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« Reply #60 on: December 28, 2009, 08:17:17 PM »
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This image, which I've shown here in the past, is one of my favorites because my daughter really likes it. When I first showed her the picture, she said she imagined that the two large branches were the tentacles of a great forest beast, lumbering down the side of the creek. Of course, I had to name the image 'tentacles'.

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« Reply #61 on: December 28, 2009, 08:39:27 PM »
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Nice, Doug.

I am a sucker for images that suggest something beyond the literal, as yours does. Your daughter has good taste.

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« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2009, 10:00:49 AM »
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Taken near sunset, Christmas day
That's a great image Justan. The gold light infuses the whole scene.  Did you crop it or is that some kind of stitch?

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« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2009, 02:42:04 PM »
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Doug, I'm glad to see you and your daughter escaped the forest monster!  Looks a lot like a hat-eating tree to me...

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« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2009, 04:02:26 PM »
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Thanks very much John!

It’s my first stitch, 3 frames. It opens the door to a lot of possibilities.

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« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2009, 04:07:27 PM »
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...a fig tree in Velvia...

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Beautiful!
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« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2009, 04:57:57 PM »
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JMR, very nice green or green,  Not easy to make this work.  By the way my compliments on your composition on that one.  Tim


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Thank you Lois.
The first is a sandwich of two images. So I meant they were done in-camera and combined. One is of out of focus apples superimposed on the orchard. No masking, though one day I will learn the technique.
The second is also a sandwich of one in focus and one very slightly out of focus shot of an American Ash and berries in autumn.
The third is a pan shot with a touch of unsharp mask. It acts like a high contrast application.

And here is one more; not your usual beauty, rather skeletal remains of sumac on a hill, which I think has its own beauty.

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« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2009, 05:06:18 PM »
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This image, which I've shown here in the past, is one of my favorites because my daughter really likes it. When I first showed her the picture, she said she imagined that the two large branches were the tentacles of a great forest beast, lumbering down the side of the creek. Of course, I had to name the image 'tentacles'.

That is a wonderful image,Doug. Everything is just so...in place[attachment=18997:dancing.trees.jpg]

Here's 2 happy trees, dancing at Sims Park, they didn't know I was watching.

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« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2009, 09:46:32 PM »
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

Mike...yes, definitely a hat eater.
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« Reply #69 on: December 30, 2009, 08:24:13 AM »
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More great shots Tim: I especially like #3 - which is very reminiscent of the topography round here where you get micro-terracing on steep pasture slopes. A tree plus shadow is always a winning combination for me anyway...
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« Reply #70 on: December 30, 2009, 08:26:11 AM »
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More inspiring examples: the first being my favourite - very spare but interesting at the same time.
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« Reply #71 on: December 30, 2009, 02:03:18 PM »
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Lois thanks for the compliment,  

Justan, I like what you did with that image.  If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle.  But very nice glow, Really nice.  

Lets keep the good work coming.  Tim
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« Reply #72 on: December 30, 2009, 04:33:55 PM »
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Rob I like the image very much,  Dancing trees great name.  They actually do look like they are dancing.  

Matt very nice photograph.  T

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That is a wonderful image,Doug. Everything is just so...in place[attachment=18997:dancing.trees.jpg]

Here's 2 happy trees, dancing at Sims Park, they didn't know I was watching.

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« Reply #73 on: December 30, 2009, 11:12:44 PM »
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Just also want to say love the title and the dancing look of the trees.  JP
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That is a wonderful image,Doug. Everything is just so...in place[attachment=18997:dancing.trees.jpg]

Here's 2 happy trees, dancing at Sims Park, they didn't know I was watching.

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« Reply #74 on: December 31, 2009, 02:20:40 AM »
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Some great "tree portaits" here ! I´ve also a tree to share with you, a "Winter Tree"
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« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2009, 10:26:09 AM »
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Thank you very much, Justan; nice feeling to take into the New Year with me!

Rob C
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« Reply #76 on: December 31, 2009, 02:33:32 PM »
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You are most welcome, Rob!

Hope the quickly approaching New Year is a great one for you!

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« Reply #77 on: December 31, 2009, 02:35:31 PM »
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> Justan, I like what you did with that image. If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle. But very nice glow, Really nice.

Thank you for the comment and suggestion!

I tried a few different edits after posting. Here’s the update.



The tree on the left has several bear claw marks on it and I wanted to preserve that. I suppose I could clone it to the next tree. Your suggestion made a nice improvement on the right side


I printed a study on hana prs and it is purrdy.
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« Reply #78 on: December 31, 2009, 04:25:46 PM »
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> Justan, I like what you did with that image. If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle. But very nice glow, Really nice.

Thank you for the comment and suggestion!

I tried a few different edits after posting. Here’s the update.

The tree on the left has several bear claw marks on it and I wanted to preserve that. I suppose I could clone it to the next tree. Your suggestion made a nice improvement on the right side


I printed a study on hana prs and it is purrdy.
If I was you, I would stick to your guns. Everyone has a vision and style and way of looking at things, and most images can be cropped 7 ways to Sunday. But the point is, IMO, if the critiques or suggested crop is not meant to help the author make HIS vision better known, then it is just another person's take on how the image should be cropped. While the cropped version is good, so too was the original. It's just a different format.

And Happy New year to one and all.

JMR
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« Reply #79 on: December 31, 2009, 07:33:23 PM »
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I just wanted to make myself clear.  I really love the image, I wanted to give just a little advice to you and no disrespect intended in anyway.  I make my living selling my photographs around the world and doing exhibits in galleries and museum.

I thought it would be more sellable if just a tiny little bit was cropped off the right side.  Its a great shot.  Tim



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> Justan, I like what you did with that image. If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle. But very nice glow, Really nice.

Thank you for the comment and suggestion!

I tried a few different edits after posting. Here’s the update.



The tree on the left has several bear claw marks on it and I wanted to preserve that. I suppose I could clone it to the next tree. Your suggestion made a nice improvement on the right side


I printed a study on hana prs and it is purrdy.
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