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Old 28th September 2011
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Tree By Accident

Let me know if this is any good. I took it without really thinking of the composition or the settings, I'd just been shooting little scenes of a minature garden at f2.8, then saw a big tree, focused on the trunk and went 'snap'.

My self-criticism is hopeless. I think the wacky DOF makes the tree look really strange and spherical, which I suppose I like. What do you all think?

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Old 28th September 2011
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Re: Tree By Accident

I agree that the tree does look a bit weird but I'm not sure it is because of depth of field. To my eye it looks like the bushes in front of the tree and the other trees behind are all in focus so I'm a bit puzzled. Anyway, it is a very nice tree as trees go

I wonder if the composition might have been improved if you'd been able to move round to the left so as to isolate the tree from the others to either side. Placing the strong, spherical shape of the tree centrally without distractions to either side could perhaps have made more impact.

I hope these musings are helpful


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Well it's an odd shot, and I see why it's appealing.

I suspect a legacy prime used wide open.

Now try to find a really great composition to use it on.

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