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winter woods

By thatmanbrian
A test shot for my new Canon outfit, not intended to have any artistic merit, but on playing with it in CS5, came up with this Orton look with muted colours which I felt was quite attractive. Maybe should have a lone figure on the bench or is that too cheesy?

Tags: Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 1:32PM
I dont feel in this instance you need a person to compliment this picture, good use of shadow and light, not sure about the Orton effect but admit to being old fashionedSmile

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3880 Canada
28 Jan 2012 5:34PM
Congrats on the new gear Brian, - you will love the 7D.

I like the shot, - but would prefer a crop that loses that very heavy, dominant tree from the left, - which will also, when cropped, place that seat on a third.

Your settings, - you should use Aperture priority (Av), and f/5.6 is sharpest for your lens, - but use what you need for your depth of field. Very good ISO performance.


SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
28 Jan 2012 8:50PM
Like the shot and effect but my hand also sprang up to crop part of the image on the screen. Would have probably cropped the right, but Willie is probably right about that tree being too strong. The rule of thirds isn't really a rule, but this bench would definitely look better on or near the third.
salopian Plus
6 3 27 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2012 10:32AM
A very interesting shot. With so many vertical elements I wondered how a portrait crop would look, using the dominant trees as a frame at the sides? I've done a mod to this effect.

thatmanbrian 6 342 3 Spain
29 Jan 2012 10:57AM
Thanks for the comments. I'm torn between crops! I love my original wide landscape format but the vertical crop also works well with the tall trees. And the bench being near a third is also good.Maybe I could clone the bench to the left in my landscape version? (Ducks!)

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