The same.... but different

by Helen Hooker April. 25, 2010 4236 views

I??ve always found something appealing about lone trees in the landscape so when I spotted this one on my way to Rugby this morning I dived into the handily placed lay-by right opposite to take some photos. At the time (about 10.30am) it was pretty dull and overcast, with a uniformly grey sky, and it immediately struck me as being ideal for a high contrast monochrome treatment. However, by the time I returned past the same spot at 5.30 this evening the light was much better and there were some wonderfully dramatic clouds behind the tree. I thought I??d post both photos here to see which you all prefer!

At 10.30am….

… and the same spot seven hours later

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Lotofoto 7 years ago

Oooh! #2 is just gorgeous!

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Marsha 7 years ago

Wow, both so different, yet both amazing shots....the contrasts between the two are so interesting!

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Mary 7 years ago

very nice, I like the two perspectives.

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Milton Jacob 7 years ago

wow! that's super!!

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Pete 7 years ago

This is stunning
I also love the lone tree concept. one day when I am all grown up I am going to take a photo like this

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Pandka 7 years ago

Both are lovely, but I prefer 2#!

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Thebronzebow 7 years ago

I first please! :) great set!

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Dorothe 7 years ago

Wow, the first has more balance, but the sevond is more dramatic. As I love B/W I would try to change the 2nd in it.

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Stefan Fletcher 7 years, 1 month ago

I like them both, but the first has more balance

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 7 years, 1 month ago

Perfect job!

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Masoud Ahmadpoor 7 years, 1 month ago

Perfect !

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 1 month ago

The difference is amazing!
Both are stunning!

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Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 1 month ago

Hard to choose as they are so different. The first one graphic, the second quite romantic. I like them both, but I am a colour junkie, so it will have to be #2

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Andrea 7 years, 1 month ago

Wow, that`s a difference!

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Kelly Lamaster 7 years, 1 month ago

I LOVE the simplicity of the first and the serenity of the second.

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Gillian 7 years, 1 month ago

What a difference the sky and lighting make. The clouds certainly make the second look much more interesting.

7 years, 1 month ago Edited
Eiram 7 years, 1 month ago

oh my! what a difference!

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