Posted by Betty (Mount Bethel PA, United States) on 6 May 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.
This series of shots were taken at Merrill Creek Reserevoir during a very long walk with MJ.
They are strange branchless beings.
6 May 2008 5:36am
@Michael Rawluk: That's what caught my eye... especially with the very green down below.
A lovely image. The green is so lush.
6 May 2008 5:48am
@Marion: Thank you, Marion.
Great shot. Nice lines indeed. Nice contrast and great composition as well.
6 May 2008 6:30am
@Ana Lúcia: Thanks, Ana!
Beautiful...it must have smelled like Heaven :)
6 May 2008 9:17am
@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine... not really. It was a very misty day, everything was gray!
Love the repetition you captured here! This might look great in b&w!
6 May 2008 9:41am
@Craig: Thanks, Craig... maybe I'll give B&W a try.
wow ! Amazing shot !! very nice composed with the best framing , thanks.
6 May 2008 10:10am
@Helma: Thank you, Helma.
6 May 2008 10:33am
@Teresa Durães: Thanks.
Something this city boy once learned on a guided nature walk in the Smoky Mountains is that because of the relative youth of this stand of trees, and absence of huge, venerable trees, this would likely be a "new growth" forest.
6 May 2008 11:29am
@Viewfinder: That could very well be... this was taken from the main dam at Merrill Creek Reservoir, and the forest was cut down to build it - back in 1985. The different greens and the tall trees really caught my eye!
looks really luch in the cropped version.... I think I will try it...
6 May 2008 11:44am
@MJ: Give it a whirl... :-)
a pretty image of these wispy trees.
6 May 2008 11:50am
@Michael Skorulski: Thank you, Michael.
What a peaceful and serene capture!
6 May 2008 1:28pm
@Steven: Thanks, Steven, it is a peaceful, serene place.
Looks like somewhere you could easily get lost in but peaceful all the same
6 May 2008 2:21pm
@Peter Miller: I like to get lost there often, because it is so peaceful.
Nice, simple composition tha gives a lot of impact!
6 May 2008 2:30pm
@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thank you.
Good detail of the tightly packed trees (pines?) It's amazing how they are ramrod straight.
6 May 2008 2:46pm
@Earnest: Thank you, Earnest. It was the straight trees and the greenery that caught my eye.
Very good shot of this young plantation, nice photo
6 May 2008 3:37pm
@Observing: Thank you.
I love the green color at the bottom and the repetitive vertical tree trunks - in fact I wonder what it would look like with a "portrait" orientation to emphasize the vertical aspect. Very pretty shot.....
6 May 2008 4:21pm
@Chris: Thanks for the idea, Chris. I'll try that and post it later!
I like the frothy green with the straight trunks. Nice combination.
6 May 2008 6:48pm
Beautiful and delicate composition. I love the lush green!
6 May 2008 8:08pm
@standley: Thank you, Standley. This spring was beautiful, probably because we didn't go from winter (40 degrees) to summer (90 degrees) overnight as we have the past few years.
Great shot! Love the strait trunks...
6 May 2008 9:12pm
@Sandrine: Thank you, Sandrine.
Very abstract, almost graphical composition. I'd have been tempted to give it some weird post processing to accent that - but as I said in reply to your comment on one of my shots, I have trouble being subtle!
7 May 2008 12:04am
@drphoto: It's very abstract for me! My post processing usually amounts to levels or curves! :-) I'd be curious to see what you would do.
I really like the strong vertical lines. Makes the eye move through the picture!
7 May 2008 12:56am
@Tracey: Thanks, Tracey.
Okay, you asked for it! Bear in mind what I said about editing with a sledgehammer and this is what I came up with.
I played around with blending modes, did an apply image (blue channel), then adjusted levels, curves and finally hue to change the greens to purples. I was just playing around but I like what I came up with, hope you do to!
12 May 2008 1:50am
I love it! Looks very mysterious... and dangerous! The colors are great. Something I would never think to do!
Thank you very much. Sorry I didn't answer sooner, I was sick since Sunday afternoon!
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