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Great tyro 2015-05-25 1:21

Good morning Les,

As soon as I spotted this one I was immediately reminded of this lovely photograph but, clearly, this is not the same tree! But the composition is similarly excellent with the old tree perfectly placed in the frame and making a fine connection between the bright green freshly mown field and the glorious late evening sky above. The diagonal line of the hedge is well placed too.

But what a sky! The gradations from deep blue above to yellow/orange at the horizon are wonderful and those cloud formations are stunning.

An excellent photograph, very well seen and very well taken with glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

Beautiful!

Kind Regards,

John.

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Old 05-25-2015, 08:46 AM
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Hello Daniel,

Thank you for your kind words about this one!

Ah, ha, now I see that at least one person on the Continent has seen Wallace and Gromit - they're quite good fun and I think they seem to appeal to adults just as much as they do to children.

I know that the composition here is not at all ideal - Bev (Royaldevon) also commented on that - but my feeble excuse is that this picture was taken very quickly as the little girl was only standing in this position for a couple of seconds. I think I really should have been lower but, as I say, it was taken very quickly. Thankfully I did manage to get the camera set to a small aperture (f/20) to achieve the necessary depth of field.

Yes, I agree that the four half naked ladies on the side of the 'bus are a bit distracting - just about everyone has commented on them - so perhaps your suggestion of a bit of Gaussian blur is a wise one. The trouble is that I think I would find that very difficult to do without making it too obvious - and the eye would probably be a bit suspicious of why the 'bus was out of focus when Nelson's column, farther away, was still sharp.

All part of the long learning process in photography! But the trouble is that, faced again with the same situation, I'm not sure if I would now be able to do it any better!

Anyway, Daniel, thank you again for your kind remarks as well as your interesting comments and suggestions which I shall bear in mind for the future.

Have a great day too!

Kindest Regards,

John.
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