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Old Apr 20, 2005, 7:34 PM   #11
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Oops. Oh well, you gave me a chance to wax ineloquently.:-)

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 9:28 PM   #12
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i like this one very much too...

the angle and lens choses enhances its size and height!

i like that weird looking limb going out the size and turning straight up..

it has a certain "feel" to it too..

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 10:16 PM   #13
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This is my favorite of the lot.. I like the stong vertical look of it reaching out of the bunch..

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Old Apr 21, 2005, 12:34 AM   #14
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This one looses from the size of the picture. I bet the full size version is awesome. The textures, subtle coloration and size of the tree would be impressive.

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Old Apr 21, 2005, 1:36 AM   #15
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Part of me wants to like this picture but there is something stopping it. The angle I love. It's the sky and the colors that … just… don't… seem… quite right.

The light... it's the light but since I'm new and still trying to understand how to expose properly I'm not sure how to fix it to match the picture in my head.

I wish the color of the wood was darker and more vibrant. And the sky less bright.

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Old Apr 21, 2005, 9:43 AM   #16
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I like this shot, if the sky had been blue, it would have been better
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 8:49 AM   #17
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I think one of the key points of this shot is the attention to composition elements that the photographer seems to have paid.

I think he had in mind to show us us the majesty of this tree and in doing this he took care of :

- shooting from a very slanted angle from bottom to top ( actually I feel squeezed with respect to this treein this particular viewpoint )

- including the roots of the treealong with the fallen leaves at its bottom : given these "units" we can better visually evaluate the dimension of the base

- carefully composing ( or cropping ) the right-bottom part of the shot in such a way that the line of the root falls into the photo corner. When we look at the shot our eyes are gently led from that angle along the root's curve and up up till the top of the tree. The same kind of attention has been paidto the left-bottom corner, even if it is less evident. ( and even if a small white spot should have been cloned out, IMHO).

- The top-left and the top-right corners are filled with non-disturbing elements whose silhouette accompany and frame the main subject in its going upwards.

I also think Sigmund Freud would have something more to say about this shot ... ;-)
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 9:21 AM   #18
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Great analysis, Sergio!

(Except for the cloning part. This isn't a digital photograph.)
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 5:14 PM   #19
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Makes me feel stretched out.
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 2:10 AM   #20
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This is a great photo of a very interesting tree. The picture begins at the bottom in relative darkness, and, along with the tree, proceeds upwards into the light. I don't think of a blue sky as being necessary to this picture, as it is about the tree and the light. It would work as well for my eye in monochrome.

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