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Old Nov 2, 2009, 3:42 PM   #1
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Default Just trees, really - But gold-colored ones...

I have always loved trees, specially old, big and tall ones. But to picture this admiration with a camera is not as easy as it looks really.

Uasually the trees are surrounded by other trees, blocking the view. If you find one isolated or with plenty of space around, there is the question of distance to the object!

Coming too close, you loose the overall-impression, Too far away - you loose the tree's character and important details.

In this case I just had to cut the tree-tops to get what was the essential thing here - the golden leaves and the sun-lit, gleaming trunks, all leaning into the same direction (!!) reflecting the warm sunlight. The warmth against the cold, prevailing in the shadows....



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Old Nov 2, 2009, 4:24 PM   #2
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I dont see the bright glow that the setting sun produces. Is this too much?
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Old Nov 3, 2009, 2:23 PM   #3
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No, that's not too much, Bynx!

It was actually almost as golden as your edit when I finnished my PP, but then I de-saturated it by 12% because I thought it would look a bit over-the-top. But I see now that the picture can tolerat this amount of saturation without going 'BLING'.

Thank you for your edit, and BTW - its the rising sun, not the setting one.

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hey guys

what im finding wierd is the bottom of all those tree trunks they all look grey in appearance?

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Old Nov 3, 2009, 2:46 PM   #5
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...what im finding wierd is the bottom of all those tree trunks they all look grey in appearance?
Well, Simon - they all have nice, grey rubber-boots on..!

No! Just kidding you, Simon - hope that you can take a joke!

If you look to the right, there is this ridge (a small higher edge) where the walking-path is on top. This ridge is shadowing the tree-trunks.

I.o.w. the tree-trunks natural color is this gray, but the rising sun (which is golden-red colored) is coloring the truks further up, as well as the foliage.

See?
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LOL should have known they were wellies i hate standing in wet grass too thanks for mentioning the ridge i thought it was with the sun but didnt notice the ridge HAHA. like i cant see the wood for the trees
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Old Nov 4, 2009, 3:52 AM   #7
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the colours look beautiful, but I'm afraid I think the "wellie boots" trunks look weird and spoil the shot, not that there is anything you could do to prevent that due to the ridge
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... I think the "wellie boots" trunks look weird and spoil the shot...
Are you serious when you say that?

How can anything as natural as sunlight (the sole existance of our exciting hobby) spoil a photo?


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Here again! The magicians Walter, Bynx and simple playing around. It's fun to look at this posts!
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Old Nov 6, 2009, 10:49 AM   #10
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...The magicians Walter, Bynx and simple playing around. It's fun to look at this posts!
Why, thank you Ordo for your much appreciated and kind words!

Magicians, ey?

That's quite a big hat to wear ! I'm not sure I can live up to such expectations! Do you hear that, Bynx and simple? Ordo is putting the pressure on... ...!



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...I.o.w. the tree-trunks natural color is this gray, ...


Just how grey the trees really are without the sun shining, you can see for yourself here. This picture was taken befor the sun started to colore the trees.

I was going to call this shot "The lonly bench" - but it's not a good enough photo to stand on it own, but it's good enough to make a point in a discussion.

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