Out of Place
- aes_thor (2489)
- [2008-11-13 9:21]
Very nice photo, well captured and composed. Very interesting and informative note. I know it is sad that forests are being planted just for the timber- but that how it is and how will be if people won't start to think more ecological .
Your technique for the exposure is really good.
hele mooie hefst foto Niek,
prachtig hoor, zeer goed gebruik gemaakt van de wide lens. Je hebt ook de 40d zie ik... leuk.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-11-13 11:28]
Ciao Niek, great view of splendid forest with fantastic autumnal colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-11-13 15:46]
I'm glad that autumn has arrived there and given you some lovely color. I like you composition a lot. The horizontal of the small yellow tree against a backdrop of verticals is effective. I agree about the fallen tree and also like the repetition of the yellow in the background. This is a very nice blending. I like that technique and use it often. I like it better than Photomatix HDR. Maybe I just don't know how to use it well. I really like haviang control.
Evelynn : )
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-11-13 18:17]
Of course you know I love the perfect landscape...a place always in my heart..if it were not for the quality environment, we would have no insects, no mammals, no humans...no picture:-)
PS At least they try..shere in America they sometimes leave it clearcut..
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-11-13 23:01]
A lovely composition - the verticals and dull colours are complimented wonderfully by the brighty colours and horizontals of the beech. The Netherlands and UK are pretty similar in their human 'footprint'.
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2008-11-14 2:58]
Een mooi, goed onderbouwd verhaal, om daar als eerste maar mee te beginnen. Het mooie van de herfst is als je in dit soort Pinetree bossen loopt dat deze boompjes en andere kleine rakkers, zoals het kerseboompje zo mooi opvallen.
Je hebt een technisch hoogstandje geleverd Niek. En als ik sommige reacties lees, dan is zelfs Amerika tevreden over je werk (-:
Door je object een beetje terzijde te plaatsen heb je diepte in de foto gecreerd. De bomen op de achtergrond zijn hiervoor verantwoordelijk. De kleuren zijn zoals ze horen te zijn. Eťn brok natuur.
Fijn weekend en tot TFS BOB
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-11-14 3:07]
You got a very good result with blending two different exposures. Composition, perspective, color tones and the scenery look very nice. TFS
Have a nice weekend,
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-11-14 8:48]
Je techniek is blijkbaar heel goed gelukt.
Niet alleen in Amerika zijn ze tevreden over je werk, maar zelfs in BelgiŽ.:-)))
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-11-14 10:07]
Wish i knew how to blend exposures like this! Works very well. A very strong composition, well seen Niek. Your country, like mine, sadly has no large areas wilderness left...although here it does feel wild, a credit to your work.
Just as i was writting a comment for this shot last night, my computer died...i'm still not sure if it's windows or some virus (probably both) but i hope to resolve it soon. I also hope nothing will happen this time :)
This is really nice!
Aside from the aeastetic part (which i will refer to soon) i really like the tech part here. Initially, i thought that this was some sort of a stitch since you mentioned two expoures. I thought of that because of the terrific verticall parallel lines everywhere, which are really difficult to obtain from a full-frame single shot especially with an ultra-wide lens. My hat's off to you for positioning your camera perfectly horizontal and managing such an exact photo (did you get the level, in the end?)
Also on the tech part, i find it interesting the way you blend them. I'm not a big wizz when it comes to Photoshop, so such things i find very useful when i find them in one's notes. Thanks about that, too.
Now for the photo itself:
- the composition is truly superb! I like the positioning of the lone beech tree in the frame and that enhaces its impact well. The contrast in the colors and shapes between the beech and the pine and larch trees is equally outstanding.
- the DOF and perspective are excelent and obviously the overall eposure that resulted from the two shots is an absolute success.
And as a last details, the fallen tree adds some more significance to what you also mention in your note...hopefully this natural aging phenomenon of hte forest will lead to a more normal evolution of nature there as well.
Bravo and TFS
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-11-15 7:15]
I'm impressed in two ways. First by the beauty of the simple, yet so pleasant picture. Together with the notes it gets its full dimension. Sometimes we tend to overlook simple beauties in our nature... Second, I like the technical aspect of the blended composition very much. I know that technique, but never really tried it out. You did it in a perfect way.
I find this to be a lovely image, Niek. The little yellow off-center tree is like a little David standing up to the forest company Goliaths! It's a fun note. Good color and the HDR works here to good effect, IMHO. My suggestion would be to look at it as a tighter pano crop, especially cropping out some of the top -- I think the story of the little tree works better.
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-11-28 7:13]
Niek, you picture the forest the way I love and that is not easy to do because of branches everywhere and grass, bushes all around the place. One has to have the eye to depict the beauty that will be seen in a picture. You really succeeded with this picture, it is simply fantastic. The spot of colour created by the birch tree, the fallen tree is just like you said, a perfect perspective added in your picture, well, it is perfectly beautiful. And thanks for the tech tip!
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-05 3:45]
Well, you're welcome to join the large number of Dutch people who're moving to Sweden! (Especially farmers and 'horse people'.) There's still plenty of space for everyone here! However, the forest around us looks very much like this at the moment as they've thinned it out and ruined the ground with their big machines. The little saplings of deciduous trees don't seem to get much of a chance to survive.
Your composition here is lovely though with the little Beech in focus and the fallen brown leaves on the ground. Excellent DOF and beautiful colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- blue_river (1261)
- [2008-12-08 13:56]
This is a very unique shot, the strange little tree adds a lot of character to the image. It looks so natural as well,
- hester (11638)
- [2008-12-15 11:03]
Nice to see nature trying to fight back. The little survivor gives a wonderful colour splash to the photo. Wonderful PP work here, it look beautifully natural
- valy67 (9219)
- [2008-12-24 23:26]
Hello Niek !
I like this courageous little tree, growing where he shoulfn't actually grow.Sad also to heat that this is only for timber purpose. But even though, the picture looks fantastic, with all the big dark trees, and then the small one with golden leaves. Very nice contrast. And technical qualities of the picture are perfect also, as usual from you. Very well done !