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Obligatory Lonesome Tree - I by honz12 Obligatory Lonesome Tree - I by honz12
The obligatory lonesome tree shot, no gallery is complete without one ;)
This will be Part I of my search for my ultimate lonesome tree shot. (as I'm sure I'll come across more) =p

Part II
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cybrghst Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
The best time to shoot, overcasted skies, a perfect illumination of light! Love the desolate feel to this, the lone tree in a wide open space, and i really like how the horizon dips down, that is very nice, usually you see it have a small arch, this is unique. Cool shot!
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lewcid Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2004
Hehe, ive been wanting to take one of these two. Nice shot, the gloomy weather/clouds contribute to make it stand out.
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jark Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004
fabulous shot, with the mixture of the evil looking sky and the lonely tree.
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rajiv Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot there! I like the cloudy background =p
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a-landi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
Great shot!
Looks really impressive - well done :nod:
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rixel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004   Digital Artist
Nice, the sky really adds to the tone of the picture and makes the tree seem that much more lonley. Once again, nice photograph!
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kinderschar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
:O i dont have a lonesome tree shot in my gallery, i must go out and take a photo of one...heh.
anyway.. i really like how the land seems to just dissapear, like that tree is at the edge of the world. the large amount of sky adds to that aswell. nice colours, they contrast well.
great shot :)
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musicman146 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004   Photographer
nice composition

great job contrasting warm colors against cold grey and overall lighting contrast :)
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Gregos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
That's damn right, I need one ! :)

Good shot ;)
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honz12 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
hehe, my next goal is a bee in a flower :p
Thanks for looking Greg!
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Gregos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
that's harder, I guess ! :) But it must be so nice...
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ally153 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
Nice Scottish weather there mate... :laughing: I love the composition - taking so much sky works really well in this picture, as does placing the tree to the right of the photo... Nice one mate! :D
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honz12 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
Thanks Ally, the weather that day was miserable, but sometimes it can work out well. I don't think this shot would have worked as well if there had been blue skys and fluffy clouds in the background (the tree is pretty much dead... a lump of wood stuck in the ground)
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ally153 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
Yeah, trying to get the balance right can be really tough. I've noticed that on a dull day often over-exposing photos so that you can retain detail (which is usually lost because of the difference between the light in the sky and ground is pretty high) and then desaturating the photos later with a colour cast really works. If you get the right quantities of red, green and blue when you desaturate your photos you can normally make the sky look far more dramatic than the flat looking straight desaturation (which makes the same effect as using a colour filter on your lens when using b/w film).

A neutral density filter is often a better solution than over-exposing photos, but you can easily spend 250 in total for a bare minimum selection of those. I'm not convinced that it would work as well but you can fake an ND in a graphics package by making a semi-transparent graduated black fill layer in PS/PSP.
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smellykapcie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
And what a lovely lonesome tree it is. :P

haha.
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MrGerard Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004   Photographer
well youre first shot of them rule.. :) ..its just really lonely. Nice work :clap:
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honz12 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
Thanks, hopefully they'll continue to get better and better as I become more experienced.
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kamakazisj Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004   Photographer
You're right, it is obligatory; I've got one in my gallery! =p (it isn't nearly so good as this, though :) )
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honz12 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2004
hehe, thanks for looking!!
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poddytat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
How eerie. I'm reading one of Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander books and it describes Dr. Maturin being in a landscape exactly like this. Chilling, lonely shot. Brrrr.
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ikiSSS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004
great capture! :)
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