<< Previous Next >>

Closeup- Pine Branch, Lake Hashawa

Closeup- Pine Branch, Lake Hashawa
Photo Information
Copyright: Brian Snyder (PlayPhotography) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 49 N: 63] (213)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon Powershot SD450
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-07 23:31
Viewed: 3288
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took picture in macro mode on my camera, which worked out nicely because it blurred out everything in the background.

Because the light was low (the picture was taken at dusk) and because I didn't have my tripod with me the picture is a tad blurry, but I actually think it works for the picture. I lowered the color levels with Adobe Photoshop Elements to try to "calm" the picture down a bit.

What I wanted to show with the picture was some movement, which is why I cropped the picture to have the branch shooting diagonally across. I also wanted to show depth, which can be seen by looking at the individual pine needles, and how they are blurry up close but crisply focused where they reach the branch. I think some of the gray tones in the picture really help to show what everything looked like at the time -- pretty dark, because the light was getting so low. I'll probably recrop the picture later to give it a traditional rectangular photo shape.

Please critique -- this is my first post!

Evelynn, SunToucher, Luc has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
  • [2006-03-08 0:19]
  • [2]

Welcome to TN! I enjoyed reading your analysis of your photo. I like the square shape with the branch slightly off the diagonal. Colors are lovely. I enjoy frames and like what they can do to showcase images and draw the viewer into the scene. You will discover that many TN members prefer minimal framing or none. Personally I aImost always frame. I think mostly they don't want to use their limited pixels for framing.

Hi Brain,
This is a great photo. I can't understand I missed it. Your note gives good additional information to what you've done, it walks you through the picture. Your focus and composition are great. The colors feel realy natural and I like the darkness of the photo combined with the frame.

Calibration Check