Fortnightly competition 94 "Tree"


Link Posted 24/05/2012 - 11:40
Thats Tree, as in branch and leaves, not Three, as in the one after Two.

I'm just back from the English Lake District and noticed how many magnificent, large specimens, of all sorts of trees they have across there.

So I'm looking for anything tree related, could be a single tree, it's bark even a forest.

Usual rules for this Fortnightly Competition. Entries close 18.00 BST. 6th June 2012.

I look forward to your Images.
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 24/05/2012 - 18:43

Here's my effort.. Fingers crossed!!


Link Posted 28/05/2012 - 22:43
Shade for Sheep taken at Belsay Hall 27/05/12

Pentax 18-135mm @ 135mm f/16 iso100 AP spotmetering
image reduced to 800 x 780px



Link Posted 28/05/2012 - 23:55

Here's Mine.
I'm only 4fut3, but I look a lot bigger from a distance

Nikon D600, 18-55, 50 F1.8, Sigma 70-200 HSM,180macro.
MZ-7, K-10,K-7, all gripped.
Pentax 35 28-80
Sigma 50 EX Macro.
A sexy little Q with 8.5mm Prime.
And a cup with a gorrila on it, it's also chipped a little, but holds tea perfectly well.

Ranfog Flickr Group


Link Posted 29/05/2012 - 00:24
Can I remind everyone that as per the rules for this competition link

2. Full Exif data should be supplied with each image, including date/time of capture;
3. Image should not exceed 800 pixels width;
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 29/05/2012 - 11:36
May Blossom Taken on 24/05/12 at 1453

K5 18-135WR at 78mm
F11 1/125 sec
K5 + 18-135mm kit lens


Link Posted 01/06/2012 - 16:27
The Dead Centre Of Bouresse

Taken 31/05/12
K-r, 17-70mm
ISO 200
1/50 sec
Bias +0.7EV
This space deliberately left blank.


Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 22:21
All about, Carbon.

Camera Model: PENTAX K-5
Lens: Tamron AF 17-50mm F2.8 XR Di-II LD
Image Date: 2012-05-29 17:49:49 -0600
Focal Length: 30mm (35mm equivalent: 45mm)
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure Time: 0.0008 s (1/1250)
ISO equiv: 200
Lurking is shirking.!
Last Edited by dougf8 on 04/06/2012 - 22:51


Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 11:41
Not Just an Ash

Take 31st May 2012 using :-
K10D +18-55mm Kit lens
Focal length 20mm
1/20se @ f11
Spot mtering
Aperture Priority



Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 17:54
I was about to submit my entry then noticed that one on my shortlist was a bit too similar to Frogherder's above. So instead I'll go for this:

Camera: Pentax K-5
Taken on: May 24, 2012 at 21:43 BST
Exposure: 30 sec
Aperture: f/13.0
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 80

(Click here for full Exif data)

If you're interested Click here to see what I was also thinking of submitting. See the similarity?
Last Edited by WaypointCharlie on 05/06/2012 - 18:03


Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 18:24
Shady Path

One of several of my contenders for this!

Taken with a K-m with kit lens.

Camera Model: PENTAX K-m
Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II
Image Date: 2012-06-04 12:16:17 +0100
Focal Length: 55.0mm (35mm equivalent: 82mm)
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60)
ISO equiv: 200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)

The contender I didn't use is here: link
Did I make the right choice?

John K


Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 09:23
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 16:59
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 17:43
Years to grow - seconds to spare...................

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Sorry for late entry - had a "dodgy weekend"
Pentax*istD,hand held with Super Takumar 1.4 50mm - f4 and 1/350th sec and ISO 200 centre weighted.
Part of next door`s garden and the remains of "Bluebell Wood" before civilisation took over the area.
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !


Link Posted 06/06/2012 - 18:17
My thanks to those who took the time and made the effort to enter the competition. Also may I say sorry to those who may be new to the forum and were unaware of the fortnightly competition rules, but to be fair to the others I have had to exclude those entries with no exif data supplied.

***** by steven9761
Sorry but you have not supplied the exif data as per this competitionís rules

Shade for Sheep by tyronet2000
A nice specimen filling the frame and did you notice the baby tree just waiting to catch up in stature. I think some interest is lost in the tones of the canopy, having been flattened by the midday sun.

***** by bettyswolloks
Sorry but you have not supplied the exif data as per this competitionís rules

May Blossom by Frankie
I like the way you have used other Hawthorns as a frame for the main subject. It gives it a sort of 3D effect. I also like the extra colours given by the blossom, flowers and background. I donít know if itís the resizing when uploading the image but thought overall it was rather soft focus.

The Dead Centre Of Bouresse by darkskies
A really striking image with interesting sky, the foreground with lots of detail and the off centre main subject dominating. Well processed and I even like the black border in this case. Using the 17-70 at 17mm, maybe a bit of extra processing to correct the verticals?

All about, Carbon. By dougf8
Strong lines in this image and a title with a strong message. However I feel both take you past the subject. Unless, and it could well be, I am missing the point entirely.

Not Just an Ash by Frogherder
Another image with strong lines and this time with some real texture in the bark. If you will pardon the pun! It seems a bit truncated; I would have liked to see more of the canopy. But maybe it was not possible, contre-jour.

***** by WaypointCharlie
The mellow feel and subtle tones of the background contrast well with the bold and stark main subject. Good composition and in this image does appear sharp where it needs to be.

Shady Path by JAK
The portrait format does well in this image to emphasize the height of the trees and this is further reinforced by the relative size of the figures. These figures also draw you down the path into the image, to wonder what is just round the corner. Another thing that struck me about this image is the lack of sky, so you are held in the picture to roam around the shapes and hues. Nice one.

Years to grow - seconds to TOZZA27
Almost abstract with the curves, lines and ďmonochromeĒ subject against the out of focus background. I thought, when setting the subject, more of this type of shot would appear, due to the wide variety of shapes and colours you can see. I can get away with the highlights in the two corners but the cyan fringing does distract somewhat.

Being my own humble opinion,
In reverse order the results

Third - Shady Path by JAK

Second - ***** by WaypointCharlie

First - The Dead Centre Of Bouresse by darkskies

Over to you darkskies
Too Old To Die Young
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