Monday, March 4, 2013

Together We Stand

Today was dreary and overcast, but I had my camera with me while I was out and about. These two trees have caught my eye for quite some time, but I have never stopped to photograph them. Today was the day. The sky was almost the same colour as the snow, with a faint light highlighting the horizon. I think I know which one I like best....any opinion?
Together We Stand - Version 1

Together We Stand - Version 2
Together We Stand - Version 3

Together We Stand - Version 4


9 comments:

TeresaA said...

well since you asked:
I like the first one- I think the landscape crop works well with the subject. I like the use of negative space. Have you considered black and white? or bumping the contrast.

Patchmaker said...

Yes, since you asked:
I like #1 as well. The trees seem more on proportion with the space. IMHO.

Sandy said...

Well, not that I know anything about photography or composition .... I like #1 --- but also #4 equally as well. I like the birds flying up so high and the feeling of vastness.

Taos Sunflower said...

They're all nice, but #1 is the one that really draws me in. And now, I'm off to read the other comments...

Amanda Pedro said...

1 or 4.
hmm, not much to say right now. Good job though. Nice to see your assignments. I took a course over 20 years ago with a film camera. Not much chance to play around then on a student budget! Would be nice to learn again.
Guess I did have something to say! :}

Sybil said...

I like #1 best but #4 is a close runner-up.

martha brown said...

Version 1. I like the horizontal landscape mode for this.... Seems more inviting for me.....

Pat MacKenzie said...

I thought I liked the first one best, but then I saw #4 and was undecided. I think the trees have a sense of usefulness and 'home' with the birds flying overhead. They're all really good pictures.

Sara said...

Thanks for all your comments. I tried black & white, but the light at the horizon disappears, so I prefer the "colour" version (although there is not much colour here!). I used TeresaA's suggestion and bumped up the contrast a bit. I am going to print the square version (#4) since I think the birds add some life to the photo.