Both pictures are beautiful. I like the sky in both, but I think the grass is better exposed in this one. Also I like the fading transition from the grass to the sky.Oh, and I like this crop a little more. Nice work.
tough choice, they are both great shots and i agree it comes down to personal choice - which for me is the other one! I feel it has more impact and I like the variance in colour. Nice editing on both too btw
I think this one is the better one of both, the light is softer, with the aperture you choose in this one you created a better feeling of a "the" wide wild country. This is sure one great shot. Panorama?
What I really like about this image is that it is not just a silhouete of a tree lightened by a sunrise. I think that the concept is nice and the technique you have used is also remarkable. You did not overdo it with the mixture of the exposures and that is a plus for this photo.
Also, the composition is quite good, with the tree drawing the eye and keeping it busy while the nice colouring of the sunset keeps the calmness.
What I would suggest you is that you keep some of the details of the tree. This is not a classic silhouete of a landscape since you managed to keep the colour of the grass (which btw is very nicely edited) so if you cared a little more about the tree, it would be just wonderful.
All in all, I think it is still a great piece, one of its kind, and with some changes it can be better
i prefer this version! compositionwise this just feels a lot more natural to me. the atmosphere is also a little more appealing to me. other than that, both images are stunningly beautiful and i cannot wait to see more!
Well, I like them both, but I think I prefer this one. Like Kirlian said below, the increased light has seperated the silhouette of the tree more, and I really like to see these scenes shot as panos...not sure why, I just think there's something about the balance that really appeals to me. Here, the tracks in the field balance the tree perfectly, and the image is really simple and effective.
So yeah, compositionally, this one wins for me, but as I said, I like them both
Even though both shots were taken close together I think the both have a different appeal. The first is sharper but darker, this is softer but has more light. If I had to choose one I would prefer the first but crop some of the top of the image off - a more panoramic aspect would suit better.
Personally I think that with these two shots you were at the right place at the right time with the wrong kind of tree. A tree with a more distinct trunk under the plumy foliage would have been better, but hey this is landscape photography we work we what we have