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Old Apr 2, 2010, 1:38 PM   #1
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Default The Lonely Tree... or "The Comeback Of Snow"

A few days ago we had around 20° Celsius.... yesterday it was snowing all day

... but I took the chance to take a photo of something I always wanted to capture - a lonely tree in this weather!

So after I visited an exhibition of Roger Ballen ("Boarding House"... kinda weird.. google if you want to know more ) in Imst I stopped near the wood on my way home (in the Arzler Wald) and walked a few steps... then I saw this tree!

Here is what I came up with... developed from a RAW:

#1 - The Landscape Version

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#2 - The Portrait Version

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I really hope you like my work... I absolutely love this simple b&w style!!

C&C of course is always very welcome and appreciated
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 5:23 PM   #2
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I fell off my chair backwards when I opened this up! Markus....your turning over some serious images here. NICE COMPOSITION, simple and striking.

Now your inspiring me! I'd give this an "A" grade...... if I was marking it.

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Old Apr 3, 2010, 3:49 AM   #3
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I fell off my chair backwards when I opened this up! Markus....your turning over some serious images here. NICE COMPOSITION, simple and striking.

Now your inspiring me! I'd give this an "A" grade...... if I was marking it.

Kevin
What can I say Kevin... thank you so much for your kind words!! To read that from an amazing photographer like you really makes me proud - and it's a confirmation that I'm on the right way with what I'm doing!

Thanks again Kevin... appreciate it!!
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 4:24 AM   #4
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Markkus, I can only echo Kevin's kind words, this is a great shot, excellent composition... Just super! Thanks.

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I like your tree maggo. Kind of a study composition in voids, like in some old Chinese paintings.
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Markkus, I can only echo Kevin's kind words, this is a great shot, excellent composition... Just super! Thanks.

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I appreciate your nice words guys and I'm really glad you like my photos!!

Thank you so much!

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Default A good-one!

The landscape-version does it for me. Just about right amount of texture and blank. Very good!

The other one has a bit to much "emty space" for my taste. Anyway, it is too high for me to see on the monitor, and scrolling up and down one does not get the right impression. With this format - maybe it would have been exciting to have this bush, and the rest of the frame filled with lawn and just a tiny horizon of air above? Kind of 'the other way around' - concept?

Don't really know, I'm just thinking out loud here. I am not qualified to have any suggestions her as I am not into this.

But you have a good perception of motive and of style, Markus - and you are progressing all the time!
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these are excellent. the composition is spot on, and the contrast leads to a very striking image. simple and beautiful shots. hang one of these on your wall.
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Wow, I like the compositions of both. They're very inspirational.
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The landscape-version does it for me. Just about right amount of texture and blank. Very good!

The other one has a bit to much "emty space" for my taste. Anyway, it is too high for me to see on the monitor, and scrolling up and down one does not get the right impression. With this format - maybe it would have been exciting to have this bush, and the rest of the frame filled with lawn and just a tiny horizon of air above? Kind of 'the other way around' - concept?

Don't really know, I'm just thinking out loud here. I am not qualified to have any suggestions her as I am not into this.

But you have a good perception of motive and of style, Markus - and you are progressing all the time!
Hey Walter, thank you very much for commenting - it's great to read the honest opinion of such an amazing landscape photographer like you! First of all I want to thank you for your kind words... glad you like my shot!

When it comes to your "thinking".... I have a shot where the composition is "the other way round", but didn't really liked it at all... maybe I'll post it anyway

Finally, it's good to read that you think I'm progressing all the time - that's what we're all looking for!
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