Amador County (CA), Oak Tree Trunks, Pasture, Monochrome

ISO100, 145mm, f/8, 1/13 sec
Ione, CA

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.

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3 thoughts on “Amador County (CA), Oak Tree Trunks, Pasture, Monochrome

    1. Thanks for the comment Fred. It is actually a bit of relief viewers/readers “get” this photo, especially my only capturing parts of objects. I sometimes feel the need to capture everything in a scene because there is so much there, but that can and usually does overwhelm the image. So, in practice, I still might get a shot of everything and then start working little vignettes as individual photographs.

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