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Lonly tree.

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Calanques National Park. Marseile. France.

Tags: Blue Outdoors Sea Daylight Sunny France landscape Landscape and travel Marseille Travel and landscape bozalek calanques



mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2021 10:28AM
Hello Krzysztof, welcome to the Critique Gallery, you have been on the site for a long time but I think this is the first time that you have ticked the critique box? I hope you will find it useful, but I wonder if that was deliberate? You describe yourself as a photojournalist and travel photographer, you clearly know what you are doing.

The Critique Gallery is a learning area, primarily although not exclusively for beginners, plus for photographers with particular questions, or exploring areas outside their comfort zone. When you tick the critique wanted box, a pop-up box appears, and then after uploading you will have received a message from the site, describing the way we interact. We need to see Exif data - we have that here, thank you - but we also want to know what advice you are looking for (camera technique? composition? processing?). How do you see this? Are there aspects that you are particularly satisfied / dissatisfied with?

So I hope that we shall hear more from you. I will say at this stage that this is a coastline that I know well, we have spent time just a little way to the west from the Calanques, and this 'takes me there'. The light, the deep blue shadows... This was taken in April, I was there in March, I saw the same. But while it shows the typical finger of rock, I find the left side of the frame unsatisfactory. I want to see the base of the tree trunk (move around a bit to the left for a slightly different angle?) and that round blob intruding at the edge of the frame is a distraction.

But it's over to you. What are you looking for from the Critique Gallery?
10 Oct 2021 10:50AM
Thanks. That's exactly what I expected. I have another photo of that location on my instagram. There is whole tree, it's still distracting because of the older trunk. No matter how I crop it its or to big of to small.

banehawi Plus
19 2.9k 4354 Canada
10 Oct 2021 3:12PM
I tried a 16X9 crop with increased exposure, its mod 2

mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2021 3:42PM
Thanks for coming back to us. It would be interesting to see the other picture, you can add it here as a modification.

I think there's a lot to be said for the principle of composing first of all with reference to the foreground, try to fit the background in satisfactorily but the foreground is where the viewer is, it needs to feel complete.
dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
10 Oct 2021 4:50PM
I like a lot of what I see here. For me, it's important that the tree's branch is clear of the horizon, and that the top of the rocks is below it.

I notice that the lens was set to 18mm - I wonder whether it was possible to move back and use a longer zoom setting to alter the relative size of tree and distant subjects. But I don't know the location, and there may be a drop there...

For commercial work, all that matters is that it sells - does it?
11 Oct 2021 5:03PM
The 3 mod is the right photo.
dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
12 Oct 2021 5:40PM
That new shot really works rather well - a proper sense of being in the shade of the tree, not just looking past it. Still at 18mm I notice from the EXIF.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
13 Oct 2021 11:25AM
The new frame works much better for me, I get much better sense of actually being there.
The tree is rooted to the ground, not just coming in from an angle from nowhere, no particular interferences on the edges of the frame.
The light is better although perhaps a little dark in some places but not as much as your first frame.
Just watch the light halos coming in where the tree branches meet the sky on the left side.
A beautiful pace for photography, lovely scenery.

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