Tree: Texture & Shadowby: © Lynn Sears
8.2
Overall
Rating
8
Subject
of photo
8
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
NA
Focus
8
General
impression
8
Composition
& Perspective
10
Depth
of field
7
Color &
Lighting
Description
Liked the contrast between the details/colors in the tree bark on the left juxtaposed against the tree shadow on the right. The curl on the bak and the uneven surface of the tree contrast with the smooth glass and exterior of the building.
Technical Details

Nikon Coolpix S230

Lens: Wide: 20-30mm
F-stop: F4
ISO: 100
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Anne Darling
20+ Years
United Kingdom
Artistic
98 Jobs
I have an MA in Travel and Social Documentary Photography and have worked for more than 20 years as a fine art photo...
General
impression
Quite an intriguing shot (sorry, I keep using that word!) - definitely in the Fine Art category!
8/10
Subject
of photo
A nice set of differing textures and qualities - another abstract shot! It's becoming your forte!
8/10
Composition
& perspective
Because a shot like this is a kind of intellectual exercise it relies on getting everything absolutely perfect. Make sure all horizontal lines are straight - you can do this by rotating it in a photo editor. Love the big curl on the bark, my eye feels drawn to it every time! I also like the reflection in the window which actually shows the view behind me at the same time as the view in front of me - nice touch! So many nice textures and colors in this shot - well done Lynn!
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Exposure of f/4 is ok here - speed of 1/50 is fine - focal length is good too to maximise light.
8/10
Depth
of field
The elements of the picture are on two separate planes so it is important to choose an aperture small enough to give a depth-of-field sufficient to get both planes sharp. F/4 is sufficient for this.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
No hard shadows which is good especially for bringing out the different textures. A little bit flat though.
7/10
How to improve your photo
1.
Crop it in a photo editor - just a little - crop out the top left where the little bit of sky peeps through, and crop out the bottom right where a piece of the window shows - this should increase the abstract feel. Oh and rotate it slight to get the horizontals straight.
2.
Try increasing the contrast in the photo editor - it will give it more 'punch' if you don't overdo it.
3.
Nothing else to add, just keep up the good work Lynn! And maybe start saving towards buying yourself an SLR one day :)
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Anne Darling
Experience: 20+ Years
I have an MA in Travel and Social Documentary Photography and have worked for more than 20 years as a fine art photographer. I have held many solo exhibitions and have exhibited widely, from Glasgow to Beijing. I also have many years teaching experience and I always encourage my students to ext...
Specialty:
Artistic, Documentary, Travel, Nature
Location:
United Kingdom
Jobs: 98 Jobs
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