.  The first if my favourite, although if I was going to be VERY picky I'd clone out the shadow at the top right edge.  YMMV!

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« Reply #275 on: September 08, 2010, 01:54:33 am »

Then there always is my virtual exhibition Dead trees at sunset which can be seen here:

http://www.tombrown.id.au/landscape2/dead_trees/album/index.html

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« Reply #276 on: September 15, 2010, 11:37:10 pm »

Eric, Glad you like the images.

Chairmen Bill.  I would love to see the shot taken from farther to the left and get rid of the sky but keep the lighting.  I can't help but get lost in the structure of the trees, but the sky pulls my eyes up and a way from the magnificent trees.  

If you ever get the chance would love to see it.  That's a rare scene and backdrop.  Tim

Here is few more that were shot last year.  T
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« Reply #277 on: September 16, 2010, 07:03:59 am »

Tim, love #2 and #3.
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« Reply #278 on: September 16, 2010, 01:21:01 pm »

Here is few more that were shot last year.  T
Tim, I like the second a lot but I wonder if it wouldn't benefit if it were cropped at the left-hand side. There's a large area of white there which (at least in the jpeg) has no or very little detail and seems to me to detract from the lovely colours and the wispy mist.

Just a thought...

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« Reply #279 on: September 16, 2010, 07:53:16 pm »

The first one doesn't do much for me either, but I like the second and third.  Not sure about the crop... it is a lot of 'empty space', but at the same time it leaves one wondering what's out there across the water.

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