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Nov 13, 2013 16:42 |  #1

OK, I have always wanted to compose a cool tree photo/abstract(ish), but have never really been able to capture what my mind pictures.

This is the closest so far, but still not what I see... I think.

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Nov 13, 2013 16:53 |  #2

I certainly don't think that it is stupid. I agree with you that there is room for improvement, but I get the idea that you want to convey and it is a good idea.


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Nov 13, 2013 16:55 |  #3

Helenica wrote in post #16449366 (external link)
I certainly don't think that it is stupid. I agree with you that there is room for improvement, but I get the idea that you want to convey and it is a good idea.

Thank you for the encouraging words, I am going to get back to the same location in the morning when the frost is on and give it another try!


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Nov 13, 2013 17:12 |  #4

Yeah that is pretty neat. The weather was not on your side though. if you can get back to that location when the sun comes out, bam you got a winner. I think the above photo would benefit from greater contrast.


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Nov 13, 2013 17:17 |  #5

Crimzon wrote in post #16449410 (external link)
Yeah that is pretty neat. The weather was not on your side though. if you can get back to that location when the sun comes out, bam you got a winner. I think the above photo would benefit from greater contrast.

Thank you, you input is much appreciated! I am thinking I will try sunrise (sun should come up right behind this group of trees).

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Nov 13, 2013 17:52 |  #6

I look forward to seeing that.

It needs to be bitter $#*ing cold, with the sun coming out. So the trees stay frosty.

I see you are in Edmonton, so that shouldn't be too tall an order :lol:


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Nov 13, 2013 20:52 |  #7

I love the shot and would say this might improvement:

1. Straighten the horizon so that the bushes in back of the trees are level.
2. Play with whites to get snow whiter.

I love the composition!!


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Nov 13, 2013 20:59 |  #8

Overall, it's a nice execution and works pretty well; can definitely see where you're trying to go.

Question: Would it be possible to turn or move left some to remove/reduce the gaping hole in the upper right to minimize the huge hole where the sky's dominating?


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Nov 13, 2013 22:20 |  #9

Snydremark wrote in post #16450019 (external link)
Overall, it's a nice execution and works pretty well; can definitely see where you're trying to go.

Question: Would it be possible to turn or move left some to remove/reduce the gaping hole in the upper right to minimize the huge hole where the sky's dominating?

Ahh.. I see what you mean, I did not even pickup on that. I am going back to that location soon and will recompose with your suggestion.

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I love the shot and would say this might improvement:

1. Straighten the horizon so that the bushes in back of the trees are level.
2. Play with whites to get snow whiter.

I love the composition!!

Thank you, I was trying to compose keeping the trees straight in the frame. I did not even look at the horizon in the back! I certainly will give it a try when I get back for another try.

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Nov 13, 2013 23:47 |  #10

I don't think this is stupid. I like your photo. Great shot. Thanks for the share.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 15:33 |  #11

Dasher, would you provide some details about 'how' you went about composing this shot, any filters you may have used etc?

Also, you shot at f/7.1...Were it me, I would have been at f/13 -> f/16 on the Canon 10-22 as that is more in the lens' sweet spot if memory serves. I would have used a 2-stop soft grad (0.6 soft-edge GND) filter to filter out some of the harsh light at the top of the image. Also agree with moving to the left or focusing more to the left where there isn't the gaping hole.

Overall, not a bad start!!


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