Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Fowla, Sep 27, 2007.
The Lonely Tree
It has potential. Have you tried playing with levels or curves in Photoshop to increase contrast and moody up the sky a bit?
Re-shoot it in a more interesting weather.
I don't think the foreground in this photograph is doing anything. It would be better to wait for more interesting weather (as already suggested) and get the tree with some dark, moody clouds. Perhaps the tree could be low in the frame to increase a feeling of oppression.
Just my opinion. Thanks for sharing.
This shot would be a winner if you reshot it right before a storm! That would be more dramatic. Also a little less foreground, although keep some, because it will help draw the eyes to the tree
Perhaps keep the ammount of foreground but shoot from alower level, thus moving the skyline up the picture. Try a red filter to bring out the clouds in the sky a little, or even better, a graduated red so the foreground is unaffected, heightening the contrast further. it also looks like arable crops. Why not wait unril the harvest has gone and the land ploughed and resown. You can get some interesting patterns from the tilling/seeding(?) gear the tractor drags.
I don't think a re-shoot is in order if you can boost the contrast with the clouds you already have.
It would be an interesting collection to see the tree at different times of year and changing weather patterns.
IMO Needs cropping, I think there is too much foreground and that levels need adjusting
How about this for a bit of amateur Photoshop butchery?
p.s. sorry if I violated the "Do Not edit" thing. It was unintentional and only meant to help
looks fake to me, ^^^^
now on the original, i love the idea, but im immediatly drawn to the foreground..
I used the words "amateur" and "butchery". What do you expect?
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