Trees

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Iansky, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    I am really pleased with this image as the X100 has captured the strong but gentle curve of the trees and the B&W has emphasised this as well as show the strength and beauty of them all in the wood.

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  2. GeoffM

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    Nice. I like the composition and the B&W has good contrast.
     
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  3. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

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    Adam
    Terrific tones. Did you shoot in B&W (or what PP did you use to convert)?
     
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  4. Chuck

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    One of my favorite subject. Great pic!
     
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  5. Penfan2010

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    Ed
    Ian - amazing, amazing light on the tree trunks, very well done. I do notice the X100 is very good at capturing subtle tones and gradations. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

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    Nice pic,as usual,Iansky.
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    BB
    Agreed, beautifully seen and post processed Ian. Love the tones and feeling of depth. I feel as though I might be entering into one of Maurice Sendak's forests.


    A slightly different take on trees - with the X10.


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/6785132847/" title="1-12-501-1.jpg SIJ - Day 29 by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr"> 6785132847_7d79f703a1_b. "1024" height="678" alt="1-12-501-1.jpg SIJ - Day 29"></a>
     
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  8. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Original was shot in raw, I use Silver Efex pro2 for all my B&W conversion as for my personal style, there is no other B&W conversion method/package I am happy with - that is just me though!
     
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  9. afkenner

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    Adam
    Thanks. I have Silver Efex Pro 2 (with Lightroom) and I am just beginning to get comfortable in the somewhat different workflow. LR4 feels normal to me but SEPro2 is still unfamiliar. I know I need to spend more time with it to get the results I know it's capable of (like your terrific shot, Ian)
     
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  10. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Gnarly old stalwart

    I came across this tree and just love the way it is standing strong and very imposing with a 3D effect - the X100 does it again!

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  11. arrowood

    arrowood FujiXspot Regular

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    Good shots!
    Here are a couple from me and my X10.

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  12. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

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    Adam
    My first thought: this has the feel of an Ansel Adams image.
     
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  13. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Wow, thanks that is very complimentary and I wish I could emulate some of his skill set - still, practice, practice, practice!
     
  14. capodave

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  15. carlb

    carlb FujiXspot Veteran

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    Carl
    We still don't have leaves on our trees up here, but a sunny late afternoon and a polarizer can make for some neat contrasts:

    <img src=https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8372/8480096699_049e9aae2e_c.jpg>

    The sharp moon is what I needed, but I wish I could have had the branches sharper. Perhaps I should have pushed farther than f16, but I didn't want to risk losing sharpness to diffraction.

    I don't think there was much I could have done to get both the branches and moon sharp, but if I'm wrong please let me know.
     
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  16. Greyelm

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    Malcolm
    X10

    X10treesbw.
     
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  17. Greyelm

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    Malcolm
    X10. Tree man

    X10treeman.
     
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  18. Mytola

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    That simply looks stunning! Lots of character in the tree to the right, and the sky really looks striking and moody! It could perhaps do with a bit more air to both the left and right edges of the frame, but that's nitpicking. Really nice stuff!
     
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  19. afkenner

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    Adam
    Great detail with the X10. Love the patterns and textures.
     
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  20. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Thanks Adam,

    It is well worth investing some time in it as the results can be stunning especially when you want to emphasise a dramatic sky shot.