Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree in Autumn - Softer

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Threadleaf Japanese Maple Tree in Autumn - Softer

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 4/7/2011 3:28:40 AM

Perfection, Josh! #1367489

Josh A. Friedman 4/7/2011 3:57:16 AM

Hi Joannie - Thanks for looking and for the very nice feedback. #9338572

Michelle Alton 4/7/2011 4:04:07 AM

I'd have to make this a winner, if I was officially judging! #9338595

Josh A. Friedman 4/7/2011 4:30:58 AM

Hi Michelle - Thanks for the encouraging feedback. #9338649

Carol Flisak level-classic 4/7/2011 6:58:54 AM

Beautiful image, Josh. This tree has great character, lines, and color. Your treatment enhances a wonderful subject! Nicely done! #9338909

Josh A. Friedman 4/7/2011 7:27:49 AM

Thanks for the nice feedback, Carol. I've enjoyed shooting this beautiful, graceful, old tree at all different times of year. #9338942

Linda L. Ruiz 4/7/2011 7:46:20 PM


Josh A. Friedman 4/8/2011 3:52:51 AM

Linda - Thanks for looking & for the very nice feedback. #9340232

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 4/20/2011 7:20:26 AM

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! #9360164

Rona L. Schwarz 4/20/2011 9:43:38 AM

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! #9360361

Josh A. Friedman 4/20/2011 1:21:01 PM

Kathy & Rona - Thanks very much for looking & for the kind thoughts & feedback. #9360551

Tony Sullivan 4/21/2011 10:00:17 AM

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?
Tony #9361917

Josh A. Friedman 4/22/2011 4:19:36 AM

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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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.

Exif: F Number: 25, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 13/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 25.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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