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Oct 20, 2014 22:52 |  #1

This is a photograph that I made trying to get some movement with the leaves in the wind. I was going for an abstract/impressionist​ic approach. I liked the way it turned out with all the color, and how that parts are sharper while other parts have a lot of movement. Overall, I kind of like it, but what could I improve on?

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Oct 21, 2014 01:36 |  #2

I'm not sure there's much room for improvement with that one. It's beautiful.

It might be a good idea, though, to create a series of shots such as this one at the same time and place using the same technique.


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Oct 21, 2014 07:06 as a reply to  @ Tedder's post |  #3

Thank you! You know, I had that same idea! I thought of seasonal shots, but even monthly would be an interesting project.


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Oct 21, 2014 10:50 |  #4

Dude, hang that on your wall. Seriously. That is awesome. Totally reminds me of some of Monet's work. Good job!


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Oct 21, 2014 12:49 |  #5

I can't see any improvement needed. Very well done, looks like a fine art painting!


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Oct 21, 2014 13:06 |  #6

Loving the colors, but burn in the bright tree trunks that draw the eye away from the colors.


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Oct 21, 2014 15:07 |  #7

It almost looks like your tree trunks have some motion blur as well. If I were to suggest a change, it would be see if you can find some more substantial trees that would not move in the wind, but the leaves would. I would love to see what it looks like with the trees totally in focus with the leave moving like that.
Not to say it would be a better shot, but I would love to see a comparison side by side of the two images to see what I would like more.


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Oct 21, 2014 20:43 as a reply to  @ MrJack787's post |  #8

Thanks, everyone!

Hannya--thanks for the advice!
sirquack--Yes, I think they do. I could do that... would have to use a tripod, I imagine, but it would probably work well. Maybe I can keep my eyes open and find a good shot like that. Thanks for the suggestion!


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Oct 21, 2014 20:59 |  #9

would a long exposure work on shot like this? maybe add a 2 stops nd to really prolong the time so the wind have enough time to do it thing?


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Oct 21, 2014 22:49 |  #10

I like it. A few years ago I tried something similar combining two images. Maybe it will give you an idea:
Blowing in the wind.


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Oct 22, 2014 16:37 |  #11

Thanks for the tips!

hoaindao-- I think it would! Good idea, thanks!!


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Oct 23, 2014 11:07 |  #12

Very cool! Looks like a painting.. great idea!




  
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