The Best Tree I've Found So Far

9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #175971 by beyond2k
I enjoy taking pictures of trees and finally found one that doesn't really have too much distraction around it. I plan on going back to take some pictures of this in the winter when it snows also. Any suggestions or comments appreciated. Thanks.



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9 years 11 months ago #175982 by Baydream
Beautiful specimen. I would include a bit more space to the right and top to get the trunk off dead center to create a bit more interest. Shooting this is several seasons is a great idea.
If you can somehow mark the exact spot you are taking the shot, you could shoot often and create a pretty nifty time lapse of the seasons.
What an opportunity.

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9 years 11 months ago #175984 by beyond2k
Thanks for the suggestion. It's tough to move around with the tree, there is a road right next to it on the left. The way I shot it makes it seem to be at a remote type location but it's actually right next to the road. But I will try to offset it when I go back.


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9 years 11 months ago #175992 by photobod
many moons ago i used to drive past a tree that i thought looked beautiful, i always planned to photograph it in all four seasons, unfortunately lightning made that plan impossible, would love to see a beautiful quad framed shot of your tree in a years time.

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9 years 11 months ago #176002 by Baydream

beyond2k wrote: Thanks for the suggestion. It's tough to move around with the tree, there is a road right next to it on the left. The way I shot it makes it seem to be at a remote type location but it's actually right next to the road. But I will try to offset it when I go back.

Be safe. David (photobod) has a better idea (and one that won't get you squashed.). Four shots, four corners. one print. :thumbsup:

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9 years 11 months ago #176122 by juanzea
very nice tree. It should be nice in the fall also when there's some color on it.


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9 years 11 months ago #179501 by proverbs3photos
I agree with baydream's comment... what a beautiful tree though!! I suggest that if you follow the suggestion of getting this in the different seasons.. that you post! lol


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9 years 11 months ago #179560 by Stealthy Ninja
I was looking at your pic thinking: "This is nice but there's something wrong... and after a bit I picked up on the 2-3 problems.

1. It seems you've brushed back in some exposure around the tree which has given it a kinda halo effect on some parts.
2. The background is a little distracting.

I suspect if you got a bit lower or changed your angle your shot could have been slightly better. A lower/wider/closer angle would have made the tree dominate the frame more and would have gotten the distracting background out of the image.

JMHO YMMV etc.
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