Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Fox Paw, Feb 16, 2009.
Critiques are always welcome.
Sycamores in the moonlight???
If so, then - wow. Great. The bright trees against the black sky --- cool. If not: still a cool photo. Though the tint is not for me, but well...
stunning picture! simple composition with great play in lighting and shading, great photo!
Thanks, LaFoto. No, it isn't moonlight.
Thanks, teneighty. I'm glad you like it.
So the light is a SECRET??? You won't let on?
The tint to this is, well, awful.
"So the light is a SECRET??? You won't let on?"
Sorry, LaFoto--didn't mean to be cryptic. This was shot in fairly late afternoon. If you shoot a blue sky with a polarizing filter and convert with the channel mixer, this is about what you get. Boosting the red channel makes the sky even darker. Trees with white bark, such as sycamores and cottonwoods in my area, stand out nicely against the dark background. I had this approach in mind when I took the shot.
Myopia, thanks for the feedback. The tint is pseudo-selenium, done with a color curve. I like it but tastes vary.
The tint for me conveys cold and brittleness, very similar to what the trees represent. It works for this shot. Which is great by the way.
I would have guessed infrared if I hadn't read the rest of the thread first (and also, the rocks break that theory).
The tint for me makes the image feel very stark -- not warm at all. These feel like winter trees, and the winter may not end. That's a pretty definite emotion, so that's good.
However, I also feel like the branches lack clarity or sharpness, which would help the starkness. If they were extremely sharp against the sky, that would increase the feeling that this is a very cold winter day.
Then again, maybe I'm reading something totally different into this than anyone else.
Thanks very much for the comments.
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