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02-18-2010, 01:39 AM   #1
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Trees shaped by the wind
Lens: 18-55 DA Camera: K100D Photo Location: Downhill, Northern Ireland ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F11 

A 3-shot series of the same cluster of trees, which seemed to be shaped by the wind from which they were hiding.

Shot 1. @ 35mm


Shot 2. @ 20mm


Shot 3. @ 20mm


02-19-2010, 04:44 PM   #2
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Number 2 is definitely the best. One and three just don't cut it for me, although I think #1 could do decent B&W.
#2? I wouldn't change a bit, I think it's very good as it is!
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I also prefer #2, although I wonder how much better it would look if it had been taken from a lower perspective, so the water horizon isn't bisecting the trees and the branches are viewed more from below against the sky. But then you might lose the windswept look, so I don't know...
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Thanks for your comments.

Here's another version of #2 (let's call it #2b). I put the horizon exactly in the middle, as I didn't like it only being almost in the middle and it didn't work with the rest of the picture to put it in a traditional rule of thirds spot. And changed some saturation.



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I like the third one best. Don't think the 2nd one gives a full description of the wind...
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zeelich, I think you have a point.

I think the shape is seen in #1, but the sky is cloudy there.

#2 do show the shape, but the sky is so clear it's hard to imagine that there is ever wind in that place.
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QuoteOriginally posted by juu Quote
zeelich, I think you have a point.

I think the shape is seen in #1, but the sky is cloudy there.

#2 do show the shape, but the sky is so clear it's hard to imagine that there is ever wind in that place.
Why I choose pic3 is that not only the trees, but also the grasses and rocks on the ground help to express the wind direction -- they all point to the left of the frame. The dynamic of the pic is really vivid in pic 3.
In pic 2, i don't see this dynamic, and because the sea is peaceful, it interrupts the subject of your pic.

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oh, by the way, the shade in pic 3 is really an unnecessary distraction.. better crop it
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