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Oh No, It's that Tree again...

Oh No, It's that Tree again...
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-13
Categories: Trees, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0 L IS USM, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Tree, My Sunsets and Sunrises [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-11 8:49
Viewed: 4120
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Oh No, It's that Tree again... (this is the first outing for it this year!) I have a personal theme going for this tree because it is featured in so many of my photographs because of its location...

There are certain trees that lend themselves very sucessfully to the photographer and this is one of them. At certain times of the year (March/April and September/October) the sunrise happens behind this Oak tree giving a wonderful silhouette...

There are many photos that give the details of a sunrise, but the main requirement is the cloud structure (after the sun rising of course). If the clouds are just not up to it, then a colourful sunrise is either absent or boring. No clouds and it is usually plain dull. Every now and again, the clouds are just right and this was one of those days.

Later on in this sunrise, there were sunrays visible as well.

Handheld and taken in RAW (tripod was packed in the car for going on holiday), the photo has had its levels balanced, cropped and resized, slight sharpen and a border added. Colours are real.


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Hi Emma,
This is a glorious sunrise, as I haven't seen any of your others I think this one is special. The colours are just fantastic and yes the tree looks great too. Nice.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-04-11 10:27]

Hi Emma,

well it must be that time of year again for your marvelous tree to make it's debut for 2007 ;o) And very nice to see it again too. Sunrises and sunsets are often overlooked as being a bit obvious, but i think in this case, with the relevance of the tree this is a special photo. Of course it's a great shot in it's own right too.

Thanks for sharing,


Hello Emma,
As far as I'm concerned you can photograph this tree everyday! One thing about the earth and the sky it changes daily and each day a new photograph will appear! This one is beautiful with the amazing sky colors and the textures. Love it. TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-11 11:39]

Hi Emma.
You managed to see and picture a very nice sky shot. Colour palette, texture of the clouds, sharpness of the image are simply amazing. I also like excellent horizontal cropping. Picture is looked as panoramic shot. The tree is located and looked perfectly too. Wonderful art picture. My compliments and best wishes.

Hi Emma
The tree looks great here against the beautiful sky, it breaks up the sky and creates a bit more interest. The colours are rich and vivid and the detail is great. Nicely done.
TFS Janice

Hi Emma,
I really don't mind seeing your tree again. It sure makes for some awesome shots. The sky in this shot is really wonderful, with its different layers of colors and the different shapes of clouds. A very simple but powerful composition. I am not sure what these 4 little bright dots are on the landscape part of the photo, but I think that taking them out would be good.

Hej Emma!
It's amazing, if an artist would made a painting that looked like this it would probebly end up as a close to nothing art in a fliemarket. But.. as a photo it keep fashinating, stunning us
maybe it's the freezed sequens of an meditation that we longing for.
about the Photo; Its a bit edge along the treehorizon, I like those diagonal clouds that braeks up the skypattern.
Anders Mohlin In Gnesta

Hi Emma, what an amazing sky with such strong colour and formation. In all my outings I have hoped to meet a sky like this on location but have never been lucky or fortunate. Well maybe these skies lay a head of me (oh Scotland please!). Very fine capture and your tree is an important part of the composition. I am not one for taking pictures of skies if there is nothing to put in them. I remember one night there was such a sky that half the street was out with their cameras and my wife ran to get me. I just went out and observed the beauty of it much to everyone puzzlement. I always like to see a little detail in the shadows but I understand you had no tripod so a second exposure was not possible. Very nice work..

That's an incredible sunset! I think we all have our favorite trees... mine are in the New Forest, just one of those "special places".

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  • regis Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 100] (396)
  • [2007-04-12 10:31]

Hello Emma
Indeed - very simple but powerful composition.
I love the colurs of the sky and the clouds structure.
You're right about them - they play almost a crucial role in most compositions. Hopefully here in UK they are very often nothing but amazing.
I agree with Niek about getting rid of those red dots - but it's just a tiny little correction.
Very nice photo, panoramic format works great here.
TFS, Piotr.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-13 13:55]

Hi Emma

What an amazing sky. The colours and cloud details are stunning. Lovely composition with the silhouette of the tree.



Hello Emma,
It is a lovely oak and I know exactly how you feel..! I also have a small handful of trees I photograph quite regularly...
This scenery is well framed, even if the sky is given dominance this time, great details and fine colours!
Pablo -

hi emma!
A very beautiful picture
with great feeling!

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-08-09 12:58]

bonsoir Emma
splendide capture
couleurs vraiment speciales et belles

PS merci pour ta visite

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