There seems to be a fixation with capturing objects in their entirety. I do it and countless other photogs do the same. Maybe it is the “fear” of not capturing everything. In this instance, the instinct might be to capture the entire, if not most of the tree, into the composition. But why? We know what trees look like. Capture parts of an object and let the viewer fill in the rest from their memory. You want viewers to linger on your photographs and explore it with their eyes and mind.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 145mm, f/8, 1/13 sec
Amador County (CA), Oak Tree Trunks, Pasture, Monochrome. Amador County, California. April 14, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.