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A Tree In A Field

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Okay, here is the Subster continuing his journey away from his comfort zone. I have a habit, I go through stages where  I want to learn and develop areas in my photography, I then tend to concentrate on that area till I feel I have safely hopefully mastered it (okay at least pass myself off as someone who knows what he is doing LOL)

It definitely is not easy, I am finding myself really having to think hard and long for those artsy fartsy (as I call them) shots. I have to give it to people who post up these images day after day, it is hard work, anyway I digress, here is an image of a A Tree In A Field (sorry labeling these shots ain't easy as well ), what do you out there think of this shot? Does it pass the muster? Please do let me know.

As always, thank you for taking the time to visit this part of cyberspace.

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

A Tree In A Field

See  policyofsubster

Okay, here is the Subster continuing his journey away from his comfort zone. I have a habit, I go through stages where  I want to learn and develop areas in my photography, I then tend to concentrate on that area till I feel I have safely hopefully mastered it (okay at least pass myself off as someone who knows what he is doing LOL)

It definitely is not easy, I am finding myself really having to think hard and long for those artsy fartsy (as I call them) shots. I have to give it to people who post up these images day after day, it is hard work, anyway I digress, here is an image of a A Tree In A Field (sorry labeling these shots ain't easy as well ), what do you out there think of this shot? Does it pass the muster? Please do let me know.

As always, thank you for taking the time to visit this part of cyberspace.

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

comments (37)

I love the trees. I love this pic!
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 00:22
this image makes me think of a wise old brain....did you darken the sky at the edges to create like a glow from this old tree?
  • Mr Skee
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2006, 00:23
Think you were alittle too close to the tree. Suby I stumbled on this interesting quote about this:

f your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough. -Robert Capa, before he got too close to mine that killed him, while covering Indochina.
  • Mr Skee
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2006, 00:34
So Sorry bout the meeting on friday though :-(
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 25 Sep 2006, 01:21
Suby i like the journey you are taking yourself on. Nature shots are sometimes these wierd things where they create emotions in us but we often can't seem to be able to transpose that to film or sensor. i know this feeling well. Looking through my albums of holidays/hiking walks there are hundreds of photos where the subtleties of light smell panorama or all missing. They still invoke emotions for me but understandably are sometimes wasted on others. trying to take pictures in rainforests you will see what i mean when you are overwhelmed by green. sometimes we need some space for our brains to register it. Instead of rambling i like your shot but think if you were closer you may have taken a different shot. Moving the horizon up by doing a tight crop on top of the tree might help. I thought even a left crop which although removing the nice green would put more focus on the nice tracks on the right which lead into the photo I'm definitely no expert but have hundreds of average tree photos.
What a beautiful tree! wink
hey suby,

its funny b/c we are coming from opposing poles. i am so much more comfortable shooting objects. i really struggle with capturing people, so i truly understand being outside of your comfort zone. that being said, i think that this is an excellent capture. i love the composition and the perspective. the colors and tones are perfect, and as usual, the pping is wicked...love the circular effect. well done man!
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 02:13
I love the shot, but the tints on the sides... it frames the shot but I'm trying to think of the shot without it. Maybe it would have looked better? Good PP though. You go master all that you have to master smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 02:21
This is pretty nice. The shadows indicate midday again though, which is a tough time of day in terms of getting nice light. There is a gray smudge along the right that is a bit distracting. The vignetting seems a little "banded" to me where the sky is. Was the sky really blue in the original?
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 25 Sep 2006, 02:26
I like the simple composition. The lighting is dreadful though. I think this photo would look great if it were taken either early in the morning or late in the evening. Then the bleached grass in the field would take on a more golden hue, there wouldn't be huge shadows throughout the tree, and the sky would be at least a bit more interesting. As I said, the composition is strong.
Yo,dude! A little indistinct pour moi: greenish...& more greenish?
B/W treatment be cool noh, Mon?
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 07:12
see mate, the thing with these shots is that they are so simple that there's a chance to make them look fantastic...get a holga action or something and just SNAZZ up the shot...other than that i like that vignetting and u have a beautiful central subject....6.75/10 (i have toughened up my ratings for every1)
cr=8/10
I also notice the smudge on the right and its s little distracting. Cropping it on the left to tighten on the tree would also help. Not an expert on these things and I'm just sharing what I would do to it. smile Still think you did a nice job of PPing and keep up the good work in improving your craft!
  • chris p
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2006, 10:55
Lovely old oak? Not sure about the vignette though sad
  • micki
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 11:00
Awesome find!! I think this tree has great potential for many more images throughout the seasons and different times of day. It looks like a hilly place, but I'm wondering if you could shoot this with more sky behind the tree and a lower horizon line. I love the cattle grazing in the background, and maybe you could include more of them and place the tree into the right third of the photo. Is this close to home, because you need to come back to this great location again. Oh, and maybe you'll need to get a filter for some infrared shots in the spring! I'll bet it's beautiful here then.
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2006, 11:25
What a lovely tree Suby, i think you've captured it right imho. Unlike other comments i like the high horizon...it is different but i like differentsmile
The colours are beautiful! looks like the tree has "vains".
Maybe a square crop would be nice?
I like the sky colouring how it rolls into the slope on the right side of the pic. As far as tree's go its ok to me.
Timmybomb makes a good comment.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2006, 13:10
awesome shot!
I really like seeing you out of your comfort zone. Its always so fun to try new things. I really like this shot, but I would have put the tree a bit off to one side. That's just me though, I am very much about off centered things. The colors ad softess is wonderful.
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 15:28
I really like this Suby
  • Barb
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2006, 15:41
Wow..my first thought was that it was a Sinem shot...you're learning from her... aren't you Suby? wink
I like this lots...THe land undulating has followed the vignette giving first an impression the image has been wharped then you realise it is true to life a cool shot
Very nice one, cool effect, nice subject!
i think this is sort of interesting but I must admit its not one of my favourite types of image, but there is something about the tree standing lonely in a field makes it captivating and makes me wonder how this tree through all the years managed to be here alone.
Good capture, although i think the shot would have worked better if the tree was centered, especially because of the vignetting. Still very nice (the tree has so much character).

On another note, it's amazing, but i could have sworn this was one of Sinem's. Had to check who took the pic. You know what they say, "great minds..."
Good capture, although i think the shot would have worked better if the tree was centered, especially because of the vignetting. Still very nice (the tree has so much character).

On another note, it's amazing, but i could have sworn this was one of Sinem's. Had to check who took the pic. You know what they say, "great minds..."
Good capture, although i think the shot would have worked better if the tree was centered, especially because of the vignetting. Still very nice (the tree has so much character).

On another note, it's amazing, but i could have sworn this was one of Sinem's. Had to check who took the pic. You know what they say, "great minds..."
Good capture, although i think the shot would have worked better if the tree was centered, especially because of the vignetting. Still very nice (the tree has so much character).

On another note, it's amazing, but i could have sworn this was one of Sinem's. Had to check who took the pic. You know what they say, "great minds..."
Bravo ! (once aagain) I like very much this shot and the effect on light and framing. smile
  • Intern
  • USA
  • 25 Sep 2006, 18:38
I really like this! very nice shot!
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 18:52
This is an interesting scene. The background is kind of distracting, but I like how the composition shows the depth of the land. Perhaps if you move a little to keep the depth, but deemphasize the background. I would try coming back at another time of day when the light isn't so strong. I like the vignette. Maybe it would look good in monochrome also.
Okay Mr Suby, it's your turn to be given a lesson on how to take photos of mundane things and keeping the mouth shut!

Alakija is on a harsh rampage today and I'm going to tell you what you should have done before you took this image.

Before you take a shot out of your comfort zone do your research first. You are taking photos of trees, have you considered looking at the portfolio of Ansel Adams? Read his concepts and ideas and understand why he is capturing. Usually people who photograph trees try to capture the complex nature of it's roots or irregularities of the cracks in the bark. It looks like you saw a tree and hit the trigger.

Dude, Sola had his dose today, you're next.

I'm sure I've helped you. My love to Sinem.
Suby & Sinem: grin smile Okayyyy. Jide really is on a rampage today smile When I took this tree I actually thought long and hard about what I wanted to capture before I hit the trigger smile As I am not very comfoy taking these type of shots, I always tend to take my time before taking them, but no worries, I will look at the portfolio of Mr Adams, and see what I can come up with smile

Suby
  • Karl
  • Germany
  • 26 Sep 2006, 07:58
that's a cool ol' tree. I like it smile
You did it again! Great shot, nice texture. I wonder about the 'framing' darkening on the sidesin the sky though. I think the shot does not need it.
Great use of vingetting!
  • ta
  • Turkey
  • 27 Sep 2006, 22:02
I liked the curves of branch and also the composition.

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