Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Trees in the City

In all my talk yesterday of the things to see while walking up Fifth Avenue, here is a perfect example.  I actually took this before the Moon photograph.  I am fascinated lately by the idea of seeing things on the other side of trees.  I may post another example of that.  But this picture is interesting to me, because while taking this, I experimented with different exposures to see how that changed the sense of the photograph.  This is the one that I like the best.  I intentionally overexposed the buildings, because I really like the atmospheric effect.  I think in doing this, the subject of the photograph is the trees.  Just for the heck of it, I am also posting a darker exposure, below, and I think that picture emphasizes the buildings rather than the trees.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite?


Anonymous said...

I am amazed at how the selection of exposure can change the subject. The first photo with the trees as the subject is my favorite. krs

Anonymous said...

I agree with KRS. I prefer the first photo. The second photo seems very sharp for me.

ken schwarz said...

I had to go back and forth looking at the two different exposures. I understand the interest of achieving an "atmospheric effect" but I found myself looking past the trees to see the buildings and skyline; therefore, I will break from your sisters and say my preference is photo number two.