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Old Jul 25, 2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hi all! Any ideas of what I can do to make this photo better... Not sure "how" to add any details.. (Really kick myself for not having my tripod with me)....



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Hey Eetu, could be just me but I don't see a photo
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Mmm... It's not just you Mark... I see no photo, either.
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Hey Eetu, could be just me but I don't see a photo
Hi Mark. Sorry. Must have been in a hurry and forgot to add the photo.

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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:40 AM   #5
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There we go! Now I see a picture!

I think it is already a lovely shot. Good composition.

I suppose you could tweak the saturation a bit, make the colors a little richer.
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Hi Jeannie! Many kind thanks for your advice. I hope this is a little better. Appreciate your words. Thanks. Ned



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Seeing the before and after . . . the after is much more impactful! Colour and the sharpening of the tree / silhouette. The reflection is amazing and I love the sun rays!

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The 2nd edit is better, slightly over sharpened for my taste. As for the photo, the composition isn't working, that tree it too central and there isn't a clear story. A wider shot might have worked, or possibly tighter, just a change really from this.
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IMHO I like the composition. It may not tell a story, but for me the main subject is the silhouette with some "really" nice colour filling in the negative space. It can be an exploration of shape and form and its more of an impression / borderline abstraction?

I guess I'm pre-disposed to this type of shot, having taken this shot . . .

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ph...ugh-trees.html

This capture I actually decided to enter it into our local fair and it ended up winning 1st place in its category and then went on to be named the Grand Champion (Best Picture) picture overall.

But more so, when I look at my capture, I still remember driving around my town that early morning and being awed by the sunrise coming through that fabric of trees. I get that impression back every time I look at this picture.
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But more so, when I look at my capture, I still remember driving around my town that early morning and being awed by the sunrise coming through that fabric of trees. I get that impression back every time I look at this picture.
Wow, Glen, many kind thanks for your words. They are very encouraging.
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