Mother Nature's manicure

© Dale Hardin

Mother Nature's manicure

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe 12/13/2013 3:51:49 PM

Great story telling shot Dale? So now explain - I can see blue through the trees at both the top and bottom a bit... is this on a lake's edge? #1555866

Dale Hardin 12/13/2013 4:51:17 PM

Hi Deb. Thank you. No, both are sky and I was high to get the shot. Check out some more on my blog. #10921101

Beth Spencer 12/13/2013 8:01:23 PM

How high up was he? I like how his orange shirt stands out! However he does not look really comfortable. #10921210

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 12/13/2013 9:20:32 PM

Cool capture. #10921220

Dale Hardin 12/13/2013 11:00:23 PM

Thank you Beth and Sherran. Beth, there are a few more images of him on my blog and one shows the height. Notice the dot after my name. #10921236

Jeff E Jensen 12/14/2013 3:57:16 PM

You should send this to the good folks at Stihl. Nice advertising shot. #10921735

Dale Hardin 12/14/2013 4:09:29 PM

Never thought of that. It worked all the time on the first pull too. #10921741

Peter W. Marks 12/14/2013 5:06:33 PM

Living dangerously methinks but he seems to have all the necessary safety ropes attached!
A very interesting and unusual shot Dale with plenty of detail for me to look at. His Stihl chainsaw is a professional's tool but he really should be wearing a face mask and hard -hat and I would want to check his liability insurance if I had hired him. I just thought I would say that as my contribution to worker safety. lol #10921788

Michael Kelly level-deluxe 12/14/2013 7:52:13 PM

Interesting shot. I very much like the strong diagonal his body makes in the shot. Good color too especially for direct sun. #10921863

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 12/14/2013 9:30:43 PM

Thanks Mike and Peter. When I hired them, had not intended to document it, but just couldn't resist once they began. Check my blog for more. #10921893

Joy Rector level-deluxe 12/15/2013 6:46:18 AM

great shot #10922142

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 12/15/2013 7:08:46 AM

Thank you Joy. #10922183

Elaine Hessler level-deluxe 12/15/2013 9:59:52 AM

I agree with Mike-neat movement to the shot. And I like the sawdust spraying out to the left. Any way to bring that out? #10922263

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 12/15/2013 12:08:57 PM

Thanks Elaine. The sawdust is as bright as I could get it on this particular shot. Came out much better in others. #10922364

Susan Williams level-deluxe 12/16/2013 6:37:54 AM

Interesting subject and I like the composition with the diagonal of his body. The harsh sunlight works in this image and plays to the hard work at hand. #10923127

Rita K. Connell level-deluxe 12/16/2013 7:41:22 AM

great shots of him trimming your tree the only thing you left out is what it look like after he was all done. nice job #10923187

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 12/16/2013 9:34:40 AM

Thank you Susan.

And Rita, this is the only shot taken with the job almost completed. #10923242

Elaine Hessler level-deluxe 12/16/2013 10:54:12 AM

Wow! #10923277

Debbie E. Payne 12/16/2013 4:32:50 PM

Again -- another great "at-work" shot! Thanks for jotting down your blog address. I had it at one time and then I couldn't find it. Will stop by one of these days. Both kids come home in a day or two so we are busy cleaning house and cooking. Haven't taken any pictures since before Thanksgiving. I am going through withdrawal... #10923527

Dale Hardin 12/16/2013 4:46:06 PM

Elaine, would invite everyone over but my back yard is a bit "naked" now. :o)

Thanks Debbie. Need to clean house also, 'cause the kids are coming over Christmas eve. #10923536

Susan Williams level-deluxe 12/16/2013 6:40:55 PM

Ouch! How often does that poor tree get all it's limbs whacked off? #10923638

Dale Hardin 12/16/2013 8:10:02 PM

Susan, the root ball is so big that I've had to trim it every year at a huge cost. So this year we cut it back about four feet more than usual. Should be able to let it go for two years this time.

In three months it will again be a beautifully shaped tree with no limbs showing. It does not drop all it's leaves at once or change color, but stays green all year. #10923649

Peter W. Marks 12/17/2013 3:31:25 AM

Yes Dale, but what species is this tree? I don't think I have ever seen one with quite so many branches shooting off. #10923767

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Shutter Speed: 1/400.00 F-stop: f/7.1
Focal Length: 40.00

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.30, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 40.00 mm, Model: SLT-A77V

Uploaded on 12/13/2013 11:35:13 AM

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Camera: Sony A77 SLT

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