Tree of Life
by: © Edward Teran
8.4
Overall
Rating
10
General
impression
8
Subject
of photo
9
Composition
& Perspective
7
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
6
Depth
of field
9
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
Much better than the previous version, nicely harmonious and better balanced - good job!
10/10
Subject
of photo
Good subject, a big improvement on the previous (similar) version. However, I don't think the title works because it seems to me there are two trees in the shot.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
Presumably this is the same shot but cropped differently? If so, the central positioning of the towers is much better.
9/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Comments as before...
7/10
Depth
of field
Although you have put that the exposure is f/2.8 I presume this is an error as the previous version was f8... therefore comments are as before.
6/10
Color &
Lighting
This is so much better! Now we have a strong blue sky making the clouds stand out better - they seem to be embracing the tower to the left (the Freedom Tower?) as if the top of the tower is actually ascending into heaven! I also prefer the colour of the leaves at the top which are a beautiful, warm russet hue now, reminiscent of autumn, but with darker areas showing us that they are withering. This adds interest to the shot and also harmonizes better with the leaves on the tree at the bottom of the picture which are also lighter and have more colour.
9/10
Focus
Comments as before...
10/10
Description
This is a reworked Photo of the "Last Tree Standing". The only surviving tree from Ground Zero. The background of new life and bright sky brings us to the rebirth and sur  see all >
This is a reworked Photo of the "Last Tree Standing". The only surviving tree from Ground Zero. The background of new life and bright sky brings us to the rebirth and survival of us all.
Technical Details

Leica V lux -1

Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/200 ,
F-stop: F2.8
ISO: 400
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Anne Darling
20+ Years
United Kingdom
Artistic
95 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
I would be tempted to reshoot it without the leaves at the top - pick a sunny day with nice puffy clouds and stand in the same place - you will have a simpler composition and perhaps more powerful - nothing wrong with this one but nothing wrong either with refining an idea.
2.
If you do a second shot, put the camera on the tripod and use the timer so that your hands are free to move the top branches out of the way while the camera takes the shot.
3.
N/A
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Anne Darling
Experience: 20+ Years
I have an MA in Travel and Social Documentary Photography and have worked for more than 20 years as a fine art photographer. I have held many solo exhibitions and have exhibited widely, from Glasgow to Beijing. I also have many years teaching experience and I always encourage my students to ext...
Specialty:
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