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    Question Looking for gnarly trees around Brisbane

    Hi folks,
    I have a request from a friend to take pictures of her in and around old and gnarly trees. Does anyone know of a good site in Brisbane?

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    There are some nice trees up the back of the park on Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mt Coot-tha.
    Also the old figs in Newfarm Park, or even the ones in the City Botanic Gardens.

    A bit further afield gets you to the Border Ranges, which have some rather old and gnarly trees, but being in a National Park you won't be allowed to climb them.
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    Botanical Gardens.
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    Agree with Dave, figs have to be your best choices up there, they are amazing. However, be careful where you place your friend when taking the shots, the complexity of these trees can make the shot look to 'busy' and ultimately detract from the result, so plan and consider the tree and its position within the photos very carefully. Remember the tree needs to compliment the portrait, not distract or over power it. Portraiture is about simplicity, the less elements the more focus on the subject.
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    Thanks Cold, Dave and Rick,
    Really Helpful! My Friend is blessed with a face which bears the years openly and we were looking for similarities in the trees. I'll post some when they happen.
    Click you later,
    Kazren

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    Thanks for your help with the trees. I found these near Ithaca Pool.

    C8 by kaz.par.avion, on Flickr

    C5 by kaz.par.avion, on Flickr

    C2 by kaz.par.avion, on Flickr

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    Hey Kaz, I like these, great work
    How did you get rid of the pythons
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    I was going to say there are some BEAUTIFUL old trees at Sherwood .. just beautiful! Though I don't know what it would be like around there now since it flooded
    Great photos too btw!!
    Happy to take all constructive Critique, please don't rework or edit my photos. Thanks!

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    Thanks for the guys!
    Col I didn't see any pythons - too early in the day - 730:am. But I have two pet pythons myself, so there would have been no drama if they had come out.
    Cheers,
    Kazren

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    The f-stop forum is not a critique forum. Please post these to the member photos forums if you want feedback

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    Thanks Rick, I was just thanking those people who had contributed to the tree question, and showing some new trees I'd found.
    Not trying to draw critique, just closing the thread..

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