Dead Tree at Sunset

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  1. abraxas

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    -Use of long focal length to control depth of image / flattened perspective
    -Small aperture for thorough focus
    -Use of low, setting sun for color enhancement and to form longer, uniquely shaped tree shadow
     
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    Amazing colour :)
     
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    Nicely done.
     
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    Beautiful, rich colours. Well done.
     
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    Wow stunning shot.
     
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    Eh, the background colors are too distracting.
     
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    Honestly, the tree seems to get lost in the background due to a relatively color match with the rocks behind it. I wouldn't have noticed it really if I hadn't been looking for it and found the shadow, which lead me to the tree. I like the comp but is there a way you can separate the tree from the background more?
     
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    Thank you- the place can be so wierd :)

    Thanks.

    Thank you. I'd noticed the colors from a distance when shooting other areas in the valley at sunset over the last group of years. Finally made it over there.

    Thanks. I'm pretty pleased with it. :)

    That's the effect I was looking for, and I wanted the whole scene to flatten out on itself. The distance from the tree to the rock formation is about 40 feet. There are remains of an old adobe house that have been painted over (with lead paint as the adobe was built with radioactive clay- that's wierd) to match the rocks. At sunset during the time of year this was shot, the vegetation in the area turns red-orangish from the soil on the slope leading to the spot (my theory).

    I noticed this effect/phenomenon about a year before on a ridge overlooking the valley:

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    This shot was taken within a week of a year before at about the same time of day. The sun was in roughly the same position- coming through low. The ranch house/dead tree is about 1/3 from the left in front of the formation just about dead center between top and bottom.

    The abstract, nearly flat look is exactly what I meant to shoot- It took a year. I'm pretty sure you know what I'm talking about with what I've seen of your storm shots. It's following the ~way, it's more than just a single image.

    -best.
     
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    I find it hard to believe that the tree is 40 feet from the wall, any side shots to prove it?
     
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    I don't like the flatness at all it makes it hard for me to determine the main focus of the image which I assume is the tree and the colors take away from the tree to as it blends in too much
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Diggin' the shadow on the rock. If you don't look too closely, the dried vegetation in front gives it a reptillian pattern effect. Cool.


    Second shot is amazing.
     
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    The shot is great!!
    It's a little bit too orange for my tastes, but if that's how it was there's not a whole lot you can do about it!! haha

    I find it's hard to concentrate on one particular object, like the tree. after staring at it for about five minutes I did notice the shadow, which is pretty awesome!
     

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