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GHGraham 8 7 10 Scotland
12 Dec 2010 10:05AM
Refreshing viewpoint across Loch Slapin. I particularly like the composition & the suggestion of the movement because as you describe, it was rather windy.

The sky has nice texture so this should be a fine image indeed but it's the processing which disappoints me. I think this could be a fabulous wall hanger but it looks like it was made from several images either blended together or masked over each other.

I'd go back to a single frame and process it again for a more natural look cos I think this is a first class piece of work.

The rocks curve the eye towards the hill & then rest on the tree which has created tension by appearing to reach out of the frame. If it pointed the other way, the image would be imbalanced but this works to compensate for the rocks & hills to the left.

A first class classical landscape that if were mine, would benefit from revisiting the processing buttons.


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fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
12 Dec 2010 11:37AM
As Graham says this is a very strong composition and this makes the image stand out. I agree the processing is a little heavy handed and sucks some of the "naturalness" out of the image and particularly flattens the contrast of the light on the distant hills. Well worth revisiting as this is very much worth the effort.
bill33 Plus
7 36 1 Scotland
12 Dec 2010 12:10PM
Graham and Fraser, my thanks to you both for your comments. I totally agree with you both, the processing was a bit OTT, I will submit a re-worked version and look forward to your valued comments. It is only with this type of comment that I can try to improve my standards of photography,my thanks to you both once again, Bill.
zanzibarwinds 14 205 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 5:56PM
Outstanding bill, great mood to this.
f11digital 15 98 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 7:48PM
Love this shot and recognise the location of this particular tree Smile
garymc 12 8 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2010 9:00PM
Looks great as is Bill but I'll look forward to seeing the re-worked version.
12 Dec 2010 11:16PM
Wow Bill, looks great to me, will also look forward to seeing a re-worked image, not quite sure how much better you could make it though Grin
arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2010 10:44AM
Wonderful image.
13 Dec 2010 11:22AM
Wonderful composition and details, Superb.

Fisher2 10 1 Ireland
13 Dec 2010 4:09PM
good to see some real comments on here the tree is a cracker
One of the most difficult of trees to get at to photograph, it's tucked away with barbed wire fence and breeze block wall, both determined to keep it secret.

20 Jan 2011 6:30AM
Perfect title for this beautiful landscape. krystal
5 Feb 2011 11:45AM
Got to say this shot is a cracker well done.
Regards Mick.
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 9:29PM
Fantastic capture. Great composition. Love the foreground rocks leading the eye to that fabulous tree and the mountain range in the background.

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