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Natural framing

Natural framing
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-07
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-12-02 10:30
Viewed: 2517
Points: 26
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Natural framing

Sometime looking up will surprise you.....

When hiking together with Timtim through the Waitakere forest west of Auckland I observed this special tree reaching for the clouds.
I like the contrast of (dark)green against blue sky and fluffie clouds....a peaceful scene creating tranquility.

PP work: Shot in RAW, adjusted brightness and contyrast, converted to jepg and adjusted levels and curves. Did not cropped the image, used unsharpen mask (200%, 1,0 pixels). Resized for TL and sharpened again this time with 100%, 0,3 pixels, add frame.

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Well done Hansie! It's not easy shooting UP... Your Fstop is wonderful, love the green and blue here, very RICH! Well saturated! Beautiful!

I think in this shot you've captured what I really enjoy about tramping through NZ bush - those shapes and colours.

You did a fantastic job balancing the shadows against the sky, my problem when taking shots like this is too much dynamic range between light and shade.

Compositionally - delightful.

Hee die Hans,
Inderdaad een goed jobje gedaan in de belichting. Niet teveel dichtlopers en geen overbelichting.
Verder is ie ook weer mooi van compositie.
Net iets meer groen dan in mijn achtertuin. :-)

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-02 12:19]

Hello Hans.
Looks very well.
Well spotted and presented.
I like the top one most.
Janek Kloss

Salut Hans
oh yes a little sunshine ... hmm

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-12-02 13:02]
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Hi Hansie, A typical kiwi sight here, with the NZ Punga fern, nice natural colours of our green and blue..Good composition. Well done.

You must have 1,000's of NZ shots my friend.

Hello hans - Nice framing with the ferns! Beautiful nature study in greens and blue.
Have a good day!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-02 13:46]

HI Hans
Luscious greens for framing the tree that seems to be reaching for the sky.
You did a great job of shooting up something I have yet to conquer.

Very creative using all the natural elements.

Well done.

Bom dia Hans,
Very good to see! Nice shot and very well done.
All the best.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-12-03 23:24]

Oh Hansie, I love these bush scenes with the blue sky peeking through the greenery.
Well captured my friend, the fern fronds and tree (sorry I don't know what it is) stand out wonderfully.
And it was a good day you were out there with Tim too
Kia ora

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2009-12-05 12:43]

Hoi Hans,

Prachtig groene compositie en een perfecte focus op de boom in de achtergrond! Mooie kleuren! Goed gedaan.

TFS Groetjes Simone

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-12-05 17:00]

nice shot of this Rata tree
good comp and exposure

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