by Arnold Wolfgang

l tree bw seeking critique arnold wolfgang

Gallery: bare trees

Tags: tree b/w seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2013-03-25 20:25:44
Focal Length : 24/1
Exposure Time : 1/320
F Number : 5.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 24
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Wolfgang Arnold
Software : Aperture 3.4.4
Gps Latitude Ref : N
Gps Latitude : 47/1 32/1 258/5
Gps Longitude Ref : E
Gps Longitude : 9/1 40/1 1037/25

Published: Saturday 27th of April 2013 07:36:11 PM


Linda Liebl

An impressive series, Wolfgang.  I'm leaning toward this one as my favorite.  It might be the size of the tree. But also I like that the almost-symmetry is broken up by the break or jog in the sea wall.  As always, nice work.  ~~~~~L

Rejith Warrier
Nice tones ...

Mark Zell


Yes, these trees were a nice discovery, and your series is excellent.  Despite each photo's similar subject and composition, there are differences that cause each tree to acquire a personality.  This tree has an interesting Rorschach-like symmetry, strengthened by its nearly silhouette treatment, and its central placement.  Well done.

Wolfgang Arnold
Rejith, Mark,

many thanks for your comments.

@Rejith: the tonality was a consequence of the weather conditions on that dull late winter day - any tweaking towards a brighter mood wouldn't have been "real".

@Mark: you've pointed out one of my main ideas. Although some of the trees in the series are very similar, they are all different and have a kind of individual "personality". And the central placement and silhouette-like presentation indeed should invite to investigate their forms and let imagination play a bit (referrint to your comment to "Y").

Daniel Gorinstein

Hi Wolfgang:

The whole series of bare trees is very appealing. Even though most of these subjects are in the center of the image, this only goes to show that the "rule of thirds" can sometimes be breached to yield positive results. I like the sepia tone, and the loneliness produced by a rainy afternoon and the distant haze. Great series of images.


Wolfgang Arnold
bare trees continued this is one of four new photos to "bare trees" series. They were a lucky discovery while visiting Lindau at Lake Constance: both the bad weather and their isolated position suited well into the series.

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