Tree: Texture & Shadowby: © Lynn Sears
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.
Nikon Coolpix S230
Lens: Wide: 20-30mm
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I have an MA in Travel and Social Documentary Photography and have worked for more than 20 years as a fine art photo...
Quite an intriguing shot (sorry, I keep using that word!) - definitely in the Fine Art category!
A nice set of differing textures and qualities - another abstract shot! It's becoming your forte!
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!
Use of camera,
Exposure of f/4 is ok here - speed of 1/50 is fine - focal length is good too to maximise light.
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.
No hard shadows which is good especially for bringing out the different textures. A little bit flat though.
How to improve your photo
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.
Try increasing the contrast in the photo editor - it will give it more 'punch' if you don't overdo it.
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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