Trees over water

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  1. Hertz van Rental
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    As the title suggests...

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    the light that is falling through the trees and reflecting in the water is magnificent. i wonder how it looks in color ...
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    Beautiful shot! very atmospheric
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    It's pretty much monochrome but I just thought it would work beter B&W.

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    I absolutely agree.
    Well done.
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    ooo... nice one, thats some good looking light! :thumbup:
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    Great picture.
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    Lovely. The reflected light is quite ethereal. One thing that particularly caught my eye is a heart shape in the trees.
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    The light is brilliant. It's a little hard to make out what's what in B&W though.

    -snip-

    Saw the other post.
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    Ooo, I missed seeing this one until I noticed it in the PotM lineup. I know you hate this, but ... :hail:







    (And that's the only time I'll be figuratively on my knees)
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    yeah i would like it more if what was going on was clearer in the black and white.
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    [​IMG]

    It was just a grab shot. Here is the whole view.
    It was a fine balance - if I exposed to show what was going on then I lost the light patterns. I had to go for the optimum.
    Personally, I kinda like the power lines but including them changes the whole focus of the image and, at the time, I was just interested in what the light was doing.
    And I would say that it looks fine on my monitor - but then, I use a Mac and calibrate it with a Spyder ;)
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    It's nice to see more of the scene that you came upon. The feeling is definitely different in the 2nd, but no less interesting light-wise.
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    It's really quite a striking sight, the downgoing and upgoing rays so clear, and intersecting, like that. Well spotted and well captured.
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    Very, very nice! Thanks for sharing!
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    the full image shows more context for the scene without distracting from the great light...b&w would be nice for that too.
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    But the context for the light was not what was important to me at the time.
    I was just concentrating on the light effect itself.
    By showing the light effect as part of a bigger scene it becomes just one element in that scene, it's importance reduced by the more dominant graphic elements of the silhouetted trees.
    By moving in much closer to exclude everything that was going on around I could then treat the light more as an abstract compositional structure. ;)
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    This is an amazing shot. I agree with you on the crop you chose. The black and white makes it even more dramatic. Good eye on that one!

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