Wicklow Tree

Photo of the Week by Irek

Uploaded27/09/2016 - 20:09
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/15
Aperturef/11
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length24mm
Views/Likes164/8
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McGregNi
Posted 27/09/2016 - 21:06 Link
A great landscape photo, what a perfect layout! You've got beautiful light also, very soft on the ground.
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Irek
Posted 27/09/2016 - 21:35 Link
Thank You, soft light because was sunset and photo was mixed with two exposure.
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davidstorm
Posted 27/09/2016 - 21:47 Link
Very beautiful.

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AndrewA
Posted 27/09/2016 - 21:52 Link
McGregNi wrote:
A great landscape photo, what a perfect layout! You've got beautiful light also, very soft on the ground.

Absolutely agree, this is fantastic!
Andrew

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senn
Posted 27/09/2016 - 22:05 Link
a beauty; .. impressive DR
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alfpics
Posted 27/09/2016 - 23:15 Link
senn wrote:
a beauty; .. impressive DR

+1
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Carol8345
Posted 28/09/2016 - 00:50 Link
stunning!
bwlchmawr
Posted 28/09/2016 - 06:58 Link
A marvellous landscape. Well composed with lovely colours and light.
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GIULIO57
Posted 28/09/2016 - 08:43 Link
Superb work
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Stridey
Posted 28/09/2016 - 09:50 Link
Stunning shot. The compo and light are top drawer.
andymat
Posted 28/09/2016 - 13:43 Link
Really lovely. The colour transition from golden to blue in the sky is gorgeous.
tommyt
Posted 28/09/2016 - 18:44 Link
Super shot, great compo and colours.
LennyBloke
Posted 29/09/2016 - 08:03 Link
Many landscapes have elements that make them good photos. Every now and then you get a coming together of the lighting, composition and components that make an excellent image - this is one of those shots, I'd be chuffed if I'd created it
LennyBloke
autumnlight
Posted 29/09/2016 - 16:11 Link
That's a beauty, wonderful composition.
Teaka53
Posted 30/09/2016 - 10:33 Link
An absolute beauty
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GIULIO57
Posted 03/10/2016 - 17:48 Link
Right POTW
PPG
Posted 03/10/2016 - 19:11 Link
OK. I've often wondered about the POTWs. Who actually chooses them, and on what criteria? Is it simply on the number of hits? I have always thought that a photo should go beyond what is just represented. It is not just first level information. Something out of a tourist pamphlet. If a photo has any 'art' to it, it should (in no particular order) disturb, make one wonder, make one go back and look at it again, pose a question, make one seek the deeper intention or 'meaning', make one envy the technique, make one want to have taken the photo oneself, make one say: "Why didn't I think of that?" A 'nice' composition is not all. In many of the POTWs the subject is totally 'given'. Anyone could have pressed the shutter, and big deal. A bit of reprocessing might have followed, why the photographer dabbles with what the computer and the programmer have already thought about. Take a painting by any great artist. Why that angle? Why that subject in that way? What is the intention? Perhaps the message? Take the example of Edward Hopper (arguably the greatest American painter of the 20th century). What makes his paintings so strong? They make you wonder, reflect, they intrigue you, make you seek an deeper intention or reason. 'Real' photography' should not be the stuff of travel prospectuses. It should stir up debate and discussion, make people debate about why they are lugging all the stuff about. Family memories? . Let me now hear the howls... Photography should be an ART and not only the reproduction of what is given. There is wall 'decorative' stuff and there is stuff that delves into things. Gives us something more, changes our view, modifies our perception. Stays in the memory. Bravo for POTW, but... A lot of remarks concerning POTWs evoke such aspects as light, etc. Very well. But these are givens. The photographer happened to be there at the right moment. And the photographer had the reflex to catch the moment. So much credit. But what was added to what was given? Art 'adds'. Representation is just that. The right moment at the right time are simple coincidences. Now, take the empty beer bottle in front of you. What can tou do with it (photographically speaking)? 90% shall just be the bottle. and, suddenly, one person shall surprise us. Never looked at it that way...!? Thay is what `pentas users should be striving for.
It's not easy, but, blooming heck, what's the use of all that outlay and lugging around, if we don't try to make it different and interesting...?
Edited by Grodgeman: 03/10/2016 - 19:28
Posted 03/10/2016 - 21:51 Link
Ale, naturalnie, to wszystko osobiste poglady. Moze ograniczone, ale....
derek897
Posted 03/10/2016 - 22:15 Link
Great shooting Irek, congrats and a very worthy potw
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peternutkins
Posted 04/10/2016 - 07:04 Link
Great image and great colours. Congrats on POTW!
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autumnlight
Posted 05/10/2016 - 17:26 Link
Congrats on POTW, well deserved!
JAK
Posted 06/10/2016 - 23:10 Link
Super photo, like it a lot. Well done.
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