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Lone tree Buttermere

Here is a shot I took back in March of a lone tree in Buttermere does it work?



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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

By placing the tree high in the frame and with a background of only sky you have taken a deliberate decision to let it dominate the scene, which it does most effectively. Also, exposing it as almost a silhouette adds to the mood of foreboding created by the muted colours and threatening sky. This is the Lake District in the raw, not a pretty sight but an awesome and inspiring one. It works!
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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

Does it work....???

Yes ...Of course it does.

In all fairness I've not seen anything of yours that doesn't work. You have a lot of talent, and a great location, but it's the talent which shows through every time.

Just one more great shot from Alf
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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

I like it, but what's the odd 'wedge' of black to the right of centre - is it a plantation? I find it a bit distracting. It's got unnatural lines in an essentially natural scene.

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By placing the tree high in the frame and with a background of only sky you have taken a deliberate decision to let it dominate the scene, which it does most effectively. Also, exposing it as almost a silhouette adds to the mood of foreboding created by the muted colours and threatening sky. This is the Lake District in the raw, not a pretty sight but an awesome and inspiring one. It works!

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Does it work....???

Yes ...Of course it does.

In all fairness I've not seen anything of yours that doesn't work. You have a lot of talent, and a great location, but it's the talent which shows through every time.

Just one more great shot from Alf

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I like it, but what's the odd 'wedge' of black to the right of centre - is it a plantation? I find it a bit distracting. It's got unnatural lines in an essentially natural scene.

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Thanks Jim
Yeah that is a plantation. I would rather disagree that this is a natural scene as the whole of the Lake district lacks the diverse vegitation that it should have because of the ongoing meddling of man.
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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

It works. A nice trimmed colour palette and good backlighting evokes the visceral nature of the Lakes.
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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

It’s very nice. I like a good silhouetted tree.
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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

Yes, very good.
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It works. A nice trimmed colour palette and good backlighting evokes the visceral nature of the Lakes.
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Itís very nice. I like a good silhouetted tree.
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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

As landscapes go, this is absolutely brilliant Alf.
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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

Hi Alf, great photo, not sure if it’s the right tree? Has the original tree died? I did notice there were a couple of single trees round the lake though.
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Hi Alf, great photo, not sure if itís the right tree? Has the original tree died? I did notice there were a couple of single trees round the lake though.
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No that famous tree is still there
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Re: Lone tree Buttermere

It works well, and sums up the mood of this time of the year.
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