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Night Tree
Night Tree

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Bradford, Ontario, Canada
Date: Jan 11, 2004
Aperture: f 3.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2004

This was one of 5 possible shots. I had the rest of the family give opinions as per usual. This shot is my choice. Nobody else from my clan liked this shot.

Place: 80 out of 96
Avg (all users): 4.9218
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 4.6912
Avg (non-participants): 5.0631
Views since voting: 1112
Votes: 179
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/22/2004 11:30:46 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hits: This is a good night shot; the subject is well exposed (and not overexposed as often happens). The texture of the tree shows very well, and the colors seem right. It's good you chose an off center composition for this.

Misses: The key interest in the photo is the network of branches at the top of the tree. As mentioned, the textures work well, and there's a nice "branching out" feeling. However, aesthetically, it seems to end too abruptly. I think it would work better if you could have gotten more of the branch area of the tree and include a little less of the trunk (assuming your flash would cover it). Perhaps a vertical format would help.

Ideas: One thing you could have tried which I think would have made this really a "stop and analyze" type of photo is a little trick, but legal. What if you were to flip this upside down? I think it would look pretty cool, and there's no rule against it. Maybe next time!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2004 09:13:41 AM
This photo has a lot of depth. I don't think the negative space in this photo is working to enhance the subject. I think if you'd have cropped some of that off, you could've gotten we viewers closer to the subject and even added more depth to the photo.
01/17/2004 08:27:33 AM
I like the use of negative space, very effective.
01/14/2004 11:58:06 AM
The tree provides an interesting shape, and the picture is nicely composed, but the lighting looks very artificial and my first instinct is to say this tree would look better in daylight.
01/13/2004 11:02:49 AM
This shot meets the challenge, but I don't find the image particularly interesting overall. It seems to lack a strong subject element.
01/12/2004 09:36:59 PM
Your composition is strong with the tree at the upper left node. The lighting seems quite harsh, though. The tree has an interesting texture.
01/12/2004 08:39:54 AM
Nice detail on the bark . The cut off branches detract from your overall effect (the truck fading into black is better).
01/12/2004 01:58:53 AM

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