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Jun 07, 2008 07:43 |  #1

Ok,I really like this shot but some say that the tree branches in the foreground are too distracting-what says you?C&C welcome.

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Jun 07, 2008 08:33 |  #2

I think that the bare branches at the top of the shot add to the shot. But the branch on the far right that is full of leaves seens to take away from the shot as it blocks a large portion of the bridge. Maybe if you slid over a little bit to the left the branch would not be such a factor in the composition.




  
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Jun 07, 2008 09:58 as a reply to  @ Ryan_in_the_U.P.'s post |  #3

I agree with the above. I generally try to use branches and such as an element to help frame the shot. In this case, too much of the foliage is blocking the subject (bridge), at least in my opinion. Also, keep an eye on your horizons when shooting landscapes...there seems to be a slight left-to-right tilt. Then again, as long as *you* like the shot, that's all that really matters in the end.


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Jun 07, 2008 10:16 |  #4

I like the angle of the shot, but there is too much foliage, especially on ther ight. Since you can't trim the branches, I think a position a little closer to the bank (if possible) and a little to the left would work better. That would move the branches at the top "into the sky" and reduce the covering effect of the foliage to the right.

This bridge is a great subject! Where is it?

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Jun 07, 2008 11:00 |  #5

I also think the tree branches are distracting. They woudl frame the shot nicely if they weren't going over the main subject so much. Also, I think the would look nicer if it was taking at near sun up or sun down depending on where that would be. Great composition though. Take some hand pruners and try it again :rolleyes:


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Jun 07, 2008 11:51 as a reply to  @ zucchini's post |  #6

Don't you just hate it when nature gets in the way of a cool landscape? :lol: Anyway, I agree with those who say the branches are distracting. This shot may have worked better in my opinion if taken a few steps closer to the bank (assuming that's possible), from a lower angle and slightly tighter zoom. Of course, that's easy for me to say because I wasn't there!


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Jun 07, 2008 15:26 |  #7

Thanks for the comments.The bridge is The rockville bridge in Marysville Pa. at one time the longest stone arch bridge in the world.I couldn't get any closer to the bank but it was taken in the evening.
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