View Full Version : the old apple tree

02-07-2010, 08:50 PM
I've posted a photo of this tree before but this is a different angle and perspective. Just wondering what y'all think :)

02-07-2010, 09:34 PM
I quite like this and I like the houses in the background to add interest as wella s the one to the right. Lots to look at and I find my eye wandering around the photo in a good way. :)

02-07-2010, 09:36 PM
thanks Casil! the 'house on the right' is actually a 3 sided shed with 2 chairs to look at the view. I took a picture in the summer from behind through one of the windows.

Mad Aussie
02-08-2010, 03:38 AM
Not bad ... I like the perspective which shows the character of the tree.
I do wonder if a landscape orientation might be better by showing us more of that building to the left.

The sky has some funny colour artifacts in it, especially in the blue areas? Was this area dark and you've boosted the colour up? If so, might be a bit much I think.

There's a very bright spot in the top right hand corner area. Is this the sun trying to show through? I possibly would have tried to clone some cloud over that section perhaps.

The snow is very well exposed!

Looking closer I think this is an HDR Merge, which probably caused that colour issue I mentioned. You may need to layer in one of the original shots and blend through the sky to correct that.

Wicked Dark
02-08-2010, 08:40 AM
You also might consider doing a black and white conversion. I photograph apple trees a lot and they come across well in monochrome.

02-08-2010, 09:01 AM
MA gives good critique here.
Overall I like this shot. Tree is a bit central for me here though...

02-08-2010, 03:19 PM
For me my eye is drawn to the shed, and I'm left wanting to see more of it. I'm not keen on the tree edges being cropped out of the picture. The snow looks great, and the soft shadow cast by the tree is nice. I quite like the grey sky because it helps separate the tree from the background.

02-08-2010, 04:11 PM
The tree has interesting shape and I think a horizontal view with more of the shed in the photo as M.A. suggests might be an idea for some future photos to try out. :)

02-08-2010, 05:03 PM
thanks guys. I will try your suggestions. I do have a landscape shot of it. I didn't think of the tree being so central because I was trying to catch all of it.

Let me play and get back you on it :)