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Old Oct 29, 2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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i am surrounded by conifers, but a few of the original settlers threw in a little color. a rare view here on the island...
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 1:10 AM   #2
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I have a picture like this. Everything in here is perfect except the sky is so bright. If it were blue and that hanging branch on the right was missing, this would have been a perfect composition. These two are kind of competing for attention with the centre of focus.

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Old Oct 30, 2005, 1:15 AM   #3
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bad lighting and stupid tree. if i were God with a chainsaw i would be soooooo happy!
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 1:37 AM   #4
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ok. different day and real bad light. better or worse?
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 8:34 AM   #5
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the tree it's a little to centered...try an angle from wich u get more of the water ...this subject deserves a little time because it's really nice...and try a litle sharpening too..
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Old Oct 30, 2005, 5:07 PM   #6
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Hard to call bad lighting when your outdoors and unless your carying
a cartload of lights..... I hate to keep harping on Photoshop but
even the second pic could use some touching. First off, pull your
subject offcenter. There are more buildings than trees to look at
so thats where my eye went. Fill in the tree to balance the leaves.
Get rid of the buildings and wires. I got enough color to make me
want to look around... The second pic really dealt with what bothered
me with the first. Too many lines bisecting the picture. Once you
pulled into the subject it eliminated much of the "noise"

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Old Oct 31, 2005, 1:30 AM   #7
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go telephoto, portrait orientation.. concentrate on the orange tree and its reflection.. get rid of the rest..
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 1:27 PM   #8
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That is one gorgeous tree. How does this crop work for you? I think it emphasizes the tree and its reflection and minimizes the dull sky. Actually, I don't think the lighting was too bad as it really allowed the tree and its reflection to show beautifully.
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An even tighter crop eliminates the sky completely.
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Old Oct 31, 2005, 1:39 PM   #10
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I'm goiing against the grain here, but I like the 1st one the most. EXCEPT for the branch and the sky.

The orange tree looks nice, but its the landscape that realy does it for me.

If you could do some exposure bracketing and merge them to get the sky right, and find a way to clone the branch out, or get a way not to get it in the frame, it would be great.

Or you could just cut out the foreground and sky completely...
Something like this...


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