View Full Version : A winter echo of Artie's Piling City?

David Kennedy
02-22-2008, 01:00 AM
I saw the strong vertical lines that these bare trees presented today and was reminded of Artie's earlier posting, "Piling City at Sunset. (http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4184)" That's the frozen edge of Lake Michigan between the snow and the blue clouds!

All comments welcome!

Canon 5D, 70-200mm f/4L at 109mm, 1/80th sec. @ f/11, ISO 640
Shoop Park, Racine, Wisconsin

Robert Amoruso
02-22-2008, 07:46 AM
Nice one David. I like the composition and the fact that the trees are slightly taller left to right as that guides the eye through the image.

My vision is off today due to allergies and coming off the flu but the trees don't appear crisp/sharp on my monitor.

Robert O'Toole
02-22-2008, 12:28 PM
Like the subtle colors and details. The trees look plenty sharp on my laptop.


Robert Amoruso
02-22-2008, 12:31 PM
Like the subtle colors and details. The trees look plenty sharp on my laptop.


I agree Robert, now that my vision has cleared up they are sharp.

David Steele
02-22-2008, 03:28 PM
A beautiful example of its type, David. I really like it. Not too sure about the branches bleeding off the RH side though. . . .

Alfred Forns
02-22-2008, 04:44 PM
Can only add that cropping some from the foreground would strenghten the image Would place the horizon a bit lower !!! Excellent image David !!!

David Kennedy
02-22-2008, 04:52 PM
Well, David, you convinced me to go through with the editing I thought it might need. I just did not feel like going into Photoshop last night (the image had only been worked up in Lightroom). Attached is the edited version with cleaner edges and a few color tweaks.

Roman Kurywczak
02-22-2008, 05:25 PM
Hey David,
New version much stronger and addresses the above mentioned concerns IMO. Really like the repost,weel done,

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Bob Ettinger
02-23-2008, 10:29 AM
Repost is a much stronger image. Love the soft colors and the pastel sky.