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#1 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:46 PM

Shot this past weekend.  CC always appreciated.

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:19 AM

Hi Kerry
I like the combination of skinny twigs and branches against some of those massive tree trunks, and their horizontal lines in contrast to vertical tree trunks. I also really like the side lighting from left to right and the resulting shadows and textures. The lone skinny trunk in front to the right of the massive (birch?) trunk is a bit of distraction for me. In my mind's eye I see the scene without it. I also find myself wondering how that white bark would look in black & white? Maybe pretty cool.

My hat's off to you for capturing this interesting and complex scene.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:59 AM

Kerry, I went away and came back to this a few times looking for something..... anything..... and that kinda sums it up for me, though I admit to having little to no artistic ability....   There is so much to distract the eye and not enough light to attract to anything in particular though my eyesight aint the best either.... though you were out there taking pics while the furthest I have been with my camera for some time has been the garden.... THANKS for posting.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:05 AM

Hi Kerry
I like the combination of skinny twigs and branches against some of those massive tree trunks, and their horizontal lines in contrast to vertical tree trunks. I also really like the side lighting from left to right and the resulting shadows and textures. The lone skinny trunk in front to the right of the massive (birch?) trunk is a bit of distraction for me. In my mind's eye I see the scene without it. I also find myself wondering how that white bark would look in black & white? Maybe pretty cool.

My hat's off to you for capturing this interesting and complex scene.

Thanks for your feedback.  Here's a version without the skinny trunk, I think it is an improvement.

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Kerry, I went away and came back to this a few times looking for something..... anything..... and that kinda sums it up for me, though I admit to having little to no artistic ability....   There is so much to distract the eye and not enough light to attract to anything in particular though my eyesight aint the best either.... though you were out there taking pics while the furthest I have been with my camera for some time has been the garden.... THANKS for posting.

Appreciate your feedback.  But then, that's why there's chocolate and vanilla.  For me it is a forest scene.  I feel like the birches ground the image and the lighting gives it interest and depth.  A brilliant photograph?  Hardly.  But I feel like, baby step at a time, I'm getting closer to the kind of photographs that are meaningful to me.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:03 PM

Yes, I think this is an improvement. Nice PP work!

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:49 AM

That's a tough one Kerry.  Isolating that birch isn't going to be easy.  The light in the back is good, and the birch grounds the image; but there are a lot of distractions.  I am currently working on a timber harvest at my property, and I see this scene all the time.  All I can think of is thinning the forest to harvest what timber is ready for harvest and setting the area up for new growth.  I am also not fond of "conifer/ hardwood mixed" forests that are not maintained.  I see work....that's my fault.  There's some nice, young growth in the back too.  Keep at it Kerry.  I think you can make it into something good. 


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:55 AM

That's a tough one Kerry.  Isolating that birch isn't going to be easy.  The light in the back is good, and the birch grounds the image; but there are a lot of distractions.  I am currently working on a timber harvest at my property, and I see this scene all the time.  All I can think of is thinning the forest to harvest what timber is ready for harvest and setting the area up for new growth.  I am also not fond of "conifer/ hardwood mixed" forests that are not maintained.  I see work....that's my fault.  There's some nice, young growth in the back too.  Keep at it Kerry.  I think you can make it into something good. 

Thanks for the input.  Of course, I'm not a forester and this is wilderness bush, which is what I'm trying to get a picture of.  But I hear what your saying, namely that there is a lot going on, a lot of detail to take in, which can be distracting.






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