Hi all, I found a new spot along a local beach that allows me some nice access to a mangrove where there are some interesting "single" trees and at mid to high tide have a nice covering of slow moving water. I spent some time taking photos last weekend and do intend to try again a few times over summer trying to find the right mix of sky, water and tree.
However in playing with and reflecting on last weekend's photos I've been trying to decide on how to "best" frame a lone tree. It seems I mostly see it in the middle of the frame. So I tried some different crops on one of the photos from the weekend and would welcome feedback.
Obviously I realise that the background and sky will play a large part in how balanced a composition will feel and that will change for each tree and each visit, but am just trying to open my mind to possibilities and "things" to keep in mind in the meantime.
The uncropped photo as framed on the morning slightly off centre:
A 5x7 crop with the tree centred.
A 5x7 crop with the tree on the third. In this instance, with the restriction of a crop I feel the tree is a little high in the frame... but would like others opinions, more sky? fill the frame with more tree?
A square crop with the tree centred. With the horizon is in the middle of the frame, the tree and its reflection are not centred horizontally. I'm thinking the reflection is too tight to the frame?
And any other suggestions are welcome. Such as ditch the reflection and get a wide angle lens in nice and close to those glorious roots LOL.