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Under the Hawthorn tree by Alex37 Under the Hawthorn tree by Alex37
This evening's sunset on Dartmoor was one of those rare good ones and I was determined to make the most of it. I have been planning a hawthorn tree+tor shot for a while, and although this isnt quite what I had hoped for in an ideal world, I do like it.

Edit: Apologies for the repost so soon after the original post but I feel this image is better.
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zaz14ispottermad Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Student Photographer
CONGRATULATIONS :clap:
you have just been featured in my journal :deviation:
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well done on a stunning piece of art :love:
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zaz14ispottermad Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student Photographer
your name and this piece has been linked here [link]
inspired by the #dALinkSystem
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Now how did I manage to miss this beauty, great capture Alex. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Drew
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Miluiel-the-Friendly Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Abusolutely STUNNING! I so want to visit the England Ireland Wales area, I love the scenery over there, no matter how wet, as I live in washington state, it really doesn't matter!
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aixado Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
fantastic Alex !!:clap:
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mfknprincess Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
awesome photo! I posted it here [link] :hug:
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008   Photographer
Featured [link]
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks James
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Photographer
No problem.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
saw the first take can't remember which I prefer....but I like this.
you say you don't use grads. so do you shoot 2 exposures or just make 2 from the raw? probably depends on the situation. have you had to mask around those boulders? i assume you haven't masked around the tree?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this is from 3 exposures 1 stop apart each. Sometimes I use one raw, but more often than not I use separate exposures, just to get better IQ. I have masked around the top edge of the boulders, but not masked the tree.
Thanks Jake.

Alex
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry, but why 3?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
3, it's a magic number
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
old skool.....
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
but seriously...
because I like to capture the full range of tonal values in the scene. There are two obvious ones which you have thought of, but then one even brighter foregroundd exposure which I only used partially to bring back a very small bit of detail.

Alex
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
bingo.....
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BloodyBat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is so beautiful!! I love it!
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jayshree Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
great angle
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Infinity1986 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
:love:
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Chinastone Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
Very nice picture. I guess you will like this one:
[link]
:-)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. Actually that image isnt quite to my personal taste, but thanks for sharing.

Alex
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autumn-whitlock Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008   Writer
I love this.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Tristar444 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Well done.
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Rykardo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Well done mate ;)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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ancoben Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Beautiful. I note with interest the fact that you don't use ND filters but use exposure blending instead. I, too will have to look at this as an option.
Anne
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pestilence Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
Lovely capture...the framing the timing the colors! :)
:+fav: :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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Karloftus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
yep, definitely a better edit. Awesome picture
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escaped-emotions Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Much prefer this to what you had before :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Olivia
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PastyGuy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
what happend to the original crop, that I prefered. Still think it's a great shot
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
did you?
when you think about it, you didnt :P
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enunez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Very nice, excellent handling of the exposure, and what an interesting scene.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou
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hougaard Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Lightened the sky?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
no, but I didnt darken it at the top which is I guess what you are seeing.
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tobyedwards Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Interface Designer
I did see the first, and didn't get round to commenting (I didn't know how to break it to you that is wasn't that good).

This variation however is much much better.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
the last one was still good :P
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allanibanez Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   Photographer
better composition - it's more balanced, the sun dial is smoother and the warmer white balance is much more fitting to the scene. your first attempt was actually complete crap, but i was just being nice as to not hurt your feelings.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
screw you :P
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
he doesn't have feelings allan.......
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
haha
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lakemans Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
not like you to shoot into the sun. Not sure if I like the shadow silhouette foreground as its not really your thing.
but the clouds are a nice feature.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
well about 10% of my photos are shot into the sun which I think is a normal number. Are you saying you dont like the silouette because its not really my thing or, you dont like the silouette AND its not really my thing (the point you made in the sentence before). I am glad you like the clouds Mark.

Alex
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lakemans Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
I think your previous style has dictated my expectations. Using the sunset light to softly light a scene rather than shoot into it.
The shots youve taken into sunsets are normally great wide landscape panos, and this shot is a little tighter in with less to look at.
But saying that, everyones styles change - me being a prime example of that - and at the end of the day if you are happy with it sod everyone else. (my thoughts on most of my own images)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I am not willing to restrain myself in intentional pursuit of a "style". I wont to go into what I consider to be my style, but I wouldnt say that this image was contrary to it. Moreover I dont think you could say that a persons style has changed from one image surely?
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lakemans Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Not saying your style has drastically changed, as you will appreciate it is a gradual thing.
Ive noticed your last few images are a break away from what "I" would call the Alex37 norm, this is good though as it opens up new avenues and other photographic subject to pursue.
This last image just doesnt do it for me personally, but like I say If you are happy with it sod everyone elses opinions.
Its not what I expected to see when I clicked into your gallery thats all. Those Fir trees in the fog have however continued to go down a storm.
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