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28 Comments | Report
Spinola Platinum
 
Spinola July 15, 2016
Perfect
thunderlake PRO+
 
thunderlake February 24, 2017
Incredible perspective - love this image!!
johnejaife Platinum
 
johnejaife February 25, 2017
superbly composed
PSD9253
 
PSD9253 June 19, 2017
Great image....well done
sanetsnymangericke
 
sanetsnymangericke February 22, 2018
Awesom pic
DreamCapturedImages
 
DreamCapturedImages February 22, 2018
Such a cool perspective! Great use of the fisheye
stigfagerli PRO+
 
stigfagerli December 28, 2019
Fantastic foto love it
GoHa
 
GoHa December 28, 2019
Great picture
Shesisu
 
Shesisu December 30, 2019
Nice shot. I love trees and you did a wonderful job on this one.
joeMedrek
 
joeMedrek January 02, 2020
So strange looking — ya gotta love it 😍
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 02, 2020
Wow!!
bobtoye Platinum
 
bobtoye January 02, 2020
Sweet shot! Congrats on your awards.
mariadel PRO
 
mariadel January 07, 2020
Excelente, magnífica. Enhorabuena por tu captura
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 03, 2020
Your choice to shoot from the ground, including roots(?), creates and unusual version of this kind of photo. Great work!
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone September 18, 2020
AWEsome.
ronshattuck_9532
 
ronshattuck_9532 September 07, 2021
I love shots like this it almost looks like you can walk right out on the trunk like walking down a dirt road.
Keener
 
Keener September 10, 2021
Awe inspiring!
dorotaczapla_7213
 
dorotaczapla_7213 September 12, 2021
Pi?kne, wspania?e, cudowny widok
LeeHuang
 
LeeHuang September 13, 2021
congrats! what a great capture
svirskygil
 
svirskygil September 14, 2021
Beautiful
Oceanskyphotography PRO+
 
Oceanskyphotography September 15, 2021
Very interesting perspective! Lovely image!
Troy106
 
Troy106 September 22, 2021
Great shot
wandering_gemini Ultimate
 
wandering_gemini October 06, 2021
love the angle of this shot!
lynmarreehorrigan
 
lynmarreehorrigan October 30, 2021
This tree is so majestic
debbie_hutt_085 Platinum
 
debbie_hutt_085 November 16, 2021
Exceptional capture 🙂 🙂❤💯🙏
robinh_7535 Platinum
 
robinh_7535 January 08, 2022
💎💎🙏🙏👏👏💗💗💗💗
alexisgeale Platinum
 
alexisgeale January 31, 2022
spectacular
swarnalata
 
swarnalata October 02, 2022
Superb
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture just a few hundred meters from my home. When I lived in Stuttgart (Germany), we had an appartment literally at the border of the city. On the other side of the street was a field, followed by a forest. A perfect area for walking the dog, so I often went into these woods, always looking for some interesting subjects ...
Time
The photo was taken 10:13 am in April. I had the habit to often take my camera with one lens with me when I was walking the dog. On that day, I chose the fisheye and tried to get some shots of the trees with the fresh spring leaves where I could use the fisheye perspective in a creative way.
Lighting
As it was morning and the sky was a bit cloudy, the light was not yet too harsh (although you can see that the light on the wood of the roots almost started to clip)
Equipment
I used a Nikon D200 and a Tokina 10-17mm fisheye zoom. For this shot, I set it to 10mm to get a full 180° field of view.
Inspiration
When I saw this tree with the roots coming out of the ground, this reminded me of title of the Jethro Tull album "Roots to branches". So I tried to capture the whole tree from top to bottom or from "roots to branches".
Editing
I always shoot in raw. Straight out of cam, the highlights in some parts of the sky and on the roots were blown, but by adjusting the values in camera raw, I could fix that. Apart from these adustments, there is not much post-processing (a bit sharpening, lifting the shadows on the right side of the tree a bit, that's all).
In my camera bag
It very much depends on where I'm going. I love to take just the camera with one lens with me when I go to locations which I visit often (as the trail which I use when walking my dog). This forces me to see the "well known" area with new eyes, depending on the chosen lens (fisheye, super wide angle, macro, tele, big aperture lens etc.). When I visit a new location, I take more lenses with me to be prepared. At the time of this picture (in 2008), I had a Nikon equipment. I later upgraded to a Nikon full frame camera with the according lenses. But as the camera bag grew more and more heavy, I switched to the micro four thirds system. I currently use an Olympus E-M1 with about 7 lenses.
Feedback
You can only take pictures of the subjects you see. So to make better pictures, it is important to train your eye. Great subjects are sometimes hidden in plain sight. You don't have to travel to exotic places (ok, it can help of course ;) ), to find interesting subjects. To set yourself apart from the millions of pictures shot every day, try to use more exotic focal lengths (i.e. perspectives which you cannot create with a smart phone) and / or move the camera away from the standard eye level perspective. Putting the camera to the ground or above your head can sometimes change a "boring" standard subject into an interesting picture.

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