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Dead Tree, Dead Shadow

Dead Tree, Dead Shadow
Photo Information
Copyright: Michael Jessop (michaelman) (220)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-14
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-18 9:38
Viewed: 3675
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a symple photo in Dead Vlei really i just put my camera on the floor in the tip of the shadow (almost) and took the photo and in photoshop i just cropped and resized it and then it was done.
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Hi Michael,
Wonderful silhouetes in a beautiful composition.

Good use of the tree as a silhouette, you learn very well ;-) Well composed, nice low POV.

Well done

Ciao Michael, fascinating composition with fantastic silhouettes of dead trees, fantastic light, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2010-03-18 9:59]


Well composed Michael, I like the selhouette and the chosen POV. Well done and TFS.


Hi Michael,
A fine backlight picture, great idea well exposed. Excellent use of contrast. Like the idea here. Can feel the heat!

That's very effective Michael; I like the silhouette effect there. You have definitely inherited your father's and great grandfather's photographic genes!

Hi Michael
I like the dancing pose of the naked trees.
well composed and captured.
wonderful image.
pleasant colors.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-03-18 12:28]

I love trees, this here is a beautiful silhouette of a dead tree with amazing shadow and nice composition

Hi Michael,

Great shot, good low pov.

regards Mark

Bonjour Mchael
Superbe photo en contre jour avec la silhouette de cette arbre mort.
Joli jeux d'ombres et belles couleurs.

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-18 15:10]

Hello Michael,

Nice shot, good effect of the shadow of the tree against the skylight.
Congratulations and TFS

This is an interesting photo.

The silhouette is amazing and the threatening shadow on the ground mixed with the sun-lighted areas look fantastic.

The far sand or mud volumes add context to the shot.

Placement of the camera is unbeatable, very good shot, well done!


Hello Michael

Love the image. A wonderful capture of light and shadow. Nice work



Welcome to Treklens! Looking through your gallery, you have some interesting and creative ideas. This one especially attracted my attention because of the stark contrast of tree and sky. I like that you left it in color as I like the browns amongst the black of the central tree. Well done! Looking forward to seeing many more photos from you!

:) Lisa

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