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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-12-18
Categories: Trees
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-08-01 4:52
Viewed: 4803
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fraxinus excelsior the common ash , now that the Elm tree is gone from our english hedge rows ( due to "Dutch Elm Disease" -a sperate post in its own right) this tree has become one of the main trees to form part of our winter sky line with its very solid presence and bunches of last years seeds (keys)hanging on the tree all winter making it very distinctive.
It is a large tree getting to100ft - 30m tall and upto 70ft - 20m wide. The new shoot are very smoth grey green in colour and the end bud is the common ash is black ,in other ash the colour is different. the bark stays smoth into quiet old age when it will start to build up a rough bark. the tree is a valuable source of timber for things like furniture especially at is a very flexable timber and cand be bent into the hooped backs for chairs.It can be copiced ( that is cut down to ground level and allowed to regrow and the timber harvested on a long rotation every 10 years or so.The leaf proper is made up of a series of little leaves attached to a single spine this form is called a pinate leaf.
This picture was taken from the top end of our nursery looking out across the open countryside and was one of whole load I took one week of good susets last year and some appear on TE as such, this is posted as a reinterpritation of what we observe , yes its a sunset but looking at whats inbetween us and the sun can teach us about our surroundings.
Adjustments. saturation +* lightness+"
brightness+2 contrast +3
sharpen edges
crop to size, remove some of the sky only.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-08-01 5:12]

Wow ! Great composition and colors ! Nice for sharing this beautifull landsape...

Nice sunset, colours are good nice composition but I wondered if it would be better alone.. I've done a workshop to get rid of the tree o the left and concentrate on the Ash.

très joli paysage avec un superbe couché de soleil

I love sunsets, and this one is lovely. I will also look good with the sun behind the big Ash.

Rob, As you mentioned, a nice photo with a interesting story. Normally in sunset photos the sun takes up to much of the focus for my liking. I like the subtle way it brushes a zig-zig of colour to the backround. Well done. Thanx for sharing.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-08-01 13:58]

A lovely sunset.
Very nice colours and composition with the sun setting between the trees.
Great note too.

Great sunset picture with very good colours and silhouettes, maybe you should crop a little bit in the right side of the frame.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-08-01 15:47]

At first I thought " a sunset on TN? Rob's gonna nail this guy!' and then I read your note about the Ass. Besides the sunset and the ash which is stunning, I like your statement "but looking at whats inbetween us and the sun can teach us about our surroundings." the best. Nelson Mandela also said "We have to look at our past to see where we are going." Thanks for this post

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  • Jax Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
  • [2004-08-01 17:36]

Lovely colours in that sunset Rob, it's a great composition.

So you were the one to post the first tree, Robert. I like the mixtutre of sunset colors right in the middle of those two trees.

Splendide couché de soleil, les silouhettes des deux arbres donnent de la valeur à la photo.
Bravo Robert.

Lovely colours. The silhouetted trees really set the scene. Well done!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-11-29 18:27]

One of my prefered sunset! very nice photo i like the light and color & perfect frame,
Thank you Robert about the birds link !
My regards,

I love the contrast here with the two different looking trees. Wonderful clear crisp shot. I was looking at all your photos which are great, and this one jumped out at me as different from the others. I like the way you've positioned the trees in the shot.

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