Tranquil Autumn

Hi folks, this is crop of an image I originally discounted from a morning in the woods recently (the left half has gone). Not sure if it works or not. The usual ‘rules’ of woodland photography advise simplification, but to be honest I really like complexity, atmosphere and textural variety and think that as long as things look harmonious even chaotic scenes can work.


What technical feedback would you like if any?


What artistic feedback would you like if any?

Interested if anyone also thinks this sort of image composition works … or not, and why not …

Pertinent technical details or techniques:

(If this is a composite, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn)
Panasonic S1R + Leica 24-90 @ 40mm, f11, 6 sec.

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I think it works great, Steve. The vignetting and shape of the trees all add up to a sort of tunnel view to lead the viewer down that path into the beyond.

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Steve, it is everything you say about complexity and so on. Th colors are making the image so strong.
Well done !!

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Wow! I think this is simply gorgeous, with great lighting, color and composition!! It’s not busy to me, as everything is in harmony and there is a clear path for the eye to follow. I love the path and the very interesting tree. The heavy branch in the UL would be mitigated a bit if there were some delicate foliage over its upper part as there is at its base. If that would be too much for you to consider on a straight image, I think this would be a wonderful base for a creative, painterly treatment. The straight trunk at the end of the path is leaning ever so slightly to the right, and is magnified a bit, for me, by the leaning tree in the mid-ground. I’m wondering about a slight CCW rotation.

Lovely! At the largest size, the detail in all that vegetation is wonderful, and I too love the way I am led through the image; it is very inviting. I realize that the vignette is to exaggerate that effect, but my personal preference would be just a little less (slightly more subtle).

The detail is exquisite Steve. The color and light are striking. I also very much like the tunnel effect the scene and the vignetting provide.

Don’t know how I missed this. Gorgeous is right. This has such a fairy tale look to it. The path that Hansel and Gretel took through the forest. Love it! The entrance is almost beckoning you to enter.