no problem. Thanks for the comments. I chose the bench due to the overhanging branch above that bench. The idea was to have a thinner DOF, but I was using a tamron 28-75mm f2.8 at that time. Shot at 75mm f3.3 but still the DOF turns out the be way too deep.
Anyway here is the color version
The color version looks better huh. I was inspired by some very nice B&W shot in the Landscape forum so thinking of trying out. Maybe this shot is too messy?
for all the tips. Agreed that my wife is too low in the picture.
I never intend the trunk as an impt element in the picure. It is more of a frame for my wife. I wanted to keep the trunk in place so that the overhang branches doesn't look like floating. The chair blocking the trunk is bad but nothing I can do about it now, other than PS it away
not really ... maybe you want to check out with riceball? i think the library has some good books too. look up on other visual arts too, fundamental compositional rules are pretty much the same across all visual arts.