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« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2009, 05:03:26 PM »
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I would love to see that tree and photograph it with a heavy bank of fog behind it.  I have a thing for big trees.


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« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2009, 05:04:53 PM »
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Nice tree eric.
Thanks, Blas. I wish I could say that I raised it from a seed in my own back yard.
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« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2009, 04:12:54 AM »
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Lois I like # 7
Thanks - one of my favourites too. Taken at White Wood on Dartmoor, where there are still some remnants of prehistoric (i.e. never cleared since Man arrived) oak woods, which have wonderful growths of moss and lichen. (1, 6 and 8 are also Dartmoor oak woods: Blackator, White Wood and Wistman's Wood, respectively.)
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« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2009, 10:56:01 AM »
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Very nice John: until you posted the third, I was puzzled by how you could get the effects shown in camera (well, those you showed, anyway). I love the rowan (?) tree with berries - very nice to contemplate on the coldest, bleakest day of the year. And the motion blur trunks are very pleasing - I think it is an excellent way to simplify the disorder of a forest to a harmonious result.
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« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2009, 06:09:43 PM »
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Very nice John: until you posted the third, I was puzzled by how you could get the effects shown in camera (well, those you showed, anyway). I love the rowan (?) tree with berries - very nice to contemplate on the coldest, bleakest day of the year. And the motion blur trunks are very pleasing - I think it is an excellent way to simplify the disorder of a forest to a harmonious result.
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 #45 on: December 22, 2009, 09:31:50 PM »
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A couple of emails came in asking just how to shoot trees correctly.  I will have to say I have not just learn this right a way.  First I use a framing card to get the composition perfect.  then set up my lens to mimic what I saw, by the way I carry every lens that Mamiya and phase makes for the system.  You may ask yourself is that necessary to carry so many lenses, Yes.  This allows me to sit back and move to get rid of obstacles out of the way like, the sky, other trees and lets me get exactly the tree in all of its glory.  Then I wait for the right light.  Hope it helps 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.

JMR
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« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2009, 10:28:17 PM »
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The first image was at 4 sec while standing in the water shot 4x5 film.  Second was 8 minutes shot 5:15 in the morning with film.  Third was 30 sec with film. 4rth was 8 seconds with film. 5th was 30 seconds  with Phase One and 6th was 15 seconds with Phase One.  Yes Scott the days have to be very very still.  Of course tripod and mirror lockup.  Thanks Tim

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That other tree shot was amazing by Melville  "Hats Off".  I will have to go and see that one.  So I want to see yours.  Trees are majestic and fascinating.  

I have been in love with tree since I started shooting.

Here you will see some trees that captured my heart.

The first one is my very first color image I ever shot, while standing in the cold winter waters of Mono Lake 1985.

The second one was shot in The Great Smokey Mtns 8 minute exposure shot under a full moon.

The third shot during the great flood on New Hampshire and 4th shot Pennsylvania.


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« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2009, 11:41:57 AM »
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How are you getting the trees to hold steady for so long.  This is nearly impossible and with the lighting, are you doing something different.  I will have to say the tree photographs are amazing better that the exhibit I saw of Eliot Porters tree collection.  

Come on is that a typo, 8 minutes by the moon, seriously.  By the way what is that tree all in white.  JP
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« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2009, 05:43:27 PM »
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No that's not a typo.  I shot both a 4x5 camera and 6x7 camera side by side.  The thick emulsion film saw the dark darker than the 6x7 thinner emulsion film did.  They both looked great but I want to make sure I got it.  By the way its a dogwood.

Thanks for the compliment I try to shoot trees and delicate and elegant as they appear to me.  But its very difficult to find just the right tree, it has to have the right background and shape, and yes it takes alot of driving and hiking to find it.  But when you do you have something amazing.  A forest or tree holds a very wide range of light, even in low light its about 12 stops of light.

By the way I'm waiting for just the right light on very still days. I don't shoot a lot of frames just wait for the light to get right.  Tim

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How are you getting the trees to hold steady for so long.  This is nearly impossible and with the lighting, are you doing something different.  I will have to say the tree photographs are amazing better that the exhibit I saw of Eliot Porters tree collection.  

Come on is that a typo, 8 minutes by the moon, seriously.  By the way what is that tree all in white.  JP
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« Reply #49 on: December 25, 2009, 12:21:30 PM »
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Here's one I made last January... forgot about it, but it's one of my favourites.

Ancient Cottonwoods
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« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2009, 01:49:46 PM »
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Here's one I made last January... forgot about it, but it's one of my favourites.

Ancient Cottonwoods
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Mike.

I really like this one, Mike. I think of walking through the woods, forgetting what trail I'm on, trying to figure out where I'm at and how to get back. I'm allways getting semi-lost cause I've got my eyes pointed up at those trees I love.

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« Reply #51 on: December 25, 2009, 03:24:35 PM »
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Thanks.  Remember, you're only lost if you've got a place to go and a time to be there.  Otherwise you're just wherever you are.  'Lost' is a state of mind.  I've had many times where I had no idea where I was and very little idea of where I was going, but I've never been 'lost'!    

Mike.
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« Reply #52 on: December 25, 2009, 07:59:32 PM »
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I can't put my finger on why, Mike, but I really do like the trees and the perspective you chose for the cottonwoods.

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« Reply #53 on: December 25, 2009, 11:20:21 PM »
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Ditto on that.

This now one of my favorite threads.

Eric

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« Reply #54 on: December 26, 2009, 08:18:12 AM »
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Ditto on that.

This now one of my favorite threads.

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« Reply #55 on: December 26, 2009, 02:01:13 PM »
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Mike very interesting angle approach they seem to come alive.  These are some very old trees, Love the postings we are getting here. Thanks guy and gals always nice to see what everyone else is doing and these great locations,  Here are couple newer ones.  

 

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Here's one I made last January... forgot about it, but it's one of my favourites.

Ancient Cottonwoods
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« Reply #56 on: December 27, 2009, 02:04:10 PM »
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Okay, just for the hell of it, a fig tree in Velvia. Vulgar and brash, just like Mama Nature.

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« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2009, 01:01:36 AM »
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Ah, Rob, you old softie.  I always knew you had it in you...    

Mike.
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« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2009, 10:17:43 AM »
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Taken on Christmas morning in Ireland. Chilly.

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« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2009, 10:51:50 AM »
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Taken near sunset, Christmas day


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