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Impressionist Tree Trunk   Featured in PhotoFlash #029
  Impressionist Tree Trunk
Impressionist Tree Trunk
Impressionist view of a tree trunk in a woodlands setting. Intentional blur incamera, no Photoshop filter.
© Carolina K. Smith
Nikon D2X Digital ...
Carol Brill
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/24/2003
    Wonderful use of technique to create this impressionistic shot, Carolina. The soft colors, shadows, and lighting are lovely!

7/19/2005 4:44:47 PM


member since: 7/16/2004

Fantastic image, Carolina! love the impressionist feel and the colors!

Timeless Images by Mellanie

7/19/2005 5:21:49 PM

Carolina K. Smith

member since: 3/28/2004

Thank you very much, Carol and Mel.
I was very surprised and taken by this when I opened it up in Nikon View. And it took a lot of restraint to NOT sharpen the image, since I am so used to sharpening ... lol! Thank you again.

7/19/2005 5:35:39 PM

Andre Courtemanche
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/23/2005

This is a great image for multiple reasons. First, having the audacity to try different techniques is a sign of a good photographer. Second, the impressionist effect gives the observer more to look into. It forces you to stop, look and finally see some subtleties that you would have not seen otherwise. Third, the composition of this image is very good even if the main subject is somewhat centered. The symmetry of the image plus the foundation of the trunk and shadows anchor this image very well.

8/5/2005 10:54:57 AM

Carolina K. Smith

member since: 3/28/2004

Thank you, Andre, for your very kind comments. Even with digital, there can still be the element of surprise when you open an image up to look at it :) And I do, indeed, love to experiment sometimes!

8/6/2005 4:51:43 PM

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