A WALK IN THE GARDEN – TREE COMES TO LIFE – WORKING THE SUBJECT TO DEATH

Blue Ridge Workshops – Elliot Stern

Every spring the tree in my front yard slowly comes to life.  Sometimes it is earlier than everything else and sometimes it is late.  But every spring since I have been here it awakens with tiny little buds all along the branches.  These buds at some point explode into beautiful pink floral arrangements.  Eventually they fall off in the rain and winds of spring and the tree becomes full and beautiful in its next its next transition of dark purple leaves.

I produced a pretty big box of images to look at and when you are looking at 50 or so images of pretty much the same subject, getting to a final result can be very demanding.  I have uploaded 15 images of my favorite tree parts and would like your pick of the images you like and why you like them.  Your input is important not only for me but for you as well.

6 thoughts on “A WALK IN THE GARDEN – TREE COMES TO LIFE – WORKING THE SUBJECT TO DEATH

  1. COMMENT LEFT BY JOE LEE FRANK – IT DID NOT SHOW UP IN THE COMMENT SECTION SO I HAVE COPIED IT OVER AND IT IS COMPLETE EXCEPT FOR JOE LEE’S EMAIL ADDRESS.

    New comment on your post “Elliot Stern© 2013 tree – house000109”
    Author : Joe Lee Frank (IP: 71.62.184.9 , c-71-62-184-9.hsd1.va.comcast.net)

    Comment:
    Seems under-exposed to me. So much so that I cannot determine the central focus which make viewing a lot of work visually, i.e. the eye searches. (Relative to house000117)
    I like this a lot, but think it would be improved by shifting the center to the right a third of a frame or even cropping about the right third. I would have like to see the whole bug on the left. (Relative to house000109)
    Very nice composition and tone. I like the shading a lot. (relative to house 000123)
    I would have straightened this. The columns in the background are canted. (house000133)
    I like this a lot. It would be great if the yellow on the bee popped more. My favorite bee-cause of the bee and great focus. (house000137)
    I like the bokeh, but a little flash would have made the flowers pop (house000129)
    Seems like the depth of field could have been a stop or two greater. (house000145)

    1. Thanks Joe Lee, I am like your response and was hoping to see similar from other blog readers who came to view the gallery. A great many shots were taken and for reasons that do not require explanation the images that were decided upon represent shots that were okay and others that were not.

      As always your intelligent opinions and constructive insights are most appreciated. Thanks for looking them over and I hope the exercise proved to be educational.

  2. I love Redbuds and these are all wonderful, but 143 is my favorite. The fine detail is exquisite. Nice collection!

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