If there is one thing I have learned on Trekearth it is that you have to move up close to whatever subject you want to show.
My wife and I just spent a week cycling through the hilly vineyards of the Corbières region near Perpignan. And of course I had to share the impression of the vineyards in spring. So once again I chose the macro position which I think best illustrates the budding stems of what will one day be a delicious - and not at all expensive - red wine.
I adjusted the contrast slightly in PS and cropped for composition. The top of that top leaf was missing in the original.
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summer89 (5422) 2004-04-13 10:23
Good DOF photo Per.
Near Oporto city, where I live, we have a lot vineyards, and Oporto vine have a trade call "Vintage". The title it's very good, catch my atention. The note it's very good, too.
carper (96) 2004-04-13 12:12
What a great dof you have here, good composition, nice colours, very good note well done
nwoehnl (122) 2004-04-13 12:17
As a wine enthusiast, I guess I'll have to leave a comment on this one ... Excellent application of your TE learnings on this one, Per - the close-up is yielding an impressively sharp and detailed result of the wine plant. Nice DOF that lets us spot some repetition and gives an idea of "vineyard" in the background. Well done, Per. Of course, now the expectation is that you guys will return there over the course of the year for you to document how the grapes turn out ;-))
jhm (135238) 2004-04-13 12:28
Excellent macro shot, very nice sharp Per great work, and good note too. lovely
Eagle78 (1925) 2004-04-13 18:29
Good capture Per! Is unusual to have images from this time of the vineyard life. You managed to get a lovely close up, with good use of DOF and good natural colors. Good job :)
veimann (1269) 2004-04-14 15:18
Symbolicalally... Even the dry branch in the Spring is capable to blossom... On mine it is a wonderful photo and very gentle. As a hobby. And it is pleasant to me, as you have transferred colors. They are very natural, as it seems to me.
roshangar (1680) 2004-04-14 23:33
Nice shot !I like this macro shot It has very good composition!
Jeppe (18654) 2004-04-15 10:43
Oh great to see the begining of my favorite wine (or one of them) the Corbières. You did a fine job - great DOF and sharpness - And no problems with the missing topleaf - very fine work Per.
Georges (11185) 2004-04-15 17:02
Quelle coeincidence je me suis fait aujourd'hui une image quasiment similaire avec cette composition la profondeur de champ est bien maitrisée. Le serment de vigne est bien mis en valeur le leger penchant sur la gauche est dommage mais bon en photo il n'y a pas de loi bravo Per.