Make : NIKON CORPORATION
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
I absolutely love the lower half of the image, not so much the upper half. Perhaps a tighter crop?
Lovely location and photo op - not sure if the top half adds value - just my two cents.
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.
good texture and colors...congrats
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.
Beautiful work with very nice lighting, Wolfgang!
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.
W. You gave me misty eyes..Very good.
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