The old apple tree 2

By mrswoolybill
A second view of Cockpit Garden, Richmond Castle.
Neil Swanson, who planned the garden as a millennium project, wanted visitors to sense 'something of the unseen, human struggle which took place there.'
Keith asked about b&w for yesterday's square composition. I had tried, several times, somehow it didn't work for me there; but did with this shot.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Photo journalism Castle Black and white Richmond Landscape and travel

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Comments


franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2018 8:12AM
It works well in mono, Moira.

Ken.
vivdy 9 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2018 8:22AM
Prefer yesterday's colour version . Viv
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2018 8:26AM
They are different frames, Viv. I have colour of this one, it will appear eventually.
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2018 8:32AM
A beautiful composition Moira. I really like the curve of the branch at the top of the frame.

Phil.
22 Nov 2018 8:38AM
The colour wasn't working for me at all, and on the left I thought there was twice as much wall as was needed. This is loads better. Except for that bright little leaf, bottom right, which is absolutely doing my head in...
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
22 Nov 2018 8:42AM
great compositionv and bnw treatmentWink
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2018 8:43AM

Quote:Except for that bright little leaf, bottom right, which is absolutely doing my head in...

Ah but that isn't a leaf, Alan. It's one of the fallen apples - there are several. I'm afraid I left it in very deliberately.
Yesterday's for me was about that (very imperfect) circle of sky, and then squaring the circle; this for me is much more about what surrounds it.
22 Nov 2018 8:51AM
Well it's your image.
22 Nov 2018 8:52AM
makes an excellent set with the previous one
Great B&W capture with good vignette. Well done 👍.
WesternRed.
22 Nov 2018 9:44AM
Yep, this is definitely my favourite image of said tree, Moira.
Welcome home by the way. Smile

JohnSmile
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
22 Nov 2018 9:45AM
Fascinating Moira. A wonderful illustration of how a relatively small repositioning
of the camera can totally transform an image.
I had written more on the subject but decided to delete it and shut up.
As you said, it's a different frame.

Dave.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2018 11:47AM
Thanks guys.

Quote:A wonderful illustration of how a relatively small repositioning
of the camera can totally transform an image.


Well spotted, I got down slightly lower for this. It gave me the base of the tree and exaggerated the canopy of leaves. Those were my main aims, but it also made the path less prominent. I wanted the diagonal of the path to hit the corner of a square frame, given that that wasn't going to happen in a portrait frame with the base of the tree I wanted the path to appear more discreetly.
clicknimagine Plus
11 744 104 India
22 Nov 2018 12:16PM
wonderful...
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
22 Nov 2018 1:15PM
Mono works surprisingly well for this.
I like the several triangles on the right side starting with the shadow, also the little animal face at the trunk.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
22 Nov 2018 4:26PM
Does work well also in mono, Moira, but think I have to go for colour - it's more cheerful on this cold, grey, wet dismal day! 😀
Trev 😀
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 734 England
22 Nov 2018 7:23PM
Thanks for doing a mono version Moira, I do like it and it seems a number of others do too.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
22 Nov 2018 7:37PM
A fine compo, great conversion, Moira.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2018 12:09PM
Amazing that tree is still standing... Great mono composition Moira.
Isabel GrinGrin

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