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Death of the Lone Tree

Death of the Lone Tree
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-06
Categories: Trees, Mountain, River
Camera: Canon EOS 500 N, Canon EF 28-80mm F/3.5-5.6 IV USM, 58mm circular polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Other Trees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-25 13:50
Viewed: 5973
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was what I found when I returned after 10 years to my tree.

The spring gales had torn the top off the tree.

But looking carefully at the Lone Tree you will see that this has clearly happened before, so maybe, just maybe, it is not the death of this tree after all.

This photo was taken during early summer, until the other which was taken in early autumn. The colours are the obvious difference, along with the fact I had found out what a polarising filter was by then!

The picture has been scanned in from 35mm film. The noise reduction on sky only, resizing and sharpening. Everything else is as it was.

How did I get the similar angle - well I carried a print with me all the way... the only major difference is this time I had a wider angle lens.

I have also posted a Workshop A and Workshop B where I have editted the photo removing the stump, which in itself makes for a nice landscape picture - but then I am a landscape person really (providing it includes mountains).

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To Merlin: it is a great shame it is finished.Aramok 1 11-26 12:12
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I like this photo and the other, i kept flicking backs and forwards to compare, but you know whats more amazing is how the landscape has changes slighly.

Well done and great to go back again and see the changes.........


Nice work, I love rolling hills, very crisp, clean shot.


Sadly, that tree is finished. Scots Pines can't survive losing the entire crown like that. It's a shame, the stump just doesn't have quite the same impact ;)
Thanks, Nigel.

Hello Emma,
This is a great landscape, perfect composition and great colours. Fantastic work! Well done. Thanks for sharing.

wonderful capture, nicely done with bright colors.


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