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Hedge of Gold

Hedge of Gold
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-13 6:04
Viewed: 1673
Points: 10
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Hedge of Gold

This is another photo taken from a moving bus through a very dusty window. I realise that it isn’t a very sharp photo, but I liked the colours and composition – how about you?

We were just leaving Gisborne, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, and were driving through vineyards and some of them had these attractive hedges of what I think are Poplar Trees.

So I looked up Poplar on Google, and found out that there are more than 250 natural species of poplar trees,...but there are approximately 2,500 hybrids that have been genetically engineered. A lot of research has been performed on the poplar to make them disease resistant.

A Poplar is a very fast-growing tree. It has silvery-green leaves and a talk, skinny tree shape. These were planted as hedges, and I was intrigued with the new growth that has appeared after it’s last pruning. And with Poplars being deciduous I liked how the colours of the leaves were changing and no doubt will be dropping off the branches soon.

Has anyone any tips for what I should have set the camera on for this type of photo PLEASE!!!

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To riverfriends: "Imagery"Janice 1 04-13 22:48
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Hi janice:
Love the 'imagery' here and excellent composition for a window shot:)
Sharpness is not always needed and this qulifies as an 'art-imagery', well done!!!

Hi Janice,

I adore this vegetation type in highway edge, or even making fences like you in the display. I adore their pennant to balance to the wind and making delicate movements. Beautiful visual!


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-04-14 7:12]

Nice work Janice,

I like the unusual shot.. I like the colours... ummm... tip on taking it? I don't know the professional way, but if its me, what I do is to set to TV and then set the speed up to at least 100? I suppose is also depent on how fast the bus move... I am still trying it myself.. :P Hope this help?

Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,

:) ltr

Hi Janice, from what I saw around the vineyards on the South Island I would say that they are a polpar of some sort. Had I stayed engaged the first time around I would have found myself living in Gisborne. I like the composition and the angle at which it was taken. Good colour and even with the movement of the bus acceptable sharpness. TFS,

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  • Popye Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 154] (802)
  • [2007-04-25 7:04]

Hi Janice
Very difficult to tell you what settings to use, while shooting from a moving bus, but I can tell you that your attemp came out very nice.
If you were not moving, and could get your camera on a tripod, then I would suggest a f11 to f16 and a ss of say 1/80 to 1/25, then you should get a bit more movement in the leafs, and the best time would be before sunset.
Great photo though

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