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Tree with a view

Tree with a view
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-19
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM, Lee Filter System
Exposure: f/16, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sallandse Heuvelrug [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-02 2:58
Viewed: 3593
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It had been almost two years since I visited this tree. In 2006 I made a photo of this tree which I called A Tree with a View. This time I decided to keep it a color version and go for a slightly different composition.

I did dramatize the sky a little by using a 3 stop grad ND filter. But it was also used to hold back the direct sunlight as much as possible. This tree with a view is located in the National Park 'Sallandse Heuvelrug', a place I have visited many times and have posted numerous photos of on TrekNature. It is the only national park that is located within a 15 minute drive and therefore quickly to visit when the light is right.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-02 3:05]

Hi Niek,
vooral een warme HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!
Gezondheid, geluk en alleen geluk.
Terug naar het begin van het jaar Kom met een uitzonderlijk landschap, gefeliciteerd.
Ik zou het op deze manier interpreteren: asamblu landschap weerspiegelt de situatie vandaag, in een kleine, grijze alleen nog hopen dat de zon komt in 2010.
Vanaf nu hebben we beschikken over een heel jaar te kunnen je mooie foto's te bewonderen.
Hartelijk dank voor uw bezoek aan mijn galerie genomen op. En ook voor de mooie opmerkingen die u heeft verlaten.
De beste gedachten en wensen,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-02 3:41]

Hi Niek

A very moody shot - I can really feel the mood here. very good work.


Hi Niek

I think you must have been posting this one whilst I was critiquing you last post...

I have to say I like this picture - it is moody and typical of marshland and very much like the nature reserve that I live on, only you have a tree that makes it worth photographing!

Best wishes for the New Year and TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-01-02 4:03]

Hi Niek,
a shot that could easily be somewhere in The New Forest, where i grew up. Simple yet well thought out composition that draws the eye right into the distance, from the stark beauty of the Birch in the foreground to openess of the landscape all around. The sky is perfect, a great choice of grad.
Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family.

Hi Niek,

Great landscape picture. The foreground tre adds good interest to the photo while the cloudy sky makes for a good atmosphere. Good composition as well.
Good capture and TFS


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-02 4:41]

Hello Niek,
How very interesting to compare these two beautiful landscape captures! I really like them both very much, hard to choose a favourite, even though I mostly go for colours! I like the bleak look and the beautiful dramatic sky. Also a very nice composition!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-01-02 5:25]

Hello Niek,
You can use light so that landscape without especially structure look very beautiful. I like your composition.
Regards, Pawel

A superb shot bro!
The tree in the Fg gives beautiful depth to the compo, overall!
Very well done!
Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

The mood is similar in both the pictures, Niek.
The only difference is that this one is in colour.
Once again, a brooding sort of mood is conveyed by this technically well handled image.
Please accept my belated Happy New Year wishes!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-09 4:23]

Hello Niek,
Missed this fine landscape picture. I love these subtle grey tints and the very well chosen composition. Beautiful sky also with interesting play of light and clouds. Encore une fois, très beau!!
Kind regards. Nice weekend

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