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Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree in Autumn - Softer

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree in Autumn - Softer
Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree in Autumn - Softer
1.3 seconds, f/25, iso 100, 25 mm. In Photoshop, I combined the original version with a Gausian Blur version to soften the image a bit. Also, I removed a small sign.
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Joannie M. Bertucci
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    Perfection, Josh!


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4/7/2011 3:28:40 AM

 
Josh A. Friedman
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Hi Joannie - Thanks for looking and for the very nice feedback.


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4/7/2011 3:57:16 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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I'd have to make this a winner, if I was officially judging!


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4/7/2011 4:04:07 AM

 
Josh A. Friedman
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Hi Michelle - Thanks for the encouraging feedback.


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4/7/2011 4:30:58 AM

 
Carol Flisak
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Beautiful image, Josh. This tree has great character, lines, and color. Your treatment enhances a wonderful subject! Nicely done!


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4/7/2011 6:58:54 AM

 
Josh A. Friedman
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Thanks for the nice feedback, Carol. I've enjoyed shooting this beautiful, graceful, old tree at all different times of year.


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4/7/2011 7:27:49 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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4/7/2011 7:46:20 PM

 
Josh A. Friedman
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Linda - Thanks for looking & for the very nice feedback.


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4/8/2011 3:52:51 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Thanks for the great explanation plus the EXIF data - good learning.

Btw, that tree is only a little bit bigger than the one my late father planted a couple of decades ago in our old home's garden. That's one special kind of tree in more ways than one!


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4/20/2011 7:20:26 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Wonderful capture of this very interesting tree, Josh! The tree is very unique with great shape and color, but your digital processing really sends it over the top. Terrific work! Congrats on being featured in DD!


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4/20/2011 9:43:38 AM

 
Josh A. Friedman
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Kathy & Rona - Thanks very much for looking & for the kind thoughts & feedback.


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4/20/2011 1:21:01 PM

 
Tony Sullivan  

Beautifully done photo Josh. On your website you have pictures of the same Japanese Maple done during 3 different seasons. How did you get your tripod/camera lined up in such perfect position?
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4/21/2011 10:00:17 AM

 
Josh A. Friedman
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree - Spring
Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree - Spring
1/4 sec., f/22, iso 100, 18 mm. In PS, I removed a small sign). Then I used Topaz Adjust (Color Blast). I took that version & combined it in PS with a Gausian Blur version to soften the image (opacity about 55).
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Hi Tony. Thanks very much for the nice feedback. Truthfully, lining up he tripod & camera was a combination of memory & trial-and-error (as well as a little cropping on the computer). Coincidentally, yesterday morning I went to the park & took a bunch of spring shots of the tree (see attached).


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4/22/2011 4:19:36 AM

 
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