B&W tree
by: © Caryn Hill
7.8
Overall
Rating
8
General
impression
8
Subject
of photo
8
Composition
& Perspective
7
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
NA
Depth
of field
8
Color &
Lighting
8
Focus
General
impression
This is what black and white does well! Nice shooting Caryn. You saw a good composition and delivered it well. Keep up the great work!
8/10
Subject
of photo
Great photo Caryn! I love this kind of style! It's eerie and beautiful at the same time! Lovely!
8/10
Composition
& perspective
The tree is placed just enough off center to make the photo interesting, keeping the curl of the branches prominent.
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
The blacks are too black which causes little definition between the clouds and the tree. A bit more exposure between the two will make the photo more dramatic.
7/10
Color &
Lighting
The black and white is what really sells this photo for me. To shoot this in color would have diminished the impact.
8/10
Focus
Right choice in using the tripod at sunset to get the right focus!
8/10
Description
I liked the way the sunset was showing through the branches. It gave that eerie feeling to it and the clouds a silver lining. Exposure was F22.
Technical Details

Canon EOS 5D

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/400 ,
F-stop: F8
ISO: 400
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Joan K. Lentini
20+ Years
United States
Black & White
7 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Keep detail in your blacks to highlight your subject. Too much black makes the tree look lifeless. Check out the Zone System for this purpose. Take time to play with different exposure options to find the best results!
2.
Look at different perspectives from which to shoot. Walk around a subject to find the most exciting angles. How interesting if the sunset was coming through the branches that made a circle! Shooting up is also a dramatic look!
3.
Spend time with your subject observing the lighting changes as the sun sets. The "bounce back " factor of the sun after it sets offers beautiful possibilities for more exciting lighting! This is where your tripod is a big help!
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Joan K. Lentini
Experience: 20+ Years
I am an award winning photojournalist with over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer. I discovered a passion and talent for teaching when I became a photography instructor on the college level and also teaching one on one at my home. I am well versed in both digital and traditi...
Specialty:
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Location:
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