New Life II

by Arnold Wolfgang

new life ii sapling wood withered seeking critique arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Flora

Tags: sapling wood withered seeking critique

Category: Nature

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2009-07-14 15:21:03
Focal Length : 105/1
Exposure Time : 1/250
F Number : 4.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 3
Focal Length In35mm Film : 157
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Capture NX 2.2.0 M
Gps Latitude Ref : N
Gps Latitude : 47/1 26/1 16240997/500000
Gps Longitude Ref : E
Gps Longitude : 13/1 30/1 19133377/500000

Published: Thursday 3rd of December 2009 08:23:29 PM


Tim Zeipekis
I absolutely love the lower half of the image, not so much the upper half. Perhaps a tighter crop?

Tony Hadley
Lovely location and photo op - not sure if the top half adds value - just my two cents.

Wolfgang Arnold
Tim, Tony, interesting comments, because I chose this crop on purpose: I wanted to underline the grasping 'movement' of the withered piece of wood. Seems, that didn't succeed... So, many thanks for commenting - I've learned something.

Mehmet Akin
good texture and colors...congrats

Fred G
Wolfgang I like the blue light offsetting the very alive green. I also like the details in the ground. Like you, I appreciate the composition. I think it provides a sculptural feel to the tree bark and I do find it uplifting in spirit. My first thought was that the blur toward the top was distracting. It seemed, for me, to be getting in the way of something. I have a feeling that if you had kept full focus throughout the main subject, the composition would work better. You managed some very sensual curves here.

Ruud Albers
Beautiful work with very nice lighting, Wolfgang!

Wolfgang Arnold
Fred, many thanks - again for an encouraging comment and a good suggestion. I see your point. Unfortunately, this time I cannot easily correct it (too blurry for any sensible retroactive sharpening). When taking the picture, I intentionally chose f4 for blurring background and keeping attention on the sapling - yet, I see that a sharper top would have suited better.
Best regards,

Vladimir Funtak
W. You gave me misty eyes..Very good.

Wolfgang Arnold
The end... ...and the beginning of life.

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