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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.
I like the contrast in colour and the image itself looks fine to me
Beautiful colours, Mark, and a grand sky, a good composition and capture. Carol
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.
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....
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.
wonderful light and shadows mark brilliant autumn colours really like the comp a belter nice one
The Autumn colour and light adds so much spectacle to the image..........
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.
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.
Great shot with lovely colour and nicely detail,very well done,
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
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!
I love the autumn colors.
You have some great comments here The colours are terrific and the saturation, contrast, the lot........ It is just the comp and the tree in the fg needs a chainsaw but as I am a bit of a treehugger that seems harsh 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.
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?
Nice picturesque image.
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