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Walking in Wissahickon Park this morning, with a still lasting snow dusting from last night, there was one tree with remarkably textured bark, and a bit of snow. I thought that abstracting it might make a nice photo.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Feb 2013 - 11:36 AM
Focal Length:22mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-0.7
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:ESP
Flash:On, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Tree Bark with Snow
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:4 Feb 2013 - 4:35 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Nature, Plants, Tree bark
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Feb 2013 - 5:26 AM

This is a remarkable photo indeed !! Great capture - and V1 is tops for me !!

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 6:21 AM

A well seen abstract and in the absence of side lighting (be it natural or off camera flash), the snow really helps display the textures. Possibly just lacks a focal point for the eye to rest on.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom853 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 8:15 AM

V1 is best, but the bark doesn't fully stand up on it's own. You need a subject to act as focal point. The other possibility was much closer on a tighter area and pin sharp, but then I'm not a texture/pattern fan.

Paul

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paulknight
4 Feb 2013 - 8:29 AM

It is version 1 for me too. And I think the whole image is the subject I don't need a focal point. The texture and the pattern is it.

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 9:20 AM

It is a great capture of a remarkable piece of bark but as it has been stated before there is no focal point to the image.


David.

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 10:36 AM

At first glance I thought this was your 'All Bran' at breakfast time lol.

having read then description is is truly an amazing piece of tree bark. However as has been said .............focal point.


Frank

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 12:02 PM

I knew that there was no focal point, but I felt that the bark itself was so remarkable that it could be the subject, and was worth recording. Thanks for the feedback. I like V1 the best also.

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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 5:16 PM

Excellent! GrinGrin

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 8:42 PM

Good abstract. Great capture, you have a good eye. V! for me. Like Frank I was thinking of breakfast cereal before I read your description!
Ian

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handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2013 - 12:46 AM

I have been surprised. Of the photos I have presented in my short time with iPhotozine, I think this one has brought on the most comments...and not all agreeing. Thanks, everyone, for your input.

Peter

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2013 - 10:31 AM

v1 for me - love the colour. It works well for me without a focal point as it is such a wonderful texture - if anything the focus is where the bark meets the snow. SmileSmile
Helen

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shailyrawat
2 Apr 2013 - 3:48 PM

... unusual photo ... great eye ...

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