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Lone Tree

By butterflydiva72    
I was for my usual late afternoon drive to watch the sunset and spotted this tree on the way home. Through my eyes I found it too good not to photograph. I though the stark contrast of the blackened branches against the blue sky beautiful. The lovely rolling hills in the background add to the picture of peace & serenity of the picture.

Perhaps the lighting could be better maybe my thirds arent great - I know its not a great shot, but I like the essence. How could you improve it?

Tags: Tree Mountains Bush Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
26 Sep 2011 4:55AM
The shot is quite underexposed Antoinette. Im not sure why, - if it came from the camera like that, or if its a result of some processing or effect you wanted.

High ISO on this compact camera will also mean the shot will have a noticeable amount of digital noise, and this is quite visible in the sky. I would guess that ISO 400 may be as high as you can go and get a useable result.

I can imagine in my mind what you were after, - and Im sure the scene was quite a bit brighter; the border effect works well.

If I correct the exposure as much as I can in the mod, and then reduce noise, - it appears quite a bit livelier, - with some of the cloud getting closer to white in one area. Im still not sure if the mod is in ace any closer to the original scene.

Let me know if the mod appears better to you, - or your original looks better, - i.e the mod is too bright, and the original looks just right. If thats the case, you will need to calibrate your monitor.


26 Sep 2011 5:33AM
Hi Willie. I love what you have done!

However I will say it was getting a little dark and overcast at the time. Th sun had set about half hour beforehand.

Also my camera isnt a compact it is a DSLR so I am guessing I can get a higher ISO, I just didnt know as much as I know know, even though I dont know alot still. I wasnt trying for any effect really because I didnt know what I was doing, I just loved the stark tree against the sky and hills - so much!!

thanks for your comments and mod Smile
26 Sep 2011 10:14AM
Thank you Frank for you comments, very helpful.

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