Renaissance Tree Art on the Potomac

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Pertinent technical details or techniques: Some Imagination Required. Using Canon 5ds-r, f-4, 1/160 sec., iso 100. Removed power lines going through picture.

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This is a nice tree silhouette, the tree has a nice shape to it. I think you have done a good job with processing exposure and color. The orange glow near the horizon looks especially well done.

The tree has a nice enough shape that I wish I could see a bit more of it, your composition feels a bit cramped, particularly near the top. For me, this is a case where I’d like to see either more breathing room around the tree at the top, or an even tighter crop that looks more like a more deliberate crop. The vignette in the upper two corners also feels a bit strong to me, I would back off on those.

Thanks for the helpful comments Ed, well taken. I was wondering if you were able to see the outline of the lounging lady in the branches lower right. It can be seen upright and upside down in these branches. Not sure but my vision of this renaissance art form in the tree could be the results of the many months at sea and away from home in earlier days. . . .This shot is more of a production of nature rather than camera lens.

It doesn’t really jump out at me, even after reading about it.

The light and sillhouette are gorgious, but for me the rectangular structure on the bottom left ruins the composition.