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If a tree falls in a forest, does it sound like a giraffe...

Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:20 pm

...it if looks like one? C&C welcome. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:28 pm

Well done Matt it's hard to keep an image like this from looking too busy....

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:01 pm

Thank you Frank. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:14 pm

You have a good eye for seeing the unusual! Thank you for sharing this with us! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:45 pm

St3v3M wrote:You have a good eye for seeing the unusual! Thank you for sharing this with us! S-


Thank you Steve. Matt
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:06 am

Terrific shot! I like your giraffe tree! I seem to recall we had a discussion a while back on trying, with mixed success, to shoot the forest for the trees or something. The conclusion was that it's hard! This works because the giraffe tree is dark against an otherwise uniformly lighter background of trees and creepers and down leaves. The giraffe is also on an angle, slashing across the otherwise uniform verticality of the the rest of the scene. The giraffe stands well out, plus ties the composition together. The what-I-call "print quality" is excellent, good scale, detail everywhere, much thanks to the exquisitely soft yet directional light. :thumbup:
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:53 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Terrific shot! I like your giraffe tree! I seem to recall we had a discussion a while back on trying, with mixed success, to shoot the forest for the trees or something. The conclusion was that it's hard! This works because the giraffe tree is dark against an otherwise uniformly lighter background of trees and creepers and down leaves. The giraffe is also on an angle, slashing across the otherwise uniform verticality of the the rest of the scene. The giraffe stands well out, plus ties the composition together. The what-I-call "print quality" is excellent, good scale, detail everywhere, much thanks to the exquisitely soft yet directional light. :thumbup:


Thanks Chuck. As I may have mentioned, I learn a lot from your comments; they are specific and relevant to the photo. An eager student here; keep the flow flowing. Matt
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