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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Im really new to photography (only a month) would really appreciate any comments with the photo i took.

I used a sony Alpha A100 with the 18-70mm lens kit it came with. The settings i used for the shot: Shutter -1/200 ISO-100 F8 AWB

I did a little PP on Photoshop, adjusted the curves a little to give it the effect i was happy with.


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i realy like the composition but not the frame..

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I think the colors of this photo are a little distracting. The green draws you immediately to the background. You should consider processing this as a B+W.


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I like the composition; I would try levelling the horizon a bit and lose the frame.
Can we see the same shot in B&W.? I think it would give it some impact.
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Thank you all for the comments. Here are two photo's of the same tree. First one was the original picture (top) i made it B&W, im not really that good at creating B&w's so please do comment on how i can make it look better.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:31 pm 
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Cool,

B&W gives the tree more punch.

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I agree with the tip to level out the horizon. A tilted horizon in this sort of composition will be entirely too distracting so thats a good fix.

With this particular subject, I may have used a shallower aperture (2.8 or 2). Especially in this case where the background isn't too flattering- the tree is awesome, and we really want to show this off. Not so much the powerlines or forest eh? If I could go back and shoot it again I would use a shallower aperture, perhaps wait for sunset (don't really know what direction you're facing here) to get some more dramatic clouds in the sky.

I like how you cropped it with the sky open at the top, this works well. I actually have a similar image, although its a night long exposure so it has a bit of a different vibe



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Thank you for the comment djfsolo.

Unfortunately my lens only goes to F3.5 and i couldnt get more of the tree in the scene since its near a road and i didnt have much room to stand back from the tree.

I'll try to get a better picture of this tree soon, hopefully on sunrise and try to level out the horizon.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:40 pm 
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Strezz,

Would be good to see the tree at varying times of the year. Try shooting on AP at 3.5
A evening shot would be good with a lot of heavy cloud in the background. Keep em comming dude

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