The Great Oak

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    I pass this tree everyday when I go shopping for my groceries .... and often I stop and take a photo of it .....



    But this was the first time that the Sun was in the right position relative to the road I travel along .....

    So took a couple of shots at different distances ..... here is one of them ....



    and here is a little post processing on the same shot .... may have overcooked it a little ....



    Any comments are welcome .....

    I did get a few shots but liked the natural gradient in the sky with this one ...... ( so could come out a little further if needed to do a different crop )

    Just critique for myself - I think it needs straightening slightly ...

    Ok here it is straight and the ..... Full size JPG .....


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    good timing then!!! i like the layers in the sillouette.


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    I like it! I'm not much on gold frames...

    What about cropping it to lose a little more of the ground, and emphasizing the warm sunset colors a little more?

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    Cheers Whettam .....

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    good timing then!!! i like the layers in the sillouette.
    I was lucky really .... although I nearly always have at least one camera with me -
    even if its a the Fujifilm finepix z20 pocket camera .... was in the car this day so it was the bridge camera a Fujifilm S1000FD


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    I like the crop konstantkarma ..... but my photo was a tad on the grainy side ..... although what you have done looks good thank you for taking time out to do this .....

    I will now try a similar approach with a different border too ....

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    I like it! I'm not much on gold frames...

    What about cropping it to lose a little more of the ground, and emphasizing the warm sunset colors a little more?
    ...... and will drop the gold frames from now on too ..... sometimes its better with a darker
    border for these type shots



    ..... so may just add a plain black next time ....... have darkened this too .... and gaussian blur to try to remove some grain .....



    If I get the chance again of this shot ..... which is quite possible ...... just a matter of timing and the right type of sky ......
    will take the same photo with the Canon EOS550d .....
    ( It tends to mess the skies up though ..... not had a decent sky yet from this camera .... but there is a update on the firmware
    which is meant to correct the problems I am seeing )

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    Well I will say I think the black border makes a much better enhancement over the gold one
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    Me too .... that is a great improvement ..... thank you ...... seems that a darker subject suits a darker frame ......

    One more try ...

    Changed the text and tried to bring out some foreground detail ......



    I am a lot happier with the way that one turned out , thank you for the aide ....


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