Tree of Life
by: © Edward Teran
Much better than the previous version, nicely harmonious and better balanced - good job!
Good subject, a big improvement on the previous (similar) version. However, I don't think the title works because it seems to me there are two trees in the shot.
Presumably this is the same shot but cropped differently? If so, the central positioning of the towers is much better.
Use of camera,
Comments as before...
Although you have put that the exposure is f/2.8 I presume this is an error as the previous version was f8... therefore comments are as before.
This is so much better! Now we have a strong blue sky making the clouds stand out better - they seem to be embracing the tower to the left (the Freedom Tower?) as if the top of the tower is actually ascending into heaven! I also prefer the colour of the leaves at the top which are a beautiful, warm russet hue now, reminiscent of autumn, but with darker areas showing us that they are withering. This adds interest to the shot and also harmonizes better with the leaves on the tree at the bottom of the picture which are also lighter and have more colour.
Comments as before...
This is a reworked Photo of the "Last Tree Standing". The only surviving tree from Ground Zero. The background of new life and bright sky brings us to the rebirth and sur see all >
This is a reworked Photo of the "Last Tree Standing". The only surviving tree from Ground Zero. The background of new life and bright sky brings us to the rebirth and survival of us all.
Leica V lux -1
Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/200 ,
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I would be tempted to reshoot it without the leaves at the top - pick a sunny day with nice puffy clouds and stand in the same place - you will have a simpler composition and perhaps more powerful - nothing wrong with this one but nothing wrong either with refining an idea.
If you do a second shot, put the camera on the tripod and use the timer so that your hands are free to move the top branches out of the way while the camera takes the shot.
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