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I'm really torn about this image, i think I like it and there is some wonderful colour, and a great sky, but I can't put my finger on what makes me uncomfortable about it!

Taken Sunday afternoon in RHS Wisley in some gorgeous light, but it was just starting to get cool.

Thanks for looking and to all those that clicked or commented on yesterday's upload.

Mark

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Oct 2012 - 3:15 PM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Autumn in the air
Username:marktc marktc
Uploaded:11 Oct 2012 - 5:35 AM
Tags:Landscape, Landscape / travel, Rhs wisley
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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 - 10:49 PM

I like the contrast in colour and the image itself looks fine to me
Jim

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 5:53 AM

Beautiful colours, Mark, and a grand sky, a good composition and capture. Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 6:37 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Lovely saturated colours, Mark and the sky looks good. Maybe it's the composition that's bugging you. There's no natural framing elements at the sides, the left side has branches but the trunk is off-image, the right has a small section of path that takes you out of the that side. As a result there's nothing to keep your attention focussed in the frame.

Dave

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6108 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 6:39 AM

I see what you mean Mark, lovely sky and colours but it doesn't quite work. I think maybe the small bush in the front is stopping your eye from getting into the image, sounds like a load of old bull, but a famous landscape photographer pointed out something similar in one of my shots and when I moved around a little removing the obstacle from shot the image worked really well.
You may of course ignore everything I say as I really have no idea what I'm talking about.... Smile

Andy

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 441 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:39 AM

Lovely colour and light. I might have been tempted to crop off that little path that leads the eye out of the frame on the right, and also to crop off the big blue space in the trees on the left. You would then have some wonderful natural framing for a very well captured and detailed image.Smile
Carole

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:21 AM

wonderful light and shadows mark brilliant autumn colours really like the comp a belter nice one Wink
andy

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3261 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:34 AM

The Autumn colour and light adds so much spectacle to the image..........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:11 AM

I think Dave has probably hit the nail on the head (he usually does!!). The colour is wonderful with the acer taking centre stage. The clouds in the distance look like snow covered mountains.
Ann

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 11:29 AM

I think we all face this problem when we see a single beautiful tree
but other things detract.
Andysnapper has a point about the little tree.
Think your image is the Acer and the seat in b/g - if only you could isolate them!!!
Meanwhile let's just enjoy those wonderful colours.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:13 PM

Great shot with lovely colour and nicely detail,very well done,
saeid

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:54 PM

I feel a bit like you .. the sky is spot on .. but the trees just seem a bit cluttered for the perfect image ..
but heh ! what are you after?
you took the picture because it was there and you liked it ...nuff said
I think I would like to see it with that taller tree on the left of the screen cropped .. then your golden tree would be starring ..oh and you wouldnt loose much of that sky

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 2:33 PM

Aside from the gorgeous colors I see here--- I feel badly that the clouds were not streaming out of the tree instead of off to the right

maybe some "composing with your feet' would have made a difference--wandering around some with your eye--- looking for a distinct focal point--

but them-- you could crop this to an abstract and still show those glorious colors!

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gajewski
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11 Oct 2012 - 5:50 PM

I love the autumn colors.
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:46 PM

You have some great comments hereGrinGrin The colours are terrific and the saturation, contrast, the lot........ It is just the comp and the tree in the fg needs a chainsawTongue but as I am a bit of a treehugger that seems harshSad so I think I would stand in front of that tree (maybe in the shade of the tree) and take some portrait shots, and if you got low down to the base of the tree and pointed the camera upwards you may get the leaves of the offending tree framing the sky.
Diane

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:30 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Glorious colours and sky, Mark. For me, it's the composition that lets it down as the eye doesn't quite know where to look. Maybe if you'd kept more space in front of the tree on the right and cropped out (or included more) of the tree on the left, it would have had a better balance. I think it might still work well cropped into a square image?Smile

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 11:19 PM

Nice picturesque image.
Matt

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