This is exactly what I meant when I wrote that I would like to see more details in the foreground. Shooting from a lower point would possibly achieve that. And then you could tilt the camera a bit upwards and capture the majestic trees and the rays of the sun in a different way. I am not saying that it would then be a better picture but a different one. You really should try and go back there with a tripod soon, and leave the great Danes back home ;-)....the black forest near the swiss border... a beautiful and sunny but still a bit chilly in the shadows week-end day in mid october. the leaves are beginning to fall.. the ground is all muddy from the recent rainfall and the still evaporating morning dew rises from all the rich green moss that's everywhere. mushrooms and the low sun angle make the scene perfect for elves and gnomes to roam their homelands.
Hi Lorenz,...here's another shot from that hike:
that lovely place's called robber's castle..
since the peasant's war in the fifteen-hundreds there isnt much of a man built castle left but a now red leafed tree to tell a story or two...
Hi Cem,Hi Lorenz,
Composition wise, this picture is much more balanced IMO. At the base, we have a wide and stable triangle basis formed by the roots of the tree. This makes the picture stand on its own. Then we see the V shape created by the tree trunks leading our eyes to the crown of the tree. There the form is oval which is contained within the frame of the picture. The contents and the colour of the oval are interesting and they keep our gaze there. We do not wander off the picture looking for other areas of interest. Also the color distribution is from dark and sundued at the bottom to bright at the top which also lead our gaze to the end point. All in all, a great composition .