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Sentinel Revisited

By Bee76
I sometimes think this tree will be here long after we're all gone, no matter what the oceans can throw at it.

A slightly different take on my last image as I've left the sun out and concentrated on the lighting from the side. I think I prefer this one too. I love this tree and I'm sure I'll be back for more 'revisists' in different conditions.

Thanks for your comments on my last image, it's appreciated!


Tags: Suffolk Beach Seascape Sunrise Tree Long exposure Dawn Benacre Landscape and travel



mattw 19 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 3:04PM
This is really is a superb shot. The comp is clean and simple, but very strong.

The tones are beautiful, with the mixture of warm evening/dawn light on the horizon fading into the deep blue of the sky and water - always a powerful combination. The colours look well saturated without being OTT.

The tree makes a fine point of interest. It was a brave decision to leave this as the sole sharp detail in the frame, but it has worked well and produced a strong graphic image.

Sorry if i have not been able to crit anything, but I would not change a single pixel. Wish I had taken it.
Bee76 12 17 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 3:17PM
Wow, I knew I liked it but that's high praise indeed Matt.

LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 3:18PM
Short and sweet - I like it too!
paulcr 18 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Mar 2011 3:18PM
Agree with Mattw. Lovely image. Paul
MelanieB 12 6
15 Mar 2011 4:32PM
This leapt out at me from the gallery - fabulous. The tones are amazing and the heat of the light on the tree is mesmerising. A magical and perfectly composed shot.
Bee76 12 17 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 8:57PM
Thankyou Lynne, Paul and Melanie.

Jestertheclown 14 8.7k 255 England
15 Mar 2011 11:11PM
Hi again Barney!

I'm inclined to agree with what's being said here.

Compositionally, this is excellent. The tree and the horizon are both on their respective thirds and the meet at the intersection of those thirds. Also the horizon's dead level. That should keep all the traditionalists happy!
The colour's good although, for me, it's seems to have a slight red caste to it, a bit like your Sizewell beach shots. It doesn't put me off but I think it's there. I've had a tweak and removed it but of course, that takes away some of the effect of the sunset.
I haven't bothered uploading the mod. as I don't think there's any need to.
It's entirely in the eye of the beholder anyway and certainly doesn't detract from the impact and overall beauty of this shot.

I reckon it's a winner!

Well done.

Philo 12 99 83 England
16 Mar 2011 8:20AM
This is great Barney and certainly addresses any comments I made on your previous shot. I agree with Bren's assessment and the light on the tree finishes it off nicely. To be honest I don't see the red colour cast; to me it's just warm light from a sun low in the sky.
Super work, keep them coming.
Bee76 12 17 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 1:16PM
Bren and Phil, thanks very much for taking the time to review this and comment. I must confess to a certain level of pride after months of feedback and slow improvement.

It's about time I produced something worthy of all the feedback so thanks again!

paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2011 1:18PM
I tend to be suspicious of the long exposure water shots, but this is rather good. Very simple, excellent composition and technically A1. No crits.

Bee76 12 17 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2011 10:41AM
Thanks for that Paul.

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