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D. Robert Franz
01-16-2008, 11:44 AM
I always thought this lone pine would make a lovely subject with the right light. Early one day the conditons looked promising so I hurried to this location in eastern Colorado. Just as I arrived the the sky was ablaze with color.

Canon 20D, EF300mmF2.8, ISO 200, 1/15 @ F4, +1/3 comp in evaluative...

Robert Amoruso
01-16-2008, 01:40 PM

I like the framing/composition and the colors are great.

The shallow DOF though detracts from the image IMO. I would have either went with the smallest aperture or did multiple focused images and merge them together later.

I am not sure of the 300mm f/2.8 DOF closed but a FG image of the grasses, an intermediately distant grass focused image and then an image of the tree in focus could be merged in PS.

01-16-2008, 06:34 PM
I love the pastels an minimalist composition.

My first reaction would also be to shoot this with a small aperture.
But, using DOF to isolate the tree works for me here.

Alfred Forns
01-16-2008, 10:15 PM
Sensory overload time !!!! I find all elements working for a strong image In this case I like the shallow dof sort of enhances the look Big Congrats For my taste would not change a thing !!!

Fabs Forns
01-16-2008, 10:21 PM
Eye candy, Robert :)

Guillermo Luis Cozzo
01-16-2008, 10:26 PM
Great Robert!!!!!!! a perfect composition....Simple subject + great light = great subject!!!...would like more more DOF in order to see foreground in focus to...just a simple opinion.

Best Regards!

Paul Marcellini
01-17-2008, 09:15 PM
Most nits have been said. Beautiful color here. Even to have that bit of red in the grass is great.

Judd Patterson
01-18-2008, 12:00 AM
My first guess was Wind Cave National Park...love the lone pine and that beautiful sky color. I share the opinion that a bit more DOF would be nice if this were to be printed or displayed large.

John Cooper
01-18-2008, 01:40 AM
Loads of impact in this one Robert - you certainly did justice to the lone pine!! nicely done.

David Steele
01-20-2008, 10:57 AM
Robert, did you perhaps shoot the same image using a small aperture? If so it would be good to see it. . . .