mono trees


Link Posted 21/02/2008 - 19:00

opinions/critique please.
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Link Posted 21/02/2008 - 19:08
Nice light, good tonal range, excellent 3-D effect.

Not a great pic, but a very acceptable one.

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Link Posted 21/02/2008 - 19:29
I love the mood in this one. Personally i would have cropped out the two dark trees on the right, and lose the overblown highlights at the same time. To create a little bit more ooooooomph, the misty rays could have been a bit brighter to create a bit more contrast vs the trees in the middle.
The shadowplay at the foot of all the trees would be a bit stronger then.
But...., just IHMO
Wish i was there, great pic.
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Link Posted 21/02/2008 - 20:05
Excellent moody pic. I would like to see it with a corrected perspective. The trees gradually lean more towards the outside edge and is correctable in Photoshop. I doubt they lean in real life.
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Link Posted 21/02/2008 - 22:22
Nicely developed, good tonal range, delicate touch, soft & gentle light, but I agree with others I don't like the very obvious trees leaning inwards. I have just discovered the 'distort' correction filter in CS3 which cd easily correct this, with not a lot of crop afterwards.
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Link Posted 21/02/2008 - 22:46
Thanks for the replies. Cropping out the trees on the right doesn't work well for me, cuts into the image too much as there is no good place to crop without getting half a tree sprouting out of the side.

This was taken with the da 18-55 @ 33mm, pointing up slightly.

I don't have a perspective correction tool in LightRoom (I think!).

And you'd be surprised how much the trees lean around here!
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Link Posted 21/02/2008 - 23:25
I quite like this shot, I disagree with Malo though. The darker trees on the outer edges hold the thing together and stop the eye wandering out of the frame, as George says not a great pic but very acceptable nontheless.......and way better than some of the cr@p that comes off my sensor.
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