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

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

...it if looks like one? C&C welcome. Matt
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Re: If a tree falls in a forest, does it sound like a giraffe...

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

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

Thank you Frank. Matt
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Re: If a tree falls in a forest, does it sound like a giraffe...

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

Postby 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-


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

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

Postby 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:


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