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To branch or not to Branch

Postby biggerry on Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:47 pm

At some stage we always ask ourselves this very question.. ok maybe not ;)

Anyway this particular image got me thinking (after Rodney had a did about the branch :) ) about what peoples preference would be in this instance, which do you prefere and why...does the branch add or detract from the frame?

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To branch or not to Branch

Postby Wink on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:06 pm

No branch for me.
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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby the foto fanatic on Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:39 am

I also think that the image works better without the branch. It is better balanced.
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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby zafra52 on Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:57 pm

Branch off; otherwise the photo would require
serious cropping on the right as the water fall
is framed between the branch and the trunk of
the tree.
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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby chrisk on Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:41 pm

no branch for me either. I understand what you were going for in framing the waterfall but I don't think the branch is thick enough to pull it off.
can I just say though that this is a spectacular image. I absolutely love it. love the angle, love the tree, love the colour and exposure. its brilliant mate...and that's coming from someone who regards most landscape photos with a big fat "meh".
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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby sirhc55 on Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:33 pm

To branch or not to branch, that is the question.

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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:51 pm

You already know my thoughts :) (sorry dude :))
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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby phillipb on Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:58 pm

How about with 2 branches and a crop?

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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby gstark on Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:53 am

hmmmmm ....... :)
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To branch or not to Branch

Postby chrisk on Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:26 pm

Well that's muddied the waters hasn't it ? lol


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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby biggerry on Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:28 am

Thanks for the feedback guys, much appreciated.

phillip, you have certainly muddied the waters! thats actually a really nice idea for a crop with branch on the right of the frame, cheers mate.


Note, i actually preferred it with the branch in there, but i don't think there is any real logical reason for that except that was how the scene was...after looking at it quite a bit it does look better without teh branch.

Wink wrote:No branch for me.

the foto fanatic wrote:I also think that the image works better without the branch. It is better balanced.

zafra52 wrote:Branch off; otherwise the photo would require
serious cropping on the right as the water fall
is framed between the branch and the trunk of
the tree.

nailed it zafra..

Rooz wrote:no branch for me either. I understand what you were going for in framing the waterfall but I don't think the branch is thick enough to pull it off.
can I just say though that this is a spectacular image. I absolutely love it. love the angle, love the tree, love the colour and exposure. its brilliant mate...and that's coming from someone who regards most landscape photos with a big fat "meh".

Cheers Chris, its only a short drive from your suburb, coulda dropped past and pocked you up in the way :lol:

sirhc55 wrote:To branch or not to branch, that is the question.

NO BRANCH

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Remorhaz wrote:You already know my thoughts :) (sorry dude :))

yeah, hence the reason for teh post :)
gstark wrote:hmmmmm ....... :)

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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby zafra52 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:58 pm

Now I like both without branch and the cropped one
with branch. I would look great in a big print on wall.
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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby robert on Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:37 am

biggerry wrote:Cheers Chris, its only a short drive from your suburb, coulda dropped past and pocked you up in the way :lol:


Hey Gerry, whereabouts? not many nice waterfall locations close to home. RNP?
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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby chrisk on Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:32 pm

biggerry wrote:
Rooz wrote:no branch for me either. I understand what you were going for in framing the waterfall but I don't think the branch is thick enough to pull it off.
can I just say though that this is a spectacular image. I absolutely love it. love the angle, love the tree, love the colour and exposure. its brilliant mate...and that's coming from someone who regards most landscape photos with a big fat "meh".

Cheers Chris, its only a short drive from your suburb, coulda dropped past and pocked you up in the way :lol:


Really ? Where ? I'd love to come with you one day. As long as you don't keep Rodney-style time. lol
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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby Remorhaz on Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:44 pm

robert wrote:Hey Gerry, whereabouts? not many nice waterfall locations close to home. RNP?


Hi Robert - this was National Falls in the RNP

Rooz wrote:Really ? Where ? I'd love to come with you one day. As long as you don't keep Rodney-style time. lol


Note that this particular day was particularly Rodney-style time (not sure why it's my style since it's Gerry who decided we needed to go to the RNP at some ungodly hour :))

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Re: To branch or not to Branch

Postby biggerry on Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:47 pm

zafra52 wrote:Now I like both without branch and the cropped one
with branch. I would look great in a big print on wall.

:up:
agreed.

Rooz wrote:Really ? Where ? I'd love to come with you one day. As long as you don't keep Rodney-style time. lol


best time of the day :) i'll have you back to the missus and kids before 8 just in time for you to deliver breakie to them, win win situation... oh yeah that means your outta bed at 4:30am

robert wrote:Hey Gerry, whereabouts? not many nice waterfall locations close to home. RNP?
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RNP - awesome location - i have been down there a number of times by myself (against my better judgement probably) for sunrise at various locations..

if there is really is interest i can put up details of the next session down there - i rarely do that now since 1) not much interest here at dsrlusers and 2) i enjoy time by myself to do photography :)

fyi lots of good spots, just need to get to them :) drop me a PM if you need more info

Whattamola - great spot, if its pounding like this its pretty much a knee deep walk (waist deep when you hits a sand pocket) across the flow to get there but close to carpark.
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Cliff line south of eagle Rock - long walk in, 5km each way
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Curracurrong falls just near eagle rock

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cool waterfalls into the ocean - Curracurrong falls into the ocean
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eagle rock
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and of course recent trip to Garie Beach

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and a old picture of upper national falls - hey look there's that bloody branch again!
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lower part of national falls

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ahh cant be arsed finding more pictures ;)
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