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Bannockburn Glen

By Jamawa  
The source of all those beech leaves.

1/500 @ F2.8 Aperture priority. White balance - sun.

Edits in Photoshop 7:
Saturation boosted by 10, Unsharp mask.

Comments, critique and advice welcome.

Tags: Autumn Trees Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated November Bannockburn Landscape and travel

Voters: paulrankin,

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paulrankin 15 4 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2007 8:58PM
i like the contrast of the grasses against the brown beech leaves. The composition though dos n't quite work for me the dark area of shadow in the centre i find distracting. Nice idea to use the beech tree as framing, but it seems to dominate the shot obscuring any really view deeper into the frame and the sky is a little over exposured and lacking any real detail. Hope im not been too negative.

all the best Paul
Jamawa 16 3 Scotland
28 Jan 2007 11:56PM
Thanks very much for the advice - feedback like this is more useful to me than any number of clicks. Smile

I now have a re-edited version (link goes to my webspace) in line with your suggestions, which I think is an improvement. However, I probably won't bother reposting it here, as I agree with you - the main problem is the composition; it was the colours that attracted me but I guess I didn't make a clear enough decision this time whether I was photographing the tree or the view. I also don't much like the white building on the hill in the middle distance, but I think the overall image probably isn't worth the time to try to clone that out neatly.

Thanks again for your help.

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