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Blood Red
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-16
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-18 2:20
Viewed: 3899
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I'm back to my recent visit to Japan and onto a completely different theme from butterflies. I thought I'd try my hand at something a little artistic with a tree.

This is a wild maple tree Acer palmatum growing beside a hilly ridge on the outskirts of the little town of Mount Koya. The positioning allowed me to get a natural white cloud background, looking level from a trail on the ridge.

The colours this autumn were really beautiful, but the aim here was just to concentrate on red, inspired by ancient screen paintings seen in many temples. So this is my attempt at portraying nature with an artist's eye rather than a taxonomist's. I hope you like it.

This image is cropped from a larger picture, rersized and sharpened using CS3.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-12-18 2:29]

Hi Alan
very nice work with these leaves..
good sharpness, POV and colors in red..
I like the clear white BG
well done.
Taba

Hi Alan,
I really like this one. The maple trees are truly a work of art all on their own in the fall. Great job capturing the rawness of this specimen. The background works really well with this also. As Always, TFS!
Laura

Hello Alan,
This is indeed a piece of art work. A painting on white pater. The color combination is bold and effective. The pov and composition here is admirable. Very well done.
JC

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-12-18 12:28]

Hi Alan,

So simple and so beautiful. You brought home the delicate touch of Japan. This really looks more like a painting than a photo. The red leaves on the white are stunning. Just lovely - makes me want to make another trip to Japan even more.

Jane

Hi Alan,
A very nice composition, well chosen the white snow as BG, red leaves goes more strong in this way. A nice and delicate job
Regards
Hernán

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  • prfry Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 8 N: 15] (84)
  • [2008-01-02 17:48]

Hi Alan,
This picture looks very artistic indeed. It has a very appropriate japanese feel to it with the bare simplicity of the colours - the red and white. Beautiful bold silhouette of the branch, this almost looks like an ink painting! Very nice work.
Roxanne

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