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dumainew

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Up into a Cypress
« on: February 24, 2015, 06:53:13 pm »

Found in early December on Blind River, SE Louisiana.
Sigma DP 2 Quattro: F11-125th of a second- ISO 320: SPP and PS
Comments, critiques, and all corny jokes welcome.
Richard
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Isaac

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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 07:38:53 pm »

There seems to be a Post.
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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 10:22:35 pm »

There seems to be a Post.

One of the best pieces of advice I got from Freeman Patterson's books was to carefully inspect the borders before pressing the shutter. A tripod helps.
Otherwise, I like it. Did you try a reflection too?

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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 03:39:22 am »

Not sure if it was avoidable, but the post detracts from the rest of the (wonderful) image.

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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 09:40:50 am »

I hate posts, powerlines, and graffitis!

But there are here and there, and you have to cope with them.

Thierry

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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 08:31:17 pm »

Appreciate all the careful feedback. Glad to get viewpoints other then my own.
I couldn't decide whether to leave the pole in or go ahead and PS it away. To me, it's a choice between what's actually out there in the Louisiana wetlands, thereby making the foto a record, or taking the risk of romanticizing nature by editing out what's undesirable.
It seems the more I look at this, the less I want to edit out the pole. Maybe in this case familiarity doesn't lead to contempt ?
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Isaac

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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 01:27:13 pm »

romanticizing nature by editing out what's undesirable.

For me, it's not that: it's that the post is out-of-focus, doesn't do any work that isn't already done by the tree trunk, and the part of the photo that actually appeals to me is the top-half from the tree trunk right-ward.
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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 07:37:38 am »

Isaac,
I see now what you mean. And didn't before !
Appreciate your pointing it out.
Am curious as to why the stick's not in focus because it's so close to the Spanish Moss which is.
Richard
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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2015, 01:33:29 pm »

Am curious as to why the stick's not in focus because it's so close to the Spanish Moss which is.

The Spanish Moss is close horizontally-in-2d but further away from-the-camera-in-3d than the stick.

There doesn't need to be a large difference in distance from the camera for there to be a quite noticeable difference in near-focus.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 02:46:33 pm by Isaac »
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dumainew

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Re: Up into a Cypress
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 09:35:54 am »

Ho Isaac,
Yes, I see exactly what you're saying.
Thank you for your help !
Richard
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