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Old Nov 30, 2016, 3:00 PM   #1
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Minor problem here... on my website mini story on last summers vacation to Mt Adams (East of famed Mt Saint Helens):
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one of my favorite photos has this old dead tree in front of Mt Adams.
I find the tree a distraction and removed it. The two are below.
What would have you done?



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I would have removed the tree before I took the shot. It was a major distraction and you were right in removing it. Nice job too. Now if you look at the bridge on the left there is a bright pink flower just to the left of the first support. Did you take a shot from there? This angle might have made removing the tree unnecessary. Also there is a classifications of pics which show the hand of man (anything man made like fences or bridges or buildings. From the bridge there would be no such sign.

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I would have removed the tree before I took the shot. It was a major distraction and you were right in removing it. Nice job too. Now if you look at the bridge on the left there is a bright pink flower just to the left of the first support. Did you take a shot from there? This angle might have made removing the tree unnecessary.
Nope, only spot I could get everything, the Mountain, bridge & flowers etc. Otherwise I would have gotten it. As it was I had to go through some very thick bushes, and onto some logs crossing the creek to get that shot. Had I fell in with my gear, I'd been in deep sh*t. Some of us photographers do crazy things just to get the shot. This is the picture from the left end on that bridge. You can see that dead tree on the far right.
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My preference is the last shot from the bridge. No need to scrap the tree and its a better view of the mountain. And its a pic without the hand of man.
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My preference is the last shot from the bridge. No need to scrap the tree and its a better view of the mountain. And its a pic without the hand of man.
Yes, I like it better, but the Ranger in the area wanted the bridge for their travel brochure.
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It looks to me like you did a good job removing the tree - if I didn't have the first picture to compare it to, I wouldn't notice any problem with the mountain - except that it is still in the reflection of the water under the bridge. A chain saw is such a handy accessory when doing landscapes.
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It looks to me like you did a good job removing the tree - if I didn't have the first picture to compare it to, I wouldn't notice any problem with the mountain - except that it is still in the reflection of the water under the bridge. A chain saw is such a handy accessory when doing landscapes.
Ah... very good eye! I missed that one... fixed! Thank you and I knew that is why I like this place! Thanks all for the input and keep 'em coming.


with tree removed under the bridge too.


...and the one without the bridge. This shot was a bit before I found the other spot...
Which took me a half hour to get there through bushes and onto some logs over the creek.
That old tree is on the far right.
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It looks to me like you did a good job removing the tree - A chain saw is such a handy accessory when doing landscapes.
Yeah, also a good way to have free room and board at the local jail too. LOL
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The tree distracted from the photo. Looks much better removed.
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