The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…


NO !!!… Not ME !!… I’m referring to the tree fortunately… This is yet another one of those favoured places very close to me, that I keep coming back to, as personally I think it’s just such a photogenic little tree, sitting there all alone in the middle of its own little pond…

This is yet another post though where I just could not decide between two specific shots, so once again I will post both and you can take your pick… At the moment though I’m edging towards the bigger sky option…. but then I have been known to be quite fickle at times, and will likely dislike both of them by the time anyone gets to read this… I also have a shot from the other side of the pond that I currently really like, that will appear in a future post (assuming I don’t dislike that one too real soon)… lol…

Seriously though… Is it JUST me, or does anyone else take a series of shots, feel real happy with them… but within a few days dislike ALL of them ?!?!?…

24 responses

  1. Damn Brian. Stunning photos! Difficult to pick a favorite. I LOVE the sky in the first one but I do like the full reflection in the second (gee, I’m a huge help, huh??) ;-)

    And, no, it isn’t just you. I can take a whole BUNCH of photos, instantly HATE all of them OR, like you, like them at first and then deem them all crap a day later. Sigh. It is a sickness. I’ve said it before….I bet the images I toss would fill some other photog’s portfolio…

    April 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    • Thank you so much Tracy… and yeah… no help at all.. lol.. But for exactly the same reasons as me… I like the sky in the first one, and the full reflection in the second… Ah well…

      Glad it’s not just me, but then I guess it proves that we’re our own worst critics, which hopefully helps us to continue improving and learning… :)

      April 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

  2. aswirly

    I love this tree. I remember it well. She’s soooo photogenic. And yes, it IS a SHE. lol. Both are so beautiful, but I think you know my fav ;) A little partial to the sky like you. Somehow the first one feels more balanced to me too.

    I have the sickness too :( I always hate my shots. lol. Well, most of them…

    April 27, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    • “She !!!” LOL… So how exactly do you tell the sex of a tree then ???… Now I’m intrigued… Do tell…. Is it from the tone of its bark… hehe… “IT” is a great tree though isn’t IT…. lol… And I know you have the sickness too and always hate your shots… Maybe you should take better ones then… lol… I’m messing, your shots are ALWAYS amazing A… :)

      April 27, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      • aswirly

        BETTER ONES???? oooooh you are sooo mean. hehe…and no, I will NOT tell you how to sex a tree (that sounds bad), but IT is defo a SHE!

        April 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm

        • Awwww…. And there was me hoping to learn something new…. lol…

          April 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm

  3. cracking shots where is this place of yours?

    April 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    • Ahhhh, I’m sure you’ve wandered past there on a number of occasions… ;)

      April 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm

  4. Amazing! I like them both, but I am partial to the second one. It obscures the factory more and completely hides the smokestacks. I also like the texture detail in the foreground.

    I also can be a rabid fan of my recent work, thinking it’s the best thing ever shot. Then a week later, it’s junk. If I have a flaw in a shot — which is well, all of them — I have a hard time not tearing it apart as I show it to someone. And of course, they never would have noticed the flaws.

    I need to find a favorite place like this to take photos. :)

    April 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    • Yeah it was a difficult choice for me, and even now I’m still not sure, but that’s mainly for the reason of either the sky or reflection… Thanks Sean… and it’s good to know I seem to be in the majority of those that question our shots…

      April 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm

  5. Beautiful shots and a beautiful place. I think I especially like the first photo. I like seeing more sky. And I am the same way too, I often look my photos and at first I get really excited about what a captured and then I change my mind and think nah, I don’t like that…I go back and forth, I am indecisive. I thought it was just me but glad to hear it happens to everyone.

    April 28, 2010 at 12:43 am

    • I used to be indecisive too, now I’m not so sure… ;)
      And yeah it seems to happen to everyone.. So many times have I looked at a shot on the camera and thought “Yes”… only to bin it once it’s on my laptop… lol…

      April 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

  6. I definitely like the first shot better. The cloud formation in the sky adds some interest which keeps the eyes flowing on the photo. That is a pretty spot for pictures.

    April 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    • Many thanks Mike… I have to confess to having a thing for clouds, and if we have clear blue skies it drives me nuts… much to the families disgust… lol…

      April 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm

  7. Nah… it’s not only you. I feel the same way too. I get bored easily. Thank god I don’t feel that way with my husband LOL
    I am torn. I love the awesome looking sky of the first image and at the same time I love to see the reflection. Oo! Oo! Oo! I know! I know! Make a vertorama out of them!!! Hah! That way, you get the sky and the reflection in one image. Would you consider it? I would love to see it.

    April 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    • LOL… Believe me I did seriously consider blending the two images together Attiev, and I may still do so, as it would be a fairly simple process with these two shots… but we’ll go with them as is for now at least… Maybe I’ll blend one for flickr.. ;)

      April 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      • Oh yes, I shall wait for it then ;)

        April 30, 2010 at 12:40 am

  8. Finally catching up with everyone after a busy period. ADORE this shot – great colours and reflections. Love the tree in the water. Fabulous shot sir.

    May 3, 2010 at 9:45 am

  9. This is gorgeous. The pond looks like glass! I love the first shot with the big sky background; the sun is more fiery and the clouds appear to be directing you to the lovely tree.

    May 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    • Many thanks… It sure was a gorgeous evening, and the light was perfect…

      May 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

  10. Fantastic image.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:31 am

  11. ksbphoto

    Great composition! I love it!

    May 22, 2010 at 4:35 am

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