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    Natural Landscapes - What You Should Have Seen

    I was puzzled by the crop comments on this image from Monday night until I played around a little bit and noticed that the program we were using crops images unless directed to full screen display. In this case, it cut off the top of the tree. This leads to the question - " is the tree too high in this frame?" Thanks for your detailed comments Monday and your thoughts on this question.

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    Album name:Ed Hodgson / Ed Hodgson
    Keywords:Nature / landscape / summer / Arizona
    Location:Sunset Crater, Arizona
    Filesize:632 KiB
    Date added:Oct 05, 2017
    Dimensions:840 x 1120 pixels
    Displayed:6 times
    Color Space:sRGB
    Exposure Bias:-0.33 EV
    Exposure Program:Program
    Exposure Time:1/350 sec
    Flash:No Flash
    Focal length:6.3 mm
    Max Aperture:f/2.8
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    Vern Wells   [Oct 07, 2017 at 09:12 AM]
    I don't think the tree is too high in the frame but, for my taste, there's not enough interest in the forground to include so much of it. I'd crop some of it off but I'm sure others would find reasons not to.
    Ed Hodgson   [Oct 07, 2017 at 02:56 PM]
    Thank you very much for teh thoughtful input, Vern. In composing the photo, I was seeking to emphasize the isolation of the tree in a great expanse of black ash, but I certainly agree there are no features to make the ash itself an interesting foreground. Do you think the photo might have been more effective as a landscape shot with more of the ash to the side (or sides) of the tree, or would a closer crop on the tree be preferable to either alternative in your view?
    Vern Wells   [Oct 08, 2017 at 12:13 PM]
    The position of the tree, top center of the frame, is not a composition I normally go for. Putting the tree off center in a horizontal (landscape) format would probably work better for me but that would depend on whether what's on either side of the tree is complementary.
    Ed Hodgson   [Oct 09, 2017 at 11:42 AM]
    Thanks Vern. As the picture was taken a few years ago, I don't remember what was to either side anymore. If I were composing it today, I would most likely have put the tree off center to one side or the other.

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