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2.29 - "Needs Work" 

Unveil
After I spent a couple of hours in the dense woodland trying to find compositions and strong photographs, soon I got to a point where I wasn't seeing anything that I liked. As time went on i constantly was striving to see images in such a difficult place. Seeing past the chaos, attempting to simplify scenes meant I could see more woodland subjects and because of that more potential images that I could get out of a Scene. Coming to the end of my morning journey, I found myself in a slightly colder place, as the sunlight crawled over into the cool banking, seeping out light and warmth on to the atmosphere. As the plants and the trees are constantly transpiring, the sun light just caught the vapour which was being evaporated out of the plant leaves and the damp woodland floor, and then into the air creating a very atmospheric scene accompanied by the eerie twisted branches. The Scene was opened up or "unveiled" with character.

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Location: Dark Peak, UK
(Peak District National Park)

Taken with
sony a7ii
Pentacon 28 f2.8 (m42)

Taken at
29mm · f/11.0 · 1/60s · ISO 200

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2 Comments
Adrian Bateman's picture

Seems like there could be a really cool shot here, but I can understand why you would have trouble finding a composition, its chaos. The biggest issue I have with this image is the tree trunk on the left side, I feel like its in the way without adding anything to the image.

I'm not really sure what would be the best composition in a place like this but it'd be fun (and challenging) to play around with different angles and see what you could come up with.

Josh Glaister's picture

Thanks so much for your thoughts. I could of eliminated the tree on the left but that would leave the right arching tree on its own and would (In my opinion) make the scene too heavy/distracting on the right side. Being in a very tight space with a wide angle I felt it would be best to draw attention to the main subject, which is the twisted trees at the center, so by including the thicker tree trunks on both sides almost frames what i want the eye to lead to.

Thanks again for your opinion, it's nice to get others perspective