11th February 2013, 03:40 PM
Out at the weekend in horrid light, really grey and flat so have resorted to PP and wondered what people thought
Glendalough-2 by Neelly, on Flickr
11th February 2013, 05:06 PM
The dense brush in the background doesn't let the twisted gnarled branches stand out sufficiently. I don't know what you could do short of some intensive work with a chainsaw and axe. Maybe try a blur tool to see if you can soften them?
I would also like the root ball to the left lower corner to be a bit more in the frame.
The subject and the sepia treatment are both intriguing. Did you consider trying for a closer view of the interaction between he grass, bark and trunk. Especially the part where the bark is knocked off on the right trunk.
A good subject I think
11th February 2013, 07:36 PM
Thanks for that, I quite liked the wall effect but as you say there is not a lot of separation. I did think about doing some close ups but because its been raining for the last 18 months here I fear I would have vanished in the swamp if I had strayed from the path.