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Well it all depends on what you see - I see the shadows first, and the trees come second - so it may seem off centre to you, but symmetry works for me. I'm hoping the strong boxed hedges balance the trees. Never tried a composition like this before, and I wait with bated breath for the reaction to it
Thanks for looking
Helen

The satellite map shows the position I stood in to take the photo

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Apr 2013 - 11:32 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Avenue of Shadows
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:22 Apr 2013 - 6:46 AM
Tags:Coughton Court, Flowers & plants, Landscape / travel, Specialist / abstract
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
22 Apr 2013 - 6:52 AM

This is lovely Helen !! A great capture !!

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Chinga
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22 Apr 2013 - 7:13 AM

I like the symmetry and the balance! Lovely image and with lots of green! Grin
IB

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 7:15 AM

Thanks Herman and Isabel SmileSmile

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 7:18 AM

The composition is good Helen , I like the shadows, all in time with each other,...John

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 7:19 AM

The shadows caught my eye before anything else, Helen, great spot and capture. Carol

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franken
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22 Apr 2013 - 8:09 AM

I also see the shadows first Helen.

Ken

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:22 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The image is nicely apportioned into 3 different blocks. The composition does look balanced but the cut off tree at the top is a slight niggle for me. It's been quite interesting playing with different crops of this image but none look any better than the one you have here.

Dave

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7450 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1030 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:32 AM

I saw lines first - the path, tree trunks and shadows as a pattern. Good one. I do agree with Dave about the effect of the cut-off trees - but in practical terms including their full height would increase the proportion of sky and we'd probably be asking for a crop...
Moira

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barbarahirst
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22 Apr 2013 - 8:38 AM

I am a shadows first person as well....Smile

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gary_d
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22 Apr 2013 - 8:44 AM

Well balanced to my eye. - gary

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capto
capto e2 Member 21228 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:46 AM

I like the way the converging lines meet off centre. I think you could make quite a few differing compositions from this scene.Smile

ivor

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:58 AM

Well spotted and captured, Helen.

Ray

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digital_boi
22 Apr 2013 - 9:59 AM

like it Helen well spotted great shadows and lines

Graham SmileSmileSmile

Happy New Week

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Herge88
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22 Apr 2013 - 10:06 AM

Some nice symmetry in the shadows here Helen.

Best Matt

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 10:08 AM

Thanks for your comments - I agree Dave and Moira that the cut off trees don't look quite right - in the original there was a little more height, but I hadn't got the full height even then SadSad

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Apr 2013 - 11:08 AM

A lovely composition and a nice balance between the trees and their shadows Smile
Trev Smile

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22 Apr 2013 - 11:09 AM


Quote: I agree Dave and Moira that the cut off trees don't look quite right - in the original there was a little more height, but I hadn't got the full height even then SadSad

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Regards Nathan

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22 Apr 2013 - 11:38 AM

Good lines of composition

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Irishkate
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22 Apr 2013 - 12:24 PM

It's all about the shadows - what a beautiful observation with double row of shadows.
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CaroleS
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22 Apr 2013 - 1:45 PM

I like the fact that the shadows start in the corner and lead your eye in - I think you did very well, it is a well balanced composition.

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woolybill1
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It suits me fine, Helen; I tend to see the shadows first myself.
I might even be tempted to crop the top more severely to remove most of the Vee of sky between the rows of trees. It strengthens the appearance of the shadows by darkening the overall image.
But I'm not imagining it as a b&w image - not yet Wink
Regards
Bill

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 4:18 PM

Thanks everyone

Quote: It suits me fine, Helen; I tend to see the shadows first myself.
I might even be tempted to crop the top more severely to remove most of the Vee of sky between the rows of trees. It strengthens the appearance of the shadows by darkening the overall image.
But I'm not imagining it as a b&w image - not yet Wink
Regards
Bill

Bill - I can see the advantage of that straight away as it removes any focus on one particular cut off tree at the top - I might yet go with b/w SmileSmile

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22 Apr 2013 - 6:43 PM

It's lovely Helen, a regiment of trees and shadows

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gingerdelight
22 Apr 2013 - 8:05 PM

I like this very much Helen - strong lines and shadows.
Carol

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helenlinda
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22 Apr 2013 - 8:07 PM

Thanks Mark and Carol SmileSmile

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22 Apr 2013 - 8:10 PM

I do like how you've composed this, Helen, and you're right, the shadows present themselves first Smile

Andrew

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helenlinda
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22 Apr 2013 - 8:23 PM

Thanks Andrew Smile

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:13 AM

Well spotted and very good use of shadows Helen. Good lead in lines too. paul

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