One B&W for C&C

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  1. marp

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    I tried my first B&W picture, what do you think about it? Critique is welcomed, tell me, what you do not like about it. Thanks

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    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This could be a cool shot, I like the concept, but it needs an anchor of some sort - a horizon line, the entire tree -- as it is, its just tree limbs suspended in space.
     
  3. marp

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    Thanks for your insight, I'll try to do better next time;).
     
  4. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I agree with Dag.
    I don't think it *needs* a horizon line.
    But cropping off the bottom branches from the trunk do leave them floating.
    I do like this silhouette very much though.
     
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    Silhouette is very cool. I think it could use different framing, but I don't think it really needs a horizon or the bottom trunk. I think it'd be fine if you cropped out that large bottom branch, cloned-out any stragglers, cropped tightly on the remaining branches, and then had more space above it, with a long, vertical crop for the final image. Quite tall, but not wide. That would convey a sense of height, I think.
     
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    i like it and i agree with others that the crop should've included something else as well.
     
  7. marp

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    Thank you all for your feedback.

    I tried what you suggested, what do you think of this version? For me, it definitely looks better ;)

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    It's better but a little too much empty space above the tree.
     
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    Yeah much better. I like this photo. Did you sharpen the silhoulette?
     
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    No, I didn't. It seemed sharp enough, and any (visible) sharpening added halos to the picture.
     
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    I agree but great shot
     
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    I love it now you've cropped the bottom branches off - definitely agree that the top of the shot could do with cropping also xxx
     

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