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



    Lone tree by Alf Branch, on Flickr
    OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

    I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr


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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!
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there ó even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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.

        Jim

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        • #5
          Re: Lone tree Buttermere

          Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
          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!

          Thanks John I appreciate the assesment


          Originally posted by Keith-369 View Post
          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

          Thanks Keith




          Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
          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.

          Jim

          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.
          OMD E-M1 OMD E-M5II MMF3 12-40 pro 12-50 EZ 14-42 EZ 9-18 f4.0 -5.6 40 -150f4-f5.6 R 60mm f2.8 macro Sigma 105 f2.8 macro Holga 60mm plastic Holga pinhole lens lens and a XZ-1 Olympus - 35 SP Trip 35 Pen EEs OM2sp

          I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Re: Lone tree Buttermere

              It’s very nice. I like a good silhouetted tree.
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              • #8
                Re: Lone tree Buttermere

                Yes, very good.

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                • #9
                  Re: Lone tree Buttermere

                  Originally posted by OM USer View Post
                  It works. A nice trimmed colour palette and good backlighting evokes the visceral nature of the Lakes.
                  Originally posted by chris View Post
                  Itís very nice. I like a good silhouetted tree.
                  Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
                  Yes, very good.

                  Thanks OM, Chris and Ulfric
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                  I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                  • #10
                    Re: Lone tree Buttermere

                    As landscapes go, this is absolutely brilliant Alf.
                    Steve

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                    • #11
                      Re: Lone tree Buttermere

                      Originally posted by Ricoh View Post
                      As landscapes go, this is absolutely brilliant Alf.

                      Thanks Steve
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                      I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                      • #12
                        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.
                        Kind regards Mike
                        http://www.wingsofnature.org

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                        • #13
                          Re: Lone tree Buttermere

                          Originally posted by Mdb2 View Post
                          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.
                          Kind regards Mike

                          Thanks Mike
                          No that famous tree is still there
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                          I nice view does not mean a good photograph. My FLickr

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                          • #14
                            Re: Lone tree Buttermere

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

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