I have been hunting for a good photo of birch trees for some time now, and its difficult to find birch trees like this along the coast of BC. But last Sept in Alberta my hunt for a good birch photo opportunity came together. These birch trees were found along the Yellowhead highway in Alberta. What I love about this photo is the green background which seems to add a depth dimension. I do hope you like it.
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batalay (33377) 2011-01-19 21:17
What a stunning photo, the birch trees so closely arranged. You've selected a vantage point that gives more detail than global, more trees than the wood. I think I mentioned once before about the fine Wester artist, Bev Doolittle, whose work this photo evokes.
siolaw (37640) 2011-01-19 21:57
You have pleasant textures here and nice graphism those vertical and straight trunks
Good light management as well.
yquem46 (35256) 2011-01-20 0:10
looks very simple but actually very hards to shoot successfully this kind of image
Nice light on these birch trees graphically arranged
Well seen and nice achievement
JFS (32453) 2011-01-20 0:16
Here you are presenting us a very interesting shot, clear and very graphic.
Have a good day!
yeln (11502) 2011-01-20 2:46
preprost motiv toda poln grafizma. kontrasti med belo barvo in zeleno so super!!! tfs!
lep dan, vojko
SnapRJW (23510) 2011-01-20 3:04
Hello Paul - This is excellent! I love trees and I know that they are difficult to photograph well. Here you have them so well grouped together with all the texture and colours in the trunk beautifully captured. The green background is perfect! Congratulations on a super piece of work. Rosemary
annjackman (15481) 2011-01-20 7:25
I like this a lot. You have prsented the picture in a way that highlights the graphic qualities of these trees. Nice detail. Very well done.
faletiz (10759) 2011-01-20 9:05
very nice textures created by the clear and thin trunks of birches. Excellent lighting management. Original Idea. Have a nice day
Hansaphotos (6047) 2011-01-20 9:16
A superb graphical effect here. Good idea to include the green branches in the background. Creative work and a nice presentation. Very nice indeed! Thanks for sharing. Hace a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
serp2000 (33057) 2011-01-20 10:08
Usually, a birch is a traditional russian tree (beryozka). Impressive graphism in your composition. Simple, but very effective shot, nice colours and perfect sharpness. You are right, we like it.
Have a good day!
yedirenk (11242) 2011-01-20 11:35
very impressive details and graphical effect.original idea and excellent presentation.also fine sharpness..TFS
vasilpro (40557) 2011-01-20 14:37
Wonderful vertical composition, excellent graphic sense, beautiful light management, lovely colors, very nice POV.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-01-20 18:26
Very sharp and beautiful. Nice branches and trunks. Very nicely taken.
jjcordier (67146) 2011-01-20 23:26
This accumulation of trunks is very photogenic and kept silent exploited her of the most beautiful of the manners.
Matthew-Watt (6037) 2011-01-21 16:09
Your yearning for a good photo of the attractive birch trees has paid off today. This photo is brilliant. It would make for a fine wall hanging. There is a lot of texture and subtle colour for the eye to behold. Great realistic sharpness and lighting elements. I like the vertical composition which gives a hint to the height of these slender trees. At a glance, it seems it could be a photo of reptilian skin of some sort. Amazing the tricks the eye can portray. Well done, tfs!
macjake (45556) 2011-01-22 3:47
hope you're keeping well.
i'm off starting Saturday morning for 4 days, but i think its gonna be raining alot :(
its very funny that you posted this photo b/c over the XMas holidays i mentioned to Tosca that i wanted to photograph birch trees! no kidding!
love the congested composition, and as u mentioned, the greenery inbehind is a neat feature too. the vertical framing was a much preferred way to go here.
i can't help but wonder how this looks in black and white.
great shot here Paul
abmdsudi (32471) 2011-01-22 5:11
Gorgeous textures with good detail and contrast and the tones here are splendid with nice touch of greenery in the background provide extra depth. Well composed in this format with adequate clarity and excellent sharpness. Great effort, Well done
delpeoples (48568) 2011-01-24 2:41
A really outstanding composition, beautifully framed in the vertical, emphasised by the repeating vertical patterns of the trees. Beautiful contrast and lovely green colouring.
TFS and I wish you a beautiful day