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Along the Trail

Along the Trail
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-25
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Fujifilm finepix S9100
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 0:26
Viewed: 2956
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken yesterday along the trail that kinda runs out from my backyard. I realize that the trail is quite centered in this photo, but I figured that the FG birch trees to the left help off-balance that a bit. Soon everything will be all lush and green.

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Hi Tim,
Strange that this photo has not received any critique at all. Partially I can understand it, since most of us are expecting the spectacular landscape shots from you. And honestly, this one is not as spectacular as some others you have presented to us. But I believe one should not only critique the spectacular photos, but also critique the lesser ones. I always find landscape photography in a forrest really difficult, since it is hard to find a single strong focal point. I also feel that one sees and feels when in a forrest is almost impossible to capture on a photo.

AS you mentioned in your note, the path is a bit too centered to make the view dynamic, but the tree on the left is giving the photo some balance. What I actually really like about that tree, is that it adds a lot of depth to the photo. But, as I mentioned about the difficulty of landscape photography in a forrest. There is not really one strong focal point. All the trees and the play of shadow and light makes the photo really busy. I am sure that the photo is not showing what you saw when you were there. Maybe a B/W version with hard contrast will give a better feeling to the view.


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