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Old Apr 19, 2005, 11:23 PM   #1
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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This is my favorite of the seven trees. Besides the fact that this is one very photogenic tree, I love the composition. A light triangle on the left points like an arrow at the tree's heart. The eye is irresistably drawn to the central vertical and from there into those mysterious wooden caves. The icing on the cake is the wonderful contrast and texture.

A Jabba the Hutt sort of tree. Can't you just hear it making grand pronouncements?

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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I don't have time this morning to critique all of these but I'll get to them as I can.

I have to disagree with Barbara (Welcome back, by the way) on this one. I like the appearance of the tree but I find the overexposed background to be extremely distracting. A split ND filter might have helped to reduce the brightness of the background on the left.

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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Hi, Cal!

I just checked back on my copy of this photo. Though it shows subtle grays in the very light area, I think you might still deem it blown out. Oddly, this is one of the picture's features that I think makes it instead of breaking it. If more detail appeared in those light sections, it would probably distract from the major focus of the tree's heart. Of course, my opinion is just that--opinion.

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Fantastic.Would like to see it in color.Love the framing of it.
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Old Apr 20, 2005, 7:31 PM   #6
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You'll never see this one in color. It was done with black-and-white film.
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Are you telling us that black and white photos don't all start as color???



What will they think of next?

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Old Apr 20, 2005, 8:48 PM   #8
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My prefered one.

I am not a pro but the white background makes a nice contrast for he tree in the foreground.

I feel it would not be as nice in colour. I really like this one.

((only my humble opinion))


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Old Apr 20, 2005, 8:54 PM   #9
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BillD9 wrote:
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Are you telling us that black and white photos don't all start as color???



What will they think of next?

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Was hoping that it was done in color and made into Black and White.
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i don't think the web-sized image is very good...but, a large print would probably be gorgeous..

you'd be able to see the subtle tones better, see the 'caves' barbara was talking about...

and see the textures of the wood better..

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