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Bambi
02-05-2010, 11:27 PM
so I've walked by this tree a number of times and always been impressed with it. the other day I finally decided to take some pictures of it.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S2zuARx9dcI/AAAAAAAAEXk/CwV71cuul9Y/s800/shattered.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S2zuENs9L7I/AAAAAAAAEXo/CSVu5VhA-cY/s800/stump3.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S2zu-HB7qII/AAAAAAAAEX0/BwF2c6c2ee4/s800/stump5.jpg

Michaelaw
02-05-2010, 11:44 PM
I like the first one for its color and textures. The lighting is cool too, did you use the onboard flash here?

Actually I like them all for different reasons.

Boy when you're wrong, you are wrong! That tree is not dead...It's resting! :laughing:

Bambi
02-06-2010, 12:09 AM
thanks Michael! Yes the flash was used here. I don't have an external flash yet. Still figuring out the bells and whistles that came with the camera.

it is a cool tree though. and I am sorry Michael but I've watched it for a few months and I can assure you it is dead. It's definitely not pining for the fjords! :laughing:

Michaelaw
02-06-2010, 12:22 AM
I like the way the on board handled the first shot, to my mind it got a decent fill light splayed out across the scene which IMHO gives the shot legs.

Hillbillygirl
02-06-2010, 06:33 AM
Very nice series Bambi. I especially like the second shot.

Iguanasan
02-06-2010, 07:03 AM
I've seen similar sights in my travels (lots of deadfall in NS) but have never really felt like I could do them justice. This is a pretty good attempt here, Bambi. Nice captures. The first is my favourite too. The fill light helped nicely.

Bambi
02-06-2010, 08:43 AM
thanks guys. As a first attempt I'm happy with it but I will go back and try again. My fingers froze after 5 minutes and I had to leave. But with luck there's a break in the weather and I will get back. I put one of the shots in the assignment thread and here's the last half decent one.
Thanks for explaining how the flash helped here. I am still trying to learn about how flash works/doesn't work on a shot.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S21xSrgaVPI/AAAAAAAAEYs/2y1OpvKW5PQ/s800/tree.jpg

jumpinjimmyjava
02-08-2010, 07:40 PM
I really enjoyed you last photo post Bambi. With the entire tree. Wonderful depth and light. Haunting lonely feel. I would say perfect - jimmy :)

Bambi
02-08-2010, 08:22 PM
I really enjoyed you last photo post Bambi. With the entire tree. Wonderful depth and light. Haunting lonely feel. I would say perfect - jimmy :)

thanks so much Jimmy. I would say it's my favourite as well!

AcadieLibre
02-08-2010, 10:57 PM
Nice set of photos.

Bambi
02-09-2010, 07:59 AM
thank you AL.