I thought I would post this in anticipation of heading back to Longwood Gardens as they are slowly opening with restrictions for members. I have missed the tulips for this year, but it should be about time for the water lilies. I tried to incorporate the one long limb into the composition. Just wondering how that works for everyone.
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Nikon D800, Nikon 17-35 @ 30mm, f 18 @ 1/100 sec, ISO 400, CPL, cable release & tripod
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Beautifully composed Ed. I love the long tree branch. It frames the scene perfectly. Too bad you missed this year but you captured this in great light with a profusion of flowers. The inclusion of the lighter yellow flowers as well as the white flowers really adds to the foreground elements and is quite harmonious. The background is perfectly muted so that there is no distraction from the foreground. Really nice shot Ed.
Lovely, Ed. I really like the tree as an element of the image. The one nit I have, and it could just be me, is that the lighter yellow patch of flowers on the right gives me the optical illusion that the image is canted slightly right and down, though the horizon says otherwise. I’d be tempted to give it just a hint of counter clockwise rotation to see if the two cancel.
Wonderful scene of the tulips at Longwood. The last time I was there for the tulips there were so many people you couldn’t get at clean shot of just the flowers. Miss the Longwood experience this year. How about arranging a NEPN trip early next season for the tulips? Blue poppies… orchids!
For me the image is held together by this long branch. Without, it possibly would have been just a patch of yellow and a patch of green. I also like the thin, slightly undulating strip of grass. The colours match very well.