Some of the shots in this deviant's gallery have the wow factor. Some are funny. Some are bright, shiny and dazzling and many have an impressive amount of detail. This particular shot doesn't fall into any of these categories. It is honest- it is what is says it is. Just a tree, in a field, with some other trees in the background. It is almost sombre in its simplicity and sincerity.
Now to take a more analytical approach, this deviation contains some lovely colours- natural, dark greens, as well as a little yellow to balance the spectrum, making this a well balanced image in terms of colour. This gives it a satisfying feeling when viewed.
Also, the depth of field is very good, what with the forest in the background.
And the composition is great- so bold and rounded.
All in all, a very comforting, lovely shot, deserving of all the positive attention it has received- great work!
I have looked through your entire gallery, and I have to say this is my favorite picture by far. It's so inspiring and beautiful. The message in this piece is strong and effective. It reminds me of summertime as a child, and how I used to waste hot days by laying under the shade of a tree. This photograph makes me nostalgic for that time again. I'm impressed with how this piece manages to elicit both happy and sad emotions simultaneously.
I really like the minimalistic colors in this piece, though I think they would look even better if they were more saturated. I also think this photograph could benefit from a greater contrast between the tree and the sky. The composition is excellent; I especially like the placement of the subject within the photograph. The use of empty space above the tree really adds to the impact.
Overall, I think this photograph is beautiful and emotional. Excellent work!