Continuing the coppicing heritage

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View down from Brent Tor, Devon. Shame the coppicing was over, could have done with some figures down there. A sunny misty day devoid of colour but full of shadows.
11/03/2010 - 22:48Jo
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/60
Focal Length88mm


Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 06:59
This is dominated by mid tones (which can ruin an image) but here the image works well because of the interesting subject.
I think a small crop at the top removing the most distant line of trees tautens the composition.

Regards, Ian.


Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 07:55
This picture is really nice - I don't know whether you used much post processing but whatever you have done (I am using a cheap laptop screen at the mo rather than my home computer) is subtle but adds a nice feel to it. For me, it is a shame about the treetop at the bottom of the picture and since digging it up isnt an option wonder whether you should crop the photo so its not there (although I think this will spoilt the composition) or clone it out.
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Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 10:03
A lovely landscape, Jo. The use of the medium telephoto really helps compress the perpective. I should do this more often rather than always trying to cram everything in with a wide angle.

I agree with Stu: easy job to clone-out the tree at the bottom!

Lovely county, Devon. Second best in England I think!


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Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 10:13
A good B&W well taken
Not everything in life is Black & White, If only it were!
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Link Posted 12/03/2010 - 18:21
As above and even considering the technical aspect of it it's a really nice image regards Ron


Link Posted 13/03/2010 - 22:30
Thanks folks. Good point about cropping the top edge more, it is too fussy. No, I didn't do much to the image, just converted it to B&W and upped the contrast, as the beautiful mistiness of original obviously didn't translate - I've got a poor screen myself, so whatever I do is hit & miss!

Oh dear, I'm not good on the cloning, but I'll give it a go sometime

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