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Matt K.
08-04-2011, 10:57 PM
Encountered this lonely tree in the middle of a canola field ...


This is the version with a 17-70mm lens, on 17mm wide angle:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/6010506416_6b445da3e6_b.jpg


This is the version with a 300mm lens:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/6009956729_b9951c568e_b.jpg

MartinW
08-04-2011, 11:55 PM
Great find, Matt. I especially like the 300mm shot. :)

kat
08-05-2011, 12:25 AM
jealous. :)

Wicked Dark
08-05-2011, 08:26 AM
I like them both. We don't have anything like this in New England.

Iguanasan
08-05-2011, 09:18 AM
Hard to find interesting subjects like this in Nova Scotia too. A very nice shot of a cool subject. Is it just my eyes or do I detect some kind of halo around the tree in these shots. Perhaps you did some editing to bump up the contrast in the clouds?

Marko
08-05-2011, 10:19 AM
Lovely scene - Shot 2 for me please.

casil403
08-05-2011, 10:27 AM
Nicely done on both counts Matt.

Marko
08-05-2011, 01:31 PM
I have a suggested crop on shot 1, Can i try it?

Lovin
08-05-2011, 02:07 PM
I like both, but first is my favourite. Did you dodge the tree area, because I see a light hallo around that tree.

JAS_Photo
08-05-2011, 02:22 PM
I like both as well. :)

Matt K.
08-05-2011, 03:56 PM
I have a suggested crop on shot 1, Can i try it?

absolutely ... I have another sot of this, with the foreground not so predominant ...

and thanks all for your kind words ... I will tell the tree ....

Matt K.
08-05-2011, 04:00 PM
I have a suggested crop on shot 1, Can i try it?

absolutely ... I have another shot of this, with the foreground not so predominant ...

and thanks all for your kind words ... I will tell the tree ....

Marko
08-05-2011, 05:24 PM
I think you read my mind on the foreground then Matt, here's my edit - straight crop ( could have left another 1/4-1/2 inch perhaps) with a hint of leveling and save to web. Makes for a fine pano imo.
If I had the original file I probably would have cropped a bit off the left but still kept the same width overall if that makes sense, but because I don't have it, had i made that crop, it would have looked too small compared to original.

asnow
08-05-2011, 07:17 PM
I was liking the second one better, but now seeing that cropped pano, it is now my favourite.

Hillbillygirl
08-06-2011, 07:52 AM
Really likin' that pano shot. Especially befits the title so well now.

Matt K.
08-06-2011, 10:35 PM
Really likin' that pano shot. Especially befits the title so well now.

Yup, Marko did a great job. I have since reworked this image as well, in the original ... funny what happens when you use different white balances ...

aubintbay
08-07-2011, 09:40 PM
2 nice shots but my chioce would be the second one.

Lizardqing
08-07-2011, 10:19 PM
Both are great, the 2nd is my favorite. But that pano look really gives the expanse a nice compliment. That needs to be my back yard though!