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Autumn in the air

By marktc  
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.


Tags: Landscape Landscape and travel Rhs wisley

Voters: CarolG, Andysnapper, Jasper87 and 24 more

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10 Oct 2012 10:49PM
I like the contrast in colour and the image itself looks fine to me

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
11 Oct 2012 5:53AM
Beautiful colours, Mark, and a grand sky, a good composition and capture. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
11 Oct 2012 6:37AM
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.

Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
11 Oct 2012 6:39AM
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

CaroleS Plus
7 430 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:39AM
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
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 8:21AM
wonderful light and shadows mark brilliant autumn colours really like the comp a belter nice one Wink
11 Oct 2012 8:34AM
The Autumn colour and light adds so much spectacle to the image..........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 9:11AM
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.
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 11:29AM
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.
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
11 Oct 2012 12:13PM
Great shot with lovely colour and nicely detail,very well done,
11 Oct 2012 12:54PM
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
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
11 Oct 2012 2:33PM
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!
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
11 Oct 2012 5:50PM
I love the autumn colors.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:46PM
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.
vickyf 11 8 8 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 8:30PM
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
paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 11:19PM
Nice picturesque image.

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