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Oak Sunshine

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©2008 Alexander Nail. Do not use this image in any fashion without my prior permission

This shot was taken trespassing in a farmers feild. I do this probably more than I should in order to get the shot that I want, but I try to avoid it if there are livestock around. I spent the night before camping on the moor and it was a bit disappointing because the sunset and sunrise themselves were a letdown.

There was a thin mist in the air which made these wonderful sunrays just about an hour after sunrise.

The composition mostly involved moving my head everywhere around the trees shadow to find the point at which the rays were at their strongest. I then sorted out the framing of the image, and later cropped to reduce the impact of the trees you see to the top left and right.

The processing involved contrast adjustments (primarily to cut through the flare around the edge of the tree but also to slightly enhance the rays) as well as exposure blending to recover some of the lost highlights to the right of the image
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Thornalas's avatar
Beautiful! Thoughtfully seen and done!
pdevinney's avatar
stunningly beautiful
This is a magestic early morning!  Awesome shot!Ua 
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Hi Alex, 
I have a project for my independent art class to find ordinary things that artist have  turned extraordinary, I choose to do mine on trees this is a wonderful picture it's so beautiful, I was wondering if I could use it for my project?
Thanks in advance for your consideration :)
AndieD17's avatar
Dear Alex, 
I have a project for my independent art class to find ordinary things that artist have  turned extraordinary, I chose to do mine on trees this is a wonderful picture it's so beautiful, I was wondering if I could use it for my project?
Thanks in advance for your consideration :)
Andrea 
Hi Alex,

My grandfather is writing his memoirs and he is making copies to give as a gift to my entire family. He wanted a tree that represented 'life' as the cover and he loved Oak Sunshine. He wanted to know if he could use it, since it's not a book that will be commercialized, only seen by my family.
Thanks in advance and congrats, you have beautiful photographs.

Hello Alex37, I love your trees!!! I have a ministry in which I give out free audio CDs of the Bible. I usually use LightScribe discs, so I'm constantly looking for different photos to use. I would appreciate it so much if you would allow me to use "Oak Sunshine" as one of my disc labels. If I find others in your portfolio that I would like to use for the same purpose, will I need to ask you for permission for each one? Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks very much for your time!


Peggy

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Beautiful photo! May I post it on my website? I'm happy to give you credit for it. I'm an acupuncturist and I like to feature art on my site.
Thanks!
Page Morrison
Hi Alex,

You have a keen eye for capturing defining moments like this magnificent oak tree in the early morning sun. I would like to seek your permission to use this image in my project to illustrate the goodly tree. I'll attribute the source to you as part of fair use. Hear the good news from you soon. Thank you very much!
Nestor-Pavlovsky's avatar
You know where the Heaven silent lay..
Dear Alex,

I am not sure you have received my request below; would you kindly let us know whether or not we use this photo and if we have to buy it, what is the rate and means of payment?


Thank you and best regards,

Lubna
Dear Alex,


This is a great photo. We are a public relations company based in Amman, Jordan. We would like to use your photo for our website, still under construction, would you mind we use it? Can we buy it from you?

Thank you in advance,
Lubna 

lubna.abdelhaq@advvise.com
That's brilliant! Thanks Alex!
Alex37's avatar
Hi Alex, I love your photo of the oak tree. It captures a beautiful morning moment.
I am involved in a small charitable counselling service in Dorset, and I would like to use your photo on our new website. When people come for counselling, it can feel like they're walking through a mist, and I like the way the light is beginning to shine through the mist in your photo. Would you mind if we used your photo in our website, and possibly in our leaflet too? Would you make a charge for this kind of use?
Best wishes,
Jackie
Alex37's avatar
Hi Jackie, my images a free for use to charities provided they are not distributed for use. So yes, you can do both.

Alex
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Mr. Nail
This is a very beautiful picture! I would like to ask your permission to use this in a photo essay I have to write for an Art Appreciation class. I would like to know what type of camera was used and the approximate month and location if at all possible. I appreciate any help that you might me able to give me.
Thank You,
Kim Gilmore
mckinneygrl@yahoo.com
Alex37's avatar
Hi Kim,
No problem, you can use the image for your class. This was shot in September near Bovey Tracy, Devon, England, UK.
All the best,
Alex
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your beautiful art is featured [link]
Lovely tree and field
Hello Alex,

wunderfull impression, i also used your photo ion my facebook page, hope thats ok, if not, please answer me, username: ounda
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