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At the far end of our garden a lone twig rises from the ivy on the fence. Taken yesterday; much the same today.

300mm, 1/200th sec. @ f5.6, ISO 500 +1.3 E.V.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G AF-S VR IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Going Solo
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:8 Jan 2010 - 9:08 AM
Tags:General, Specialist / abstract
Votes:56
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 9:15 AM

A good example of minimalism here Bill.Plenty space around it.But you do need it for these riding crops !!
Good shot.
Mick.

picturistic
8 Jan 2010 - 9:19 AM

simple and effective

Adrian

colmar
colmar Plus Member 742 forum postscolmar vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 10:07 AM


Quote: Simple and effective

Adrian

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 10:41 AM

Good minimal image. A

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 Plus Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 10:48 AM

Minimalism at its very best IMHO. I think it would be superb blown up huge and on a wall.

Hugh

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 11:14 AM

Very simple and effective, a modern image if you like, would look great on a wall which Hugh has already said. - gary

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Jan 2010 - 11:44 AM

Elegant with the single twig

Peter

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 12:03 PM

High minimalism....love it.

TelStar
TelStar Plus Member 9116 forum postsTelStar vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 - 12:03 PM

It rises Triffid-like; power plant!

Tel*

imagio
imagio Plus Member 8imagio vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 12:48 PM

so simple but so effective Bill

bernie

nickyv32
nickyv32 Plus Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
8 Jan 2010 - 1:24 PM

I very nearly uploaded a similar shot today simple but beautiful, great shot, still deep in snow here with much more to come it seems......

Nicky Smile

gingerdelight
gingerdelight Plus Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 2:33 PM

Brilliantly simplistic Bill, but says everything!
Carol

jonwebber
jonwebber Plus Member 6jonwebber vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 2:38 PM

Sorry, no new comment, it has all been said. Wonderful.
jon

bliba
bliba Plus Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 3:26 PM

great find
simplicity ...love it

davidhu
davidhu Plus Member 9davidhu vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 3:40 PM

Less is more Bill. I can see you poking the telephoto out of a gap in the patio doors, firing off a couple of shots and then wisely retreating to the warm.
Dave

MickS
MickS Plus Member 10MickS vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 3:42 PM

watcha Bill,
excellent bit of minimalism, almost sumi-e, might be worth a B&W.
best
Mick

casson
casson Plus Member 8casson vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 - 3:47 PM

Simple is best, nice shot.
john

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64871 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 3:50 PM

Lovely soft tones.
Chris

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 3:58 PM

a minimalist's delight!

that's too much snow!
JEnnnnn

woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 4:05 PM

Wow - thanks, Mick! AnD V2 now added.

MickS
MickS Plus Member 10MickS vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 4:16 PM

Watcha Bill,
yep, V2
best
Mick

MilanaG
MilanaG Plus Member 9MilanaG vcard Bulgaria
8 Jan 2010 - 5:09 PM

Nice, tender work...well seen and tsken!Works well in mono!Glad to be 30!
Milena

andrejD
andrejD  5 Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 5:15 PM

It's certainly worth bw. V2 is more poverfull in my opinion. Like it!

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10505 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 5:53 PM

Tremendous Bill. It takes a good eye to make a photograph out of that but you managed perfectly well.

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 6:08 PM

V2 works well for me Bill, nicely composed too.

John Smile

kinfatric
kinfatric Plus Member 10550 forum postskinfatric vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 7:12 PM

I like the composition Bill and shallow dof. No1 as a preference.

Last Modified By kinfatric at 8 Jan 2010 - 7:13 PM
AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7619 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 7:28 PM

Well you know how much I love mono, but I found my preference for v1 rather quickly here. I like the layers of pale blues and whites, rather than the very stark white "top" layer in v2 (you seem to have lost some definition there in the conversion).
Might I also add that this must be viewed large - very Zen and minimalistic.
Anne

Adrian_Reynolds
Adrian_Reynolds Plus Member 10202 forum postsAdrian_Reynolds vcard Scotland
8 Jan 2010 - 7:53 PM

The simplicity conveys serenity so well Bill, lovely image, Adrian

Brilane
Brilane Plus Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 8:11 PM

Vers.1 for me also.
I love the composition.
Brian

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 9:08 PM

An excellent minimalist image Bill, my garden is covered with snow too

tigertimb
tigertimb Plus Member 740 forum poststigertimb vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2010 - 11:26 PM

Excellent Bill; minimalist but effective and with a lovely glow to the sky
Tim

Roly
Roly Plus Member 7Roly vcard Wales
8 Jan 2010 - 11:37 PM

V2 for me Bill.

KingBee
KingBee Plus Member 8403 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 7:06 AM

Missed this - v1 for me. Bob

Mavis
Mavis Plus Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 10:23 AM

There's a lot of it about Bill Smile not many people photograph it though .

More detail in version 1 Smile Keep warmxxxx

roverrat
roverrat Plus Member 7roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 5:37 PM

Minimalistic and effective, both of them.
Alex

Last Modified By roverrat at 9 Jan 2010 - 5:37 PM
John_Humphreys
John_Humphreys Plus Member 969 forum postsJohn_Humphreys vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2010 - 6:53 PM

I like this a lot Bill, particularly the less contrasty No. 1. John

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2010 - 3:25 PM

Minimalistic, but with great effect. I love V2 with even less detail.
Johanna

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2010 - 9:41 AM

Simole and perfect.
Tom.

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