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Lisa Nikodym
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2005, 08:41:09 PM »
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I've come a little late to this discussion (been away on vacation with my camera ), but will add my two cents. I've found that forests are just about the most difficult type of landscape to photograph. The dynamic range is tough, and the aspect ratio of trees makes them hard to fit into a photograph in a way that works well. Given the difficulties, I think you've come up with an excellent photo that I like a great deal. I like the way you've balanced the darks with the sunlight. My only comment (and it's minor) would be to crop off the half-tree along the right edge, which I find somewhat unbalancing.

I've tried for a long time to get a good photo of a redwood forest (my favorite kind ) that really gets the feeling of a redwood forest across, and have only rarely succeeded. I recently got one, though, if you're interested:
{redwood forest photo}

Lisa
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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2005, 11:43:03 AM »
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Lisa,

I like the redwoods photo a lot as is. Redwoods I have seen often do tilt and taper for a long way off. I think if you "corrected" the perspective, it wouldn't look like redwoods any more.

Nice shot!

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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2005, 04:34:33 PM »
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Lisa,
It's funny how nature sometimes refuses to give us trees that stand up straight or insists on introducing other "flaws" in our photos.   In Death Valley National Park, the sides of the valley have broad, gently sloping planes running down to the valley floor several miles away. I have several photos taken with a level camera in which the photo looks as if the camera was tilted because the main visual reference in the photo is sloping. In some cases, I have elected to rotate the photo a little bit to make the "horizon" appear level because the more realistic presentation is just too visually disturbing.

John
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