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May 28, 2009 14:30 |  #1

I would appreciate any thoughts you might have on these two landscapes. Both taken with a 5D mk II using a 16-35L mk II, iso 100.

1. Hand held, 1/60, f11

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2. On tripod, .8 sec, f11.

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May 28, 2009 14:34 |  #2

For number one maybe a higher contrast, i personally think that the colors are a little to "flat."

With number two, i love the fact that you see the fishes in the water! It makes the whole picture a little more "playful" :).


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May 28, 2009 15:03 |  #3

Looks like dipping the camera down causes a pronounced tilt to the tree. So, it's nice that you were able to include a lot of nice foreground but that tree just doesn't look right anymore.


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May 28, 2009 15:23 |  #4
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Trees do tilt all on their own too.


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May 28, 2009 21:45 |  #5

Of course, but when they all tilt the same way, I begin to look for cause and effect.

What is really important is that if the artist wants to make a point using this strategem, then let's see what everyone thinks.


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May 28, 2009 21:58 |  #6

The cause could be that they were all blown over in the same wind storm. Anyway, whatever the reason for their leaning I do find it distracting.


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May 28, 2009 22:15 |  #7

The first one is absolutely breathtaking. I literally said "oh my god" and "wow" about 5 times :) Gorgeous!


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May 29, 2009 00:56 |  #8

Love the first image, but I agree that it could use a little more contrast.

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May 29, 2009 09:48 |  #9

Thanks everyone. As for the tilting tree, I don't know if it was actually leaning or if the camera just made it look that way. In any event, I didn't really consider it an issue until I read the comments. Now I see that it is really distracting. Lesson learned. Thanks again.


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May 29, 2009 10:31 |  #10

Sculthorpe wrote in post #8011128 (external link)
Thanks everyone. As for the tilting tree, I don't know if it was actually leaning or if the camera just made it look that way. In any event, I didn't really consider it an issue until I read the comments. Now I see that it is really distracting. Lesson learned. Thanks again.

I have to be honest and tell you that the only reason I mentioned it is because it is not universally known that this is a natural consequence of tilting the camera up or down.

If you consciously want that effect, then you should go for it!


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May 29, 2009 11:05 as a reply to  @ Robert_Lay's post |  #11

Very nice photos. On #1 I would try to remove the grass from the water to make the mirror effect more pronounced, as I feel that the grass is growing on the barbed wire. Play with color saturation to give the whole landscape a little more dimension. It is rather flat.

#2 does suffer from the leaning tree but one can say, that's how some trees are. Also, play with color again as it feels a bit flat. Maybe try to make the fish pop a little more if you can.


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