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By saurabha03
I tried to create a Silhouette using a tree. I hope i am successful quite a bit.

Tags: Tree Silhouette Dusk Flowers and plants Dawn Wildlife and nature

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CathR 14 151 564 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 2:40PM
You have the right idea here Saurabh by hiding the sun behind the tree to prevent major flare and overexposure from the strong light. It's nice also how the sun gives a halo effect round the tree.

The next level would be to find a more interesting composition. Here the tree is very central and it is standing on its own with no detail in the foreground part of the picture. If you can find a group of trees or some other feature in the foreground it would add to the interest.

But certainly you have the right idea here.

Best wishes

NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 9:05PM
i can see the attraction of the scene and given the brightness of the sky we have to decide on one of two directions. we either go for the grad filters and add a little exposure in the foreground. or alternatively we can expose for the sky and go for a sillouette.

if you are going for a sillouette, then balance is a critical factor both with composition, tonal range and brightness, and distribution of dark and light areas.

in this instance, the amount of dark area in the foreground is a little heavy and considering the sky is the principle area of interest, it is sacrificed in area for darkness in the base. there is no need for anything more than a slither of black base to be left under the tree. also the tree trunk is lost into the base darkness and this could have been improved by moving in closer and taking a lower view point.

just my opinion but id have been happier putting on a grad and leaving a little if subdued detail in the foreground.
just my opinion.
best regards,
26 Mar 2010 2:23PM
thanks for your comments Catherine, Phil. I appreciate your feedback. Looking for forward for more. Smile

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