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Old Jan 4, 2006, 9:39 AM   #11
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nice! Reminds me of the cover of the newest Mountain Goats album...

which is, strangely enough, titled "The Sunset Tree"

Wow, I just did a search on google to see the cover and it is similar. Do they have a song called "The Sunset Tree" as well?
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Old Jan 4, 2006, 9:43 AM   #12
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i like the composition here.. and the textures and colors in the sky.. but the sun and sunflare was annoying..

i think had you waited for the sun to just disappear behind the horizon you would have had the shot you were looking for!

nice job regardless, look forward to more..
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Old Jan 4, 2006, 11:37 AM   #13
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Thanks Dustin, I appreciate your comments. I may have stayed a little longer in the field but the farmer seemed to be getting a little concerned. I had asked permission to go into the field as it got later into the evening he started hanging around giving off bad vibes. So I decided it was time to go.

Here is another version of the same tree. I think I have done a better job of processing in RAW.

I originally did not like the way I approached the framing of this one but it has grown on me plus it does not have as a severe sun.

Is this any better?
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Old Jan 4, 2006, 3:02 PM   #14
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i like the conversion and the the colors much better in this one.. and i think this one was timed perfectly..

but i preferred the offset lone tree composition of the first one over the closer framing use of the tree..

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 4:41 PM   #15
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nice! Reminds me of the cover of the newest Mountain Goats album...

which is, strangely enough, titled "The Sunset Tree"

Wow, I just did a search on google to see the cover and it is similar. Do they have a song called "The Sunset Tree" as well?

Nah, its his autobiographical album about his abusive step father who recently died. Brilliant album, but not a happy listen
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Old Jan 5, 2006, 9:58 PM   #16
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Thats really pretty, Nice shot. :-)
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Nice composition - but from all 3 pics, you may want to do some research on sharpening. Thelightsrightstudio.con has some excellent, free sharpening tools if you are interested.
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Great shots. Great location. I used to live in Gunnedah and teach at the High School. Do you know an ambulance officer named Dennis?
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Ahhh Mr Faulkner, I have heard of him but he left before I came to Gunnedah. I have been here for about 8 years. Lat I heard he went to work for the mining companies.

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I like the framing of the branches. The underlit clouds really set this off. When you were further away it showed the texture of the clouds really good. Where I live I also have permission to go on the land of a rancher. In return for letting me go on his land I gave him and his wife a couple of prints.
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