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Acadia No. 7
 

Acadia No. 7


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Exposure Date: 2012:10:28 13:15:37;
Make: Leica Camera AG;
Model: M9 Digital Camera;
Exposure Time: 1/45.0 seconds s;
ISOSpeedRatings: ISO 160;
ExposureProgram: Other;
ExposureBiasValue: +65535 1/3
MeteringMode: Other;
Flash: Flash did not fire;
FocalLength: 50.0 mm mm;
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm: 50 mm;
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Macintosh;


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Picking out a combination of subject matter within a natural landscape was

part of my recent bike journey through the Acadia National Park in Maine.

Do these these three main elements work for you, or not, and why? I tried

to picture three different elements in some of the photos of that series, and

often disparate forms. Thanks for looking. Arthur

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Arthur,

 I think this is very colorful, but it seems to be crying out for some animate form: an animal or a human being to give it a focal point.  Your position is close to the nearby red leaves, yet not close enough to show detail - but at the same time you are not far enough away that this looks like a landscape.

Jerry

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Hi Jerry.  Thanks for an interesting observation. Did you click on the image to enlarge it? Although there is actually there a lot of detail in the red bush leaves, I agree that there may be too much of it to retain attention on any particular part. I was amused by the interplay between the sloping leaf-denuded tree branch (with its fantasy or wild-like sub branches) and the perfectly straight and vertical tree to the right. The bottom red bush banding is just a horizontal texture for that interplay. I would have liked to have been able to throw the trees in the background more out of focus, to accentuate better the vertical-diagonal-horozontal relationship, but that wasn't possible given the near far distances involved.

 

I have to disagree about the potential animate presence (animal or human), as it would, to my mind, just complicate and distract from the graphic image. 

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Lovely colors, and I agree that the branch is an interesting subject.  Because of that, have you considered cropping quite a bit off the bottom and right?  This would still leave some of those fabulous colored leaves on the bottom, but it would get rid of the vertical tree on the right, which I think competes with your subject.  Just an idea for your consideration.....  

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