branches tree

© lisa anderson

branches tree

Uploaded: February 28, 2013


Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/5 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Elaine Hessler February 28, 2013

This one is very interesting Lisa! I like how the tree is similar in color to the stone behind it, but it stands out due to the shadowed area on it. I also like how the grain of the tree runs against the grain of the rock. I don't really have anything to add to change it. Nice job! #1516965

Dale Hardin February 28, 2013

Interesting subject with lots of texture Lisa.

It does appear to either have a color cast, probably due to light reflecting off the stone, or the white balance is off. I believe it's the color cast. Correcting that will give the tree a more natural color and help separate it from the background.

Also a bit of high pass filtering applied just to the tree would help with the separation as well. #10590300

Jeff E Jensen March 01, 2013

As this sits, Lisa, this sin't doing too much for me. I think Dale's suggestions regarding color should help. #10592042

Peter W. Marks March 02, 2013

Hi Lisa. Yeh,I was initially thinking like Jeff- the image wasn't doing too much for me but a couple of coffees later it took on a different perspective. What had me thinking on a different level than that of wanting corrections to color-casts or any other photo-technical adjustments was pondering over the strata on the sandstone.(No Dale, old friend, I am not taking a pop at you; we just approach things from a different angle) So. back to the strata; over how many millenia were they deposited on the Earth's surface; from where did the differing colored bands of rock originate and what geographical occurance caused them to slant at at that angle? I might find only some answers on Google but never the less there are worse things to think about on a cold, dark snow-flurried morning so thank you Lisa. #10592918

Anthony L. Mancuso March 02, 2013

I like the different elements of shadow and light and iines and textures Lisa. Intersted to see Dale's suggestions and perhaps a levels adjust as well. #10593659

Rita K. Connell level-classic March 02, 2013

I think dale is right about he color being off. I so wish the sticky part of the tree or new tree wasn't in the image for the I like the placement of the tree trunk and the stone behind makes for and interesting abstract. I would like to see the tree trunk stand out a little more #10594108

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