***** CHALLENGE #141: Tree(s) *****

Started Mar 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP mnodonnell Contributing Member • Posts: 639
Re: C&C

The concept of the shot is great. Sitting under a wispy tree at sunset is sure to stir positive emotions.

My biggest issue is the busyness. I think you could have achieved a much stronger effect by simplifying the composition, i.e. just including several branches and leaves.

(Or pulling back to include the whole tree, but what you're trying here is a more interesting viewpoint.)

The composition is also a bit haphazard: there is a large clump of leaves right in the upper right; another dark patch in the top middle; and a curve of trunk leaving the frames to the left, then returning. There were likely endless possibilities in there, many of which could have been explored in the viewfinder from right where you were sitting.

A couple of other nits:

1. The bright areas of sky near the horizon line are competing a little too hard for the viewer's attention.

2. There is some sort of orb in the bottom middle of the frame, and possibly a knee to the right of the orb.
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