a tree among others

by Arnold Wolfgang

a tree among others wood mist fog forest seeking critique arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Landscapes

Tags: tree wood mist fog forest seeking critique

Category: Nature

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2011-12-28 16:45:40
Focal Length : 55/1
Exposure Time : 1/10
F Number : 5.3
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 82
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Aperture 3.2.2

Published: Saturday 28th of January 2012 01:00:40 PM


Pnina Evental

This is  a very touching forest composition. I like the trees form, the foggy winter  light ,  the soft color palette and DOF. I feel like I'm walking in it. Very nice image, Wolfgang.

Jeff Grant

You have some beautiful, misty light working well here which is enhanced by the lightening towards the top. What distracts me, and this is a style thing for me, is that the FG trees allow you to see past them. I would prefer to have them on the border of the frame with no gap.

Jeff Grant

Thanks Wolfgang, that works better for me.

Raymond Borg

Beautiful composition and atmosphere. Well done.

Wolfgang Arnold

many thanks for your comment and proposal. My idea was to avoid that it 'feels' too constricted - but I see your point. Here's an adjusted version.

Best regards, Wolfgang

Wolfgang Arnold
Raymond, Richard, Pnina, Alf,

many thanks for your encouraging and insightful comments. @Alf: you've spotted the compromise I made quite well: the raw has more foreground but there was a scrub that was too "nervous" for this photo therefore I decided to crop it...

Best regards, Wolfgang

Richard John Edwards

Wolfgang, this is quite impresive, the scale of the trees is what jumps out at me. You have captured this really well. Best Regards Richard

Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

Oh Wow! this is a beauty! The scale and detail is just so very satisfying particularly in the larger view. The gradual subtle diminishing visibilty is very nicely communicated. I also like the gradual increase in density of trees from left to right and the gradation of light top to bottom. My only reservation is my desire for more foreground, something solid at the bottom, where I can plant my feet and just breath in the sheer beauty of the surroundings. But I guess choices had to be made, you can't have it all.

Sincere Compliments


Wolfgang Arnold
Foggy forest A scrubby tree struggling for light in a small clearance.

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