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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 10, 2009, 11:18:14 PM
That other tree shot was amazing by Melville  "Hats Off".  I will have to go and see that one.  So I want to see yours.  Trees are majestic and fascinating.  

I have been in love with tree since I started shooting.

Here you will see some trees that captured my heart.

The first one is my very first color image I ever shot, while standing in the cold winter waters of Mono Lake 1985.

The second one was shot in The Great Smokey Mtns 8 minute exposure shot under a full moon.

The third shot during the great flood on New Hampshire and 4th shot Pennsylvania.


http://www.galleryoftheamericanlandscape.com/ (http://www.galleryoftheamericanlandscape.com/)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: francois on December 11, 2009, 05:08:24 AM
I must say that I like them all but have a very slight preference for the third one and the last one.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on December 11, 2009, 06:59:21 AM
They are excellent! I am partial to the second one, the spring blossoms.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: BlasR on December 11, 2009, 07:19:10 AM
I like the first one
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 11, 2009, 10:55:09 AM
#s 1 and 2 and 6 for me. The last partly because I have always found evergreens harder to photograph than deciduous trees. Maples, oaks, and dogwoods always seem to have more "personality".

Nice work.

Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tokengirl on December 11, 2009, 12:04:27 PM
I am really partial to the first one, the clean composition portrays a strong sense of loneliness.


Since you want to see trees, here are a few of mine:

There is a spot along the main road through Everglades National Park where they cypress trees end and the mangroves begin.  This is that spot.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3394/3622929284_2a7dfb119b_b.jpg)

This dwarf cypress is a little over three feet tall.  I was amazed to find out that this tree and other dwarf cypress like it are incredibly old - some as much as 200 years old.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/3564265201_67d48a3d86_b.jpg)

A cypress dome I stumbled upon while walking an obscure trail in the Everglades.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3563783896_586411b56a_o.jpg)

A lone mangrove tree leading the pack into Biscayne Bay.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2427/3872232615_72d925e0b9_o.jpg)

Another lone mangrove tree at the mouth of the Rogers River, which winds through the Everglades and spills out into the Gulf of Mexico.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2645/3981940972_089683b156_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 11, 2009, 12:20:48 PM
Quote from: tokengirl
I am really partial to the first one, the clean composition portrays a strong sense of loneliness.


Since you want to see trees, here are a few of mine:

There is a spot along the main road through Everglades National Park where they cypress trees end and the mangroves begin.  This is that spot.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3394/3622929284_2a7dfb119b_b.jpg)

This dwarf cypress is a little over three feet tall.  I was amazed to find out that this tree and other dwarf cypress like it are incredibly old - some as much as 200 years old.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/3564265201_67d48a3d86_b.jpg)

A cypress dome I stumbled upon while walking an obscure trail in the Everglades.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3563783896_586411b56a_o.jpg)

A lone mangrove tree leading the pack into Biscayne Bay.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2427/3872232615_72d925e0b9_o.jpg)

Another lone mangrove tree at the mouth of the Rogers River, which winds through the Everglades and spills out into the Gulf of Mexico.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2645/3981940972_089683b156_o.jpg)
I like what your doing.  Very nice the swamp walk would be very sellable.  I show my images in galleries and museums worldwide.  That would sell, in galleries. Like it very much.  hope to see more from others also.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 11, 2009, 03:49:51 PM
Love trees... #1, 3, 4 are my favourites.

Here are some recent images...

Mike.
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DSCF6653_P.jpg][attachment=18594:DSCF6691.jpg][attachment=18595:DSCF6798.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: button on December 11, 2009, 04:13:35 PM
Quote from: BlasR
I like the first one

Me too.  That sun position in this context struck me as Gottlieb-esqe.  I also like the clenliness of the lines and colors, and that glass-like water.  Great light painting- you've combined abstraction with surrealism.

John
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 12, 2009, 01:55:26 PM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Love trees... #1, 3, 4 are my favourites.

Here are some recent images...

Mike.
[attachment=18591:DSCF6085.jpg][attachment=18592:DSCF6089.jpg][attachment=18593:
DSCF6653_P.jpg][attachment=18594:DSCF6691.jpg][attachment=18595:DSCF6798.jpg]
Love the quote, only if people would slow down and enjoy there surroundings.

Photographers need to slow down and look through framing cards.

Love the trees, by the way where is the last one.  What a hugh monster of a tree.  Thanks Tim
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Post by: mattpallante on December 12, 2009, 04:17:02 PM
Ooh, Tim this is really beautiful[attachment=18612:Looking_..._Birches.jpg]

here's one from the Blue Ridge...[attachment=18613:overlook...4234_lzn.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: djgarcia on December 12, 2009, 08:51:57 PM
Yikes! How do you get the images to come out in small thumbnails? Sorry about that ...

DJ
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 12, 2009, 10:31:32 PM
Quote from: djgarcia
Yikes! How do you get the images to come out in small thumbnails? Sorry about that ...

DJ
How did you get your images to come out big.  That's what I want so no one has to click on them.  Like the trees and your right they have great character.  Love the trunk up close with no one carved into it.  Gotta love those trees.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: djgarcia on December 12, 2009, 11:31:18 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
How did you get your images to come out big.  That's what I want so no one has to click on them.  Like the trees and your right they have great character.  Love the trunk up close with no one carved into it.  Gotta love those trees.  Tim
Hi Tim - I just clicked the insert image icon and put the image address from my web site into the dialog box. Long live trees!

DJ
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stamper on December 13, 2009, 06:13:55 AM
Going back to the original post, I really liked the ones with the autumn colours but I wasn't sure about the strong blue colour cast. On a sour note I don't think hi jacking someone's post with more images is the right thing?
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Brad Proctor on December 13, 2009, 11:26:18 AM
The first one is absolutely beautiful!

Quote from: stamper
On a sour note I don't think hi jacking someone's post with more images is the right thing?

Agreed.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: djgarcia on December 13, 2009, 01:42:36 PM
Quote from: stamper
Going back to the original post, I really liked the ones with the autumn colours but I wasn't sure about the strong blue colour cast. On a sour note I don't think hi jacking someone's post with more images is the right thing?
My apologies. I interpreted the poster's "I want to see yours" too literally.

DJ
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 13, 2009, 10:14:16 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
Love the trees, by the way where is the last one.  What a hugh monster of a tree.  Thanks Tim

Thanks, Tim.  That big one (giant sequoia) is in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: iancl on December 14, 2009, 10:03:15 AM
Tim, I like the first three a lot. The stark minimalism of the first image's composition works nicely with the strong colour. The dogwood is simply such a phenomenal dogwood and the choice to use lunar illumination has given a deliciously soft light that allows the tree itself to glow. In the third, I am drawn to the strong verticals and the interplay between the vertical trunks and the cascading waters. The panorama crop with the birches in your follow up post strikes my fancy as well.

I am now totally confused as to whether I am expected to share or not. I too took the OPs request to see others' work literally. But, I can see that had been met with criticism upthread.

So, here are a few of my own; however, you have to click the links. A happy medium?

Hoh (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/photos/Hoh.jpg), Fallen (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/photos/Fallen.jpg), Climb (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7321138-lg.jpg), Alone (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7670341-lg.jpg), Bristlecone (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7816329-lg.jpg)

Others:
 
Tenacity (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6787281-lg.jpg), Piper (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6406371-lg.jpg), At the Edge (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/9278234-lg.jpg), Poles (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6604699-lg.jpg), Erratic (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Hope_Erratic.jpg), Transfiguration (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Transfiguration_Edit.jpg), Undulation (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Undulation.jpg), Tillamook (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/DSC_3546_Edit.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 14, 2009, 01:52:41 PM
Quote from: iancl
I am now totally confused as to whether I am expected to share or not. I too took the OPs request to see others' work literally. But, I can see that had been met with criticism upthread. 

So, here are a few of my own; however, you have to click the links. A happy medium?

Hoh (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/photos/Hoh.jpg), Fallen (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/photos/Fallen.jpg), Climb (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7321138-lg.jpg), Alone (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7670341-lg.jpg), Bristlecone (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7816329-lg.jpg)

Others:
 
Tenacity (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6787281-lg.jpg), Piper (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6406371-lg.jpg), At the Edge (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/9278234-lg.jpg), Poles (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6604699-lg.jpg), Erratic (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Hope_Erratic.jpg), Transfiguration (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Transfiguration_Edit.jpg), Undulation (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Undulation.jpg), Tillamook (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/DSC_3546_Edit.jpg)
Well, Tim started this thread, and he said 
Quote
So I want to see yours. Trees are majestic and fascinating.
I wonder what part of "So I want to see yours" Stamper doesn't understand.


There is another thread which more explicitly invites viewers to post their "rocks", so I think it is reasonable to suppose that Tim was making such an invitation here. Note also that he didn't complain about Mike posting some trees.

Unless Tim objects, I plan to post some trees of my own here soon (real soon, when I get around to it).

Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: BlasR on December 14, 2009, 01:59:23 PM
Quote from: EricM
Well, Tim started this thread, and he said 
I wonder what part of "So I want to see yours" Stamper doesn't understand.


There is another thread which more explicitly invites viewers to post their "rocks", so I think it is reasonable to suppose that Tim was making such an invitation here. Note also that he didn't complain about Mike posting some trees.

Unless Tim objects, I plan to post some trees of my own here soon (real soon, when I get around to it).

Eric
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Brad Proctor on December 14, 2009, 02:32:04 PM
I retract my "agreement" to it being rude to post additional images in the OPs thread.  I apologize if I added to the confusion.  I assumed since this was in the "User Critiques" forum that the thread should remain about the OPs images.  But that is not what he said.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 14, 2009, 05:04:45 PM
Quote from: EricM
Well, Tim started this thread, and he said 
I wonder what part of "So I want to see yours" Stamper doesn't understand.


There is another thread which more explicitly invites viewers to post their "rocks", so I think it is reasonable to suppose that Tim was making such an invitation here. Note also that he didn't complain about Mike posting some trees.

Unless Tim objects, I plan to post some trees of my own here soon (real soon, when I get around to it).

Eric
Yes I do want you to post, your images.  I think its good to share your images and styles.  This website needs more posting of fine work to get more and more away from tech talk.  No amount of gear or equipment or especially software can make up for the lack of shooting and composing correctly.

AND I STRESS, IF YOU CAN'T SEE YOUR IMAGE YOUR ABOUT TO SHOOT AS A FINAL PRINT THEN YOU NEED TO REFINE YOUR SHOOTING TO PRE-VISUALIZE THE FINAL PRINT.  TRY USING A FRAMING CARD.  

guessing and hoping to get something is not the way to create.  Failure to plan, is planning to fail!!!!!!!    Thanks for posting Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Bill Caulfeild-Browne on December 14, 2009, 05:35:47 PM
Well Tim and everybody else, these are really great tree shots - I like them all, without exception and Tim, I agree with your last post - let's share more.

So in that spirit here are a couple of my very recent ones. The first from Somerset in November, the second from Ontario in October.

Bill
[attachment=18649:_DSC9003.jpg]

[attachment=18648:CF006498.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on December 14, 2009, 05:56:47 PM
While obviously not on par with the other photographs posted here, this tree is somehow special to me, as it is one of the first pictures I took when I rediscovered photography.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on December 14, 2009, 06:07:07 PM
This is the first shot I posted for critique on this site. I remain fond of it, and it seems appropriate to repeat myself...

[attachment=18651:Cardou_tree.jpg]

Jeremy
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 14, 2009, 08:01:01 PM
Quote from: kikashi
This is the first shot I posted for critique on this site. I remain fond of it, and it seems appropriate to repeat myself...

[attachment=18651:Cardou_tree.jpg]

Jeremy
This is great this is what we need more of, sharing and people learning from each others photographs.

My professor said that you can learn more from looking at art, than you really can learn from anything else.  He always said that if you can look at a photograph and ask yourself 20 questions and answer them than you then can apply what you have just learned to the next image you want to create.

Yes of course you need great equipment but they are only tools that allow you to capture what you had envisioned.  Shoot it once shoot it right.

But its great imagery that keeps you inspired to see, discover create your next great image.  I will be posting some thoughts about what inspires me to experience nature and my thoughts.

Its not the galleries or exhibits that keep me shooting and creating images.  Its the adventure to seeing it for the first time come from the passion and love of pre-visualizing it and seeing it come to fruition.  Thanks keep it up.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 15, 2009, 06:01:44 PM
Thanks for starting this thread, Tim.  

Here is one of my favorite trees, an enormous and ancient Olive tree in Tuscany.

[attachment=18687:OliveTree.jpg]

Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 15, 2009, 07:33:43 PM
Quote from: EricM
Thanks for starting this thread, Tim.  

Here is one of my favorite trees, an enormous and ancient Olive tree in Tuscany.

[attachment=18687:OliveTree.jpg]

Eric
I would love to see that tree and photograph it with a heavy bank of fog behind it.  I have a thing for big trees.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 15, 2009, 11:06:05 PM
Quote from: EricM
Here is one of my favorite trees, an enormous and ancient Olive tree in Tuscany.

Eric

That's a great tree, Eric...

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 16, 2009, 12:15:05 AM
Thanks, Mike and Tim.

Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on December 16, 2009, 10:39:09 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
I would love to see that tree and photograph it with a heavy bank of fog behind it.  I have a thing for big trees.
All of your images appear to have a "Velvia" slide film look. That is they all look slightly underexposed in order not to lose saturation after they are projected. A pro in the photobank industry once told me he always shot two or more copies of originals. One or more copies was intended for magazine or other reproduction use and the other slightly underexposed image for projection in shows. But no doubt, they are wonderful images.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stamper on December 16, 2009, 11:40:18 AM
Quote from: EricM
Well, Tim started this thread, and he said 
I wonder what part of "So I want to see yours" Stamper doesn't understand.


There is another thread which more explicitly invites viewers to post their "rocks", so I think it is reasonable to suppose that Tim was making such an invitation here. Note also that he didn't complain about Mike posting some trees.

Unless Tim objects, I plan to post some trees of my own here soon (real soon, when I get around to it).

Eric

It is quite simple! Start another thread. That is what most folk do. If I want to comment on the original post and there are other posts with different trees below the original then I have to quote the original post with all the thumbnails which adds to Michael's bandwidth? It is simple etiquette?
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: oldcsar on December 16, 2009, 08:32:55 PM


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/brendanwiebe/mushrooms/_MG_2335.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/brendanwiebe/IMG_2319.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 17, 2009, 01:35:47 AM
That's a lot of fungi!!

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: LoisWakeman on December 17, 2009, 05:07:27 PM
Beautiful, Tim - and thanks for prompting me to share some of my favourite trees from the southwest of England. Mostly straight shots, but the last 4 are more recent and experimental.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on December 17, 2009, 06:57:06 PM
Of course not all photos have to be literal, as in the examples Lois has posted. I do both, but often lean to the impressionistic. They are simple sandwiches or composites, and many times I create such images in camera.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on December 18, 2009, 02:01:39 PM
Looked out my window...[attachment=18762:_DSC4536_lzn.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: BlasR on December 18, 2009, 06:00:32 PM
Quote from: EricM
Thanks for starting this thread, Tim.  

Here is one of my favorite trees, an enormous and ancient Olive tree in Tuscany.

[attachment=18687:OliveTree.jpg]

Eric


Nice tree eric.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: BlasR on December 18, 2009, 06:02:20 PM
Lois I like # 7
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: BlasR on December 18, 2009, 06:03:26 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
I would love to see that tree and photograph it with a heavy bank of fog behind it.  I have a thing for big trees.


Tim,


the water falls is beautiful
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 18, 2009, 06:04:53 PM
Quote from: BlasR
Nice tree eric.
Thanks, Blas. I wish I could say that I raised it from a seed in my own back yard.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: LoisWakeman on December 21, 2009, 05:12:54 AM
Quote from: BlasR
Lois I like # 7
Thanks - one of my favourites too. Taken at White Wood on Dartmoor, where there are still some remnants of prehistoric (i.e. never cleared since Man arrived) oak woods, which have wonderful growths of moss and lichen. (1, 6 and 8 are also Dartmoor oak woods: Blackator, White Wood and Wistman's Wood, respectively.)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: LoisWakeman on December 21, 2009, 11:56:01 AM
Very nice John: until you posted the third, I was puzzled by how you could get the effects shown in camera (well, those you showed, anyway). I love the rowan (?) tree with berries - very nice to contemplate on the coldest, bleakest day of the year. And the motion blur trunks are very pleasing - I think it is an excellent way to simplify the disorder of a forest to a harmonious result.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on December 21, 2009, 07:09:43 PM
Quote from: LoisWakeman
Very nice John: until you posted the third, I was puzzled by how you could get the effects shown in camera (well, those you showed, anyway). I love the rowan (?) tree with berries - very nice to contemplate on the coldest, bleakest day of the year. And the motion blur trunks are very pleasing - I think it is an excellent way to simplify the disorder of a forest to a harmonious result.
Thank you Lois.
The first is a sandwich of two images. So I meant they were done in-camera and combined. One is of out of focus apples superimposed on the orchard. No masking, though one day I will learn the technique.
The second is also a sandwich of one in focus and one very slightly out of focus shot of an American Ash and berries in autumn.
The third is a pan shot with a touch of unsharp mask. It acts like a high contrast application.

And here is one more; not your usual beauty, rather skeletal remains of sumac on a hill, which I think has its own beauty.
(Edited many times, other photos added)

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 22, 2009, 10:31:50 PM
A couple of emails came in asking just how to shoot trees correctly.  I will have to say I have not just learn this right a way.  First I use a framing card to get the composition perfect.  then set up my lens to mimic what I saw, by the way I carry every lens that Mamiya and phase makes for the system.  You may ask yourself is that necessary to carry so many lenses, Yes.  This allows me to sit back and move to get rid of obstacles out of the way like, the sky, other trees and lets me get exactly the tree in all of its glory.  Then I wait for the right light.  Hope it helps Tim

Quote from: John R
Thank you Lois.
The first is a sandwich of two images. So I meant they were done in-camera and combined. One is of out of focus apples superimposed on the orchard. No masking, though one day I will learn the technique.
The second is also a sandwich of one in focus and one very slightly out of focus shot of an American Ash and berries in autumn.
The third is a pan shot with a touch of unsharp mask. It acts like a high contrast application.

And here is one more; not your usual beauty, rather skeletal remains of sumac on a hill, which I think has its own beauty.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 22, 2009, 11:28:17 PM
The first image was at 4 sec while standing in the water shot 4x5 film.  Second was 8 minutes shot 5:15 in the morning with film.  Third was 30 sec with film. 4rth was 8 seconds with film. 5th was 30 seconds  with Phase One and 6th was 15 seconds with Phase One.  Yes Scott the days have to be very very still.  Of course tripod and mirror lockup.  Thanks Tim

Quote from: tim wolcott
That other tree shot was amazing by Melville  "Hats Off".  I will have to go and see that one.  So I want to see yours.  Trees are majestic and fascinating.  

I have been in love with tree since I started shooting.

Here you will see some trees that captured my heart.

The first one is my very first color image I ever shot, while standing in the cold winter waters of Mono Lake 1985.

The second one was shot in The Great Smokey Mtns 8 minute exposure shot under a full moon.

The third shot during the great flood on New Hampshire and 4th shot Pennsylvania.


http://www.galleryoftheamericanlandscape.com/ (http://www.galleryoftheamericanlandscape.com/)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on December 24, 2009, 12:41:57 PM
How are you getting the trees to hold steady for so long.  This is nearly impossible and with the lighting, are you doing something different.  I will have to say the tree photographs are amazing better that the exhibit I saw of Eliot Porters tree collection.  

Come on is that a typo, 8 minutes by the moon, seriously.  By the way what is that tree all in white.  JP
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 24, 2009, 06:43:27 PM
No that's not a typo.  I shot both a 4x5 camera and 6x7 camera side by side.  The thick emulsion film saw the dark darker than the 6x7 thinner emulsion film did.  They both looked great but I want to make sure I got it.  By the way its a dogwood.

Thanks for the compliment I try to shoot trees and delicate and elegant as they appear to me.  But its very difficult to find just the right tree, it has to have the right background and shape, and yes it takes alot of driving and hiking to find it.  But when you do you have something amazing.  A forest or tree holds a very wide range of light, even in low light its about 12 stops of light.

By the way I'm waiting for just the right light on very still days. I don't shoot a lot of frames just wait for the light to get right.  Tim

Quote from: JamiePeters
How are you getting the trees to hold steady for so long.  This is nearly impossible and with the lighting, are you doing something different.  I will have to say the tree photographs are amazing better that the exhibit I saw of Eliot Porters tree collection.  

Come on is that a typo, 8 minutes by the moon, seriously.  By the way what is that tree all in white.  JP
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 25, 2009, 01:21:30 PM
Here's one I made last January... forgot about it, but it's one of my favourites.

Ancient Cottonwoods
[attachment=18881:IMG_5024.jpg]

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on December 25, 2009, 02:49:46 PM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Here's one I made last January... forgot about it, but it's one of my favourites.

Ancient Cottonwoods
[attachment=18881:IMG_5024.jpg]

Mike.

I really like this one, Mike. I think of walking through the woods, forgetting what trail I'm on, trying to figure out where I'm at and how to get back. I'm allways getting semi-lost cause I've got my eyes pointed up at those trees I love.

Matt
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 25, 2009, 04:24:35 PM
Thanks.  Remember, you're only lost if you've got a place to go and a time to be there.  Otherwise you're just wherever you are.  'Lost' is a state of mind.  I've had many times where I had no idea where I was and very little idea of where I was going, but I've never been 'lost'!    

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on December 25, 2009, 08:59:32 PM
I can't put my finger on why, Mike, but I really do like the trees and the perspective you chose for the cottonwoods.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 26, 2009, 12:20:21 AM
Ditto on that. 

This now one of my favorite threads.

Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: BlasR on December 26, 2009, 09:18:12 AM
Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
Ditto on that. 

This now one of my favorite threads.

Eric


Me 2
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 26, 2009, 03:01:13 PM
Mike very interesting angle approach they seem to come alive.  These are some very old trees, Love the postings we are getting here. Thanks guy and gals always nice to see what everyone else is doing and these great locations,  Here are couple newer ones.  

 

Quote from: wolfnowl
Here's one I made last January... forgot about it, but it's one of my favourites.

Ancient Cottonwoods
[attachment=18881:IMG_5024.jpg]

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on December 27, 2009, 03:04:10 PM
Okay, just for the hell of it, a fig tree in Velvia. Vulgar and brash, just like Mama Nature.

Rob C
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 28, 2009, 02:01:36 AM
Ah, Rob, you old softie.  I always knew you had it in you...    

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on December 28, 2009, 11:17:43 AM
Taken on Christmas morning in Ireland. Chilly.

[attachment=18943:tree.jpg]

Jeremy
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on December 28, 2009, 11:51:50 AM
Taken near sunset, Christmas day

(http://explore-greenwater.com/pix/JE/CreekAtDusk.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: dwood on December 28, 2009, 09:17:17 PM
This image, which I've shown here in the past, is one of my favorites because my daughter really likes it. When I first showed her the picture, she said she imagined that the two large branches were the tentacles of a great forest beast, lumbering down the side of the creek. Of course, I had to name the image 'tentacles'.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3742648089_f1432f6b98_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 28, 2009, 09:39:27 PM
Nice, Doug.

I am a sucker for images that suggest something beyond the literal, as yours does. Your daughter has good taste.

Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on December 29, 2009, 11:00:49 AM
Quote from: Justan
Taken near sunset, Christmas day
That's a great image Justan. The gold light infuses the whole scene.  Did you crop it or is that some kind of stitch?

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 29, 2009, 03:42:04 PM
Doug, I'm glad to see you and your daughter escaped the forest monster!  Looks a lot like a hat-eating tree to me...

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on December 29, 2009, 05:02:26 PM
Thanks very much John!

It’s my first stitch, 3 frames. It opens the door to a lot of possibilities.

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on December 29, 2009, 05:07:27 PM
Quote
...a fig tree in Velvia...

Rob C


Beautiful!
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 29, 2009, 05:57:57 PM
JMR, very nice green or green,  Not easy to make this work.  By the way my compliments on your composition on that one.  Tim


Quote from: John R
Thank you Lois.
The first is a sandwich of two images. So I meant they were done in-camera and combined. One is of out of focus apples superimposed on the orchard. No masking, though one day I will learn the technique.
The second is also a sandwich of one in focus and one very slightly out of focus shot of an American Ash and berries in autumn.
The third is a pan shot with a touch of unsharp mask. It acts like a high contrast application.

And here is one more; not your usual beauty, rather skeletal remains of sumac on a hill, which I think has its own beauty.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on December 29, 2009, 06:06:18 PM
Quote from: dwood
This image, which I've shown here in the past, is one of my favorites because my daughter really likes it. When I first showed her the picture, she said she imagined that the two large branches were the tentacles of a great forest beast, lumbering down the side of the creek. Of course, I had to name the image 'tentacles'.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3742648089_f1432f6b98_o.jpg)
That is a wonderful image,Doug. Everything is just so...in place[attachment=18997:dancing.trees.jpg]

Here's 2 happy trees, dancing at Sims Park, they didn't know I was watching.

Matt
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: dwood on December 29, 2009, 10:46:32 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys.

Mike...yes, definitely a hat eater.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: LoisWakeman on December 30, 2009, 09:24:13 AM
More great shots Tim: I especially like #3 - which is very reminiscent of the topography round here where you get micro-terracing on steep pasture slopes. A tree plus shadow is always a winning combination for me anyway...
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: LoisWakeman on December 30, 2009, 09:26:11 AM
More inspiring examples: the first being my favourite - very spare but interesting at the same time.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 30, 2009, 03:03:18 PM
Lois thanks for the compliment,  

Justan, I like what you did with that image.  If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle.  But very nice glow, Really nice.  

Lets keep the good work coming.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 30, 2009, 05:33:55 PM
Rob I like the image very much,  Dancing trees great name.  They actually do look like they are dancing.  

Matt very nice photograph.  T

Quote from: mattpallante
That is a wonderful image,Doug. Everything is just so...in place[attachment=18997:dancing.trees.jpg]

Here's 2 happy trees, dancing at Sims Park, they didn't know I was watching.

Matt
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on December 31, 2009, 12:12:44 AM
Just also want to say love the title and the dancing look of the trees.  JP
Quote from: mattpallante
That is a wonderful image,Doug. Everything is just so...in place[attachment=18997:dancing.trees.jpg]

Here's 2 happy trees, dancing at Sims Park, they didn't know I was watching.

Matt
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: RobReuthal on December 31, 2009, 03:20:40 AM
Some great "tree portaits" here ! I´ve also a tree to share with you, a "Winter Tree"
(http://web145.mis28.de/dyxum/winter/tree_02.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on December 31, 2009, 11:26:09 AM
Quote from: Justan
Beautiful!





Thank you very much, Justan; nice feeling to take into the New Year with me!

Rob C
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on December 31, 2009, 03:33:32 PM
You are most welcome, Rob!

Hope the quickly approaching New Year is a great one for you!

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on December 31, 2009, 03:35:31 PM
> Justan, I like what you did with that image. If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle. But very nice glow, Really nice.

Thank you for the comment and suggestion!

I tried a few different edits after posting. Here’s the update.

(http://explore-greenwater.com/pix/JE/SmallCreekAtDusk1.jpg)

The tree on the left has several bear claw marks on it and I wanted to preserve that. I suppose I could clone it to the next tree. Your suggestion made a nice improvement on the right side


I printed a study on hana prs and it is purrdy.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on December 31, 2009, 05:25:46 PM
Quote from: Justan
> Justan, I like what you did with that image. If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle. But very nice glow, Really nice.

Thank you for the comment and suggestion!

I tried a few different edits after posting. Here’s the update.

The tree on the left has several bear claw marks on it and I wanted to preserve that. I suppose I could clone it to the next tree. Your suggestion made a nice improvement on the right side


I printed a study on hana prs and it is purrdy.
If I was you, I would stick to your guns. Everyone has a vision and style and way of looking at things, and most images can be cropped 7 ways to Sunday. But the point is, IMO, if the critiques or suggested crop is not meant to help the author make HIS vision better known, then it is just another person's take on how the image should be cropped. While the cropped version is good, so too was the original. It's just a different format.

And Happy New year to one and all.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 31, 2009, 08:33:23 PM
I just wanted to make myself clear.  I really love the image, I wanted to give just a little advice to you and no disrespect intended in anyway.  I make my living selling my photographs around the world and doing exhibits in galleries and museum.

I thought it would be more sellable if just a tiny little bit was cropped off the right side.  Its a great shot.  Tim



Quote from: Justan
> Justan, I like what you did with that image. If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle. But very nice glow, Really nice.

Thank you for the comment and suggestion!

I tried a few different edits after posting. Here’s the update.

(http://explore-greenwater.com/pix/JE/SmallCreekAtDusk1.jpg)

The tree on the left has several bear claw marks on it and I wanted to preserve that. I suppose I could clone it to the next tree. Your suggestion made a nice improvement on the right side


I printed a study on hana prs and it is purrdy.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on December 31, 2009, 09:10:29 PM
Quote from: John R
If I was you, I would stick to your guns. Everyone has a vision and style and way of looking at things, and most images can be cropped 7 ways to Sunday. But the point is, IMO, if the critiques or suggested crop is not meant to help the author make HIS vision better known, then it is just another person's take on how the image should be cropped. While the cropped version is good, so too was the original. It's just a different format.

And Happy New year to one and all.

JMR

Thanks. I liked the effect of the crop on the right. It ads a degree of intimacy that wasn’t in the original. I considered it good feedback. But in general I agree with you that there are many ways to crop and few come down to obvious yes/no decisions.

The reason I cropped the left is related to production. The study print was about 6” x 24” so were I to print it 48” long it would be only about a foot tall. The later edit increases the vertical by about 2.5” which is a little closer to what would be ideal.

The pano will be a very fun tool to learn! It solves a number of composition related problems when shooting in the woods.

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on December 31, 2009, 10:24:43 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
I just wanted to make myself clear.  I really love the image, I wanted to give just a little advice to you and no disrespect intended in anyway.  I make my living selling my photographs around the world and doing exhibits in galleries and museum.

I thought it would be more sellable if just a tiny little bit was cropped off the right side.  Its a great shot.  Tim

No worries at all.

I'm after the feedback. There are a lot of talented regulars at the site. What could hurt by trying a reasonable suggestion? When you do, sometimes you even learn something useful.


~Thanks again & Happy New Year to all ~
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: djgarcia on January 01, 2010, 10:13:49 AM
Quote from: Justan
> Justan, I like what you did with that image. If you don't mind I would crop just a half in off the right side and it would bring the focus into the middle. But very nice glow, Really nice.

Thank you for the comment and suggestion!

I tried a few different edits after posting. Here’s the update.

 ...

Happy New Year! - DJ
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on January 01, 2010, 10:40:44 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
[***]http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=19030[/***]

Lets keep the good work coming.  Tim


BTW i intended to mention this previously - with the foto above as an example, your work is fabulous! The treatment of color & shade is superb! I will strive to get these kinds of results.

As an aside, when doing a quote, is there a programmatic way to include links or thumbs for the original image(s)? I've seen others do it but above i tried to snag the link to the image and re-post it. but the site returned a warning stating:

THE FOLLOWING ERROR(S) WERE FOUND
Sorry, dynamic pages in the [IMG] tags are not allowed
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on January 01, 2010, 10:42:57 AM
Quote from: djgarcia
I for one enjoy both the original and Tim's suggestion. Here's one I took in Long Island two years ago, you might call it its spooky sister image or at least first cousin  ...

Happy New Year! - DJ


Thanks very much and your foto is awesome! They are related

Happy New Year to you!

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: collum on January 01, 2010, 01:49:02 PM
Tim, your Mono Lake shot is my favorite... very compelling image

a few from a recent tree series

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018995.jpg)


(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018578.jpg)


(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018505.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018477.jpg)


... and an 'ex' tree

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018193.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: collum on January 01, 2010, 02:23:22 PM
wolfnowl... #3 is my favorite... love the tones in that image. also like the later 'ancient cottonwoods' a lot!!


Lois, #5 & #8 are great. you've worked well in both color and monochrome!
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 01, 2010, 05:23:36 PM
Quote from: collum
Tim, your Mono Lake shot is my favorite... very compelling image

a few from a recent tree series

Nice work!  The last one not so much, but the others are great.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 01, 2010, 07:13:53 PM
Thanks I'm glad you liked it.  I like what your doing here, emotional creation.  The 2nd and 4rth are the ones I like the best.  But love the mood on the 5th.  Love what we are getting from everyone on the images.  Hope to see more images.  Thanks much everyone.  Its this kind of participation that keeps the art of shooting and seeing alive.  Tim

Quote from: collum
Tim, your Mono Lake shot is my favorite... very compelling image

a few from a recent tree series

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018995.jpg)


(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018578.jpg)


(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018505.jpg)



(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018477.jpg)


... and an 'ex' tree

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_018193.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: djgarcia on January 02, 2010, 06:20:03 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
Thanks I'm glad you liked it.  I like what your doing here, emotional creation.  The 2nd and 4rth are the ones I like the best.  But love the mood on the 5th.  Love what we are getting from everyone on the images.  Hope to see more images.  Thanks much everyone.  Its this kind of participation that keeps the art of shooting and seeing alive.  Tim
Love the mood in that second one ...
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 03, 2010, 01:48:24 AM
Quote from: djgarcia
Love the mood in that second one ...

So do I... unfortunately I really don't like those rocks in the foreground.  Not sure why.  Don't suppose you could have lifted them out for the shoot, Tim?    

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 03, 2010, 08:02:18 PM
No actually they look very good in the original large scale photograph printed at 50 inches.  I'm a fan also of rocks preferably round ones.  Not sure what you mean by lifting them out.  They are enormous.  I could have possible cropped them out by moving forward but the forest debris on the forest is ugly.  Do you like this one better.  Tim

Quote from: wolfnowl
So do I... unfortunately I really don't like those rocks in the foreground.  Not sure why.  Don't suppose you could have lifted them out for the shoot, Tim?    

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: djgarcia on January 03, 2010, 10:03:15 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
No actually they look very good in the original large scale photograph printed at 50 inches.  I'm a fan also of rocks preferably round ones.  Not sure what you mean by lifting them out.  They are enormous.  I could have possible cropped them out by moving forward but the forest debris on the forest is ugly.  Do you like this one better.  Tim
I like the rocks. I like trees and rocks in general - they make good subjects
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 04, 2010, 01:13:47 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
No actually they look very good in the original large scale photograph printed at 50 inches.  I'm a fan also of rocks preferably round ones.  Not sure what you mean by lifting them out.  They are enormous.  I could have possible cropped them out by moving forward but the forest debris on the forest is ugly.  Do you like this one better.  Tim
Hi Tim:  I was kidding about moving them.  I love rocks, and I'm sure these would be great in some context... I think what it comes down to is that there are so many soft textures in the image - the leaves, the flowers, the bark, the mist, the light itself, and then there are these rocks.  Now rocks aren't usually soft, and the rocks themselves could anchor the image, but in this case it almost looks like they've been softened - negative clarity sort of thing.  That might just be the mist, I don't know.  Anyway, for some reason, to me, they looked out of place.  I'm sure on a 50" print they'd look much different.

Just a critique, not a criticism.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: RobReuthal on January 04, 2010, 04:16:38 AM
The "collom" set is a great one, I agree with mike and my favs are the #2 and #4,  they brings a nice mood !
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 04, 2010, 12:50:10 PM
Mike, never took it as criticism.  I was trying to figure out what you mean.  I believe these were left by the glaciers is why they seem soft and I'm sure the soft light makes them feel softer.  This is in Sequoia and nothing is normal there.  I like your analysis on the anchor, I tend to use rocks and tree trunks as a way of anchoring the shot to give some sense of scale and life to the image.  but it really only works when you can get some type of falling away of the ground helps give the depth.  Tim

Quote from: wolfnowl
Hi Tim:  I was kidding about moving them.  I love rocks, and I'm sure these would be great in some context... I think what it comes down to is that there are so many soft textures in the image - the leaves, the flowers, the bark, the mist, the light itself, and then there are these rocks.  Now rocks aren't usually soft, and the rocks themselves could anchor the image, but in this case it almost looks like they've been softened - negative clarity sort of thing.  That might just be the mist, I don't know.  Anyway, for some reason, to me, they looked out of place.  I'm sure on a 50" print they'd look much different.

Just a critique, not a criticism.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 04, 2010, 02:48:49 PM
Deleted.

Rob C
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on January 04, 2010, 04:22:40 PM
Tim, your pictures are amazing; I just love the second at post #89, and the one at post #92, both are very inspiring.

Now, the first one at post #89... please do not get mad at me, I know you have a very refined technique, and I am completely confident the camera was perfectly horizontal; but it looks like falling. The only visual reference I have is the shoreline, those trees and their branches go in every direction; and when I see that photograph, my mind can stop screaming "falling horizon". If this photograph was mine, even if I knew it was a perspective thing, I would have 'corrected' it; perhaps just as a favour to the viewer, or perhaps just to get rid of these pesky comments at the forums.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 04, 2010, 04:26:40 PM
Quote from: djgarcia
I like the rocks. I like trees and rocks in general - they make good subjects

Were these taken in `The Garden of the Gods`at Manitou Springs, CO?  Looks like that area.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 04, 2010, 06:15:52 PM
This thread has been very satisfying , almost a meditation...In Tim's original post, the #3 image, "In the River's Path",  quiets and focuses my thinking...what Tim refers to as pre-visualization...To me it is one that seems to break many rules but draws me in anyway...I hear it, I smell the lush breakage in the constancy of the waterflow, and yet quietly on the top of that boulder an entire history of the seasons is unfolding before our eyes...

It is not the type of image I gravitate to,yet it calms me...I think about it sometimes when I am sitting behind the camera, this weekend past with the camera and 300 on a wimberly head tied into the tree where I had climbed...I spent the entire afternoon and early evening looking through the trees...isolating by aperture and shifting light various forest shots and then as the last rays slid behind the ridgeline the "framing card mentality" caught this brief moment...I have been taking the time to seek the smaller stories within(As in Tim's where  that one tenacious leaf on the trio of tree trunks alongside that boulder somehow says "awareness of place".  I see it in much of Tim's work ) and hope to grow photographically on their nourishment.

Thank you to all who are placing their vision in our view...I know I will grow from this group of images and commentary...This was my last shot of the day...Patricia S.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk219/psheleyimages/2010Jan01_SpringPasture300mframingc.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: djgarcia on January 04, 2010, 08:11:56 PM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Were these taken in `The Garden of the Gods`at Manitou Springs, CO?  Looks like that area.

Mike.
Manitou Springs - wow, a blast from the past for me! I was there for a couple of days in '72 visiting a friend in an end-of-college road trip before going to work, but I didn't have a camera back then. They're from around the Needles District near Moab, Utah. Or so say my notes    ...

DJ
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: collum on January 06, 2010, 01:36:51 AM
from the same series
(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_019232.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 06, 2010, 01:22:21 PM
Patricia, thanks love the way you think and read into the images.  Its the thoughts and the commentary that i was trying to evoke.  I have been in the pursuit of creating images and not just shooting them.  I don't believe in just shooting, everything must be envisioned and pre-visualized to create great images.  

I will have to say that in the older days of B&W that everyone had to do this, since the days of digital camera's this unfortunate idea of shooting and hoping to get something has come into photography.  I was taught to see the final image you want to create and make it happen.  I spend enormous amount of time looking at images and art to remember what I have seen and evoke some kind of feeling.  Natures perfection is all around us, we need to be able to see it and respond.  I like to take pieces of this and draw my future photographs.  And yes I for sure am the worst drawer in the world, mainly because I think to detailed, but it gives me references for my mind to focus onto the next time I go out.  Every time I go out i look at these drawings in the night time and morning.  So when I'm out looking for nature to present herself to me, what ends up happening is something from one drawing and what's in front of me mixes together and a get something even better.  But then sometimes it could take 7 years to see the final drawing in a photograph.  I've said it before Inspiration comes from many sources. Photograph, memories, paintings ect.

The image "In the Rivers Path" reminded me of something Paul Caponegro would have wanted to shoot.  The relationship of the rock protecting the tree and the zen like water flowing around the boulder.  Its very asian in thinking.   They all have their place, without one of them perfection wouldn't had been there in nature.

Take the case of Dogwoods that I have been posting.  I set off to create and capture the most elegant dogwoods I could photograph.  So I started to draw them from things I've seen and things I would like to see.  "Positive thoughts create your path".

On the composition thought, I look thru a framing card, this allows me to shoot at the focal length of what I see and then set the camera up to mimic that.  I know I could not create the images i shoot without the cards..  It helps me redefine my focus and composition to a perfect as a shot as I can make it.

"There is phrase I like to say:  There are no short cuts.  Great photography requires understanding light and composition, vision and patience – simple discipline – simple but never easy."  TW

Again thanks for the posts everyone, we can learn from everyone.


 


 
Quote from: psheleyimages
This thread has been very satisfying , almost a meditation...In Tim's original post, the #3 image, "In the River's Path",  quiets and focuses my thinking...what Tim refers to as pre-visualization...To me it is one that seems to break many rules but draws me in anyway...I hear it, I smell the lush breakage in the constancy of the waterflow, and yet quietly on the top of that boulder an entire history of the seasons is unfolding before our eyes...

It is not the type of image I gravitate to,yet it calms me...I think about it sometimes when I am sitting behind the camera, this weekend past with the camera and 300 on a wimberly head tied into the tree where I had climbed...I spent the entire afternoon and early evening looking through the trees...isolating by aperture and shifting light various forest shots and then as the last rays slid behind the ridgeline the "framing card mentality" caught this brief moment...I have been taking the time to seek the smaller stories within(As in Tim's where  that one tenacious leaf on the trio of tree trunks alongside that boulder somehow says "awareness of place".  I see it in much of Tim's work ) and hope to grow photographically on their nourishment.

Thank you to all who are placing their vision in our view...I know I will grow from this group of images and commentary...This was my last shot of the day...Patricia S.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk219/psheleyimages/2010Jan01_SpringPasture300mframingc.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: dwood on January 06, 2010, 03:08:46 PM
Quote from: collum
from the same series
(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/1/2/aptus_019232.jpg)

Love this picture collum. It really draws me in. I want to step over the log, and explore what's beyond. I'll bet this makes for a nice print.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on January 06, 2010, 08:20:18 PM
So in order to shoot with a framing card should they be the ratio size of the chip or should they be the size of the framing material.  Or should I say the size of the image to be framed.  I think I will give this a try.  

But what I find interesting is that you are thinking different than the rest of us.  You are thinking like a painter but doing photography. Your thoughts and approach is something we can learn from, I think Patricia said it best, we all can learn from these postings.

 JP
Quote from: tim wolcott
Patricia, thanks love the way you think and read into the images.  Its the thoughts and the commentary that i was trying to evoke.  I have been in the pursuit of creating images and not just shooting them.  I don't believe in just shooting, everything must be envisioned and pre-visualized to create great images.  

I will have to say that in the older days of B&W that everyone had to do this, since the days of digital camera's this unfortunate idea of shooting and hoping to get something has come into photography.  I was taught to see the final image you want to create and make it happen.  I spend enormous amount of time looking at images and art to remember what I have seen and evoke some kind of feeling.  Natures perfection is all around us, we need to be able to see it and respond.  I like to take pieces of this and draw my future photographs.  And yes I for sure am the worst drawer in the world, mainly because I think to detailed, but it gives me references for my mind to focus onto the next time I go out.  Every time I go out i look at these drawings in the night time and morning.  So when I'm out looking for nature to present herself to me, what ends up happening is something from one drawing and what's in front of me mixes together and a get something even better.  But then sometimes it could take 7 years to see the final drawing in a photograph.  I've said it before Inspiration comes from many sources. Photograph, memories, paintings ect.

The image "In the Rivers Path" reminded me of something Paul Caponegro would have wanted to shoot.  The relationship of the rock protecting the tree and the zen like water flowing around the boulder.  Its very asian in thinking.   They all have their place, without one of them perfection wouldn't had been there in nature.

Take the case of Dogwoods that I have been posting.  I set off to create and capture the most elegant dogwoods I could photograph.  So I started to draw them from things I've seen and things I would like to see.  "Positive thoughts create your path".

On the composition thought, I look thru a framing card, this allows me to shoot at the focal length of what I see and then set the camera up to mimic that.  I know I could not create the images i shoot without the cards..  It helps me redefine my focus and composition to a perfect as a shot as I can make it.

"There is phrase I like to say:  There are no short cuts.  Great photography requires understanding light and composition, vision and patience – simple discipline – simple but never easy."  TW

Again thanks for the posts everyone, we can learn from everyone.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 07, 2010, 02:26:50 PM
JP I can not speak for Tim, but one very efficient and easily kept with your gear, in your car , wallet etc is "View Catcher"  You can learn a bit about it at  www.ViewCatcher.com.  The reason I mention your car, or bicycle or bike is because even when you don't have your photo gear along, studying composition anywhere you happen to be is so beneficial to your vision...as Tim said, once you've found your chosen composition, it is thinking out the lens that will best do that  job and then studying the timing of light by season , time of day, serendipity, weather etc...somewhere I read that Tim even has a family member who seeks out possible locations...I think it is why I find a good deal of Tim's work small meditations...he puts in that intensly aware time for that shot to "happen".  Everything in your personal blueprint informs your vision...Really "looking" is one of the finest brushes on the pallette... Hope this helps with your question...I guess I could have said "it's not about the crop, but rather the composition", but it really is about an instinct you are continually refining with the "control" being the view you use as a constant..Pat (and so much more that is your unique fingerprint}

http://www.colorwheelco.com/viewcatcher/ (http://www.colorwheelco.com/viewcatcher/)


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So in order to shoot with a framing card should they be the ratio size of the chip or should they be the size of the framing material.  Or should I say the size of the image to be framed.  I think I will give this a try.  

But what I find interesting is that you are thinking different than the rest of us.  You are thinking like a painter but doing photography. Your thoughts and approach is something we can learn from, I think Patricia said it best, we all can learn from these postings.

 JP
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Post by: LoisWakeman on January 07, 2010, 03:11:17 PM
Quote from: psheleyimages
Really "looking" is one of the finest brushes on the pallette
Well said Pat. Learning to see is, IME, the hardest part of photography, and we continue learning as long as we live (or if we don't, we stagnate!).

I think one of the advantages of using a viewing frame is that it frees the mind to look at the scene without cluttering the brain with technical considerations, which may be almost subconscious. And perhaps the other is that it makes it easier to visualise the result: the brain is very good at filtering out detail of less interest (which is why we get so many snapshots of Granny with a tree growing out of her head of course). The act of actually looking at the framed scene seems somehow to focus attention better than peering through a viewfinder.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 09, 2010, 01:12:39 AM
Hi Tim

I like your ideas on photography and your dedication to your craft.

I thought I would add to your beautiful tree images. These were all taken with a Horseman 617 Camera with Fuji Velvia 50 Film. I have been shooting some of these tree stands for 5 years. I have spent countless days in these forests looking for the rights set of trees to photograph. getting the right light, and waiting for the leaves to be still combined with getting the timing right for the colour takes time and dedictation. I have three viewfinders for each of my lenses for the panormaic camera and this helps finding the composition in a chaotic scene like a forest.

My prints are 23" x 69" and 30" x 90", all images are matched to the slides and none of the images are cropped.

If you want to see more of my work you can have a look at my website.

Steven

Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

www.friedmanphoto.com





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Post by: wolfnowl on January 09, 2010, 01:39:48 AM
Great work, Steven.  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
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Post by: John R on January 09, 2010, 02:18:02 AM
Excellent work Steven, especially like your panoramas. Also peaked at your abstracts, very nice!

JMR
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Post by: mattpallante on January 09, 2010, 11:32:09 AM
Love your trees and abstracts Steven. I really enjoyed looking at your website. So many fine images!

                                Matt
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Post by: JamiePeters on January 09, 2010, 12:14:58 PM
Very nice Steven,  Love the pano's.  Your choice of where you stand is fantastic.  The even composition is great.  JP
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Post by: stevenf on January 09, 2010, 05:55:40 PM
John, Matt, Jamie and Mike

Thanks for the positive feedback.

Jamie - I find the use of the viewfinders I use help to make deciding where to decide in a forest.

Steven

Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 10, 2010, 01:17:49 PM
Steven very nice selection of trees.  I like the fact you actually positioned yourself so the were no holes in the trees and that you gave it some serious thought of just how you wanted your panorama to flow.  

NIce very very nice.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 10, 2010, 04:22:49 PM
Steven, I see that you shoot all of you images with Pano camera system uncropped and one shot one capture.  For everyone who would like to shoot panorama's.  There three ways I see that they can be shot.  

1.  Shoot them with a panorama camera system.

2.  Shoot them with large camera's and crop down.  A process I used to do with my 8x10 and 4x5 camera.

3. Is to stitch them, I started to shoot this style because I use my P45 Phase One camera like a old Banquet camera.  Some of the images I will be posting are shot either with 3 frames up to 10 frames carefully planned and stitched to mimic what my eye saw through the framing card.  This style is very difficult when shooting in a forest.  But allows me to shoot everything very close to the subject and makes the images very 3d looking.  Either way you try to shoot, the mixture between having the right light with the right composition, angle of camera, right focal length lens and depth of field will make or brake your shot.

Let me say every style is correct, its a matter of the way you shoot.  For me I would like to shoot also with a Pano camera but since my pack weight's 65 pounds not counting a tripod.  I am left with little options.  Enjoy Tim

Here is some that are not on my website.  I will post some later the Packers are about ready to play.





Quote from: stevenf
Hi Tim

I like your ideas on photography and your dedication to your craft.

I thought I would add to your beautiful tree images. These were all taken with a Horseman 617 Camera with Fuji Velvia 50 Film. I have been shooting some of these tree stands for 5 years. I have spent countless days in these forests looking for the rights set of trees to photograph. getting the right light, and waiting for the leaves to be still combined with getting the timing right for the colour takes time and dedictation. I have three viewfinders for each of my lenses for the panormaic camera and this helps finding the composition in a chaotic scene like a forest.

My prints are 23" x 69" and 30" x 90", all images are matched to the slides and none of the images are cropped.

If you want to see more of my work you can have a look at my website.

Steven

Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

www.friedmanphoto.com
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on January 10, 2010, 10:31:38 PM
This is what the site needs professionals who sell their images for living showing what and how images should look.  I thank you for the professionalism to show us how you do the images.  Will check into what a banquet camera is and how it works.  You two sure know how to shoot trees.  

Can't wait to see what you guys post next.  Magnificant.  JP


Quote from: tim wolcott
Steven, I see that you shoot all of you images with Pano camera system uncropped and one shot one capture.  For everyone who would like to shoot panorama's.  There three ways I see that they can be shot.  

1.  Shoot them with a panorama camera system.

2.  Shoot them with large camera's and crop down.  A process I used to do with my 8x10 and 4x5 camera.

3. Is to stitch them, I started to shoot this style because I use my P45 Phase One camera like a old Banquet camera.  Some of the images I will be posting are shot either with 3 frames up to 10 frames carefully planned and stitched to mimic what my eye saw through the framing card.  This style is very difficult when shooting in a forest.  But allows me to shoot everything very close to the subject and makes the images very 3d looking.  Either way you try to shoot, the mixture between having the right light with the right composition, angle of camera, right focal length lens and depth of field will make or brake your shot.

Let me say every style is correct, its a matter of the way you shoot.  For me I would like to shoot also with a Pano camera but since my pack weight's 65 pounds not counting a tripod.  I am left with little options.  Enjoy Tim

Here is some that are not on my website.  I will post some later the Packers are about ready to play.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 11, 2010, 12:34:49 AM
Hi Jamie

Thanks for your note. I think you just have to decide what you want from your photography. I have always had the belief to capture images that evoke emotion and excitement and images that I want to hang on my wall. I can go away for 3 weeks or more and come back with a handful of images that have this in mind.

If you are interested I have a show of 15 prints as part of Exposure 2010 in the Calgary area next month.

Steven
Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
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Post by: wolfnowl on January 11, 2010, 02:26:24 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
Steven, I see that you shoot all of you images with Pano camera system uncropped and one shot one capture.  For everyone who would like to shoot panorama's.  There three ways I see that they can be shot.
Hi Tim:  Just to give the Hugin pano software a workout I took my little Fuji walkaround camera and tripod up on top of Christmas Hill and shot 55 images.  Result is below.  It's not a great image but it turned out alright, and it does have trees in it!

Mike.

[attachment=19352:DSCF7065_P.jpg]
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Post by: tim wolcott on January 11, 2010, 04:04:52 PM
Here are the rest of the images.  I'm in morning about the Packers loss.  Thanks reedited them to sRGB files, thanks Steven for pointing that out to me.  Tim

Visit my website at  www.GalleryoftheAmericanLandscape.com



Quote from: wolfnowl
Hi Tim:  Just to give the Hugin pano software a workout I took my little Fuji walkaround camera and tripod up on top of Christmas Hill and shot 55 images.  Result is below.  It's not a great image but it turned out alright, and it does have trees in it!

Mike.

[attachment=19352:DSCF7065_P.jpg]
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Post by: Justan on January 11, 2010, 04:10:45 PM
Tim (and anyone else who cares to respond),

I really enjoy your work. In addition to everything else you do right, your treatment of color is superb. Can you or anyone point me to some reference materials on color treatment??

Below is my 3rd stitch…

(http://explore-greenwater.com/pix/JE/TrailIJanuary.jpg)
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Post by: EduPerez on January 11, 2010, 04:49:09 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
Here are the rest of the images.  I'm in morning about the Packers loss.

Some very good photographs. By the way, is that waterfall a (vertical) panorama, too? I would never have dared to do a panorama on a moving subject, amazing.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 11, 2010, 05:50:56 PM
I thought I would add some of non-pan images to this post.

Steven

Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 13, 2010, 04:24:09 PM
I not sure why you say you would not ever do a panorama on a moving object.  Wether its vertical or horizontal don't understand why you think they should be shot different.  Its much hard to get perfect reference for shooting stitching on vert pano.  Which part are you saying is moving.  The water or the dogwood.  Glad you like it, I tried to shoot it like Japanese silk screen.  Tim


Quote from: EduPerez
Some very good photographs. By the way, is that waterfall a (vertical) panorama, too? I would never have dared to do a panorama on a moving subject, amazing.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on January 14, 2010, 02:44:06 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
I not sure why you say you would not ever do a panorama on a moving object.  Wether its vertical or horizontal don't understand why you think they should be shot different.  Its much hard to get perfect reference for shooting stitching on vert pano.  Which part are you saying is moving.  The water or the dogwood.

My fear with moving objects is that stitching the photographs later may become painful: if some object that was near the edge in one photograph changes position before I make the next one; then I have to manually mask certain areas, or use extensive cloning, or... . I have a panorama made at Vienna where the same couple appears twice.

In this particular case, I was talking about the water, but now that I think about it, the effect of the long exposure on the water probably minimizes this issue.

Quote from: tim wolcott
Glad you like it, I tried to shoot it like Japanese silk screen.  Tim

I like it, but I prefer the last one...
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Post by: LoisWakeman on January 14, 2010, 01:09:03 PM
Steven: One word : WOW!
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 14, 2010, 01:38:52 PM
Quote from: LoisWakeman
Steven: One word : WOW!

+1
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 14, 2010, 02:14:42 PM
The last one was shot in Sequoia, It was a stitch where I put 7 images together at 5.5 sec exposures.  It took nearly 3 plus hours to get just the right set of clouds to moves slowly through the forest.  The cloud had to be in the background and moving very slowly.  I got 680 meg files from this stitch.  I could have shot this with my 28mm on my Phase one system but then it would have been a sliver.

But to answer your problem of people moving is to shoot opposite of the way people are moving when stitching.  If you have them overlapping then wait a bit the shoot your pano crop the images so the people only appear once.  Tim
Quote from: EduPerez
My fear with moving objects is that stitching the photographs later may become painful: if some object that was near the edge in one photograph changes position before I make the next one; then I have to manually mask certain areas, or use extensive cloning, or... . I have a panorama made at Vienna where the same couple appears twice.

In this particular case, I was talking about the water, but now that I think about it, the effect of the long exposure on the water probably minimizes this issue.



I like it, but I prefer the last one...
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: eleanorbrown on January 14, 2010, 05:36:33 PM
I have really been enjoying this topic...I love trees and enjoy seeing what others are doing with trees.  I'm working on a new series called "Beyond the Forest" shot with a Canon converted for IR use and shot into the sun but with the sun behind a tree trunk or branches.  This series was shot in the middle in Houston at a sanctuary near my home.

great work everyone! Eleanor



[attachment=19459:beyondforest.jpg]
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Post by: mattpallante on January 14, 2010, 06:03:19 PM
Quote from: eleanorbrown
I have really been enjoying this topic...I love trees and enjoy seeing what others are doing with trees.  I'm working on a new series called "Beyond the Forest" shot with a Canon converted for IR use and shot into the sun but with the sun behind a tree trunk or branches.  This series was shot in the middle in Houston at a sanctuary near my home.

great work everyone! Eleanor



[attachment=19459:beyondforest.jpg]
Eleanor, beautiful image! I love the way the vignetting adds to the depth of the image, and mirrors your "beyond the forest" idea. This image gives me that feeling of yearning, and wondering what's just up ahead, and wanting to reach towards that wonder. Matt
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Post by: eleanorbrown on January 14, 2010, 06:21:42 PM
Yes Matt, you got the idea behind the series.  I can only stay in this 3rd largest city in the US just so long and have to get out to the natural landscape (I'm primarily a landscape photographer).  This sanctuary (in the center of Houston)  is 7 minutes from my home...155 acres of forest and ponds and is not crowded with people.  I did this series walking my yellow lab and hand holding my canon!  Houston is overrun with no zoning high rise development and urban sprawl and the images in this series show the  "balance" needed for such a large city!  eleanor



Quote from: mattpallante
Eleanor, beautiful image! I love the way the vignetting adds to the depth of the image, and mirrors your "beyond the forest" idea. This image gives me that feeling of yearning, and wondering what's just up ahead, and wanting to reach towards that wonder. Matt
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Post by: John R on January 14, 2010, 07:42:57 PM
I have one more, not the usual stuff, but a winter beauty that reminds me of Christmas lights on outdoor trees. And a second more abstract tree; but does it matter.

JMR
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 15, 2010, 12:10:50 AM
I love the way Eleanor and John are both stretching reality, but in very different directions. Both ways of seeing make me want to come back to them over and over. Thank you both!

Eric

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Post by: stevenf on January 15, 2010, 12:17:01 PM
Just for fun - I thought I would add in some of my abstract tree imagery.  I really enjoy creating these images.

Eric and Lois Thanks for your kind feedback.

Steven

Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on January 15, 2010, 12:46:03 PM
Quote from: stevenf
Just for fun - I thought I would add in some of my abstract tree imagery.  I really enjoy creating these images.

Eric and Lois Thanks for your kind feedback.

Steven

Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
That's an excellent series, Steven.

JMR
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 15, 2010, 04:48:50 PM
Quote from: John R
That's an excellent series, Steven.

JMR

It sure is!


Eric

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Post by: mattpallante on January 16, 2010, 05:27:32 PM
Last Autumn, head up, eyes in the sky...Matt[attachment=19500:autumn_y...4918_lzn.jpg]
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Post by: Justan on January 17, 2010, 10:44:34 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
The last one was shot in Sequoia, It was a stitch where I put 7 images together at 5.5 sec exposures.  It took nearly 3 plus hours to get just the right set of clouds to move slowly through the forest.  The cloud had to be in the background and moving very slowly.  I got 680 meg files from this stitch.  I could have shot this with my 28mm on my Phase one system but then it would have been a sliver.

Are you saying that you took different parts of that over 3 hours?
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 17, 2010, 03:36:08 PM
No it took 3 hours for a cloud to move into the forest that was only in the background where I wanted it that was moving slow enough to shoot it correctly.  The problem with the shot is that I was shooting 160 degrees and the clouds needed to be big enough that I could finish the seven shot with the same lighting on all parts of the images.  I shoot also with a Phase One camera and if you shoot for 5.5 seconds you have to wait for 5.5 seconds to write the image.  so the cloud had to move so slow that it took 1.5 minutes to shoot the whole series.  Hope that helps.  

I could have shot this with my wide angle but then it would be a small strip of the whole frame.  So by shooting this with a longer lens on the vertical shot My file size is know 860 megs.  So I shoot my Phase like an old banquet camera when stitching an image, but I get to choose the focal length to fit exactly the scene.  Glad you like it.  Tim
Quote from: Justan
Are you saying that you took different parts of that over 3 hours?
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: dwood on January 17, 2010, 08:33:51 PM
tree, spent corn field, winter

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4283838752_60f536cf8a_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 19, 2010, 10:14:34 PM
I really like the feeling and mood.  Its amazing the stark feeling winter can play.  Its either very moody or very elegant based on the kind of snow and where its shot.  T


Quote from: dwood
tree, spent corn field, winter

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4283838752_60f536cf8a_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: dwood on January 19, 2010, 11:21:37 PM
Thanks Tim. "Moody" and "elegant" are fitting descriptions of Winter scenes, I think. Winter is one of the most interesting seasons to shoot. I really enjoy it...don't even mind the cold.
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Post by: tim wolcott on January 20, 2010, 01:34:50 AM
I agree, the is just another part of the pains one go through to capture nature at its finest.  I will be shooting many different places this year in the snow.  I have always wanted to shoot white on white.  The major difficulty is getting just the right concentration of trees that fall away at just the right distances.  But like anything it takes patience and dedication to find this exact scene.  Of course these days I envision finding elegant places in white, it just the style that my mind is seeing.  I'm always drawing and constructing vision I hope and one day will find.

I'm glad you posted this image, it will refresh my mind to think about what I may be able to find in that stark feeling.  I love what Michael Kenna has done with stark and also made them sometimes elegant.  Tim

Quote from: dwood
Thanks Tim. "Moody" and "elegant" are fitting descriptions of Winter scenes, I think. Winter is one of the most interesting seasons to shoot. I really enjoy it...don't even mind the cold.

You can see the rest at www.galleryoftheamericanlandscape.com
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Post by: JamiePeters on January 20, 2010, 03:42:29 PM
Doug I find your image very interesting.  The thought of once was there and the rebirth of spring and what might be there.  A sense of emptyness.  JP
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Post by: John R on January 20, 2010, 04:01:22 PM
Quote from: dwood
tree, spent corn field, winter
Very nice; really like the gray band at the top. Noticed you comments on winter, but you will have to agree, the exposures are tough even when you know what you are doing. The slightest nuance, either way, can overexpose or muddy the snowy elements.

JMR
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Post by: dwood on January 20, 2010, 07:22:50 PM
Thanks Jamie and John. I'm glad you like the picture.
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Post by: Justan on January 21, 2010, 10:08:16 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
No it took 3 hours for a cloud to move into the forest that was only in the background where I wanted it that was moving slow enough to shoot it correctly.  The problem with the shot is that I was shooting 160 degrees and the clouds needed to be big enough that I could finish the seven shot with the same lighting on all parts of the images.  I shoot also with a Phase One camera and if you shoot for 5.5 seconds you have to wait for 5.5 seconds to write the image.  so the cloud had to move so slow that it took 1.5 minutes to shoot the whole series.  Hope that helps.  

I could have shot this with my wide angle but then it would be a small strip of the whole frame.  So by shooting this with a longer lens on the vertical shot My file size is know 860 megs.  So I shoot my Phase like an old banquet camera when stitching an image, but I get to choose the focal length to fit exactly the scene.  Glad you like it.  Tim


I missed your comment previously. Thanks very much for this feedback.

I'm just starting to shoot panos. I'm delighted by the results but am still working out some of the details. Maintaining uniform lighting across the pan in the forest is one of the more subtle but really telling issues. I'm hoping to find a guide for some of the post photo processing used when shooting panos - do you know of any good books on the topic?
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 21, 2010, 07:41:19 PM
No I find there is nothing out there to read.  However I have been talking to Mac Group about doing a video on me shooting pano's.  But shooting panoramas in the forest is very very difficult the forest must be perfectly spaced in order for that to place.  I have been studying this at great detail to see what I can get away with.  I try to think of the panoramas I want to shoot by using a antique banquet camera.  Don't read the really right stuff explanation on how to shoot pano's.  I show them in person that they are teaching the wrong way to shoot pano's.  I hope sometime in the future of launching my workshops with Michael in the next weeks.  

I started to shoot pano's because it was a way to minimize the effect of small detail far away from the camera getting blurry due to chip design.  I am in the process of helping design a new head for tripods for pano stitching.  The best way to shoot panoramas is to compose your image with a framing card and then pick the lens to match the scene so your perspective does not change.  I hope I said that clear enough if not please feel free to call me.  I'm in a major blizzard at the moment.  I will be shooting some pano snow scenes when its all over.  Tim 9517411674 cell home 9095841720

Quote from: Justan
I missed your comment previously. Thanks very much for this feedback.

I'm just starting to shoot panos. I'm delighted by the results but am still working out some of the details. Maintaining uniform lighting across the pan in the forest is one of the more subtle but really telling issues. I'm hoping to find a guide for some of the post photo processing used when shooting panos - do you know of any good books on the topic?
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on January 23, 2010, 04:52:54 PM
along the river I saw this mummy[attachment=19691:mummyman.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 24, 2010, 03:56:11 PM
Well seen!  And captured!

A couple more...

[attachment=19715:DSCF6744_blend.jpg] [attachment=19716:DSCF6747_blend.jpg]
[attachment=19717:DSCF6769.jpg] [attachment=19718:DSCF6799.jpg]
[attachment=19719:DSCF6816_2.jpg] [attachment=19720:DSCF6780.jpg]

Okay, so the last one is obviously a leaf FROM a tulip tree, but I kinda like how it turned out.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on January 24, 2010, 04:51:00 PM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Well seen!  And captured!

A couple more...

[attachment=19715:DSCF6744_blend.jpg] [attachment=19716:DSCF6747_blend.jpg]
[attachment=19717:DSCF6769.jpg] [attachment=19718:DSCF6799.jpg]
[attachment=19719:DSCF6816_2.jpg] [attachment=19720:DSCF6780.jpg]

Okay, so the last one is obviously a leaf FROM a tulip tree, but I kinda like how it turned out.

Mike.
Mike, I love the "skin" on the first one. What kind of tree is it?

 Matt
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 25, 2010, 01:45:04 AM
Hi Matt:  The first (and fifth) images are arbutus trees.  Keep their leaves, shed their bark.  Really beautiful colours after a rain.  And according to a woodturner we met recently, VERY hard wood.

Mike.

P.S.  The 2nd, 3rd, 4th are garry oak.  They have such wonderful shapes to them.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: BlasR on January 26, 2010, 01:54:58 PM
here is my naked tree.  brockton,ma
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on January 26, 2010, 03:14:45 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott

> No I find there is nothing out there to read. However I have been talking to Mac Group about doing a video on me shooting pano's. But shooting panoramas in the forest is very very difficult the forest must be perfectly spaced in order for that to place. I have been studying this at great detail to see what I can get away with. I try to think of the panoramas I want to shoot by using a antique banquet camera. Don't read the really right stuff explanation on how to shoot pano's. I show them in person that they are teaching the wrong way to shoot pano's. I hope sometime in the future of launching my workshops with Michael in the next weeks.

I look foreword to seeing the video & the workshops. I'm always interested in compositional elements, and in the work flow. I never have the time to go to workshops. It’s a failing of my career path. Dealing with the varying light that always comes into play is the biggest issue. One of your most notable traits is a fine eye at bringing out subtle colors. This is another area I think many would like to learn more about – I sure would!

I'm also finding that producing panos makes for a number of challenges on the front of getting the image mounted and framed.

> I started to shoot pano's because it was a way to minimize the effect of small detail far away from the camera getting blurry due to chip design.

My entry into panos was in a large part due to that, and also because it’s an innovative way to get much higher resolution images, while using the same equipment. This brings savings and also maintains portability of the equipment. I can’t rationalize buying a MF camera and a 40 MP (or larger) back, and even if I did, this kind of stuff is too heavy for most of my outings. So stitching solves a number of problems.

> The best way to shoot panoramas is to compose your image with a framing card and then pick the lens to match the scene so your perspective does not change. I hope I said that clear enough if not please feel free to call me. I'm in a major blizzard at the moment. I will be shooting some pano snow scenes
when its all over.

Thanks! You said that very well. I'm a little jealous because we haven't gotten much snow in the valley this season. Of course, last year at this time we had nearly 5’ on the ground (and on the roofs) so I'm okay without that. But now that I'm playing with panos I want to snow shoe into some of the OG and continue to experiment! Oh well, it's winter in the mtns and the snow will come.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 26, 2010, 03:15:19 PM
I thought I would add some more of my panoramas of trees. These were taken with either a Horseman 617 or a Hasselblad XPAN with Velvia 50 film.

I hope you like these ones.

Steven

Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 26, 2010, 03:46:30 PM
Quote from: BlasR
here is my naked tree.  brockton,ma
Love the clouds, and that beautiful old maple, but I could do without the pine(?) tufts on the left edge of the frame.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 26, 2010, 03:48:36 PM
Quote from: stevenf
I thought I would add some more of my panoramas of trees. These were taken with either a Horseman 617 or a Hasselblad XPAN with Velvia 50 film.
Some nice work Steven.  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 30, 2010, 08:43:43 PM
After 6 feet of snow and about million hours of digging the cars out of the snow.  I managed to get up on top of Onyx Summit.  I went there for 2 days straight trying to get this very first images.  By the way froze my jewels off waiting for hours upon hours to get this oriental looking ancient Juniper tree.  I chose to shoot this ancient tree in the snow with a long exposure to soften the scene and make it look like its silky.

The second one is a stitch of 7 images show with the Phase p45 camera.  But its really for the tourist who want Big Bear images.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on February 01, 2010, 10:58:39 PM
Looks like you had alot of snot up there.  I live in LA, these also are very nice.  The first one does look asian in style.  JP
Quote from: tim wolcott
After 6 feet of snow and about million hours of digging the cars out of the snow.  I managed to get up on top of Onyx Summit.  I went there for 2 days straight trying to get this very first images.  By the way froze my jewels off waiting for hours upon hours to get this oriental looking ancient Juniper tree.  I chose to shoot this ancient tree in the snow with a long exposure to soften the scene and make it look like its silky.

The second one is a stitch of 7 images show with the Phase p45 camera.  But its really for the tourist who want Big Bear images.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 02, 2010, 10:51:56 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
After 6 feet of snow and about million hours of digging the cars out of the snow.  I managed to get up on top of Onyx Summit.  I went there for 2 days straight trying to get this very first images.  By the way froze my jewels off waiting for hours upon hours to get this oriental looking ancient Juniper tree.  I chose to shoot this ancient tree in the snow with a long exposure to soften the scene and make it look like its silky.

The second one is a stitch of 7 images show with the Phase p45 camera.  But its really for the tourist who want Big Bear images.  Tim

Love the first one, Tim!  The second one's good too!

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: seamus finn on February 02, 2010, 12:43:35 PM

The work on this thread is incredible and Tim is an inspiration.

Seamus
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 02, 2010, 01:53:26 PM
Mind if I jump in with some? Dartmoor is an area of high ground in Devon, a county in the south west of England. Constantly buffeted by south westerly winds, & with precious little shelter for the most part, many of the trees are stunted and twisted. Hopefully these give a flavour of this.
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[attachment=19937:Wistman__s_oak.jpg]
[attachment=19939:Clapper_bridge.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 02, 2010, 01:57:20 PM
Sorry about the above post - can't seem to edit away all the multiple photies, and trying to get them in a line seems to really screw things up too.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on February 02, 2010, 03:52:22 PM
Ch. Bill...the next to the last, with the stone stepping plank carrying one into the environs has something very nice about it..hunger for a bit more room, or info on the left..location looks prime for a serious pano...Pat

I'll tuck in a couple because they got me thinking about things I pass daily "on my way elsewhere...I seriously need to keep in practice Tim's mantra.."observation of place"   Thank you for this topic Tim... it's been good seeing through others eyes...Pat
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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 02, 2010, 05:06:49 PM
This isn't a great image, just  quick grab, but Marcia and I were quite surprised to see trees in bloom... in January.  Victoria is still in Canada, after all.

[attachment=19943:DSCF8263.jpg]

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on February 02, 2010, 05:54:09 PM
It's certainly quite a lovely forest.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on February 02, 2010, 07:33:29 PM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
Mind if I jump in with some? Dartmoor is an area of high ground in Devon, a county in the south west of England. Constantly buffeted by south westerly winds, & with precious little shelter for the most part, many of the trees are stunted and twisted. Hopefully these give a flavour of this.
[attachment=19934:Rowan___wall.jpg]
[attachment=19933:Dartmoor_sunrise.jpg]
[attachment=19935:tree___cloud.jpg]
[attachment=19936:wall___tree__1_.jpg]
[attachment=19937:Wistman__s_oak.jpg]
[attachment=19939:Clapper_bridge.jpg]

Yo Bill, This rocks for me, I'd like to see what it looked like with the sky just a little darker....Matt[attachment=19944:Clapper_bridge.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 04, 2010, 11:49:01 AM
Greek Pine, taken at Bicton Park in Devon. [attachment=19994:Greek_Pine.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Piboy on February 04, 2010, 02:06:04 PM
A couple of tree shots. One from my cabin in upstate New York where these are the only shots you get this time of year with 300 plus inches of snow. The other is the kind of place you like to go this time of year.

Sam

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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on February 04, 2010, 02:21:01 PM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
Greek Pine, taken at Bicton Park in Devon. [attachment=19994:Greek_Pine.jpg]
Interesting tone, Bill: would you mind revealing how you did it?

Jeremy
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on February 05, 2010, 05:34:37 AM
Some very nice images here. I will contribute with some, taken in Oman:

(http://www.paulobizarro.com/fotos/1465.jpg)

(http://www.paulobizarro.com/fotos/1573.jpg)

(http://www.paulobizarro.com/fotos/0500.jpg)

(http://www.paulobizarro.com/fotos/0110.jpg)

(http://www.paulobizarro.com/fotos/1101.jpg)

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: kielinski on February 05, 2010, 12:16:08 PM
Great thread and some really nice images posted!

Here's some of mine.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: markhout on February 05, 2010, 02:09:48 PM
Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY (Canon G10)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3623/3422314389_a4cdd51de3.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on February 06, 2010, 12:10:11 AM
Guys some very nice here recently posted.  Sam very nice.  Wish I had some images that I could put up.  But since the movie studios own the rights I can't share.  But really like this Topic.  JP
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 06, 2010, 01:47:31 AM
Too many to comment on, but thanks  for sharing them!

Mike.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on February 06, 2010, 06:00:55 AM
Quote from: kikashi
Interesting tone, Bill: would you mind revealing how you did it?

Jeremy

I used Silver Efex Pro (30 day trial version). Can't remember the specifics & the original file has been lost (Aperture crashed & I lost recently uploaded photos).
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Piboy on February 06, 2010, 09:52:00 AM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
I used Silver Efex Pro (30 day trial version). Can't remember the specifics & the original file has been lost (Aperture crashed & I lost recently uploaded photos).

I also use Silver Efex Pro in my B&W conversions.  Try it for thirty days, you'll be hooked.
Sam
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 07, 2010, 01:33:19 PM
Have you guys made a large print of these images using this software, are there any digital artifacts that show up.  Thanks Tim


Quote from: Piboy
I also use Silver Efex Pro in my B&W conversions.  Try it for thirty days, you'll be hooked.
Sam
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Piboy on February 08, 2010, 02:15:57 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
Have you guys made a large print of these images using this software, are there any digital artifacts that show up.  Thanks Tim
In a word no.  Inherent in any optimization workflow be it CS4 or NIK software is striking the balance of not overworking things while ehancing to your specific tastes.  All photos even unaltered ones are interpretive. That being said beyond the usual controls of contrast, brightness etc. in Silver EFX pro are other wonderful creative controls such as structure (like a super ACR clarity slider) and film effects with graininess in stylizing.  With softproofing and adequate profiling I have been quite happy with prints up to 17x22 on my Epson 3800 with both luster and matte type papers.
Sam
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 11, 2010, 02:10:53 PM
Thought I would add some more tree and how you can use them to give a ground to your image.  I also will share a wizard like trunk that is very much like lord of the rings.  Tim

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 11, 2010, 08:15:56 PM
Downtown Victoria this week (a gift for those suffering through the snowstorms out east).

[attachment=20207:DSCF8367_P.jpg]

Some other recent tree shots:

Gargoyle
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Looking at the Moon
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Garry Oak
[attachment=20211:DSCF6947.jpg]

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on February 13, 2010, 07:07:02 AM
Some nice work on this thread. Here's one from Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England.

Graeme

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 13, 2010, 04:06:29 PM
That's quite the root system.  I wonder what the local fairy population thought when someone cut that down.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tokengirl on March 05, 2010, 05:18:26 PM
I have not visited this thread in a while and all I can say is WOW!!!  There are a lot of awesome trees here!


Here's one from Sunday morning - the rays of light were a delicate gift that went unnoticed until I got home and loaded my photos onto the computer.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4408027807_f10f2e9c6f_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 05, 2010, 05:22:43 PM
Lovely!
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on March 15, 2010, 10:06:42 PM
Looks like it has been beaten by storms, its very stark surroundings.  Like the openness of the shot.  JP
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tokengirl on March 22, 2010, 11:52:42 AM
Here is one from Saturday morning in Big Cypress National Preserve:

 
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 22, 2010, 02:21:56 PM
The fallen logs in the lower right and the fallen branches in the lower left lead the viewer into the scene very nicely. Another good one!

Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tokengirl on March 22, 2010, 02:50:44 PM
Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
The fallen logs in the lower right and the fallen branches in the lower left lead the viewer into the scene very nicely.

This is why I am a big fan of returning to the same places over and over again at different times of the year.  A couple of months ago, those logs and branches were mostly submerged.  The bases of the tree trunks were also further submerged, and it really made for a totally uninteresting photo.  While we may not have the strong contrast of winter & summer like up north, the contrast between wet season and dry season can be quite dramatic.

This next spot was easy to get to now, as the ground is dry.  I expect it will take real effort slogging through the water to get here 90 days from now.  If I can stand the bugs, I'll try to photograph it again then.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4449480566_0ee52d88e6_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 22, 2010, 04:05:27 PM
Quote from: tokengirl
This is why I am a big fan of returning to the same places over and over again at different times of the year.  A couple of months ago, those logs and branches were mostly submerged.  The bases of the tree trunks were also further submerged, and it really made for a totally uninteresting photo.  While we may not have the strong contrast of winter & summer like up north, the contrast between wet season and dry season can be quite dramatic.

This next spot was easy to get to now, as the ground is dry.  I expect it will take real effort slogging through the water to get here 90 days from now.  If I can stand the bugs, I'll try to photograph it again then.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4449480566_0ee52d88e6_o.jpg)

Lovely! (And I didn't have to fight the bugs to see it, thank you very much!)


Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tokengirl on March 28, 2010, 07:33:29 PM
Went fishing this morning, but this was the Catch of the Day.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4470787155_8bec43ee3f_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: dwood on March 28, 2010, 09:13:35 PM
Quote from: tokengirl
Went fishing this morning, but this was the Catch of the Day.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4470787155_8bec43ee3f_o.jpg)
very nice - good "catch"
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on March 28, 2010, 11:06:44 PM
Very nice. The tree looks delicate and alone, a survivor. The expanse of sky really reinforces the way I see the tree.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on March 29, 2010, 02:20:53 PM
You should always post them the idea is share, lessons, ideas and visualization.  We are all in this together and should be inspired by your own work and others.  Its a learning process, if you look at an image and can't learn something then your mind is closed.  I often think about many things I have seen from what is posted here to mages, paintings and what I have seen being out and reflect upon those to construct my drawings ( which are horrible drawings) but it allows me to remember things that have awakened something in me and compose beautiful images.  Great ideas and photographs are the gifts from the gods and must not be taken lightly but must be acted upon.  No differ, than waiting for just that perfect intimate light that brings your image to new level.  You must be able to pre-visualize what you want.  I'll share with you a image I waited for 2.5 hours, Its not trees, but spring in California I wanted these beams to illuminate the hills and bring a dramatic effect to what would be a typical landscape otherwise.

By the way, Like the tree you shot.  Alone and On the Edge were my favs.


Quote from: iancl
Tim, I like the first three a lot. The stark minimalism of the first image's composition works nicely with the strong colour. The dogwood is simply such a phenomenal dogwood and the choice to use lunar illumination has given a deliciously soft light that allows the tree itself to glow. In the third, I am drawn to the strong verticals and the interplay between the vertical trunks and the cascading waters. The panorama crop with the birches in your follow up post strikes my fancy as well.

I am now totally confused as to whether I am expected to share or not. I too took the OPs request to see others' work literally. But, I can see that had been met with criticism upthread.

So, here are a few of my own; however, you have to click the links. A happy medium?

Hoh (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/photos/Hoh.jpg), Fallen (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/photos/Fallen.jpg), Climb (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7321138-lg.jpg), Alone (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7670341-lg.jpg), Bristlecone (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7816329-lg.jpg)

Others:
 
Tenacity (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6787281-lg.jpg), Piper (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6406371-lg.jpg), At the Edge (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/9278234-lg.jpg), Poles (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6604699-lg.jpg), Erratic (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Hope_Erratic.jpg), Transfiguration (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Transfiguration_Edit.jpg), Undulation (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/Undulation.jpg), Tillamook (http://www.iancoxleigh.com/galleries/Landscapes%20B&W/photos/DSC_3546_Edit.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on March 29, 2010, 08:48:24 PM
Tim, I have to say that image is amazing the way the light came down in little beams.  I find it amazing seeing the level at which you keep shooting.  I can't wait for the next workshop I get to take with you.  Your lecture was fascinating and hope to see you soon on one of the classes.  

Did you actually shoot that as you wanted to see it or pre-visualized it.  Seems hard to me that you envision it and wait for it to come to light, excuse the pun.  You sure are shooting at a different level.  This is the best thread yet.  Jp
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on March 31, 2010, 10:48:55 AM
Hey I forgot to ask are the flowers at peak yet.  I think I'll have a few days off coming soon and want to get out and shoot some of the cal blooms.  I've heard that it was going to be a great year but have you noticed a difference.  JP
Quote from: JamiePeters
Tim, I have to say that image is amazing the way the light came down in little beams.  I find it amazing seeing the level at which you keep shooting.  I can't wait for the next workshop I get to take with you.  Your lecture was fascinating and hope to see you soon on one of the classes.  

Did you actually shoot that as you wanted to see it or pre-visualized it.  Seems hard to me that you envision it and wait for it to come to light, excuse the pun.  You sure are shooting at a different level.  This is the best thread yet.  Jp
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on March 31, 2010, 01:41:34 PM
Jamie, I'm going to start a new thread on spring bloom.  So please lets move the spring to another site and keep this about Trres.  Thanks Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Dan Berg on April 04, 2010, 07:39:53 AM
Jumping in a little late here. Some absolutly fantastic photography.
My shot with 10.5 fe is from the north woods of Pennsylvania.
Not a very good technical photograph,just a cool tree.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 04, 2010, 01:16:00 PM
Dan very interesting tree.  I think you could make something out of that if there was some heavy fog.  But what a unique tree.  Tahnks for posting it.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tokengirl on April 04, 2010, 09:17:20 PM
I left the house at 5 am to visit a spot I'd been to before.  It was worth it, I think.  

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2787/4491564092_d9dd4ee43c_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 04, 2010, 10:58:42 PM
Well worth it! (But you won't get me up at that ungodly hour.)

Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 05, 2010, 02:59:49 AM
Quote from: Dan Berg
Not a very good technical photograph,just a cool tree.

Now that's a tree that wouldn't give up!  Would make a good inspirational poster.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 05, 2010, 03:06:40 AM
Quote from: tokengirl
Here is one from Saturday morning in Big Cypress National Preserve:

This is one of my favorite spots in the preserve.  If you get there by sunrise, you hear all the critters waking and starting their morning chatter.  Kind of spooky.  

Definitely worth it in this case!  Here's another (http://www.wolfnowl.com/our-stories/mikes-stories/gatineau-park/) (dawn story, not photograph).

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 05, 2010, 07:36:37 AM
Two more from Dartmoor, both near Wistman's Wood. The first is a set of three Rowans, the second a dead oak, typical of the stunted, wizened oaks in the area, constantly battered by SW winds.
[attachment=21284:Rowans___wall.jpg][attachment=21285:Dead_stunted_oak.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 05, 2010, 09:45:26 AM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
Two more from Dartmoor, both near Wistman's Wood. The first is a set of three Rowans, the second a dead oak, typical of the stunted, wizened oaks in the area, constantly battered by SW winds.
[attachment=21284:Rowans___wall.jpg][attachment=21285:Dead_stunted_oak.jpg]

These both fit well with Dartmoor's reputation as a spooky place. Nice!


Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 13, 2010, 10:15:01 PM
Found this tree on the edge of the Grand Canyon.  After spending most of the day when the light was ugly, I walked along the edge with my hatred of heights keeping me from totally enjoying what I was experiencing.  But as the hours went on my fear lessoned but still respectful of them I managed to find this beautiful bonsai looking tree that faced the right way for sunset.  Enjoy.  Hope life finds you all well.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 14, 2010, 02:19:07 AM
Hi Tim:  I would say it was worth the leap! (of faith, that is)

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 14, 2010, 10:34:10 AM
Thanks Mike, yes I had some tourists asking me if I could take their photo but when I see their kids within 2-4 feet of the cliff.  My stomach was very sick and I could not photograph them and chewed them out.  

But I did finally fall in love with the Grand Canyon.  Will be going back to find more of these trees hanging there with grace.  Tim

Quote from: wolfnowl
Hi Tim:  I would say it was worth the leap! (of faith, that is)

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: AndrewKulin on April 16, 2010, 08:05:26 AM
Saw this snapshot taken a few years ago while looking at old files.  Reminds me of a young "Ent"

[attachment=21523:Weird_Tree.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Tim Gray on April 16, 2010, 01:42:39 PM
Some Infrared Trees...

(http://www.timgrayphotography.com/galleries/20100411-highpark/content/bin/images/large/100228_6092_high_parkAnd2more.jpg)

(http://www.timgrayphotography.com/galleries/20100411-highpark/content/bin/images/large/100228_6120_high_park.jpg)

(http://www.timgrayphotography.com/galleries/20100410-parrysound/content/bin/images/large/100402_6176__parrysound.jpg)

(http://www.timgrayphotography.com/galleries/20100410-parrysound/content/bin/images/large/100402_6179__parrysound.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: GrantKaye on April 16, 2010, 05:39:08 PM
those infrareds are stunning!
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 16, 2010, 06:06:57 PM
OK, the tree's only a part of this one, but it is a tree!
[attachment=21537:Tor___tree.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on April 16, 2010, 11:18:02 PM
Quote from: Tim Gray
Some Infrared Trees...

(http://www.timgrayphotography.com/galleries/20100411-highpark/content/bin/images/large/100228_6092_high_parkAnd2more.jpg)

Tim...exquisite...ravishing bowstrokes of the viola da gamba...Sainte Colombe, Marin Marais...this cold and rainy night kept at distance by the tenderness, even as I look away...a flowing meditation,        Patricia
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 20, 2010, 08:44:39 AM
A trip on Sunday to Bicton Botanical Gardens Gardens, in Devon. Home to some fantastic trees & shrubs, including: a camilia that is normally a shrub, but this one has grown as a tree; the oldest wisteria in the world; the tallest Grecian fir ever recorded. Anyway, here's a selection of three photos. One just seemed to lend itself to a sepia treatment, but otherwise, my usual B&W.
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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: desertmike on April 22, 2010, 07:40:32 AM
All I can say is I'm really glad I found this thread. Why are trees such good subjects? Here's one I took in Winnipeg in January. It was the first time I'd experienced such temperatures and seen hoar frost like this ...

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I wish I could take good forest shots like some of the previous posts. Mine seem to be flat and confused in comparison. Better keep trying I guess!
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 28, 2010, 08:42:12 AM
Quote from: desertmike
It was the first time I'd experienced such temperatures and seen hoar frost like this ...





Terrified of catching whore frost, I have tended to live my life out of the jungles and in the sunshine.

Rob C
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 28, 2010, 02:33:48 PM
Just back from a Texas workshop.  Here is a tree sitting by all of his friends on a hillside.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on April 28, 2010, 05:14:52 PM
Quote from: tim wolcott
Just back from a Texas workshop.  Here is a tree sitting by all of his friends on a hillside.  Tim
Now if only those trees could speak to the trees here in Ontario, we could have Spring meadow festival. Great shots. Love those billowy clouds.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 01, 2010, 09:27:52 PM
John, I always say to everyone who takes my workshops or travels with ask for it and will it to happen.  But this is a tall order.  I wish I could but I also had to leave the mountains of Southern California.  I went to Texas who I'm working with on a very large project, they kept saying that I wouldn't get what i wanted which was these puffy white clouds with no wind and I kept saying I will, will it to happen and we did get it.

If you have never been there the old oaks are amazing.  The flowers this year were great and very abundant nearly everywhere.  Here are a couple of other tree that you will like.  Hope things improve its cold back here on the mountain.  Tim

 www.galleryoftheamericanlandscape.com
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on May 04, 2010, 02:23:42 PM
Those trees are amazing.  You must be tree crazy, did you shoot anything but trees.  They are sure nice images look forward to seeing more.  JP
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Colorwave on May 05, 2010, 03:19:53 AM
Many of the wonderful shots on this thread seem so show the triumph of an individual tree over time and/or the elements.  This tree, which I shot a number of years ago, had a different outcome.  It conjured up a long and ultimately sad story for me when I came upon it on a street in San Francisco.  Ironically, across the street was the panhandle of Golden Gate Park.  But for a few feet of difference in where it was planted, it would have met a very different fate.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: dwood on May 05, 2010, 10:05:56 AM
clinging

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4581483640_49f2789c2b_o.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 05, 2010, 09:07:28 PM
Here's a tree that I think someone cut down. However, the tree refused to accept retirement.  

I believe it is an Olive tree, on the grounds of a church in Tuscany.

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Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 07, 2010, 03:58:54 AM
Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
Here's a tree that I think someone cut down. However, the tree refused to accept retirement.  

I believe it is an Olive tree, on the grounds of a church in Tuscany.

[attachment=21859:060421_0...SPaShWeb.jpg]

Eric




I feel for the tree in its retirement: just as with myself, the less the hair the more it stands out. But, can the tree tie a ponytail?

On another matter, 'they' tell you that you should never let the principal subject sit bang in the middle of a composition. You know what - 'they' are sometimes wrong: it really works.

Rob C
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 07, 2010, 08:17:22 PM
That's some serious coppice growth you've got growing there.  None of those branches will produce fruit.  Trees need leaves for photosynthesis to survive, so it's send out these shoots to maximize exposure to sunlight.  Interesting image, though.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Bill Caulfeild-Browne on May 08, 2010, 09:24:43 PM
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Here's a recent one - Canada Plum, I believe.
Bill

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 09, 2010, 07:16:24 AM
Not so much a tree as a bit of a tree - blossom on our (UK) native gean (cherry)
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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on May 09, 2010, 03:27:09 PM
Spring is here, but I'd like to share a winter view of some trees.  

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Ronny
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Colorwave on May 09, 2010, 03:43:59 PM
Quote from: Ronny Nilsen
Spring is here, but I'd like to share a winter view of some trees.  
Ronny
Gorgeous shot, Ronny.  Love to see a nice big print of this one.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 09, 2010, 04:07:35 PM
Quote from: Colorwave
Gorgeous shot, Ronny.  Love to see a nice big print of this one.

Likewise.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on May 09, 2010, 07:27:01 PM
Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
Likewise.
It's wonderful...I left it up on one of the large monitors while I was editing and kept looking back at it to rest my eyes...the focus keeps changing almost as if I were out in that luminous (cold?) light...and trees appeared as I changed my gaze...I really like this one a lot for many reasons...Pat
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on May 10, 2010, 03:36:37 AM
Quote from: psheleyimages
It's wonderful...I left it up on one of the large monitors while I was editing and kept looking back at it to rest my eyes...the focus keeps changing almost as if I were out in that luminous (cold?) light...and trees appeared as I changed my gaze...I really like this one a lot for many reasons...Pat

Thank you all three for the comments. It's was indeed a cold day, -16 degrees C, and the light was constantly changing because of the fog. "Bad" weather usually gives interesting photographs.  

Ronny
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on May 10, 2010, 09:07:26 AM
Quote from: Ronny Nilsen
Thank you all three for the comments. It's was indeed a cold day, -16 degrees C, and the light was constantly changing because of the fog. "Bad" weather usually gives interesting photographs.  

Ronny

...looking at this one again this morning...am I the only one for whom the various trees seem to come into and out of focus and central draw as you allow your gaze to float around in this image...it's the most interesting experience....now I like it even more because I am unable to rationalize what is happening...Pat
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on May 10, 2010, 02:28:39 PM
Quote from: psheleyimages
...looking at this one again this morning...am I the only one for whom the various trees seem to come into and out of focus and central draw as you allow your gaze to float around in this image...it's the most interesting experience....now I like it even more because I am unable to rationalize what is happening...Pat

I'm in the process of putting together a folio which contain this image. The folio is not finished yet, but the PDF presentation is more or less finished and have images of higher resolution. So if anybody want to see the image in full screen mode, it can be seen in this PDf file (6.4 MB):

Gjømlevatnet PDF (http://www.ronnynilsen.com/Folios/Gjomlevatnet/Gjomlevatnet.pdf)

The other images in the folio is also mostly trees, so it's sort of on topic.  

Ronny
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Randy Carone on May 10, 2010, 04:11:26 PM
Thanks Ronny. Best I've seen in a while. A very calming effect, which is rare.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on May 12, 2010, 09:34:16 AM
Quote from: Randy Carone
Thanks Ronny. Best I've seen in a while. A very calming effect, which is rare.
Yes, the sun is trying to break out. Orange-white hues and frost, a wonderfully captured combination.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on May 12, 2010, 09:40:35 AM
Verdant green, part of spring!

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Wolfman on May 12, 2010, 04:26:10 PM
Trees are one of my favorite subjects and this thread is a tree photography heaven... lots of beautiful work. This is a link to my series of trees shot at night:Nocturnal Botanica (http://www.bernardwolf.com/nocturnalbotanica.html)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 12, 2010, 08:47:22 PM
Quote from: Ronny Nilsen
I'm in the process of putting together a folio which contain this image. The folio is not finished yet, but the PDF presentation is more or less finished and have images of higher resolution. So if anybody want to see the image in full screen mode, it can be seen in this PDf file (6.4 MB):

Gjømlevatnet PDF (http://www.ronnynilsen.com/Folios/Gjomlevatnet/Gjomlevatnet.pdf)

The other images in the folio is also mostly trees, so it's sort of on topic.  

Ronny
Ronny,

Your folio is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!


Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 12, 2010, 08:49:56 PM
Quote from: Wolfman
Trees are one of my favorite subjects and this thread is a tree photography heaven... lots of beautiful work. This is a link to my series of trees shot at night:Nocturnal Botanica (http://www.bernardwolf.com/nocturnalbotanica.html)
That's a fascinating series.

Eric


Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on May 13, 2010, 03:36:08 AM
Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
Ronny,

Your folio is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!


Eric

Thank you! Putting a folio together is more time consuming than I believed when I started some months ago.    

Ronny
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 18, 2010, 02:34:06 AM
Quote from: Ronny Nilsen
Thank you! Putting a folio together is more time consuming than I believed when I started some months ago.    

Ronny
Ronny from a tree shooter to you.  Very nice image, looks like Thayer painting.  Who I love and study alot to shoot my photos.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on May 18, 2010, 07:52:07 PM
I usually find that I have more success with dead trees, which is rather unfortunate. Here's one from my last short trip.

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Cheers
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on May 29, 2010, 10:01:10 AM
(http://www.justan-elk.com/Images/Forest/TimeLapseInMay.jpg)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on May 29, 2010, 12:05:16 PM
One from Moddershall, Staffordshire, UK taken 3 1/2 years ago.

Graeme
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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on June 06, 2010, 01:20:51 PM
I thought I would add some new tee images taken recently with a Horseman 617 camera and Velvia 50 film.

I hope you enjoy these images.

Steven

Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 06, 2010, 05:56:37 PM
Some nice work, Steven.  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on June 06, 2010, 10:08:17 PM
Hi Mike

Thanks for the kind feedback.

Steven
Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 06, 2010, 11:29:55 PM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Some nice work, Steven.  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.

Yes, nice work.


Eric

Title: Love those Trees
Post by: SJ.Butel on June 11, 2010, 04:43:32 AM
Stevenf,
Some amazing photos there, I'm particularly impressed by those of the tree on the lake.  I have shot this same tree (though not in autumn yet) more than once and these photos you show completely blow away anything that i managed to get out of the water.  Very inspiring... the same can be said with so many other shots from this thread..... thanks all for sharing.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on June 12, 2010, 02:41:28 PM
Steve good to see your new photo's.  One day the two tree photographers will have to go shoot together.  Well you know which ones I like.  Let's chat soon.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on June 12, 2010, 10:30:51 PM
Hi SteveButel and Tim

Thanks for the kind feedback. I printed the first two for a show 23" x 69" - the jpegs don't really do them justice as you already know. I have printed some of my previous posted tree images 30" x 90" and for one client 43" x 129". When the prints get larger in size you really feel like you are in the forest.

Tim I have been swamped with printing for shows. I should start to be free sometime this week - I will try to give you a call.

Steven
Visit My Website (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on June 26, 2010, 02:38:44 PM
back light and B&W[attachment=22807:branches.5616_lzn.jpg][attachment=22806:backlight.5204_lz
n.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 26, 2010, 06:16:51 PM
Great detail in the B&W, but I prefer the second one.  The OOF leaves in the background remind me remind me of a flock of birds lifting off from the water in a flutter of wings.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: David Sutton on June 26, 2010, 08:40:48 PM
Oh heavens, I've only just discovered this thread. My excuse is that I've been out photographing rocks.  
Apart from some wonderful photographs here, there are some profound lessons in the art of photography.
If I may come and play too, here are some of mine. I see some colour shifts in the conversion to srgb (or perhaps to jpegs), so please excuse those.
Like many things in the world, trees can be beautiful, but sometimes beauty can be unsettling, and in one or two of these images I've tried to bring this out. And in some I've just had some fun.

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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on June 27, 2010, 12:41:44 PM
Quote from: David Sutton
Oh heavens, I've only just discovered this thread. My excuse is that I've been out photographing rocks.  
Apart from some wonderful photographs here, there are some profound lessons in the art of photography.
If I may come and play too, here are some of mine. I see some colour shifts in the conversion to srgb (or perhaps to jpegs), so please excuse those.
Like many things in the world, trees can be beautiful, but sometimes beauty can be unsettling, and in one or two of these images I've tried to bring this out. And in some I've just had some fun.
Some wonderful shots - I particularly love the first and second.

Your shepherding skills (#2) are quite remarkable, as well: you must have a hell of a sheepdog :-)

Jeremy
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on June 27, 2010, 02:18:19 PM
I'd completely forgotten that about this photo. Taken December 2006, Moddershall, Staffs, 20D, 1/20 sec, f5.6, ISO 3200, handheld, camera shake, noise and probably out of focus. Quite pleased with it.

Graeme

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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: David Sutton on June 27, 2010, 04:23:04 PM
Quote from: kikashi
Some wonderful shots - I particularly love the first and second.

Your shepherding skills (#2) are quite remarkable, as well: you must have a hell of a sheepdog :-)

Jeremy

Thank you Jeremy. I have something better than a sheepdog: I have a virtual sheepdog courtesy of Adobe :-)
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on July 03, 2010, 02:28:19 PM
At Holden Arboretum, I thought this tree was coming after me![attachment=22916:walking....5225_lzn.jpg]
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 03, 2010, 02:46:11 PM
Quote from: mattpallante
At Holden Arboretum, I thought this tree was coming after me!

A good Hallowe'en shot for sure!  And David, some great work.  The way some of those trees are bent, it's a wonder you weren't simply blown away while making the images!

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on July 06, 2010, 12:15:12 AM
David some very weird images you shot in a odd place.  But I like them.  Would like to go there and see what I could do with a place like that.  Thanks for posting them.  T
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: David Sutton on July 06, 2010, 05:20:04 AM
Quote from: tim wolcott
David some very weird images you shot in a odd place.  But I like them.  Would like to go there and see what I could do with a place like that.  Thanks for posting them.  T

Thank you for taking the time to look Tim. I was visiting a friend in Wales recently and we went out shooting locally all day, and he knew exactly where to be and at what time to get some really nice landscapes. I have been wondering if I could do that here and what is truly iconic about New Zealand landscape. I find it really hard to see with new eyes what is around me all the time. Anyway, once I got past sheep, my answer to what is iconic here  is spooky windblown macrocarpas. So I am combining the two. I was originally going to call the series “The secret lives of sheep”, but some images are turning out weird enough to stand alone I think. The first one is at davidsutton.naturescapes.net under “Symmetromania”. I haven't been there for a while and need to delete the also-rans.
The first two and numbers 5 and 6 were shot around Slope point in the Catlins and the west side of Invercagill. Number six I straightened the trees a little, as in print they didn't look believable. I need to get back there again, as you never know with farmland whether the trees will still be there if the farmer has had extra orders for firewood.
David
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on July 06, 2010, 09:37:30 AM
Quote from: graeme
I'd completely forgotten that about this photo. Taken December 2006, Moddershall, Staffs, 20D, 1/20 sec, f5.6, ISO 3200, handheld, camera shake, noise and probably out of focus. Quite pleased with it.

Graeme
I like it, flaws and all. The arrangement of the three bands really helps to brings out the almost delicate-like isolation of the tree in the context of the colour haze and fog.

JMR
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on July 12, 2010, 01:01:12 AM
Matt, I like the person looking tree.  I recently was down in Texas and shot some trees that look like a fantasy elephant, rooster and a pelican.  I will post them when I get some time.  I just moved the first green gallery in the world.  After being in one place for 10 years it was a monster job.  Tim
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 26, 2010, 07:07:07 AM
A couple of winter evening shots, Seven Sisters, Quantock Hills. The 'Seven Sisters' were seven (surprisingly) beech trees that stood on a prominent hill. Age has reduced their number & a new stand of trees is now growing, though somewhat more that seven this time.
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Title: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 26, 2010, 06:14:03 PM
Quote from: Chairman Bill
A couple of winter evening shots, Seven Sisters, Quantock Hills.

Some nice work Bill.  The first one seems to me to be a little too dark in the foreground - missing detail and not a silhouette, but somewhere in between.  Love the second one though.

Mike.
Title: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 26, 2010, 06:43:51 PM
I'll have a fiddle. With the photo, obviously. See what I can do about the foreground
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Post by: tim wolcott on August 12, 2010, 11:09:47 PM
here are some more photos of trees.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 13, 2010, 02:11:10 AM
Really like the first one, Tim.  It says 'Northwest' to me, and, well, that's where I live!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: JamiePeters on August 19, 2010, 08:42:46 PM
What I find interesting is that you shoot for elegance.  Its a bit hard to understand the way you shoot but its not like anything I've seen.  Everything is so perfect.  Hard to imagine you find these.  Is there anyway you can break this down for us.  I've shown these images to directors and they say you see differently and they are highly thought out to create this effect.  Can you elaborate. The first is elegant and romantic was this planned.  The second is bold yet interestingly elegant in the soft light and the third is warm, soothing and very has a quiet feeling.  Can you tell me these are all planned and how do you do this. 

I just saw your new gallery in Big Bear, its amazing the images are printed to such perfection its hard to believe.  Bt the way who taught you to print.  JP
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on August 28, 2010, 01:31:53 AM
The first one was shot at 30 seconds to create a heavier than normal fog.  My goal was to create a very elegant and romantic feeling.  The dogwoods create the elegant feeling because they glow in almost any kind of light.  THe light on the tree was very low and the background was nothing to jump up and down about.  The best thing about fog is you can wait until it blocks out what you don't want to see and create the mood and effect you want.  Hope that helps will elaborate on the others later.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 28, 2010, 10:52:37 AM
The dogwoods image is one of your best, IMHO.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 28, 2010, 07:37:32 PM
Evening light on a pair of oak trees
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 28, 2010, 08:45:44 PM
Really nice Bill.  One could probably invest a lot of time in this and get no better result, but I'd be tempted to darken the clouds a bit behind the left tree and maybe bring out a bit more detail from the mountain...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on September 07, 2010, 08:08:36 PM
Just posted some tree photos on my blog and I realised once again that they were dead trees. Oh well here's four of them.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TIR6ZSuqfAI/AAAAAAAAAfU/giGcikwic7A/s1600/windamere_01.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TIR56BDnCNI/AAAAAAAAAes/W8SenYJroxI/s1600/windamere_05.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TIR51yVLS8I/AAAAAAAAAek/HjPqAQ8VCbM/s1600/windamere_06.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TIR5_aBLVTI/AAAAAAAAAe0/uaahOhx2zAo/s1600/windamere_04.jpg)

Cheers,
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Post by: wolfnowl on September 08, 2010, 01:05:36 AM
Interesting work, Tom.  The first if my favourite, although if I was going to be VERY picky I'd clone out the shadow at the top right edge.  YMMV!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on September 08, 2010, 01:54:33 AM
Then there always is my virtual exhibition Dead trees at sunset which can be seen here:

http://www.tombrown.id.au/landscape2/dead_trees/album/index.html

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on September 15, 2010, 11:37:10 PM
Eric, Glad you like the images.

Chairmen Bill.  I would love to see the shot taken from farther to the left and get rid of the sky but keep the lighting.  I can't help but get lost in the structure of the trees, but the sky pulls my eyes up and a way from the magnificent trees.  

If you ever get the chance would love to see it.  That's a rare scene and backdrop.  Tim

Here is few more that were shot last year.  T
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Post by: Ronny Nilsen on September 16, 2010, 07:03:59 AM
Tim, love #2 and #3.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on September 16, 2010, 01:21:01 PM
Here is few more that were shot last year.  T
Tim, I like the second a lot but I wonder if it wouldn't benefit if it were cropped at the left-hand side. There's a large area of white there which (at least in the jpeg) has no or very little detail and seems to me to detract from the lovely colours and the wispy mist.

Just a thought...

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on September 16, 2010, 07:53:16 PM
The first one doesn't do much for me either, but I like the second and third.  Not sure about the crop... it is a lot of 'empty space', but at the same time it leaves one wondering what's out there across the water.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on September 20, 2010, 12:26:09 AM
The whitish with a hint of blue on the left hand side allows the images to have a start and a finish to it.  I always compose my images with a start and finish.  Something I believe allows the viewer of my exhibition images to feel they can walk into one side and travel thru to the other.  Mike you absolutely right it makes you wonder what's out there.  All to many times photographers crop to tight and lose that mystery. A photograph must have room to breath and communicate with the spectator.   

This new one is also stitched.  I waited until the fog blocked the uglier trees in the background.  So it would feel very romantic.  The image was scouted to days before so when the fog came in I canoed across the pond and set up for the fog. 
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Post by: tom b on September 21, 2010, 07:54:36 PM
Boab Prison Tree, Western Australia. Said to be about 1500 years old it was used as a temporary prison for aboriginies whilst they were being transported. Oh, and it's not dead.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TJlEyenOjMI/AAAAAAAAApU/5Azdg2Q2b2E/s1600/prison_tree.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 02, 2010, 09:45:06 PM
I'm on a trip in the White Mountains and Maine.  Will be posting some more new ones very soon but here is a older but recently got around to printing the image.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 03, 2010, 05:48:47 AM
A couple from last week, Quantock Hills, Somerset.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on October 04, 2010, 07:53:15 AM
Weeping willow with crow:

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201004/PEGA7001079720100411/850581692_rdDRd-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201004/11700486_xWyey#850581692_rdDRd-A-LB)
Sony A700 + CZ135/1.8
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: nass on October 08, 2010, 04:19:31 AM
Some very inspiring images in this thread. Steven Friedman's in particular. Thank you
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on October 16, 2010, 03:22:57 PM
Hi Nass

Thanks for the kind words. Here are some new images taken in late August with a Horseman 617 camera with Velvia 50 film.

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on October 16, 2010, 03:25:50 PM
Here are a few more and a rainbow just for fun.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on October 16, 2010, 10:06:36 PM
Ya call those trees?!?!?!?!?   ;D  Ya I know, I've worked up north myself.  Been a while since I used Velvia.  Really does push up the colour.  Some great work, though!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on October 16, 2010, 10:12:33 PM
The dwarf birch and bear berry were very red for about two days of our sixteen day trip. It was amazing to see.


Steven
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on October 25, 2010, 07:22:24 PM
And now for something completely different. Elephant trees, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TMYQ5K1ojZI/AAAAAAAAAuY/kBbnAgQXhJ4/s1600/topiary.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 26, 2010, 04:52:38 AM
What an ugly effing place, Tom!

It happens like that often: home sweet home turns out much better than you thought.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 27, 2010, 08:41:17 AM
Winter winds have stripped the leaves from these Beech trees on Dartmoor. In more sheltered spots, the leaves will survive the winter, only falling when the new buds forces them off.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 27, 2010, 09:12:35 AM
I like it. Bleak and desolate but quite beautiful.

Eric
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Post by: tom b on October 29, 2010, 12:28:20 AM
Some dead trees at sunset, Yarrawonga-Mulwala and Kununurra.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TMpLImDo2UI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/NAhjRc2hN5I/s1600/dead_trees_07.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TMpLomyLlOI/AAAAAAAAAwY/OsZX0vf67UU/s1600/dead_trees_09.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TMpLO8HfUgI/AAAAAAAAAwU/a0g7Ya_UHes/s1600/dead_trees_08.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TMpLxX49vlI/AAAAAAAAAwc/xHhBVjb-1R4/s1600/dead_trees_15.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on October 29, 2010, 12:55:14 AM
Really like the abstract shapes and subtle tones of the first one...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on November 11, 2010, 02:07:51 AM
I just hope nobody gets mad at me for resurrecting this old thread... with a bush.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 11, 2010, 05:19:18 PM
It's too bad the right foreground is OOF, but I love the roots and the textures of the needles in mid-frame to background.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on November 11, 2010, 05:27:34 PM
It's too bad the right foreground is OOF, but I love the roots and the textures of the needles in mid-frame to background.

Mike.

Yes, now that you mention it, I cannot get my eyes out of that OOF zone...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Saffir on November 20, 2010, 06:12:29 PM
(Responding to the initial post) The Mono Lake image at the top is very cool. The color is just amazing.

I'm sure you and others have thought of this, but I think you have two images in one.

The driftwood and it's reflection could be cropped and work really well as a stand-alone. You could crop the
shot so the driftwood isn't centered, perhaps more to camera right.

the background looks a bit soft - did you intend that?

David Saffir
GuruShots Photo Critique (http://www.gurushots.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on November 21, 2010, 04:19:55 AM
Yes, now that you mention it, I cannot get my eyes out of that OOF zone...





No, no, no, NO!

That's a psychological stance akin to working with one arm tied behind one's back! Differential focussing is a fine art (?) and it works very well; it's the roots that are the subject, not the irrelevant but unremovable shrubs in front of them! The blur's very lack of obvious detail instantly leads the eye to the main subject.

The only reason you can't avoid seeing the out-of-focus thing now is because you have been made conscious of it as a fault, which to me, at least, it most certainly is not. I never read a photographic law or principle that stated thou shalt render all crisp, from the far reaches of heaven to closest hell!

It works just fine!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on November 21, 2010, 05:00:09 AM
Rob C, while I agree with you in principle when I look at the image the thing that "bothers me" is not so much that the lower branches are out of focus, but the contrast between the lower ones being out of focus and the ones above being in focus. Obviously in the given situation not a lot can be done about it, and indeed the roots as the main subject have a very pleasing structure and texture.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 21, 2010, 03:31:12 PM
NO I really believe its perfect the way it is.  Remember your judging a Jpeg. 

This image was scouted the night before, to be shot if the sunrise with the high cirrus clouds were to create the color.  This image was shot in 1985 with 4x5 camera with a 90 super wide 90mm lens while standing in the water in the middle of winter.  Since I had to stand there without movings or creating a ripple.  You only get one shot to do it right.  I believe it plays very well in the middle.  I saw it, studied it and drew it as it was captured.  The only thing I play with is the cropping at the bottom.  If you crop in a little on the branch it makes your eye go upward and if you crop with lots of room your eye travel around the image.  They both play well, and I have shown both worldwide. 

To answer the focus its tack sharp in the back.  But I'm glad you liked it.  Its my very first color image I ever shot and looks great in B&W also.  Thanks Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 21, 2010, 04:41:01 PM
NO I really believe its perfect the way it is.  Remember your judging a Jpeg.  

This image was scouted the night before, to be shot if the sunrise with the high cirrus clouds were to create the color.  This image was shot in 1985 with 4x5 camera with a 90 super wide 90mm lens while standing in the water in the middle of winter.  Since I had to stand there without movings or creating a ripple.  You only get one shot to do it right.  I believe it plays very well in the middle.  I saw it, studied it and drew it as it was captured.  The only thing I play with is the cropping at the bottom.  If you crop in a little on the branch it makes your eye go upward and if you crop with lots of room your eye travel around the image.  They both play well, and I have shown both worldwide.  

To answer the focus its tack sharp in the back.  But I'm glad you liked it.  Its my very first color image I ever shot and looks great in B&W also.  Thanks Tim
I agree with you Tim. It's the interaction between the driftwood and the distant shore that makes the composition. Separating the two into different images would give you two weaker images in place of one strong one, IMHO. Beautiful!

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on November 23, 2010, 05:58:30 PM
The "Leaning Trees" of Greenough, Western Australia get their characteristic lean because of constant strong southerly winds.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TOxGzOL6zPI/AAAAAAAAAyE/Z8TTC6UzzqI/s1600/leaning_tree.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 23, 2010, 07:27:05 PM
The "Leaning Trees" of Greenough, Western Australia get their characteristic lean because of constant strong southerly winds.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TOxGzOL6zPI/AAAAAAAAAyE/Z8TTC6UzzqI/s1600/leaning_tree.jpg)

Cheers,
That's not leaning, that's genuflecting. Or rather, groveling! Amazingly obsequious tree!

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 23, 2010, 08:50:31 PM
One sees trees like that in the high arctic, only much smaller - basically anything that pokes up gets frozen or bitten off by the wind.

Nice shot, BTW!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on November 23, 2010, 09:45:45 PM
The trees are very close to the WA coastline which faces the Indian Ocean. The next land is way across to South Africa. To give a clue as to the strength of the winds, it takes 5 hours to fly Sydney to Perth and 4 hours to fly Perth to Sydney.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on November 24, 2010, 01:51:06 AM
No, no, no, NO!

That's a psychological stance akin to working with one arm tied behind one's back! Differential focussing is a fine art (?) and it works very well; it's the roots that are the subject, not the irrelevant but unremovable shrubs in front of them! The blur's very lack of obvious detail instantly leads the eye to the main subject.

The only reason you can't avoid seeing the out-of-focus thing now is because you have been made conscious of it as a fault, which to me, at least, it most certainly is not. I never read a photographic law or principle that stated thou shalt render all crisp, from the far reaches of heaven to closest hell!

It works just fine!

Rob C

The fact is that this time I intended to separate the roots from the leaves using the luminosity, not the depth of field; so that OOF zone is somehow a failure (¿or perhaps an "unintended success"?). But I agree with you: the image works for me too, and that is what counts; I still consider it "a keeper". Thanks.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on November 24, 2010, 04:21:18 AM
The trees are very close to the WA coastline which faces the Indian Ocean. The next land is way across to South Africa. To give a clue as to the strength of the winds, it takes 5 hours to fly Sydney to Perth and 4 hours to fly Perth to Sydney.

Cheers,


Tom, is that taking time zones into account?

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on November 24, 2010, 05:13:28 PM
Yep, taking time zones into account. The last time I flew to Perth the plane flew almost to Melbourne to get the best winds before it flew west. That is about 1000 km and an hour flying time.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on November 24, 2010, 05:25:56 PM
Yep, taking time zones into account. The last time I flew to Perth the plane flew almost to Melbourne to get the best winds before it flew west. That is about 1000 km and an hour flying time.

Cheers,



What is needed is a cabbage diet and afterburners. Cut through any pesky outer winds like a Sabre jet!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on November 25, 2010, 05:36:13 PM
It's late spring and the jackarandas are looking stunning. I pass a row of about a dozen trees as I walk to work. I keep being tempted to take a shot. Unfortunately the sight of a middle aged man poking his camera over the fence of a girl's high school is frowned upon for some strange reason.

The only image of a jackaranda was taken in Newtown after I visited the Blue Moon festival. The festival was a mixture of goths and halloween.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TO7gUCC1bbI/AAAAAAAAAyg/Q9Z2vWef_5g/s1600/jackaranda.jpg)

Images from the festival can be seen here:

http://www.tombrown.id.au/eclectic/halloween/album/index.html

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on November 26, 2010, 03:34:24 AM
tom, your shot brought back memories of an old one from me (April 2006) in Clinton NJ.
After I looked it up it's completely different, but still:

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200604/PEG00034320060423LR/311940368_tR8PA-O.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200604/5154193_chTnt#311940368_tR8PA-A-LB)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on November 26, 2010, 05:03:08 AM
Here is one from last winter, I like this a lot, but are unsure if it works for anybody else.

(http://)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 26, 2010, 11:52:44 AM
Here is one from one of my workshops that we shot.  What I tell everyone take some time out to look at what other are doing who exhibit there work.  Look for composition and structure to the trees and landscape.  Trees must have a style like a bonsai.  In most cases.  Look for a beginning to your shot and ending.  Find a balance,  let the force flow.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 27, 2010, 01:56:40 AM
Last year was my first winter in Victoria.  It snowed one day in March, for about 10 minutes in the afternoon.  This year we got hit with an 'early' snowfall of a few cm.  I put 'early' in quotes because in some places I've lived we had over a metre before Hallowe'en. 

Anyway, one of my favourite local sites is a place called 'Christmas Hill', so I went up there for a walk yesterday:

Christmas Hill
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5210520299_c58986fbdc_b.jpg)

Sentinel
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5210522359_c422dbde7b_b.jpg)

Arbutus (Pacific Madrone)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5245/5210524353_7d0e20ae61_b.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 27, 2010, 04:20:29 AM
Mike, I do quite like number 2.

Here's one of mine
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on November 27, 2010, 08:38:08 AM
That's a real beauty Chairman Bill, I really like how you've "caught" the light in there!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 27, 2010, 01:48:49 PM
We've had snow pretty early this year. These from this afternoon,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 27, 2010, 02:25:43 PM
Great light in that first one, Bill!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 28, 2010, 03:53:02 PM
Thanks for the comments. Some from this afternoon - Quantock Hills, a spot known as The Seven Sisters. The original seven are now reduced to three (see the B&W), with a new circle of trees planted to replace them. Rather more than seven this time around. I wonder if the name will change? The odd-one-out was taken on the walk up.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 28, 2010, 03:55:49 PM
And one more,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 28, 2010, 07:43:46 PM
Lovely bunch, Bill, and great light.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on November 30, 2010, 09:48:35 PM
I was creating a collection in Bridge of my city images when I came upon these shots. Taken in the Botanical Gardens the lumps look like fruit however they're not.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPW1Gi01VvI/AAAAAAAAA0w/txnp-F26zeA/s1600/flying_foxes_01.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPW0_SPtxhI/AAAAAAAAA0s/ZyqEKHTJiMg/s1600/flying_foxes_02.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPW05eNpj4I/AAAAAAAAA0o/1zTFK9_E6Mc/s1600/flying_foxes_03.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TPW00SL4C3I/AAAAAAAAA0k/v4jwAm5q9dk/s1600/flying_foxes_04.jpg)

Yes of course they are flying foxes which have taken up home in the gardens by the thousands. It's a sight to see them leaving the gardens around sunset.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on December 07, 2010, 07:55:16 PM
The Cazneaux Tree. The original photograph of the tree was taken by Harold Cazneaux in 1937. It's good to see the tree was still standing 70 years later.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TP7W7bJNJkI/AAAAAAAAA1A/uSbpVdrq6eA/s1600/caz.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 09, 2010, 01:34:46 AM
Looks like an interesting tree!  Would be nice to see all of it...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on January 06, 2011, 06:03:23 PM
I've just had a job transfer so things have been a bit unsettled.

The full view of the tree looks like this…

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSZI62JHVcI/AAAAAAAAA1k/nTVfZHk2l9g/s1600/cas2.jpg)

The original image looks like this…

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TSZIcOnAGSI/AAAAAAAAA1g/zB7q9dsb7ck/s1600/caz_mem.jpg)

Cheers,

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 07, 2011, 01:03:48 AM
Yup, that's a great tree!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 07, 2011, 11:38:16 AM
Yup, that's a great tree!

Mike.
+1
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on January 07, 2011, 01:00:33 PM
I finally read the memorial and was surprised to see that Dick Smith was his grandson. Dick had a series of shops the equivalent of Radio Shack in Australia. He is also involved with Australian Geographic. I recently picked up a copy of a book celebrating 25 years of Australian Geographic, scattered throughout the pages of the book were images by LuLas Nick Rains. I mention that because when I had a look on his web site there was an image of the Cazneaux Tree. Here…

http://www.nickrains.com/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=2:landscape&Itemid=28

Unfortunately he has spelled it incorrectly, Nick?

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 07, 2011, 06:40:15 PM
I just heard today that trees on the local hills (Quantocks & Exmoor) are infected with Sudden Oak Death, caused by a fungus, Phytophthora ramorum. Massive tree clearances are now under way. It's believed that an imported US plant introduced the fungus, kicking off in Cornwall & blown here by the prevailing SW wind. I just hope there'll be some trees left to photograph.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on January 08, 2011, 10:32:37 AM
We've been dealing with SOD for years in Texas. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to kill all of them. Genetic diversity or luck i guess.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 09, 2011, 03:15:37 PM
I just hope that the local beeches escape unscathed

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 10, 2011, 12:44:39 AM
The SOD you refer to is that the disease killing the Oaks in Texas.  Been seeing alot of that over the past few years and spreading.  Do you live there.  You have a magical spring bloom.  I'm doing the 175th anniversary book for Texas and exhibit.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 10, 2011, 01:57:49 AM
Good image, Bill.  Really like the 'almost' symmetry you've captured here.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 10, 2011, 03:50:49 AM
Thanks Mike.

Tim, no, not Texas. I live in Somerset, SW England. It's suspected that the SOD originated from an imported US plant though
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on January 10, 2011, 09:42:17 AM
from  NPS site -

It is believed, although not confirmed, that the pathogen arrived on ornamental plants from eastern Asia via the international nursery trade [1, 2].

http://www.nps.gov/redw/naturescience/sod.htm

http://www.suddenoakdeath.org/
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 10, 2011, 10:47:49 AM
Well, where ever it came from, I wish it would sod off back home
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on January 10, 2011, 11:23:30 AM
+1
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 11, 2011, 11:59:24 PM
I slowly getting around to the fall images that I shot last Autumn.  Here is a couple new ones.  I have been waiting 3 years to shoot this set of trees.  Finally weather, wind and peak fall came together to shoot this nice set of trees.  Tim

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 12, 2011, 01:19:40 AM
Great colours, Tim.  I'm sure the small .jpg files don't do them justice.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on January 13, 2011, 11:32:13 AM
An oak in Paris Texas.   Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on January 18, 2011, 04:38:56 AM
Tim, those colours are beautiful.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on January 18, 2011, 04:45:54 AM
Here is a recent shot of mine, from Southwest Portugal. I was going back home after an afternoon of some great photography on the beach, when I spotted this one.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 19, 2011, 02:59:09 PM
Obviously, an invitation to plant one of mine.

However, it's probably older than I and certainly has seen more of life walking past... I base that assumption on its look of absolute depression. It was shot on flm - probably HP4 Plus - some many years ago, and one of the last films I tried to push through the soup in Spain. Or anywhere else, for that matter. It's still doing its best to come alive every year, but sea air and vandals don't help much.

I wonder why it reminds me of Avedon's rural American People saga, even thought there isn't a roll of Colorama in sight...

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 19, 2011, 04:03:54 PM
I thought I would post an article I recently wrote for Pro Nature Photography with 12 panoramas of trees. I hope you find it interesting.

Steven

http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2010/12/profolios-steven-friedmans-wide-world-of-panorama-s/ (http://www.pronaturephotographer.com/2010/12/profolios-steven-friedmans-wide-world-of-panorama-s/)

My Website:

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MarkoMijailovic on January 19, 2011, 05:33:39 PM
Amazing work, Steven! Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on January 20, 2011, 06:43:24 PM
I'm usually hangin' around lurking, but I've finally decided to make a post and share one of my tree images with you all.  This image was taken this past Fall, at a forest preserve near where I live.  I consider myself an Architectural and Corporate photographer but have always loved landscape photography.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 21, 2011, 12:49:27 AM
Hi Glenn, and welcome to the list!  Looks like a beautiful place to be...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on January 21, 2011, 11:23:32 AM
Thanks Mike, glad to be here!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 27, 2011, 01:52:59 PM
Love the gnarly shapes of garry oak trees...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5020/5393677126_9257743ea9_o.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jhemp on January 29, 2011, 10:37:00 AM
Wonderful Images Tim!  I'm not normally drawn to color images, but yours are different.  It was an absolute joy to scan the images from your website. Someday I hope to have a portfolio with the depth of yours. 

  www.jhemphillphotography.com (http://www.jhemphillphotography.com)            www.jhemphillphotography.com
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 29, 2011, 12:56:03 PM
James, thank you.  I think most photographers don't understand just how hard it is to find nature in its most intimate beauty.  I have shot Black in White forever and still do.  But my website has not been updated in some time.  But soon will be redoing my website and try to make it right.  I have long struggled to find perfection in chaos.  Nature always will throw a curve ball.  Color is like facing a slider, curve ball and a riser in the same pitch.  Because usually if the composition is great the color sucks.  I always say a great color image is a great black and white images in disguise. 

I find there is an amazing amount of preparation needed to execute every image the way I pre-visualize it.  If I get down in your neck of the woods I give you a ring.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Alistair on January 29, 2011, 01:09:32 PM
This is a great thread. Thanks for starting it and for the stunning images contributed so far. Here is my contribution. All and any feedback very welcome!

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 29, 2011, 04:28:27 PM
Some nice work - thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 29, 2011, 10:13:33 PM
Allstair, like what you have done here very nice.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on January 30, 2011, 03:46:56 AM
Allstair, like what you have done here very nice.  T
I agree. I particularly like the second, although in my usual misanthropic way, I'd like it more without the people in it! Where did you ake these?

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Alistair on January 30, 2011, 04:33:34 PM
I agree. I particularly like the second, although in my usual misanthropic way, I'd like it more without the people in it! Where did you ake these?

Jeremy

Thank you Tim and Jeremy. These were all taken within walking distance of our home in Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire. The one you like is of the Tring Resevoirs and the people are fishing. I love the delicate winter treeline in this one.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Piboy on January 30, 2011, 05:49:56 PM
Nice shots Alistair and Mike.  Don't know why I never get motivated to shoot trees unless its winter in upstate NY.(http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/e1b24df29)(http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/ef789361)(http://[http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/e39d9d63)
Sam
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Piboy on January 30, 2011, 06:01:15 PM
Sorry meant to post as links and not images. Maybe to much bouncing around on snowmobiles in freezing temps to get these shots.
Sam
http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/e39d9d63 (http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/e39d9d63)
http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/ef789361 (http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/ef789361)
http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/e1b24df29 (http://samwardphoto.com/p570634999/e1b24df29)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: usathyan on January 30, 2011, 06:08:49 PM
Well, I thought I will add one of mine as well :) - shot a few days ago near home...
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5394039596_b9d3784506_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 30, 2011, 07:07:09 PM
I like it alot.  Very nice.  Love the big open space.  It gives it alot of room to breath!!!!

I would only make one little point remove those weeds in the lower left and light line near the bottom. 

Others needs to see this use of space, all to often I see too many images cropped to tight.  Kudo's
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: usathyan on January 30, 2011, 10:07:08 PM
Thanks tim. Prior to cropping, I thought long and hard about those "weeds" on the bottom left. I left it for two reasons - a) The scene is mostly white - from snow. While there is a bit of texture on the land, it is hard to see with all that white all over. I left the "weed" to give that sense of land, and that the trees are not just floating...in the middle of nowhere...
b) To add perspective - to establish near-far & indirectly a sense of distance to the trees based on our knowledge of how tall the grass naturally is....

But I see your point. In the sense of minimalistic artistry - the weed is "clutter". I will possibly have a version 2 of this with and without for the sake of zen & michael kenna :)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 31, 2011, 10:34:35 PM
I love Kenna's work thinking the same thing.  But I have shot dunes for 20 plus years and have the same issue.  If it moves your eyes away from the magic let it be gone.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 01, 2011, 05:40:10 PM
Nice shot!  I agree with many of the others...I would eliminate the weeds.  I would also consider taking out the line below the trees and cropping a good deal of the bottom out leaving an even bigger expanse of sky.  Just a thought.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 01, 2011, 05:45:48 PM
@Alistair, fantastic images, I love them all.  In particular, I love the second image and think the person in it adds a nice touch, kudos to you!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on February 02, 2011, 03:09:17 PM
I've just started a new job in Woolloomooloo which is a twenty minute walk from the CBD in Sydney.This will provide me with plenty of opportunities for street and urban landscape photography. These images are from the Royal Botanical Gardens on a very hot day, we're in the the middle of the hottest week in Sydney for a while. I've got just over two years to get to know the area and I'm looking forward to the ample opportunities that this area offers.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUm3tpd19aI/AAAAAAAAA3o/ItqKSo2hZZ8/s1600/trees_01.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUm3mV2d8wI/AAAAAAAAA3k/pxtUwFzf7Zs/s1600/trees_02.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ffdIOaF8Hrg/TUm3e9OSC9I/AAAAAAAAA3g/iYqyAQ0WoBo/s1600/trees_01.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 02, 2011, 06:25:01 PM
Wow, Tim, I love that tree in the 1st and 3rd image. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 02, 2011, 06:27:28 PM
Even though I love landscape photography, I don't have a lot of landscape images, let alone a whole bunch of trees...just thought I'd throw out another one of the few that I do have.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 02, 2011, 06:39:58 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2737/4540540871_a8a4536d8c_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4541174302_ac2feae02f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 02, 2011, 07:32:38 PM
A veritable forest of good tree photos here recently! Thanks for the treats.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 02, 2011, 08:25:50 PM
Whoa, Chairman Bill...first image, GREAT shot!!! Reminds me of something I seem to forget too often...to look UP!! 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 07, 2011, 12:25:09 PM
I've started noticing something since trying to find tree images for this thread...my tree images all seem to look like they have the same vantage point/perspective to me.  I definitely need to change it up...thanks to all of you for posting your images and giving me inspiration!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 07, 2011, 03:03:26 PM
Some very good work here, folks.  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Roberto Frieri on February 08, 2011, 11:03:05 AM
...from Trentino (Italy):

#1
(http://web.mac.com/frieri/img/L1000224px.jpg)

#2
(http://web.mac.com/frieri/img/EPS0336p.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tokengirl on February 08, 2011, 11:29:34 AM
This is really a great thread - fabulous trees from all over the world.

Here are a few from my favorite patch of the earth, the Everglades.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5137/5421046037_d96495c6f6_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/msmambo/5421046037/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5417029555_95ff93859f_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/msmambo/5417029555/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5091/5417028753_796ae8d993_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/msmambo/5417028753/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 08, 2011, 12:17:12 PM
Really like the B&W one with the Spanish moss hanging from the branches.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 08, 2011, 01:35:07 PM
I do not know how I missed this thread for so long, but here is my modest contribution:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3013/3099832585_2e161e857c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3099832585/)
Grand Teton (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3099832585/) by Slobodan Blagojevic (http://www.flickr.com/people/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3584/3357417288_a7e65a8622.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3357417288/)
Yellowstone (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3357417288/) by Slobodan Blagojevic (http://www.flickr.com/people/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: ErikKaffehr on February 08, 2011, 02:12:44 PM
Hi,

No reason to be modest, great pictures!

Best regards
Erik


]I do not know how I missed this thread for so long, but here is my modest contribution:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3013/3099832585_1298e4520a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3099832585/)
Grand Teton (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3099832585/) by Slobodan Blagojevic (http://www.flickr.com/people/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3584/3357417288_a7e65a8622_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3357417288/)
Yellowstone (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3357417288/) by Slobodan Blagojevic (http://www.flickr.com/people/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 08, 2011, 03:00:16 PM
The good stuff just keeps on coming!

Great pix, everyone.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 09, 2011, 01:30:03 AM
I'm with Eric - great work!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on February 09, 2011, 03:54:13 AM
I do not know how I missed this thread for so long, but here is my modest contribution:
Not modest, Slobodan. The first in particular is a cracker!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 09, 2011, 12:31:20 PM
@TokenGirl, you've got some really great work...really interesting!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 09, 2011, 12:32:30 PM
@Slobodan, Really interesting images...I really like the second shot.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: fike on February 09, 2011, 01:30:55 PM
Here are a couple of my favorite tree compositions.
(http://marcshaffer.net/portfolio-2010/Winter-Canaan-Mtn-30d_0021-l0034-light-FLAT-SMALL-ver003_1.jpg)

(http://marcshaffer.net/portfolio-2010/Eastern-Neck-WR-30D-2665-2714-2x17%2b1-b%26w-cropped2_1.jpg)

(http://marcshaffer.net/portfolio-2010/ferns-in-woods-pano-2x12_1.jpg)

(http://www.marcshaffer.net/portfolio-2010/sugarloaf-sky-cropped_1.jpg)

(http://marcshaffer.net/portfolio-2010/Sedona3-50D-100-1629-Pano-burned-trees-bw_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 09, 2011, 03:29:21 PM
I like them all but the fourth one, and that one only because the wide angle lens creates an unnatural bend to the tree trunks.  The last one looks like it was made post-forest-fire; would be interesting to make another image there six months or a year later.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 09, 2011, 03:48:31 PM
More trees!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: fike on February 09, 2011, 04:40:48 PM
I like them all but the fourth one, and that one only because the wide angle lens creates an unnatural bend to the tree trunks.  The last one looks like it was made post-forest-fire; would be interesting to make another image there six months or a year later.

Mike.

all of those are panoramic/mosaic stitches, including the one looking straight up at the trees above.  The last one was taken above Sedona on a plateau where there had been a forest fire two years before, so things weren't recovering very quickly. I still loved seeing the black gnarly trunks against the clear blue sky.  Thanks for the comment.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on February 09, 2011, 06:01:16 PM
fike - on an odd whim, some captions came to mind -

#1 "cocktail party of strangers"
#2 " The dance" -  reminds me of some dance party shots from college
#4 " Druid circle"

nice compositions!

frank
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on February 10, 2011, 05:31:35 PM
Some more from the domain.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GXsbTZ4J_GM/TVRmeuCnUDI/AAAAAAAAA34/qDMSRR0yp0o/s1600/trees5.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1APpEuZ0BFQ/TVRmRJ40LWI/AAAAAAAAA30/ucoJ2zoLuuA/s1600/trees4.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y2GHi72Hmwc/TVRlz0YncXI/AAAAAAAAA3s/TNFxFhYIxaA/s1600/trees6.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on February 10, 2011, 10:19:36 PM
Whoa, those are some amazing trees! Tom, where are they? 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on February 10, 2011, 11:36:18 PM
They are Moreton Bay Figs and are in the Domain which is very close to the Sydney CBD. There was an uproar when they chopped down 5 trees a half a dozen years ago. They are very big trees though and they can drop branches which can be very big and heavy as shown by the mature tree shown below. Note the two missing branches on the tree which probably are a result of preventative measures.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Bv9WHP3xHq0/TVS7AG8J9JI/AAAAAAAAA38/zULTVuPxh2M/s1600/trees7.jpg)

The flying foxes love the figs and unfortunately distribute the seed all over the place. I ended up having one growing in my backyard and it cost quite a bit of money to get rid of it.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 11, 2011, 01:50:43 AM
Beautiful trees.  They remind me a little of the live oaks growing in the southern US.  There's an old tree at the Alamo in San Antonio that has metal plates and cables to keep some of the branches from breaking off...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: SJ.Butel on February 11, 2011, 03:40:02 AM
Really love those images Slobodan, stunning in all ways.  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 13, 2011, 01:28:09 PM
Something a bit different from my usual dark, moody, b&w landscapes... a bit of impressionistic influence:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/3100667944_f6a1d6ddfe.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3100667944/)
Aspens I (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3100667944/) by Slobodan Blagojevic (http://www.flickr.com/people/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Timo Löfgren on February 13, 2011, 01:45:05 PM
Snag......
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 13, 2011, 02:28:52 PM
Timo,

It's nice to see your work here on this thread, which is one of my favorites.
These are very different from your usual landscapes, but I like them a lot.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on February 13, 2011, 05:07:46 PM
Timo,
#1 and #2 rotated 90 degrees clockwise powerful for me...these snags just keep giving, and in many ways are every bit as much alive as the breathing trees...like them!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on February 14, 2011, 12:33:46 PM
Here are some images from last fall from a Horseman 617 camera using Velvia 50 film.

I hope you find them interesting.

Steven


http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on February 14, 2011, 02:19:52 PM
Here are some images I took on the way home from work yesterday. They are from just outside the Royal Botanical Park, Sydney.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VrgapCp5eUI/TVjQX2JyB_I/AAAAAAAAA4I/pmmSQQjGMEo/s1600/trees_11.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eLk3BrU9ZL4/TVjQOFad06I/AAAAAAAAA4E/PjlKkOqpMLE/s1600/trees_12.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hp9mfiWx1ow/TVjP_2F6d-I/AAAAAAAAA4A/lp4_hIKoAAQ/s1600/trees_13.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: sdwilsonsct on February 16, 2011, 08:21:16 PM
Hello! I like this thread because I find that trees are often challenging to isolate and photograph clearly.

In the first three pictures I took advantage of the environment to isolate the trees. In the last picture I just went for the complexity.

Criticism welcome!

Scott
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 17, 2011, 12:14:54 AM
I will be spending some time in Texas this year releasing my new book and doing lots of book signings.  Here are just a few that are in the book.  Trees with a beautiful canvas to accompany them.  The first image is the cover.  The third image is the one that Pres George H. W. Bush chose and the fourth was the one Roger Staubach chose and wrote quote for me.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 17, 2011, 10:27:47 AM
That's a nice set of trees, Tim.
Congratulations on the new book. I hope it does well.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on February 17, 2011, 04:18:59 PM
Tim...I love that in the "Funky Tree" image at first glance the tree itself appears to be a single leaf floating over the field...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on February 17, 2011, 04:24:44 PM
Tim's sea of flowers tree images make me long for the shad to start running, and crocus to dare rise in discreet sunlit soak....
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Josh-H on February 17, 2011, 04:27:47 PM
Patricia that is a wonderfully toned image -beautiful.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 17, 2011, 11:22:44 PM
Thanks guys here are some more from my new book.  This is the one that Lance Armstrong chose to adopted for my book.  This happened after ten inches of rain.  The second is the one that is the one Lyle Lovett chose.
The third is the one that Bruce Mathews from Oilers chose Hall of Fame Linemen.

The fourth is the one that Nolan Ryan chose.  If you have not been to Texas, you should.  It great in the spring.  If you want to see the website I believe it just went live.  Each one of these and many others including 2 presidents wrote quotes for me.  LoveofTexas175.com
Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on February 18, 2011, 01:21:17 AM
Not that high quality work here but still trees :)

One from Arizona, an older local one (when I used to shoot just jpeg), and a couple from this weekend.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on March 12, 2011, 03:05:05 PM
Some trees and rocks from a trip to Victoria.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2hQW4wnQ4U4/TXvQ0MdTf-I/AAAAAAAAA5o/Ym58fFQCn8w/s1600/trees_vic_03.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ow3e22dehk8/TXvQru5SRhI/AAAAAAAAA5k/9ETDTDCAzbU/s1600/trees_vic_02.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BpEhxvR6BAs/TXvQkMbNH7I/AAAAAAAAA5g/INnrTAinEE0/s1600/trees_vic_01.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 12, 2011, 04:12:34 PM
Interesting trees - thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 12, 2011, 05:44:21 PM
I like the second one especially. Tree eating a boulder, or the other way around?

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jason Denning on March 14, 2011, 01:47:20 AM
Some great trees here, I'm currently in Canada on a trip and there are so many trees!

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on March 14, 2011, 03:57:42 AM
Looking at some of the images posted here, I feel the need to go shot trees in the mist; thanks!
Now I just need to convince myself to wake up early.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on March 14, 2011, 08:39:41 AM
Jason, those are some beautiful images!  What is the second pano?  Is it a pano detail of the bark?  I like most people, love the misty, fog shots...what can I say.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jason Denning on March 14, 2011, 01:28:11 PM
Thanks Glenn, yes it is the detail of the bark, although some people have said it looks like multiple trees all lined up, it was a beautiful tree!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jason Denning on March 14, 2011, 01:32:35 PM
Fortunately I didn't have to wake up early for any of these! Just very misty days.

Here is another one, although not as misty.....
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jason Denning on March 14, 2011, 01:36:46 PM
I also have a thing for shooting trees like this......

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 14, 2011, 05:03:50 PM
Some nice work, Jason - welcome to our little corner of the earth! 

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jason Denning on March 19, 2011, 02:05:21 PM
Thanks Mike, i've never taken so many tree pics other than here! I see on your flickr site that that is mainly your subject here too, which I find funny. I took this great shot on whistler peak the other day. I will be amazed if I take a single shot here without any trees.

I'm going to be here for a few months traveling around, I would love to hear any recommendations of places to visit from another photographer.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tokengirl on March 20, 2011, 10:59:55 PM
It's been a while since I visited this thread, and I see that I have missed a lot.  Fantastic work here.

Jason, the panos are terrific - were these all taken with the Fotoman?

Here is a photo of a couple of tree stumps from this afternoon's walk in Big Cypress National Preserve.  I was at this spot four weeks ago and the water was up to my knees - how quickly things change.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5544943883_125e9f142f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/msmambo/5544943883/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 21, 2011, 01:58:48 AM
I like it!  And not just because it has tracks from at least five different bird species... that's just the biologist in me coming out...  ;D

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on March 21, 2011, 05:53:21 AM
Some trees and rocks from a trip to Victoria.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2hQW4wnQ4U4/TXvQ0MdTf-I/AAAAAAAAA5o/Ym58fFQCn8w/s1600/trees_vic_03.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ow3e22dehk8/TXvQru5SRhI/AAAAAAAAA5k/9ETDTDCAzbU/s1600/trees_vic_02.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BpEhxvR6BAs/TXvQkMbNH7I/AAAAAAAAA5g/INnrTAinEE0/s1600/trees_vic_01.jpg)

Cheers,


Love the sedcond one: a Sarah Moon hat shot.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on March 21, 2011, 06:56:37 PM
Here is a photo of a couple of tree stumps from this afternoon's walk in Big Cypress National Preserve.  I was at this spot four weeks ago and the water was up to my knees - how quickly things change.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5544943883_125e9f142f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/msmambo/5544943883/)
What can I say Claire? The lusty scents and soft sounds are always astounding in your obviously much loved and well studied location...I always love seeing what you'll share next...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: dennisd on March 21, 2011, 11:35:14 PM
What a great thread !  So many tree photographers, so much marvelous work !
I wanted to contribute a favorite of mine taken on a fall afternoon in a shady grove at the edge of a local reservoir. 
The trees were backlit by the afternoon sun.   
I debated for a long time whether to print in color or b/w, but this was the more compelling shot.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jason Denning on March 22, 2011, 01:51:22 AM
Thanks Clair, unfortunately only the misty tree pano and strand trees were taken on the fotoman as I've only had it 8 months, great camera though.

Great picture of the tree stumps, everytime I see a b&w shot I want to see it what the colours looked like.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on March 22, 2011, 04:38:17 PM
It's been a while since I visited this thread, and I see that I have missed a lot.  Fantastic work here.

Jason, the panos are terrific - were these all taken with the Fotoman?

Here is a photo of a couple of tree stumps from this afternoon's walk in Big Cypress National Preserve.  I was at this spot four weeks ago and the water was up to my knees - how quickly things change.



Ah, so modest... you forgot to mention the perfect balance of those stumps within frame!

Toke, you're something special.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on March 22, 2011, 04:41:16 PM
Yup - this thread is completely awesome.
I love it - hard to mention anyone special -  too much excellent work.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 22, 2011, 05:03:19 PM
Yup - this thread is completely awesome.
I love it - hard to mention anyone special -  too much excellent work.
+1.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on March 25, 2011, 12:53:50 AM
A couple taken recently
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 26, 2011, 05:09:54 PM
It is not always easy to love the local juniper, but we try.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on April 02, 2011, 05:41:55 PM
The other part less photographed of the trees. Same scene, 2 cameras, 2 different moments of the day, different angles.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 24, 2011, 04:45:00 PM
Two from Cheddar Gorge today
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on April 24, 2011, 06:12:44 PM
These two work well together.   The delicate and vital tree against the blasted rocks, and then the blasted tree against the delicate and sublime sky, keep the duality from seeming simple.  I find the second one more powerful, though I wonder about the space on the right.  If the branches didn't close the ground off from the sky by reaching the edge of the frame would that fore-ground have more continuity with the land on the left? I don't know how good a thing that would be or what other complications would fallow, but I wonder.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: 2jbourret on April 29, 2011, 12:09:17 PM
I only recently discovered this thread - so much wonderful work here, it's a bit intimidating to to post one of my own, but in the spirit of participating, rather than just looking, here goes. Critique is welcome!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on April 29, 2011, 01:10:01 PM
Jamie, very, very nice atmosphere and rendering of the falling snow!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 29, 2011, 03:21:03 PM
Here is a shot I think I posted a while ago.  But I chose not to have the snow look like snow.  By choosing a longer exposure I wanted it to look like fog, but by using snow that was drifting thru the scene I could choose where and how I wanted it to look.  But over all nice scene.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: 2jbourret on April 29, 2011, 04:12:55 PM
Thanks for your comments Tim and Slobodan. Some atmospheric elements you can't control, like fog, but snow is different. Tim, you've chosen to blur it to look like fog - in my conception of this image I had chosen a shutter speed to blur it enough to create the diagonal streaks, hoping to show how this tree has stood, and stands, up to the elements, first fire, then ice(snow). Its also a graphic element which I like, taken from a theme in some japanese wood block prints, and a device to give some depth and layering to the image. Couldn't use light and contrast to get the tree to stand out from the background, but the snow helped do the same thing.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 29, 2011, 08:57:27 PM
Both trees very nice pix, Jamie and Tim.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: 2jbourret on May 02, 2011, 05:46:47 PM
A couple of fall aspen shots, moody and melancholy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: 2jbourret on May 02, 2011, 05:47:55 PM
second one:
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: popnfresh on May 03, 2011, 11:56:17 AM
I like this one, but I wish the foreground was more interesting.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on May 03, 2011, 06:41:29 PM
Here are a couple of images just taken in Patagonia Chile.

Steven

Hasselblad H4D-50 100mm lens

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 04, 2011, 03:03:13 PM
Too many good images here to comment on them all, so I'll just say thanks!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: 2jbourret on May 07, 2011, 06:16:32 PM
Burn at Twilight
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on May 10, 2011, 08:11:50 PM
What I call the alligator tree, first snow in the Yosemite Valley, last November, Cathedral Beach.

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af71/tanngrisnir4_5/Yosemite%20First%20Snow%202010/P10000531cshbl.jpg)

Same tree, B&W, with more trees from across the bank in reflection broken up by ice.

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af71/tanngrisnir4_5/Yosemite%20First%20Snow%202010/P10000551BWcshcrop.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on May 10, 2011, 11:45:27 PM
The color casts in #1 just make me keep looking. i would enjoy seeing a glossy large print - something like the Japanese landscape calendars i see occasionally.

All those "legs" on the gator remind me of the Heathrow Express train when it comes into the airport station. The side lighting makes it look like a giant millipede running into the station. But i digress.....
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 11, 2011, 01:35:46 AM
Yes... the almost complete desaturation and the composition in #1 are very good, and I saw the 'alligator' before reading the text.  Second one is okay but I prefer the first.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: SJ.Butel on May 11, 2011, 06:18:09 AM
This past year I've captured a distinctive tree in spring, autumn and winter.  Just got to get it with green leaves, has any else done this and want to share?  
I found it quite fun to see the changes. (from roughly the same spot).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on May 11, 2011, 12:08:51 PM
Yes... the almost complete desaturation and the composition in #1 are very good, and I saw the 'alligator' before reading the text.  Second one is okay but I prefer the first.

Mike.

Thanks!  That is exactly how it looked that morning, with no color adjustments at all in PP.  If you look to the back of the pic, you can see some faint yellow and green bits in bushes that had not yet been completely covered up in snow.  The colors were really great that morning, and the ever-changing valley ceiling conditions really put on a show.  To give an idea of how variable it was, this is from the same morning, of that famous elm (I think) out in the middle of Cook's Meadow.

(http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af71/tanngrisnir4_5/Yosemite%20First%20Snow%202010/P10000151lcshblcrop.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 11, 2011, 03:02:51 PM
Nicely done...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 11, 2011, 09:44:15 PM
Here are some that I might be able to follow with the changing seasons as I am often in their vicinity, all on a hill in Western Massachusetts.

The tree in the second photo is the same as the left one in the first photo. I can't decide whether I prefer it in color or B&W.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 12, 2011, 01:08:05 AM
In this case I'd go for the colour.  It's subtle, but important.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on May 12, 2011, 03:33:54 AM
The tree in the second photo is the same as the left one in the first photo. I can't decide whether I prefer it in color or B&W.

Eric

In this case I'd go for the colour.  It's subtle, but important.

Mike.

Not without a little trepidation, I'll disagree with Mike. I think the B&W brings out the overall structure and the textures of the wood, which lie at the heart of the shot. For me, the colour is merely what I'd expect: it adds nothing.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 12, 2011, 01:13:14 PM
Thanks Mike and Jeremy. I guess this reinforces my own indecision, having two such discerning critics disagree.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 13, 2011, 01:24:19 AM
Trepidation, Jeremy?  Why?  You're certainly welcome to your opinion!  (however wrong it may be...  ;D )

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on May 13, 2011, 03:26:40 AM
Trepidation, Jeremy?  Why?  You're certainly welcome to your opinion!  (however wrong it may be...  ;D )

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Mike.
That's OK. I know my place: hence the trepidation.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 13, 2011, 09:24:54 AM
You guys remind me of the old codger at the political debate.

After the first pol spoke, codger turns to his neighbor and says, "By golly, he's right!"
After the second pol tore apart the first one's arguments, the codger says to his neighbor, "By golly, he's right!"

Neighbor then says, "But wait: they can't both be right."

Codger thinks about that a moment and says, "By golly, you're right, too!"

 ;)

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on May 13, 2011, 08:32:24 PM
My favorite of the group is _021cBW.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on May 14, 2011, 02:43:56 AM
You guys remind me of the old codger at the political debate.

After the first pol spoke, codger turns to his neighbor and says, "By golly, he's right!"
After the second pol tore apart the first one's arguments, the codger says to his neighbor, "By golly, he's right!"

Neighbor then says, "But wait: they can't both be right."

Codger thinks about that a moment and says, "By golly, you're right, too!"

 ;)

Eric
By golly, you're right!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 16, 2011, 12:53:19 AM
I thought I would add some from Florida.  Before I had ventured to the swamps of Florida with the Alligators and snakes.  I had plenty of time to think of what I was hoping to see and Capture.  For many years I have been wanting to capture these elegant Cypress trees.  But if you have never been there nor no anybody who really knows the area and has special boats to get around, let me just say adding some difficulty to shoot. 

You have to find the trees by boat, and of course shooting them from an unstable platform adds many problems.  So you ask yourself what to do.  Well of course you hop into the swamp with the alligators and snakes.  I said before I left that I wouldn't do this but I've done crazier things.  To view them from all angles and truly scout the tree to get the right angle at the right time of day.  The odds of getting the perfect shot gets harder and harder.  If you don't know the area the spanish fog is amazing and elegant.  But very difficult to shoot the slightest wind and they move. 

So I found some of the most amazing trees but the fog did not happen due to the fact a fire broke out less than 2 miles from where we wanted to shoot.  So I will return, in Nov and capture the trees when the trees and fog happen together.  Anyway here are some scenes from there, but no really what I would have liked to have shot..  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 16, 2011, 09:59:05 AM
That's a good beginning, Tim.
I think a project like this in a new environment will take a while to really get what you want. But I'm much happier letting you crawl around with the snakes and alligators than I would myself.

I really look forward to what you get next November.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: OnyimBob on May 28, 2011, 03:37:39 AM
Just found this (http://www.fractionmagazine.com/artist/michellebates) relevant portfolio - I enjoyed it.
Of particular interest was the camera used - the Holga -in my opinion certainly achieved her desired result.
Trade in my Pentax? Not yet. But still impressed me.
Bob.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on June 08, 2011, 12:52:01 AM
Here is what it looks like on the other side of the mountains where I live.  Spring is very very late this year.  I really love the challenge of shooting dogwoods in the forest.  The delicate blossoms are very difficult to make them elegant and luminescent.  Have fun spring has sprung.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 08, 2011, 12:54:38 AM
Thanks for sharing them, Tim!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 08, 2011, 11:26:22 AM
Thanks for sharing them, Tim!

Mike.
Yes! Those are lovely!

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 08, 2011, 12:41:40 PM
The third one in particular is nice. I'd like to see a monochrome version, or might that be too Ansel Adams-ish?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on June 15, 2011, 12:26:10 AM
Glad you liked them.  Here are some others. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on June 15, 2011, 10:35:48 AM
a couple from Pennsylvania
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on June 16, 2011, 05:09:21 PM
Here are some new images. Horseman 617 Velvia 50.

Steven
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on June 17, 2011, 01:16:32 AM
Love those trees… they taste great!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zWsVGturcvQ/Tfri4RhZ05I/AAAAAAAAA8k/7dD-wTmdkvw/s1600/sheep_tree2.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 17, 2011, 01:55:54 AM
Nice work, Steven!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: OnyimBob on June 17, 2011, 11:25:50 PM
One of mine
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: William Walker on June 21, 2011, 02:32:32 PM
This Marula tree in the Umfolozi Game Reserve has taken on a special meaning for our family.

We scattered some of the ashes of our son, who spent many happy days in the park, under the tree.
It is also a very typical African Savannah-type tree, which also makes it special.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 21, 2011, 02:55:08 PM
This works well in colour, except for the light spilling through the gaps in the leaves/branches, which somewhat spoils the effect. A B&W conversion & a little yellow filtration, et voila! You don't notice those gaps anymore.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 22, 2011, 04:13:22 PM
An alternative take on the last one. I'm kicking myself for not taking this one in this format & having to rely on a crop. Hindsight, eh?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 22, 2011, 07:03:37 PM
Sometimes a crop gives the best results. I like this one.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 23, 2011, 01:41:45 AM
Sometimes a crop gives the best results. I like this one.

Eric

Me too!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 03, 2011, 06:07:11 PM
The prevailing SW winds over Exmoor can leave trees pretty twisted & bent - as in this case. Strangely, the trees along the side of Badgeworthy Water are mostly oak, beech, hawthorn & rowan, but this lone willow sits atop a hill.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on July 11, 2011, 09:25:32 PM
Here is an odd one.  Just went out to test the new IQ180.  Wanted to see it in action, give it something hard to handle.  Very sharp resolution.  But no to plug them.  I thought you all would get a kick out of the tree.  Although it plays a very small role in the shot it does however give it balance.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on July 11, 2011, 10:01:39 PM
Very nice exercise in (almost) abstract design!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 12, 2011, 11:19:21 AM
A couple from Dartmoor, SW England
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 12, 2011, 02:56:41 PM
Nice ones, Bill. They really evoke the sinister mood of everything I've ever read about Dartmoor (never been there yet).

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 12, 2011, 04:26:50 PM
The first one really illustrates the power of the wind!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 13, 2011, 04:33:44 AM
We get a predominantly SW wind in SW England, and trees in exposed areas (south-west facing coastlines, high ground etc) get pretty battered at times. In parts of Cornwall, trees almost seem to grow horizontally.

As for Dartmoor being sinister - well, it's difficult to navigate at times, with lots of blanket bog (jump up & down & the ground wobbles beneath your feet) & mires, it's very exposed with precious little shelter anywhere, & prone to fogs, which adds to the aesthetic, or makes the place look a bit scary. But it's a wonderful, fascinating & beautiful place, with a higher concentration of stone age & bronze age archaeological sites than anywhere in western Europe. Worth a visit if you're in this part of the world.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on July 19, 2011, 03:05:28 AM
Saw this image when I was looking for my Castle Rock shots. Some more sheep and a wattle tree from South Australia.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J_uNgxhv6kg/TiUr9Q04WwI/AAAAAAAAA-o/wqvdG_AyZDU/s1600/wattle_tree.jpg)

The countryside was quite green while I was there but as you can see it's never lush.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 01, 2011, 03:58:18 AM
A line of beech trees on the edge of Alderman's Common, Exmoor, SW England

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dahlmann on August 01, 2011, 11:05:46 AM


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5263/5648383061_eb0b1d374a_z.jpg)

Australia VIC



/Dahlmann
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 02, 2011, 02:02:12 AM
A line of beech trees on the edge of Alderman's Common, Exmoor, SW England

Those trees huddled together for a scrum, Bill?    :D

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: paatus on August 09, 2011, 06:38:07 AM
Again, a few winter photo on the trees as an object

(http://)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 09, 2011, 09:33:49 AM
Those trees huddled together for a scrum, Bill?    :D

Mike.
Exactly! I keep waiting for a football to come shooting out from one side or the other.
Nice one, Bill.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 13, 2011, 06:49:30 AM
Two shots from a recent trip to the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland. The first one has small Scots Pine saplings poking through the heather, future replacements for the older trees behind. The natural Caledonian forest has take a battering over the years, not least from the hundreds of red deer that eat the seedlings & saplings. Extensive culling has reduced their numbers considerably, & now we are seeing a significant increase in Scots Pine regrowth.

The second shot contrasts mature Scots Pines with a couple of standing deadwood trees. Ironically, the latter probably support more life than the living ones. Without the deer cull, the ratio of dead to live trees would increase.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on August 27, 2011, 02:51:19 AM
I went to the Chinese Friendship Garden in Sydney recently. Since it is winter here the garden was a bit bare but I took a few snaps of the bonsai.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l0S61memd2U/TliSJZuaAwI/AAAAAAAABBc/amLYDJf9gZc/s1600/bonsai_01.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H8SH-g9nPPE/TliRvQ6Zn3I/AAAAAAAABBU/0qklVRdX2Rg/s1600/bonsai_03.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IcC50sQRwIU/TliR4o6i73I/AAAAAAAABBY/Lati_-YJglY/s1600/bonsai_02.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dahlmann on August 29, 2011, 06:51:17 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6084/6084626229_d3aacdd260_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6084626229/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6084626229/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr


/Dahlmann
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 30, 2011, 12:38:55 AM
Intriguing work!  No comments at the moment, but I may come back to it...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Andres Bonilla on August 30, 2011, 01:07:01 AM
Mr Dahlmann I love your work!! Very moody, great atmosphere, fantastic job.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Andres Bonilla on August 30, 2011, 01:07:36 AM
Excellent!!!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dahlmann on August 31, 2011, 06:10:55 AM
Tnx guys..

I shoot this one to day..

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6080/6099002337_e2a664fe82_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6099002337/)
Cloudlight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6099002337/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr

/D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on August 31, 2011, 11:13:56 AM
(http://justan-elk.com/Images/Forest/FS-74-Tree-Panorama1.jpg)

Link to larger image (http://justan-elk.com/Images/Forest/FS-74-Tree-Panorama1.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on August 31, 2011, 02:24:53 PM
Tnx guys..

I shoot this one to day..

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6080/6099002337_e2a664fe82_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6099002337/)
Cloudlight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6099002337/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr

/D
Excellent.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MarkusZ on August 31, 2011, 02:50:20 PM
great work Dahlmann, love the graphic elemets
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 31, 2011, 04:35:29 PM
Indeed!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on September 10, 2011, 04:40:58 AM
I arrived in Canberra with about 10 minutes of light left…

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5eyhItTN-Hk/TmsfFz5vYaI/AAAAAAAABCA/utvZ0FxkMGo/s1600/ltt_02.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Yln_UBtJOIc/TmsfegvoreI/AAAAAAAABCE/7uo2voXnbqs/s1600/ltt_03.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J7RZShIYEBo/Tmsewp43toI/AAAAAAAABB8/OjGc6iU2kJI/s1600/ltt_01.jpg)

Cheers,

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 11, 2011, 03:06:40 PM
Taken yesterday in the grounds of Dunster Castle
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on September 11, 2011, 03:39:40 PM
Great light, Bill.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on October 30, 2011, 01:43:17 AM
Approximately three and a half billion images posted on Facebook since the last post in this thread. Time for a bump.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CwScRVek8zI/TqziLOvc5-I/AAAAAAAABCo/DNu8g6AJ0Kc/s1600/trees.jpg)

Cheers,

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on October 31, 2011, 04:01:07 PM
The current front page image certainly fits in here.  A definite 'Wow'.

Mike.

(http://www.luminous-landscape.com/articleImages/MR18/Central-Park-Snow.jpg)
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/1photo-pages/central_park_storm_8.shtml
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 31, 2011, 04:09:40 PM
Wow! Just about covers it.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 31, 2011, 08:52:51 PM
Wow! Just about covers it.
+1.
Title: Trimmed and Watered
Post by: Bruce Cox on November 02, 2011, 11:11:10 AM
I took the attached photo a couple of days ago.  The trees are trimmed, watered [record drought, as we have had, does show some], and suburban.  They are live oak, with an understory of redbud and a little mountain laurel.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 02, 2011, 01:01:50 PM
Nicely done!  Thanks for sharing it.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jim Pascoe on November 03, 2011, 05:07:29 AM
This is my first visit to this thread and what a great selection!  This is a picture I took at Avebury in Wiltshire about 15 years ago on my old RB67.  It is the site of an ancient stone circle and so the whole area has a wonderful feel to it.  These roots seemed to suit the feeling I had that day.

Jim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 03, 2011, 10:25:25 AM
That's a winner, Jim!

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jim Pascoe on November 03, 2011, 12:49:41 PM
Thank you Eric!  It seems a very long time ago now - even the memory of using film seems distant.  I remember I had recently joined a camera club and we had a competition coming up.  Three days after shooting the picture I looked at the contact sheet and thought I would print one up for that evening's comp.  It only took five minutes in the darkroom.  One test-strip to assess exposure, then the print with a bit of burning in at the top right.  Dried with a hair drier and hurriedly mounted to 16x20".  You are right though - it was a winner.  1997 I think.

Jim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 03, 2011, 04:33:52 PM
Nicely done.  Thanks for sharing it!

Mike.

Here are a few:

These are HDR images made at Ross Bay Cemetery - Victoria's oldest cemetery:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/6306889760_a29f1a9363_o.jpg)
Mask

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6227/6306366771_381b3e0076_o.jpg)
Sycamore

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/6306364609_9e8acca374_o.jpg)
Protector (my favourite of the set)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6222/6306363945_b7f2dd0b73_o.jpg)
Crossroads

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6225/6306362355_c9c4328dc5_o.jpg)
Tree-lined

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6229/6306360755_7204135cf0_o.jpg)
Lone-Pine

from Beacon Hill Park
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6038/6248997314_050e3cf926_o.jpg)
Dreams of Trees

I don't know that these two qualify, but t'is the season.  Also from Beacon Hill:
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6232/6248998360_8bf7ab8887_o.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6117/6248995842_5f030c1af0_o.jpg)

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Richowens on November 03, 2011, 07:44:54 PM
(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Flowers/Flowers-and-plant-life/DMy-Documentsuploadsoldoak/89270924_z7CvF-L.jpg)

(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Other/Around-Town/walnutsandmustard/90496243_8hdDt-XL.jpg)

(http://richowens.smugmug.com/Nature/UC-Davis-Arboretum/DSC6405/695281864_smYyu-L.jpg)

Enjoy

Rich
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: aduke on November 03, 2011, 08:14:15 PM
I did.

Thanks

Alan
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on November 04, 2011, 04:18:39 AM
I love the last one, Mike.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 04, 2011, 04:50:18 AM
A local shot from last weekend

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on November 09, 2011, 09:55:27 PM

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6214/6329783461_67d095e9d0_b.jpg)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6329783461/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 13, 2011, 01:30:55 AM
Autumn in Colorado and Maine.  Just thought I would post a few.  What a hard fall shoot in Maine.  The storms were relentless.  Here is some that I shot while standing in 4 ft of water from Maine.  

The first is a 7 piece pano stitch to get the right perspective.  And last one is a 5 piece stitch pano.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 13, 2011, 02:42:42 AM
Intriguing.  Someone really needs to cut off the ivy at the base though.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on November 15, 2011, 10:24:00 AM
Intriguing.  Someone really needs to cut off the ivy at the base though.

Mike.

If you're referring to the photo I posted I must tell you that that tree is on "public" land and therefore not likely to be very well cared for.

Ive seen ivy virtually choke trees to death btw.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on November 16, 2011, 11:31:28 AM
Another 500 Cat shot from the terrace; this damned lens is taking up too much of my free time.

Oh well, as I didn't have to travel, I suppose it isn't quite in the ARAT genre, but dangerously close. Mustn't offend Walter!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 16, 2011, 03:49:36 PM
From Sunday's bimble on the local hills (Quantock Hills)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on November 16, 2011, 06:30:45 PM
Autumn in Colorado and Maine.  Just thought I would post a few.  What a hard fall shoot in Maine.  The storms were relentless.  Here is some that I shot while standing in 4 ft of water from Maine.  

The first is a 7 piece pano stitch to get the right perspective.  And last one is a 5 piece stitch pano.  T

It's always a pleasure to see some of your works!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on November 16, 2011, 10:10:42 PM
This is a color version of my previous tree.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 16, 2011, 11:19:11 PM
Outside their natural habitat... trees in Chicago:

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 17, 2011, 01:05:18 AM
Thanks for sharing your images, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 17, 2011, 09:31:01 AM
Thanks for sharing your images, folks!

Mike.
+1. This continues to be one of my favorite threads.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 19, 2011, 09:32:12 PM
Thought I would add some more images.  "Everything we see, everyone we talk to influences our thoughts and visions!!!!"  TW

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 27, 2011, 04:22:12 PM
A lone Yellowstone tree (or whats left of it):
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on November 27, 2011, 06:53:34 PM
A lone Yellowstone tree (or whats left of it):


I like it.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on November 27, 2011, 06:59:04 PM
Slobodan, great image...I'm lovin' the quality of light.  I can't put my finger on it, but I'm just diggin' this shot a lot!!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 27, 2011, 09:11:37 PM
I like the way the clouds seem to be racing away from the tree.

Nice one, Slobodan.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: luxborealis on November 27, 2011, 10:54:03 PM
Gorgeous tree photographs from many fine photographers. Thanks for sharing; I feel inspired just scanning through the posts. Here are my offerings...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 27, 2011, 11:01:25 PM
Beautiful series, Terry!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 28, 2011, 09:31:25 AM
Beautiful series, Terry!
Yes, a lovely set. Welcome to the forum.

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on November 28, 2011, 12:16:56 PM
Yes, absolutely wonderful series!!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on November 28, 2011, 01:55:28 PM
Terry

Yes indeed, welcome.

Looking at the slideshow on your site, I have to agree with Russ's dictum that it's the hand-of-Man thing that makes pictures within the landscape (loose definition!) idiom special. I think that holds in your case too.

Of course, this might simply be a reflection of my own, personal, proclivities, but the inclusion of such things in your work makes some of the images rather special to me. Perhaps it's partly something to do with the balance/compositional possibilities that such things offer: that old barn near the beginning of the slideshow, for example, provides a 'main' subject, the finding of which usually defeats my eye in most of the landscape work I come across.

I must state that landscape ain't my thing - but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate it when it looks good to me!

Nice work.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on November 28, 2011, 09:29:57 PM

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6422228961_b9ec9eb184_z.jpg)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6422228961/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 28, 2011, 09:38:36 PM
Michael, I like the b&w version a bit more...it had just the right touch of abstract that b&w inherently has.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on November 29, 2011, 01:19:42 PM
Same tree different exposures on different days. I thoroughly agree on the monotone "treatment being the way to go.



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6426162751_f7851803cf_z.jpg)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6426162751/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jalcocer on November 29, 2011, 04:54:42 PM
The third one is really beautiful
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dahlmann on December 09, 2011, 08:01:40 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6465228157_a43eafdb36_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6465228157/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/6465228157/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Marlyn on December 10, 2011, 02:36:11 AM
Lone Tree in the Sea.

Off the coast of Fraser Island, Queensland.
Shot on Velvia 50, 4x5 camera with 6x12 Rollfilm back.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 11, 2011, 01:31:22 AM
Interesting colour choices.  Not sure if I like it, but it intrigues me.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on December 12, 2011, 08:25:33 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6411869685_29b0edf0f8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6411869685/)
#2 Oaks in Sunrise Fog, Cathy's Valley, CA 140 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6411869685/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 12, 2011, 09:40:36 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6411869685_29b0edf0f8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6411869685/)
#2 Oaks in Sunrise Fog, Cathy's Valley, CA 140 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6411869685/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Ooh! Ooh! Love it!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on December 13, 2011, 03:04:48 PM
Ooh! Ooh! Love it!

Thanks!  It's from sort of a 'last hurrah tour' w/my LX-5 before the Xmas GH2 came.

I'm always amazed at what the tiny little thing is capable of.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 18, 2011, 01:55:13 PM
From North Hill, near Minehead, Somerset.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on December 18, 2011, 02:59:42 PM
Bill, that is a lovely capture! The only nitpick, which would probably become a bigger problem if printed bigger, is chromatic aberration (red/cyan) in the branches.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 18, 2011, 03:43:58 PM
Slobadan

yes, a bit of a problem with my 18-35 at the 18mm end. I'm still struggling with Aperture's CA reduction tool though.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 20, 2011, 01:32:12 AM
Nicely done indeed!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on December 22, 2011, 04:45:39 PM
Here are four panoramic images from last fall. Camera Horseman 617, Velvia 50 Film, Schneider 180mm Apo-Symmar L Lens.

I have uploaded over 30 new tree images to my website.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 23, 2011, 12:49:23 AM
Thanks for sharing your work!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: michael ellis on December 23, 2011, 12:04:02 PM
I have really enjoyed seeing all these tree photos. I have been in love with trees (and wood) for all my life. This is my first post of a photo on LULA so it is with some trepidation that I present here one of my tree shots.

This is an Eastern Oregon Pine grove. This is a chrome 4x5 that I shot with my Crown Graphic and have scanned and processed in ACR and Photoshop.
I have only moved to digital in the last few years and it has re ignited my passion for photography. I now have a digital SLR and the Canon d10 (it shoots underwater!) and am re learning exposure etc. It has been quite a journey.

Thanks for taking a look and thanks to everyone who shares their photos and techniques so readily here.

Sincerely,

Michael
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 26, 2012, 12:42:03 AM
STEVE AND TERRY, very nice as always.  Just thought I would say Kudo's to you.  Here are a few others. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on February 20, 2012, 07:16:47 PM
An alternative view of Uluru.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OcKkmFIB6w4/T0LhpJQSKPI/AAAAAAAABEA/ad4cLiqEkXY/s1600/trees_CA.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: brycej on March 04, 2012, 03:05:56 AM
I just posted my first post as a new thread then saw this  thread and felt this was a better location to put my shot from tonight.

(http://www.studioido.net/hood-river-photographer-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 04, 2012, 08:51:03 AM
That's a fine candidate for this thread.
Welcome to the forum!

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on March 07, 2012, 11:35:57 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6950819629_df7688f83f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6950819629/)
Stoneman Bridge, looking east, Merced River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6950819629/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 08, 2012, 01:56:42 AM
A lovely scene, well represented.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: brycej on March 08, 2012, 02:02:52 AM
(http://www.studioido.net/forum/cloud-cap-inn-mt-hood-river-photographer.jpg)

  Cloud Cap Inn Mount Hood Oregon Trees.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Holger Broschek on March 08, 2012, 12:30:12 PM
Zion National Park - trees and rocks, what more can you ask for?


http://www.broschek-photo.com (http://www.broschek-photo.com)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on March 09, 2012, 02:43:49 PM
Something different for me. Camera Hasselblad H4D 50.

Hopefully it has some interest.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on March 09, 2012, 03:31:19 PM
Mjollnir - that's a beautiful image
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on March 11, 2012, 01:11:38 PM
Mjollnir - that's a beautiful image

Thanks!  Here's the view looking west, simply by having turned around on Stoneman Bridge.  Processed through Silver Efex 2.  First time I've ever used it.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6826887168_d75277f80e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6826887168/)
Stoneman Bridge, looking west, Merced River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6826887168/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on March 11, 2012, 01:15:01 PM
Something different for me. Camera Hasselblad H4D 50.

Hopefully it has some interest.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)



That's a very appealing picture, Steven.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on March 11, 2012, 03:23:02 PM
Something different for me. Camera Hasselblad H4D 50.

Hopefully it has some interest.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Great shot.  I checked out your work at your site, as well.

Love the wide angle/pano effect on many of your tree shots.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 11, 2012, 03:24:13 PM
Nicely done! Thanks for sharing it!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on March 11, 2012, 06:02:02 PM
Mjollnir

Thanks for the kind feedback. Beautiful image of yours from Yosemite. I prefer the first image if you want my take on them. Well done

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 12, 2012, 06:23:41 PM
Choctaw pecan in early spring.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: adamideas on March 16, 2012, 03:49:24 PM
Hello everybody!
This is my first post here and while I love reading all areas of this site, I really wanted to say that I am absolutely loving this thread. There are some very talented artists posting some amazing images here. I would like to thank you all for sharing your work as it provides me a level of both technical and artistic quality to aspire to. 

Here is a recent image that I feel has a lot of potential.  For this particular shot I took it wide open hoping that vignetting would help frame the milky way as it explodes behind the tree.

Adam Johnson
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 18, 2012, 02:38:44 AM
Hi Adam, and welcome to the list!  That tree does appear to be reaching for the stars.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 18, 2012, 09:11:57 AM
Ditto to what Mike said.
Amazing variety in this thread!

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GlennMorimoto on March 18, 2012, 09:26:06 AM
Yes, indeed!  Incredible images from incredible photographers...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: marcocarmassi on March 20, 2012, 01:37:54 PM
Hi folks,
some time ago I found this hundred-year-old chestnut and I thought I could have shared it in this thread.

Cheers

(http://www.marcocarmassi.com/workshop/chestnut.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 21, 2012, 01:20:22 AM
Yup, that's a great tree!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Holger Broschek on March 21, 2012, 06:18:40 PM
What about more abstract interpretations?

Any comments appreciated!
Regards,

Holger Broschek



www.broschek-photo.com
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 22, 2012, 12:29:43 PM
In "tree abstract 1.jpg" the blue of the sky is leaking out of the frame to the left.  Though, if you whitened the sky on the left edge it might be too much to bear; the clarity of the composition is already extreme.

Bruce


Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on March 23, 2012, 12:05:12 AM
Just got back from Yosemite.  Here is  a couple wild looking tree shots with snow.  More to come.  Although they are not exhibition images I thought they were interesting none the less.  Just wish they were sitting on a nice scenic cliff.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on March 23, 2012, 05:33:02 PM
Also just got back from Yosemite, for last weekend's monster snow dump.  I was a wee bit more successful in getting cliffs in the shot....  Third one processed from a .jpeg i/o RAW.  Still not totally happy w/the color.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/7002921615_c4e06f4b8c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7002921615/)
Royal Arches, Snowy Morning (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7002921615/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6230/6998891523_2ecdc097f6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6998891523/)
Upper Yosemite Falls, Winter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6998891523/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/6996701631_98c48c3256_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6996701631/)
Lower Yosemite Falls, Winter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6996701631/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6097/6852790586_2904cbe4c4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6852790586/)
Merced River Valley, from Crane Flat Road (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6852790586/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6031/6999802861_593d4935d4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6999802861/)
Rostrum & Merced River Valley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6999802861/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on March 24, 2012, 12:42:21 AM
Here is a few that I shot in between the storms.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on March 24, 2012, 12:49:08 AM
Here is a few that I shot in between the storms.  T

I not a big fan of icons, T, but, as such, your #4 is fine.

"Fine" as in really good.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on March 26, 2012, 04:52:43 AM
I not a big fan of icons, T, but, as such, your #4 is fine.

"Fine" as in really good.

#1 is my favorite: it immediately stands out and grabs my attention.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 07, 2012, 12:15:49 AM
Here is some finals from Yosemite.  
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 24, 2012, 09:08:43 AM
Okay, somebody has to revive this thread, so why not me? Some more trees but without significant rocks - as far as I can make out.

Lluch, Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 24, 2012, 11:13:03 PM
The flowering trees have started to come alive as well as the wildflowers here in the west.  With so many great places to shoot its hard to decide where to go and create.  Here some images.  Some of these are the mixture of trees and flowers but what I love about the trees they ground the shot.  They give substance, and complete the scene.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 25, 2012, 11:45:37 AM
À propos of not much, other than overexposure, a word of warning to all D700 users.

I was surprised to find some burned out highlights on a few files made the other day during a shoot along with Chris F; I had secretly wondered whether he was electrostically charged, or something, and had affected the camera's innards, but no, I think I discovered the problem: when doing vertical shots, it turns out that it's terribly easy both to hold one's index finger in the vicinity of the shutter release and inadvertently press the exposure compensation button near it at the same time, whilst scrolling the control wheel at the rear of the camera with the thumb in order to change the shutter speed. Ironic, really, as I was using an electronic cable release. I was exposing everythng at +1 (no, not that +1).

This never happened to me before; I hope it doesn't again.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 25, 2012, 02:19:46 PM
Okay, not La Seine, not even a river, just the Med; but the idea remains - I hope.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on April 26, 2012, 08:49:15 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6854894961_9040c26e00_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on April 26, 2012, 08:52:31 PM
One more.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6613334605_6ddb046090_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 27, 2012, 12:06:54 AM
Both nice, Chris. Especially the first.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 27, 2012, 07:50:07 PM
Indeed!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on April 27, 2012, 11:11:30 PM
One more from early January

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/6974172798_c5255df69a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on April 27, 2012, 11:16:27 PM
One more from early January

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/6974172798_c5255df69a_o.jpg)

If you would turn this counterclockwise 90 degree you'd have an image of a funny guy with a moustache .... :)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 28, 2012, 03:41:17 AM
I always find that an open mind improves opportunity; that would make an effective, if brief, A.S.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees: Last Light
Post by: kencameron on April 28, 2012, 07:55:51 AM
It was getting a bit cold and I was hurrying home.
Title: Re: Love those Trees: Last Light
Post by: Rob C on April 28, 2012, 11:47:26 AM
It was getting a bit cold and I was hurrying home.




Ooooh Ken! Ray won't like those bright branches! And especially without a fuzzy monkey or two.

;)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on April 28, 2012, 03:39:38 PM
Nicely seen Ken, and processed with restrain.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on April 28, 2012, 04:02:29 PM
in NM
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on April 29, 2012, 08:55:24 AM
A nice marriage of organic and inorganic shapes, textures and materials...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8012/7124312473_b8aed6572f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Holger Broschek on April 29, 2012, 01:59:14 PM
I just can't get enough of them trees...
Here are some more from my monochrome photo library.

Regards,

Holger


www.broschek-photo.com
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 01, 2012, 03:03:12 AM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Here are a couple of images Marcia shot with her cell phone back in March - both taken at Butchart Gardens (I pushed them around a little in LR4)

Mike.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6977282668_be81583722_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/7123358947_cc289d56b3_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 01, 2012, 04:19:41 AM
Marcia's second one is quite spectacular!

Whilst 'pushing them around' you might have taken off the gnome's hat!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 01, 2012, 04:19:36 PM
I can imagine a really nice B&W reworking of that second shot, with a fairly strong vignetting to really pick out the tree
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 02, 2012, 12:27:47 AM
Thanks, folks!  I think the gnome was camera shy and took it on the lam, Rob.  Bill, I hadn't considered B&W but it might be worth it.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees: Nocturnal
Post by: kencameron on May 21, 2012, 03:35:30 AM
From the balcony of 45 Trafalgar Road (http://g.co/maps/648vs), looking towards the water.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on May 24, 2012, 10:29:12 AM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6019/6276039365_db4e1a6e4f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6276039365/)
First Direct Sunlight, Leidig Meadow #3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6276039365/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on May 26, 2012, 08:28:10 PM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Here are a couple of images Marcia shot with her cell phone back in March - both taken at Butchart Gardens (I pushed them around a little in LR4)

Mike.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6977282668_be81583722_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/7123358947_cc289d56b3_o.jpg)

Crazy trees... Just love them !!!
Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on May 26, 2012, 08:30:28 PM
I just can't get enough of them trees...
Here are some more from my monochrome photo library.

Regards,

Holger


www.broschek-photo.com
Love the last one Holger. It has such a dynamic feel to it.
Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 27, 2012, 02:35:34 AM
Crazy trees... Just love them !!!
Julie

Thanks for saying so!  I'll pass that along to Marcia.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on May 27, 2012, 02:55:02 AM
Lovely shot of the meadow - the light just shows one everything that is good about it.

Regards

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 28, 2012, 01:30:15 AM
Indeed!  Russ would disagree  ;) but I'd remove about 1/4 of the foreground off the bottom as I don't think the green grassy area adds much but I like the stalks that fall behind that.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 28, 2012, 01:35:08 AM
A couple of recent works.  The top one is a bit of cell phone camera fun.  I did a similar one a while back of a different garry oak, and the scene here suggested a similar treatment.

The bottom one is from a local park that I've been meaning to visit for a while.  We were there yesterday.  It's not a great image, but the white flowers belong to what is by far the largest rhododendron I've ever seen.  By comparison, the fence is about 3' 6" (just over 1 metre).  Truth be told this isn't one tree but about six or seven.  Still, it's quite impressive.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 28, 2012, 04:22:13 AM
I like the top one; it's a treatment that makes photography something more than just a record of what's there and, better, makes it something twice as interesting. Oh well, it's still early... but I do like the photograph!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on May 28, 2012, 10:10:44 AM
The top one is interesting. If you rotate 90 degrees clockwise, it seems you are about to be in a gunfight....draw... ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 28, 2012, 01:20:57 PM
The top one is interesting. If you rotate 90 degrees clockwise, it seems you are about to be in a gunfight....draw... ;)


How odd: I just followed your instructions, and what I saw was a suspender belt.

Are you sure you're not on sedatives or, more damaging yet, beta-blockers?

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on May 28, 2012, 02:14:46 PM
 :D i was ignoring the contrails  ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: EduPerez on May 29, 2012, 09:03:25 AM
I'll agree with the rest: number one is very nice... and proves again that the photographer is more important than the tool.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 31, 2012, 01:33:46 AM
Thanks, folks!  I like to think the photographer and the camera work together.   ;D

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 31, 2012, 10:13:13 AM
I love birches and larches and (fanatically...) the Valtelline valley.


Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 01, 2012, 02:00:52 AM
Thanks for sharing your work.  Perhaps ironically, I'd prefer the first one w/o the bright yellow tree taking up half the foreground, and only a quiet greenspace of firs with the occasional dab of yellow from the birch in the background and the light.  YMMV!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on June 01, 2012, 05:03:09 PM
Thanks for your analysis. I have the same feelings as yours about this image of some years ago... What does it mean  "w/o" and "YMMV!" ?

Excuse my poor, barbaric English...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 01, 2012, 05:25:22 PM
w/o = without
YMMV = Your mileage may vary (in other words, you might not agree)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 01, 2012, 10:00:54 PM
Thanks, Bill.  I forgot that not all members have netspeak as a first (second, third...) language.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on June 02, 2012, 04:39:04 AM
w/o = without
YMMV = Your mileage may vary (in other words, you might not agree)

Ah! Then I don't agree, let's put the thing so: we agree at 50%... :D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on June 02, 2012, 11:04:05 AM
I love birches and larches and (fanatically...) the Valtelline valley.
They're all good. I see Mike's point about the first. My favourite is the second, though.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: sierraman on June 02, 2012, 09:36:52 PM
Yosemite Valley Ponderosa Pines
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on July 11, 2012, 04:58:25 AM
Trees from the Eyre Peninsular.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8SK3yYWBTZU/T_zv5giLAuI/AAAAAAAABGE/oQUd62vuZZk/s1600/trees_03.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MQsMBmhNNlw/T_zvnRPpOoI/AAAAAAAABF8/h0xQLpdF7z0/s1600/trees_02.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bLEBxiQuiDE/T_zvd5JlhmI/AAAAAAAABF0/OmlBm77dCRo/s1600/trees_01.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on July 11, 2012, 02:52:39 PM
You might find this of interest:

10 Most Famous Trees in the World (http://www.touropia.com/famous-trees-in-the-world/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on July 12, 2012, 03:53:04 AM
In a class of their own, Tom.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on July 12, 2012, 03:56:18 AM
You might find this of interest:

10 Most Famous Trees in the World (http://www.touropia.com/famous-trees-in-the-world/)




And to think that they forgot the Tree of Hope, the most important tree that there is after the chemical saviour genre.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on July 12, 2012, 12:57:02 PM
You might find this of interest:

10 Most Famous Trees in the World (http://www.touropia.com/famous-trees-in-the-world/)

lulz.  I grew up with #6 which, while beautiful, is more famous for being a corporate logo than anything else.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on July 12, 2012, 01:21:10 PM
I would have thought the Bodhi Tree (http://www.sacred-destinations.com/india/bodhgaya-bodhi-tree), Bodhgaya would have been on the list.

Cheers,

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 12, 2012, 03:06:27 PM
Thanks for the link!

Here's a shot from Marcia and one from me.  Both bigleaf maples, both processed with an 'orton effect'.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on July 13, 2012, 10:37:05 AM
Just not sure if I like the processing on this one or not; it's a B&W convo, and one of about 30 I took of this beautiful sandbar in the Merced River just 200m west of Swinging Bridge.  It's too 'something'.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/7556108414_94b152efa0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7556108414/)
Frozen Beach, Merced River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7556108414/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on July 13, 2012, 08:00:39 PM
These were my very first tree portraits... :-)

http://juliestephenson.net/trying-something-new-my-first-tree-portrait/ (http://juliestephenson.net/trying-something-new-my-first-tree-portrait/)

Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 14, 2012, 02:59:17 AM
Love the first one, Julie!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on July 14, 2012, 05:37:51 AM
Love the first one, Julie!!

Mike.
Thanks Mike.. that's my favourite !!! :-)

Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on July 14, 2012, 05:52:13 AM
These were my very first tree portraits... :-)

http://juliestephenson.net/trying-something-new-my-first-tree-portrait/ (http://juliestephenson.net/trying-something-new-my-first-tree-portrait/)

Julie

The Australian Outback has many beautiful species of trees.
Julie's portraits attest to an individual who has a great love and appreciation of the Outback.

Regards

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on July 14, 2012, 06:49:40 PM
The Australian Outback has many beautiful species of trees.
Julie's portraits attest to an individual who has a great love and appreciation of the Outback.

Regards

Tony Jay
Thank you for your kind words Tony. Yes.. I do most definitely have a great love and affinity with the OUtback.

Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 16, 2012, 01:39:46 AM
Certainly had the appearance of being a cold and lonely place to be.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on July 16, 2012, 05:41:57 AM
Dead tree, Pierce Point

Fantastic communication of atmosphere.
I can almost taste that wet chilly mist.

Regards

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 16, 2012, 08:59:20 AM
Fantastic communication of atmosphere.
I can almost taste that wet chilly mist.

Regards

Tony Jay
+1.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on July 16, 2012, 08:07:48 PM
Here are some more tree portraits I took recently on our trip to Karijini in the Pilbara. After my first tree portrait.... I sort of caught the bug!!! :-)

http://juliestephenson.net/trees/ (http://juliestephenson.net/trees/)

This is just one of the 5.

Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on July 16, 2012, 08:13:31 PM
Dead tree, Pierce Point
BRRRRRR... love the mood and simplicity and suggestion of isolation.

Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on July 16, 2012, 08:19:20 PM
Julie, you already know my opinions.

Go for it.

Regards

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on July 16, 2012, 09:02:31 PM
Julie, you already know my opinions.

Go for it.

Regards

Tony Jay
:-)

Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 16, 2012, 11:17:45 PM
Julie,

Your trees have real character! Great!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: amolitor on July 17, 2012, 09:25:33 AM
My Tree. Well, one of 'em.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on July 20, 2012, 12:29:38 AM
Here are some others I thought I would share.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on August 06, 2012, 02:34:03 AM
Here are some shot in some of my favorite locations.  Maine, New Hampshire, Yosemite in B&W
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 07, 2012, 02:43:16 AM
Here are some shot in some of my favorite locations.  Maine, New Hampshire, Yosemite in B&W
The others are good too, but since I have a soft spot for symmetry I really like the second image.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on August 07, 2012, 03:33:10 AM
The others are good too, but since I have a soft spot for symmetry I really like the second image.

Mike.

My thoughts exactly, Mike, although the first has a lovely serenity about it.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: LoisWakeman on August 07, 2012, 05:22:29 AM
I can see a sleeping lamb or rabbit in the first (maple bark) Mike - and now I can't unsee it and enjoy the textures and shapes. The brain is quite fixed in its ways, it seems.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on August 09, 2012, 10:44:13 AM
in Ohio, some years ago
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jule on August 09, 2012, 10:42:40 PM
Here are some others I thought I would share.  T
Tim, i love the second one.... I feel like sort of dancing in the woods! hehehe... And I seem to recall also having a very similar photo of the one at the Grand Canyon, (but I think from memory yours works better than mine did).... which I will have to search through a whole drive of uncategorised, files for. .... Perhaps on a quiet rainy afternoon I shall manke that my mission. Thank you for posting the image to remind me to get that task done. :-)

Julie
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 11, 2012, 07:48:26 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7765237364_3565cbc5e0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on August 14, 2012, 03:25:26 PM
Here are some tree panoramas.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on August 14, 2012, 04:20:58 PM
^^^What a marvelous collection!^^^

Thanks for the post!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 14, 2012, 04:46:26 PM
Love #3!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on August 14, 2012, 05:48:19 PM
Here are some tree panoramas.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Have seen your work and along with these, it is outstanding.

JMR
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on August 14, 2012, 06:03:26 PM
Here are some tree panoramas.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Crap, this is depressing. I don't see the light at the end of tunnel for me when I look at them. Oh well, I might as well enjoy them.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on August 15, 2012, 03:59:46 AM
Here are some tree panoramas.

Steven

Very impressive! Although to describe the last (perhaps my favourite) as a "tree panorama" is stretching a point.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on August 15, 2012, 06:29:35 PM
Thanks all for the kind feedback. I guess I agree the fourth image Patagonia Sunrise stretches the "tree panorama". It took two trips to Patagonia to get the light that I had on the morning of this image and about 12 days of trying. I have added an image of the same tree three years before the panoramic image was taken. As I was shooting this tree with a Canon 1ds mk3 a Puma came out from the grasses and stood beside the tree and looked at me like I was dinner.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 16, 2012, 04:33:02 PM
Great work, Steven - thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: fike on August 16, 2012, 09:15:26 PM
Big tree tentacles...or fingers...or branches overhanging. Violette's Lock, Maryland.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on August 17, 2012, 08:44:57 AM
I like the lane into the sky effect very much, as well as the trees and light.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on August 17, 2012, 12:08:24 PM
Thanks all for the kind feedback. I guess I agree the fourth image Patagonia Sunrise stretches the "tree panorama". It took two trips to Patagonia to get the light that I had on the morning of this image and about 12 days of trying. I have added an image of the same tree three years before the panoramic image was taken. As I was shooting this tree with a Canon 1ds mk3 a Puma came out from the grasses and stood beside the tree and looked at me like I was dinner. Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)


Did it eat you, then?

I'd like to introduce it to the pair of lunches making my white backdrop...

Like the picture though, hungry pumas or not.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on August 17, 2012, 01:07:41 PM
Rob

It stared at me for a few minutes and than walked away through the grasses.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on August 19, 2012, 04:06:55 PM
This was a long while ago, but I remember clearly how the trees struck me as a natural alignment from young, old, to dead.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on August 27, 2012, 10:26:24 AM
This was a long while ago, but I remember clearly how the trees struck me as a natural alignment from young, old, to dead.




Really like that shot.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on August 27, 2012, 10:27:52 AM
Well, on the poetic basis that a tree's a tree for all that, here's another.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: mac_paolo on August 27, 2012, 01:22:02 PM
Having the "tree" keyword in Lightroom helps a lot :)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on August 27, 2012, 01:24:01 PM
Your second shot is striking, Paolo, and I like it a great deal.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: mac_paolo on August 27, 2012, 01:25:48 PM
Your second shot is striking, Paolo, and I like it a great deal.

Jeremy
Thanks Jeremy. I was on a deep fog in a forest near some constructions. The light is coming from a street lamp.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on August 28, 2012, 10:16:39 AM
This tree was down by the banks of the River Charles.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Randy Carone on August 28, 2012, 11:38:24 AM
"and I love that dirty water..."
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 03, 2012, 10:32:24 PM
I think they are both some subtypes of Fagus, although I might be wrong.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 03, 2012, 11:14:54 PM
And few more
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on September 04, 2012, 12:44:10 AM
All good but rest.jpg is my favourite for two reasons - the rows and rows of saplings crowded together creates an interesting visual, but the picnic tables really make the shot for me because of the horizontal planes they add - so unexpected when you get to them.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on September 04, 2012, 01:49:11 AM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6038/6248997314_050e3cf926_o.jpg)

Something about this tree I just love every time I pass it.  So many stories to tell...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 04, 2012, 09:02:46 PM
All good but rest.jpg is my favourite for two reasons - the rows and rows of saplings crowded together creates an interesting visual, but the picnic tables really make the shot for me because of the horizontal planes they add - so unexpected when you get to them.

Mike.

I went around those trees there several times as towards the end of the day the contrast and light between those tightly packed pines are very appealing, but I wasn't really able to get something that I was happy with. I didn't see the potential of this one when I shot it initially. But fast forward a couple of years and I realized that the right crop could make the image much stronger. Sometimes you just need some time away so you can come back with a fresh perspective.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 04, 2012, 11:27:10 PM
Armand, I particularly enjoy the #3, Rest. It has a certain Andreas Gursky quality (this is meant as a compliment).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 06, 2012, 07:34:51 AM
Armand, I particularly enjoy the #3, Rest. It has a certain Andreas Gursky quality (this is meant as a compliment).

Well, one thing is for sure. The size of this print won't be even close to what he does, maybe 2-3% at most (although I would be thrilled if somebody will be willing to pay 2-3% of what Gursky is getting paid  ;) )

PS. you seem to have an interest in Gursky these days
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 06, 2012, 08:08:35 AM
A bad storm in 2006 caused the exposure of the roots of a good number of trees around the edge of Derwentwater, English Lake District. Here a Scots Pine has collapsed into the water

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on September 06, 2012, 09:51:43 AM
How the mighty have fallen!  ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 06, 2012, 10:05:11 AM
Fallen, yes, but still growing
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on September 06, 2012, 10:17:25 AM
I wondered about that. If the fall doesn't bust the tap root, the tree will continue to grow for years. They're kind of like spinal cord injuries, only part doesn't work right anymore while the rest regoups and figures out how to survive.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 11, 2012, 09:09:23 PM
So I tried printing that "rest" shot at a larger size (roughly 12"x18"). At normal viewing distance, such as 4 feet or so it looks very nice however on closer inspection it was significantly less sharp than I expected. A look at the metadata made me realize that it was actually shot with my old Nikon D50 and with about 1/3 cropped out it is a little stretched at that size. This might not be the best place to ask, but have you had any success with uprezing/upsizing the photos and then printing them again? Do they look any sharper?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 11, 2012, 10:57:04 PM
and a couple more
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on September 17, 2012, 02:59:15 AM
From Ormiston Gorge…

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6YbqPDH_QU0/UFbI5CS4JHI/AAAAAAAABHc/e3IeoREQ2OE/s1600/ormiston_gorge_01.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6WQFcpTGogQ/UFbJG1YbqoI/AAAAAAAABHk/P51WIjpoLT4/s1600/ormiston_gorge_02.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on September 17, 2012, 05:17:35 PM
Looks like a wonderful and rather unique place to be!  It's a wonder those trees (especially the second image) hang on when there are spring floods.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on September 17, 2012, 05:48:58 PM
Ormiston Gorge is in Central Astralia.

Most rain in Central Australia is the result of summer monsoon activity that brings large volumes of rain to northern Australia as well as tropical cyclones that originate off the north-west coast. In both instances it is the frequency and degree that the monsoon troughs or cyclones penetrate south and inland that determine the amount of rain that falls.

Nice video of the Gorge here (http://www.nt.gov.au/westmacs/places/ormiston-gorge).

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on September 18, 2012, 02:09:57 AM
Purdy...!!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 02, 2012, 01:38:06 AM
Just returned from Colorado and heading to Maine.  Here are some from the high country.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 05, 2012, 12:26:54 PM
Here are a few more from Colorado.  What a beautiful fall countryside. 
Title: New from Old
Post by: kencameron on October 09, 2012, 12:58:04 AM
Country that was logged around 50 years ago.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: WalterEG on October 09, 2012, 08:11:02 AM
I love it Ken,

It is a fine focus for meditation along with the spirit of Kev Carmody.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 09, 2012, 09:07:15 AM
Just returned from Colorado and heading to Maine.  Here are some from the high country.  T
I really like the looking to the middle best
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jaffy on October 09, 2012, 04:48:36 PM
 'New from old'  had me looking and contemplating life for a while, so thanks Ken.
Title: Re: New from Old
Post by: Patricia Sheley on October 09, 2012, 05:18:52 PM
Country that was logged around 50 years ago.

Hi Ken. What a great document. Romanticly I want it to be the Sycamore remembering his majesty and returning to pass that beauty forward to new younger generations...to change that something has not died, but is, simply different. Most certainly a fine meditation image.

Could you tell if this had grown over the duff and remains, or from  a portion of cambium that survived? Wow, I'd love to see this up close and personal. The new growth forest, is it sycamore?
Title: Re: New from Old
Post by: kencameron on October 09, 2012, 06:08:11 PM
Could you tell if this had grown over the duff and remains, or from  a portion of cambium that survived? Wow, I'd love to see this up close and personal. The new grroth forest, is it sycamore?
Hi Patricia

I think it had grown over the duff and remains. I am pretty sure that the tree itself and much of the regrowth forest is corymbia maculata (http://www.florabank.org.au/lucid/key/species%20navigator/media/html/Corymbia_maculata.htm), the coastal spotted gum, a heart-rendingly beautiful tree that grows in our southern coastal forests. You should come and see them for yourself - I am sure that the many other Australian LuLa members would second that invitation.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on October 09, 2012, 06:56:54 PM
Thanks Ken. It was completely off my radar. Checking a little (as I wondered how it related to Eucalyptus in Hawaii) found this:   http://www.nationalregisterofbigtrees.com.au/listing_view.php?listing_id=548     
"Old Blotchy" on the Au. National Register. Thank you for the travel!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on October 09, 2012, 07:18:13 PM
"Old Blotchy" stands about 20km north along the coast from where I took my shot.
Title: On the lakeshore walk
Post by: kencameron on October 09, 2012, 08:45:01 PM
..down the track past "New from Old".
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Ed B on October 09, 2012, 10:28:26 PM
Thoughts?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: nemo295 on October 15, 2012, 10:40:57 AM
Tree Tunnel, Inverness Ridge Trail, Point Reyes
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on October 16, 2012, 02:10:32 AM
Quite the tunnel indeed!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: fike on October 16, 2012, 10:05:13 AM
Tree Tunnel, Inverness Ridge Trail, Point Reyes
Nice and dark.  good modulation of wide dynamic range.  reminds me of a fairy tale.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: WalterEG on October 16, 2012, 12:31:36 PM
reminds me of a fairy tale.

Fike,

I must confess I did look among the tree trunks for Disney-esque faces lurking in the bark.

It is a wonderful pic.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 28, 2012, 12:39:16 AM
A few more from colorado.  
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on October 29, 2012, 12:27:27 AM
Tree Tunnel, Inverness Ridge Trail, Point Reyes

Im just down the road from that location next door to Ross and need to get there asap.

THanks
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: nemo295 on October 29, 2012, 01:53:43 PM
Im just down the road from that location next door to Ross and need to get there asap.

It's only about 40 minutes from you. Just head west on Sir Francis Drake towards Point Reyes, go though Inverness, bear left towards the Point Reyes Lighthouse and turn left on Mt. Vision Road. Go all the way up to the end and park your car in the parking area near the locked gate. You'll have to walk the last bit. The Inverness Ridge Trail is about a quarter mile trek up the road. Follow the sign at the top of the hill, directing you to the left.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 11, 2012, 04:23:44 AM
A shot from yesterday afternoon's stroll
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on November 11, 2012, 12:16:00 PM
Oddly enough we didn't have much fall colors this year, then finally the past two days everything turns bright yellow but also immediately sheds. Well, I don't like the fall anyway, so no loss there, but ended up taking some pictures nonetheless. I suppose they belong in the category "trees" more than they do in the category "fall colors"…

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 11, 2012, 03:42:07 PM
From today's walk on Exmoor

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Post by: wolfnowl on November 12, 2012, 02:31:15 AM
Interesting perspective, Bill.  It's almost as if the wind is blowing the clouds from the tree like lost leaves.

Mike.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on November 12, 2012, 03:52:40 AM
It was a case of positioning myself to get that perspective. I got a little damp doing so, and couldn't quite get the road out of the picture even then.
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Post by: kikashi on November 12, 2012, 02:12:56 PM
It was a case of positioning myself to get that perspective. I got a little damp doing so, and couldn't quite get the road out of the picture even then.

Worth the effort, I think - and cloning out the road shouldn't be too tricky, if you can be bothered.

Jeremy
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Post by: armand on November 12, 2012, 06:51:29 PM
bare tree, tonight
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 12, 2012, 10:25:02 PM
A tree inspired by sign language.

Finally!!! A landscape worthy of Russ' attention! ;D
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Post by: Didymus on November 14, 2012, 12:08:24 AM
Finally!!! A landscape worthy of Russ' attention! ;D

Okay, I have no idea what to make of that but thanks for the response.
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 14, 2012, 01:45:14 AM
Okay, I have no idea what to make of that but thanks for the response.

Sorry, did not notice you are (relatively) new here. That was kind of an inside joke among older members. We have our friend Russ (posts as RSL), who believes that most landscapes are not worth much unless they contain a "hand of man," i.e., a sign of human presence: a house, road, farm, etc. Well, your photograph couldn't be a better example of a "hand of man" in landscape. :)
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Post by: Mjollnir on November 14, 2012, 09:47:14 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8177739540_c1f14ae324_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8177739540/)
The End of Fall, Yosemite Chapel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8177739540/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 14, 2012, 10:19:46 AM
Beautiful patterns and atmosphere. Just a tad over-sharpened.
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Post by: armand on November 14, 2012, 10:23:10 AM
Excellent, I wish I had taken it. Not even sure you could make it better.
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Post by: opgr on November 16, 2012, 01:53:35 PM
Don't know if this quite works as intended, but I thought it was mildly funny when I saw this scene: Envy

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Post by: tim wolcott on November 17, 2012, 01:59:56 AM
That's a funny looking tree.  Really!
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Post by: Chairman Bill on November 25, 2012, 08:01:18 AM
Taken back in the summer. Must have been a Wednesday afternoon. It rained the day after summer & has been raining pretty much ever since.

This is on Burrow Mump, on the Somerset Levels (aka Sedgemoor), very prone to flooding. A few hills dot the landscape, and two of them, Glastonbury Tor & Burrow Mump, have ruined chapels dedicated to St Michael on their tops.

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Post by: jeremypayne on November 25, 2012, 09:25:39 AM
iPhone + LR ...

(http://thepaynes.dlinkddns.com/web/shore.jpg)
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Post by: kencameron on November 25, 2012, 08:10:31 PM
iPhone + LR ...
Nicely seen and has all the resolution it needs.
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Post by: kencameron on November 25, 2012, 08:24:18 PM
Resaturated.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on December 01, 2012, 03:24:05 PM
Earlier in the season this persimmon has good fruit.

Bruce
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Post by: dmerger on December 01, 2012, 10:43:19 PM
Did you eat any of them?  I have a lot of them around my place, but they're way too tannic to enjoy, no matter how ripe they get.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on December 02, 2012, 09:19:26 AM
Did you eat any of them?  I have a lot of them around my place, but they're way too tannic to enjoy, no matter how ripe they get.

They are sweet, if messy, when ripe and the birds get their share.  It may be a grafted tree; new growth from the roots is not so good.  The photo was taken standing on the roof of one story.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on December 02, 2012, 03:32:28 PM
A line of beech trees forming a field boundary on the local hills

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Post by: wolfnowl on December 02, 2012, 09:04:45 PM
The shadows seems a little blocked up, but I`m sure that`s just the .jpg.  Other than that it looks very good!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Didymus on December 02, 2012, 11:21:29 PM
Fog among the trees
Slowly lifts to make things clear
The sun finds it's way
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on December 03, 2012, 10:38:31 AM
Oak?
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Post by: Didymus on December 03, 2012, 10:46:46 AM
Oak?
Yes
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on December 03, 2012, 05:43:31 PM
Here are four new tree images from my recent fall shoot in the rockies. Horseman 617, Fuji Velvia 50 film.

Hopefully you find these interesting.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on December 03, 2012, 08:28:11 PM
Here are four new tree images from my recent fall shoot in the rockies. Horseman 617, Fuji Velvia 50 film.

Hopefully you find these interesting.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)



"Hanging on" has a tiny bit of a blue cast to it.  I like that.  It works.

Very nice.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on December 04, 2012, 09:39:56 AM
Even though the composition of "harmony" is seen a lot, I like your take on it. A lot.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on December 04, 2012, 09:57:29 AM
(http://pcdn.500px.net/17081447/129baabf48f1c5f4830f0e1881673bc6ace1ba63/4.jpg)

(http://pcdn.500px.net/17081449/f31a8c343662814d058fcae3b2476fc6eedd33cf/4.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on December 15, 2012, 06:27:40 AM
Night Trees

Illuminated by a portable floodlight from a balcony. The sea is in the darkness behind.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: NikoJorj on December 16, 2012, 05:32:39 AM
Three from Majorca - the olive tree is from Banyalbufar (sorry for the accents) - this one did probably see a few centuries passing by!
The pine trees in the 2 others were just by my hotel in Peguera.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on December 16, 2012, 01:36:46 PM
Night Trees

Illuminated by a portable floodlight from a balcony. The sea is in the darkness behind.

Ghostly. I like it.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on December 16, 2012, 04:16:11 PM
Three from Majorca - the olive tree is from Banyalbufar (sorry for the accents) - this one did probably see a few centuries passing by!
The pine trees in the 2 others were just by my hotel in Peguera.

That middle one would have some stories to tell!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on December 20, 2012, 09:56:59 AM
(http://pcdn.500px.net/9728203/596c1ffefa6484be38e3bdcb677247320c857d09/4.jpg)


(http://pcdn.500px.net/6782285/fdc849d5dc299ba07d7cae50f4566426ec6897d8/4.jpg)
Climbing trees.


I miss how long the after noon light lasts in the summer time.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: NikoJorj on December 20, 2012, 10:47:32 AM
Above the Lac du Bourget in front of Aix les Bains, Savoie, France.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on December 20, 2012, 04:36:06 PM
Above the Lac du Bourget in front of Aix les Bains, Savoie, France.



Niko, this is interesting for me.

I feel very little about your Mallorcan stuff, either for or agin, because, I suppose, I’ve been here for 31 years and counting and every guy doing local stock has masses of the same material buried somewhere.

By contrast, your Savoie picture really does appeal to me.

So, what’s going on here, in my head? Am I incapable of seeing the local wood for the trees (groan!) or is it that distant grass is always greener, and that we are condemned to base all of our judgments on the measure of our own experiences and find it impossible to be objective in matters of taste?

I don’t live in the States, and have never set eyes upon the Big Split, the Grand Erosion, but I have seen so many images of it that it has utterly stripped away any curiosity and I have not the remotest wish ever to visit it in reality.

This same ennui must, I imagine (never asked a medic to confirm), affect doctors as it does model photographers regarding the female body. After so much looking and pretty impersonal observation, is there a dulling of the erotic sensitivity when it comes down to personal relationships? As I’ve never been anyone but myself, I have no personal means of telling: can’t run the same race twice. I guess neither can a doctor. Not much point in asking, I suppose.

But it makes one wonder.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: NikoJorj on December 21, 2012, 06:45:21 AM
is it that distant grass is always greener, and that we are condemned to base all of our judgments on the measure of our own experiences and find it impossible to be objective in matters of taste?
I'd rather bet on this one - after all, the desire to profit from that elusive distant grass must have somehow grown hardwired into us as an evolutionary advantage, as might have been the male awe and female envy for a young female body with nice round hips (meaning better chances to survive a pregnancy?).

Being able to add value to those personal seeings, something that might add another level of significance, is just a ethereal ideal - even though a few of Ansel Adam's photographs actually do make me want visit the Grand Canyon (but I fear I may only see the ordinary stuff).

Being neither a medic nor a model photographer, I cannot answer your other question.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jeremypayne on December 21, 2012, 08:55:22 AM
I don’t live in the States, and have never set eyes upon the Big Split, the Grand Erosion, but I have seen so many images of it that it has utterly stripped away any curiosity and I have not the remotest wish ever to visit it in reality.

That's silly, Rob. 

I've seen a good number of images of the crack in the ground, too ... and I can assure you that there isn't an image out there that truly captures the full glory of sunset at the Grand Canyon live and in person ... or hiking into and out of the canyon ... or looking over the edge ... or rafting down the Colorado ...

If you think you've "been there, done that" simply because you've seen some images of the place, you have short-changed yourself.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 21, 2012, 09:52:18 AM
If you think you've "been there, done that" simply because you've seen some images of the place, you have short-changed yourself.
I've been to GC once, after having seen countless excellent photographs of the place. Jeremy is right: No amount of studying pictures beforehand repared me for the real thing, which was indescribably awesome.

The same goes for a number of other places I've been to, such as Canadian Rockies, Death Valley, ...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on December 21, 2012, 10:14:24 AM
I've been to GC once, after having seen countless excellent photographs of the place. Jeremy is right: No amount of studying pictures beforehand repared me for the real thing, which was indescribably awesome.

The same goes for a number of other places I've been to, such as Canadian Rockies, Death Valley, ...




Well Zabriskie Point has a certain elegance...

However, it'll all remain out of reach now, as nobody will give me travel insurance anymore at realistic rates. Ironic, really, because if I could afford that pesky M9 then the insurance would follow!

But I have flown over the African version and I think it's even deeper...

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on December 21, 2012, 10:28:06 AM
That's silly, Rob.  

I've seen a good number of images of the crack in the ground, too ... and I can assure you that there isn't an image out there that truly captures the full glory of sunset at the Grand Canyon live and in person ... or hiking into and out of the canyon ... or looking over the edge ... or rafting down the Colorado ...

If you think you've "been there, done that" simply because you've seen some images of the place, you have short-changed yourself.


Once, I had a PR client who booked me to do a shoot with him in Port Glasgow, on the Clyde. I'd imagined it was just a building, and it was, but the job consisted of going up in one of those lifts that are stapled to the exterior of the shells of new highrises. I've never been so petrified in my life. I detest heights except when flying, and I once had the pleasure of the combination of window seat and beautiful weather that let me see the world beneath me from Glasgow to Palma de Mallorca; tried to guess where in France we were, but it was quite impossible to tell. Still a beautiful experience, though. We have some pretty tall sea cliffs here; I avoid them too when I can, which is mostly unless there are visitors.

When we first came to live here I went to catch a sunrise on the headland from the top of Formentor; my son was with me and apart from the seagulls sussing us out it was absolutely silent. But it didn't feel good, however beautiful it was; just felt that we shouldn't really be there, that we were intruders into another world where we didn't belong.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: dmerger on December 21, 2012, 12:21:53 PM
tried to guess where in France we were, but it was quite impossible to tell.

I've used a GPS, with built in maps, on flights.  Flying is a little more enjoyable if you can identify what you're seeing out the window. 

I agree with the comments above about the Grand Canyon and other landscapes.  No matter how good a photo I capture, or other great photos I've seen, none of them come close to capturing the beauty and awe of the real thing.
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Post by: armand on December 21, 2012, 12:35:24 PM
That's silly, Rob. 

I've seen a good number of images of the crack in the ground, too ... and I can assure you that there isn't an image out there that truly captures the full glory of sunset at the Grand Canyon live and in person ... or hiking into and out of the canyon ... or looking over the edge ... or rafting down the Colorado ...

If you think you've "been there, done that" simply because you've seen some images of the place, you have short-changed yourself.

I also add to this, even if you see pictures or documentaries until it's in front of you you don't fully realize the scale.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on December 21, 2012, 02:40:34 PM
Four more panoramic images from my recent shoot in the Rockies. All images taken with a Horseman 617 with Velvia 50 Film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
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Post by: RobbieV on December 21, 2012, 03:12:33 PM
Outstanding work. Some of my favourites ever, on here.
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Post by: armand on December 22, 2012, 10:40:52 PM
Four more panoramic images from my recent shoot in the Rockies. All images taken with a Horseman 617 with Velvia 50 Film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

I like the first and the last the most
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Post by: stevenf on December 22, 2012, 11:10:12 PM
Armand

Thanks for the feedback, I am just in the decision process for print choices for a show as part of a photo festival.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on December 22, 2012, 11:36:01 PM
Bagni di masino beech forest, 1 november.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on December 23, 2012, 01:15:18 PM
Bagni di masino beech forest, 1 november.

Love it, makes me feel I'm actually there! And I do want to be there ...
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Post by: muntanela on December 23, 2012, 05:02:13 PM
Love it, makes me feel I'm actually there! And I do want to be there ...

The forest isn't very large but really primeval. There is also a lovely ancient spa with hotel ( XVI-XVII cent.).  Masino Valley is very beautiful and quite unspoiled (no ski resorts) with wonderful granite mountains. See also Mello Valley, the small italian Yosemity...When you want... tell me...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on December 23, 2012, 05:07:57 PM
Lovely forest, nice colors. In the shot, not sure about so much sky - it demands more attention that it deserves (with acknowledgment to a comment by Tim Walcott on one of my images).
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Post by: Tony Jay on December 23, 2012, 06:38:48 PM
Bagni di masino beech forest, 1 november.

All the ingredients for an image magnifique are present in this composition but I feel inclined to agree with Ken that the sky just has slightly too much prominence. Some of the foreground also has some dead space.
This is an excellent effort though and should provide a lot of inspiration for the future.

Tony Jay
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Post by: tim wolcott on December 24, 2012, 01:23:22 AM
Ken it deserves more attention, but more important needs a ladder and heavier fog.  This would eliminate more of the sky and bring the attention to the forest and trees.  But give it a better composition.  I often carry a ladder with my ridiculously heavy camera bag out.  Its very painful but nothing is worse than not getting the shot you really want.  Its like running a 400 meter race and letting your guard down at the end.  Never say never.  And yes I used to run professionally. 

The third ones was shot from a ladder in Maine during a storm. 

Been away, here are a few others.  Tim Wolcott
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Post by: Tony Jay on December 24, 2012, 02:06:18 AM
Tim, maybe you are the man to talk to with regard to shooting in a rainforest (there is plenty around my locale) but I have always had a lot of problems capturing the essence of the rainforest.
Other types of scenes appear much easier to achieve really good compositions.
It is true that I have pursued several ideas with some success but have yet to have to really nail the concept.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Tony Jay
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Post by: kencameron on December 24, 2012, 04:06:09 AM
I often carry a ladder with my ridiculously heavy camera bag out. 
Great shots as always Tim.

Ever since you first mentioned that ladder, I have been looking out for you. I have seen men with camera bags, and men with ladders, but so far no man with a heavy camera bag and a ladder. I am beginning to think we just don't hang out in the same forest.

Have a great xmas. Everyone else too.
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Post by: Rob C on December 24, 2012, 11:47:59 AM
Tim, maybe you are the man to talk to with regard to shooting in a rainforest (there is plenty around my locale) but I have always had a lot of problems capturing the essence of the rainforest.Other types of scenes appear much easier to achieve really good compositions.
It is true that I have pursued several ideas with some success but have yet to have to really nail the concept.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Tony Jay



Tony, that's a simple condition to cure, don't even need an antibiotic: just stop looking at the forest and see the wood.

Just like this: not a forest in sight, just wood, Kodachrome and red mud. Season's greetings to you.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on December 24, 2012, 01:25:31 PM
Tony

Here are four of my rainforest images, I hope you find them interesting. Camera Horseman 617 Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on December 24, 2012, 05:47:42 PM
Tony, that's a simple condition to cure, don't even need an antibiotic: just stop looking at the forest and see the wood.

Just like this: not a forest in sight, just wood, Kodachrome and red mud. Season's greetings to you.

;-)

Rob C

Thank you Rob - and a Merry Christmas to you too.

You are not wrong in your assertion: it is difficult to see the forest properly - all those damn trees keep getting in the way.
My photography has grown out of a love for the outdoors in general and so far most of the things that I really care about I have managed to get portfolio-grade images or approaching that standard.
The glaring exception so far is the rainforest. Rainforests fascinate me, yet, photographically at least, I am not seeing and capturing anything more than what I would characterize as slightly above average pics at best (One or two recent images may stand the test of time - we will see).
So, I am not trying to shoot subject matter that I am indifferent about, and I am not bereft of ideas, but it is becoming somewhat apparent to me that there may be technique issues that have escaped me.

On a completely different note - Thank you for your kindness and guidance through the course of the year. It is very much appreciated.

Your friend

Tony Jay
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Post by: Tony Jay on December 24, 2012, 06:25:55 PM
Steven thank you for your interest in my predicament.

I have gone back through the thread a little way and had a look at several of your contributions.
Beautiful images all.
Your 'Aspen glow' has the visual impact for me of the finale of the 1812 Overture - a true tour de force.

I am not completely conversant with your equipment but if memory serves your Horseman is a dedicated panoramic camera.
Either that or you really like that particular aspect ratio for your panoramas.

Come to think of it does shooting with a particular aspect ratio in mind (easier if your Horseman is indeed a dedicated panoramic camera) help with visualizing the outcome? The answer may be self-evident but perhaps there is a bit more to this than I realize. I would appreciate any comments that you have.

As already stated I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing your image posts.
Those four rainforest pics remind a little of the forest architecture of what would be termed wet sclerophyll forest in Australia. The Eucalypts may possibly be a bit taller though.
The tropical and subtropical rainforest that I shoot in seem to be much denser (although I admit that I have never shot in the temperate rainforest that I assume is somewhere in North America - perhaps Oregon or Washington State?).
I am interested to know whether if that is the case, and not just my interpretation, would that change your approach in any way?

I will post a couple of images in the next day or so to show images that I believe are passable.
Any comments in general and critiques of the images would be appreciated.

A Merry Christmas to you Steven.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on December 24, 2012, 06:48:57 PM
Hi Tony

Thanks for the kind feedback. Autumn Glow is a big seller for me, just sold one this week. the images are from Moss Ferns and Maples British Columbia and the other three are from Rainforest on the south island of New Zealand. The Horseman 617 is a dedicated film panoramic camera with a three to one ratio, none of the images are cropped. It makes it easier for the galleries that sell my work to have consistent image sizes.  I use the Schneider lenses, each one has a viewfinder. The viewfinder is key to locating imagery in the forest. You could use framing cards, hopefully Tim will join the discussion he believes in using framing cards. I had the pleasure to meet Tim and shoot around with him last fall. Tim is a great guy and very passionate about his work. Forest imagery is a real challenge given how chaotic the forest can be especially the forests you mention. I will look for your posts and comment. Here is a recent magazine article from F11 Magazine on my photography that may have some interest. Thanks again for your kind feedback. Happy holidays, got to run, I am cooking dinner.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

http://www.f11magazine.com/site/pdf/f11%20Magazine%20-%20Issue%2017%20-%20DecemberJanuary%202013.pdf
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on December 25, 2012, 02:19:51 AM
Steven thanks for the links.

I read the article in f11 magazine in full.
Very interesting.

I think what stood out for me was the issue of time.
This is something that for me is in short supply generally.
Often I only get a single day at a time and even going back to areas that I know may make for a pleasant time in the forest but due to light or weather only very moderate shooting conditions a lot of the time.
The time factor limits the search for optimal compositions too.

To compensate for the above limitations I frequently shoot mini-landscapes with the focus (pun intended) on smaller elements in the forest.
In Queensland there are many locales where I could shoot but possibly what is required is to select a particular area and explore it in detail.
Possibly this would allow me to slowly assemble places with good compositions and then hopefully when the light is good I might get the odd winner.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on December 25, 2012, 04:08:25 AM
Lovely forest, nice colors. In the shot, not sure about so much sky - it demands more attention that it deserves (with acknowledgment to a comment by Tim Walcott on one of my images).


I agree. I feel there is too much "vacuum" in the middle,not only too much sky.

Here another image (I had to cut the rock on the left).

The difficulty with the composition of these images is that the slope is quite steep...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 26, 2012, 02:13:57 PM
Your thinking right but:  If you want the colors to be the brightest part of your image and give it more focus on your subject matter you need to find great trees with big hills behind it. 

Steven and I went to Colorado this year and it was great to shoot together.  But having big hills or mountains to be the backdrop allows your colors of the trees you want to be the primary interest.  This is always the problem when shooting trees.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on December 26, 2012, 05:32:22 PM
Your thinking right but:  If you want the colors to be the brightest part of your image and give it more focus on your subject matter you need to find great trees with big hills behind it. 

Steven and I went to Colorado this year and it was great to shoot together.  But having big hills or mountains to be the backdrop allows your colors of the trees you want to be the primary interest.  This is always the problem when shooting trees.  Tim


Do you mean something like this?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on December 27, 2012, 02:50:00 AM
Yes but I was referring to your previous image with the tree in the fore ground and having the mountain in the back.  But yes same principle.  But I will have to say you can find lots of trees but very few with the right make-up that makes it work.  Usually all the best trees are not anywhere the mountains are.  Its a lot of work to find the right scenario.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: mac_paolo on December 27, 2012, 04:27:22 AM
Hi Tony

Thanks for the kind feedback. Autumn Glow is a big seller for me, just sold one this week. the images are from Moss Ferns and Maples British Columbia and the other three are from Rainforest on the south island of New Zealand. The Horseman 617 is a dedicated film panoramic camera with a three to one ratio, none of the images are cropped. It makes it easier for the galleries that sell my work to have consistent image sizes.  I use the Schneider lenses, each one has a viewfinder. The viewfinder is key to locating imagery in the forest. You could use framing cards, hopefully Tim will join the discussion he believes in using framing cards. I had the pleasure to meet Tim and shoot around with him last fall. Tim is a great guy and very passionate about his work. Forest imagery is a real challenge given how chaotic the forest can be especially the forests you mention. I will look for your posts and comment. Here is a recent magazine article from F11 Magazine on my photography that may have some interest. Thanks again for your kind feedback. Happy holidays, got to run, I am cooking dinner.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

http://www.f11magazine.com/site/pdf/f11%20Magazine%20-%20Issue%2017%20-%20DecemberJanuary%202013.pdf
I admire your work. I really do.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Paolo
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on December 27, 2012, 05:05:49 AM
Yes but I was referring to your previous image with the tree in the fore ground and having the mountain in the back.  But yes same principle.  But I will have to say you can find lots of trees but very few with the right make-up that makes it work.  Usually all the best trees are not anywhere the mountains are.  Its a lot of work to find the right scenario.  Tim



Just like finding world-standard pinup girls in Mallorca, then? Great locations from natural to man-made, both ancient and modern, but nobody to put into them. Of course, there are beautiful girls, but they have no interest in photography - why should they have? Because I wish they did?

Oh well, guess we're all babes in the woods in some way or another.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on December 27, 2012, 02:58:10 PM
I really simply walk and try to pay tribute to what I find and like.... Sometimes, in some misterious way, I fall in love with something and return again and again...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on December 27, 2012, 10:37:37 PM
Hi Paolo

Thanks for the kind feedback. There are some incredible photos posted on this site.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: hapkido1996 on January 01, 2013, 09:12:54 PM
(http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/DSC_1032_01_zpsf7da641e.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on January 07, 2013, 02:45:34 AM
Better late than never!
Apologies for the delay Steven.

A rainforest image that I believe is passable.
Comments welcome.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 07, 2013, 04:10:55 AM
Tony, that's because you did stop looking at the forest and concentrated on a tree... ;-)

Other genres share the problem: photographers who can only do faces and not figures; guys who go out on a limb about legs and others who baulk at a boob. It's a mad world and that's why it still goes round and round, aimlessly, never learning from its own experience. Hence the value of the black hole: the ultimate coup de grâce.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on January 07, 2013, 04:28:18 AM
Tony, that's because you did stop looking at the forest and concentrated on a tree... ;-)

Thanks for your comment Rob.
It is true that I focused right in on the buttress roots of this majestic rainforest tree and I think a fair image resulted (personally I think it looks really good printed to A2 however, it looks a little flat on monitor).
Nonetheless it is an interesting conundrum for me that despite a longstanding fascination with rainforests I feel that my overall standard of shooting in rainforests has not matched or grown with my results in other environments.
Generally those subjects that interest me have resulted in fair and improving images of those subjects - the gap remains with the rainforest.

However, that image was shot recently and was the result of an idea I had when planning the trip.
I am not out of ideas (possibly my biggest limitation is time) but would nonetheless appreciate critique and suggestions

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on January 07, 2013, 08:30:56 AM
Better late than never!
Apologies for the delay Steven.

A rainforest image that I believe is passable.
Comments welcome.

Tony Jay

These are some of the best looking roots that I've ever seen! The usual banyan roots are also fascinating (and difficult to capture) but these are a step above.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on January 07, 2013, 09:24:58 AM
it looks a little flat on monitor

that's because you're not utilising the full DR available. Go readjust the exposure so you hit the right side of the histo and then use brightness to readjust the overall tone back to something believable. (See attached image). Should liven up your image considerably. I also suggest to heavily apply dodge&burn  on those spots that distract from the lines. (Like all insets with dead leaves). This would both improve the focus on the roots, as well as increase the perception of depth. You only have contrast to generate the 3D experience that no doubt these roots exhibit in real life. How large are these IRL?

 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 07, 2013, 01:13:29 PM
Hi Tony

I like Oscars crop and image adjustment to your image. I always ask myself when composing is there anything that I can remove from the scene to simplify the image. Less is always more and in a rainforest the chaos and clutter makes it hard to find a composition. Generally speaking getting in closer is a way to simplify.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 07, 2013, 02:19:08 PM
Hi Tony

I like Oscars crop and image adjustment to your image. I always ask myself when composing is there anything that I can remove from the scene to simplify the image. Less is always more and in a rainforest the chaos and clutter makes it hard to find a composition. Generally speaking getting in closer is a way to simplify.
Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)


Whilst this is true, and I've said as much, it still fails to solve the problem of representing the forest rather than a single plant. Maybe the only successful way of during this is as per the nature tv series: use a chopper (the flying, not the cutting sort!).

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on January 07, 2013, 03:01:22 PM
that's because you're not utilising the full DR available. Go readjust the exposure so you hit the right side of the histo and then use brightness to readjust the overall tone back to something believable. (See attached image). Should liven up your image considerably. I also suggest to heavily apply dodge&burn  on those spots that distract from the lines. (Like all insets with dead leaves). This would both improve the focus on the roots, as well as increase the perception of depth. You only have contrast to generate the 3D experience that no doubt these roots exhibit in real life. How large are these IRL?

Thanks Oscar.
The original post processing was done with a print in mind.
The print is excellent and brings out the the very issue you identify - 3D depth.
I do actually like how this looks on a bog-standard monitor rather than my high-end NEC.
I will go back to the RAW with your principle in mind and see whether I can improve the result.
As for the roots - they are massive, belonging to a tree that is well over a hundred feet high.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 07, 2013, 03:04:30 PM
Rob

Have a look at some of my work. I rarely show one plant or tree. I try and find a colour, design or pattern and use this for my composition. I do elimiate elements in my composition that do not fit the other elements.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 07, 2013, 08:47:16 PM
Yes, but let's not fail to see the trees for the forest!  ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 08, 2013, 06:26:42 AM
A couple from last winter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on January 08, 2013, 06:34:39 AM
A couple from last winter
Both good.
I like #1 the best - beautiful light!

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 08, 2013, 06:36:39 AM
Thanks Tony. And the full-size image looks so much better (NSS)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on January 08, 2013, 06:41:22 AM
Thanks Tony. And the full-size image looks so much better (NSS)
Yup, I'm with you there - I have never posted an image here that hasn't been printed to at least A2 size prior.
The monitor often gives a dissapointing view compared to the print. (in my case anyway - different monitors for laptop that is used for internet use versus postprocessing workstation.)

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on January 08, 2013, 07:38:32 AM
A couple from last winter

Both are nice but I prefer the second, gives more of a fairytale atmosphere
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: diuser on January 08, 2013, 10:01:28 AM
a winter tree
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 08, 2013, 10:11:26 AM
With a heron. Nice
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RawheaD on January 08, 2013, 11:00:41 AM
Didn't get to shoot as much IR trees during our latest trip out SW.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8347775548_5db1d31fdd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/8347775548/)
Longevity (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawhead/8347775548/) by Dr. RawheaD (http://www.flickr.com/people/rawhead/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on January 08, 2013, 02:02:46 PM
A winter walk in the woods of Lage Vuursche (Netherlands)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on January 15, 2013, 12:12:33 AM
Serpentine Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NqyIp6Ni-Ds/UPTkaA1pmSI/AAAAAAAABKA/lQr0ZGmM_Ug/s1600/serpentine_gorge_01.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 15, 2013, 01:42:19 AM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 15, 2013, 06:23:56 AM
Serpentine Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NqyIp6Ni-Ds/UPTkaA1pmSI/AAAAAAAABKA/lQr0ZGmM_Ug/s1600/serpentine_gorge_01.jpg)

Cheers,



Beautiful; couldn't be cropped any better.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on January 15, 2013, 06:58:40 AM
Lovely!

Looks just like I remembered it.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on January 15, 2013, 09:21:43 AM
Serpentine Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NqyIp6Ni-Ds/UPTkaA1pmSI/AAAAAAAABKA/lQr0ZGmM_Ug/s1600/serpentine_gorge_01.jpg)

Cheers,

Are you sure this is shown with the correct colorprofile?

It says sRGB, but it looks extremely dull. The histogram also suggests you could gain much more regarding colors and dynamic range. Just as an example see attached. (Don't blow the left-most tree like in the example, though).




Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on January 15, 2013, 10:45:36 AM
I worked on this before I saw OPGR's response which I find overcooked in every area but wifey chores got in the way of posting it sooner.

My first response was it needed a bit of warmth so I did a warming edit but found somewhat like OPGR's edit, a bit too warm.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8384127036_4219772589_o.jpg)

So, I took my edit and pasted it over his original, reduced the opacity to 50% and came up with this...warmer but won't frtiz your fingers, yet retaining most of the coolness of the canyon.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8220/8384127136_75016c3740_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 15, 2013, 11:22:25 AM
Lovely!

Looks just like I remembered it.

Tony Jay

I'm right there with Tony. Maybe it is because I love the time I am able to spend in similar areas, and have many times studied the light with a large grey isolating card I sometimes carry. Even a small multi adapt framing card reveals wonderful secrets about that light and its subtle color. The revisions offered above , for me, remove the magical and palpable sense of that place at that moment. I can see where a bit of judicious sculpting might tweak depth a bit in the area right in image but I like it just as presented.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on January 15, 2013, 11:38:52 AM
That's the beauty of having been there...everything else just becomes someone else's interpretation, thus their vision. I tend to like warmer than cooler, probably too much. Russ is helping me to understand better the simplicity of less is more.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 15, 2013, 12:27:34 PM
 helping me to understand...
The beauty is that you are making the effort to see! You did not dismiss this image...you went to work wondering. Just a thought though. These spaces, these places have volume and stories. They surround you, closely or large writ. You can feel the temperature on your back...the color floating there is describing the shape, the volume, the speech and language of that place. Now you may wish to see on the desk before you a pleasurable and warm assembly of colors and that is fine. That is purpose built and as such can be magnified as you chose to do. But this place drew the photographer for just what it is. (The other edit offered above I just don't feel I can comment on with any veracity because I have the sense here and elsewhere that there are calibration issues at play) In your case I see clearly your thinking and strongly sense your willingness to step well out of your close vision to another level entirely and I celebrate that juncture for you. I envy the photographers that see and feel behind themselves, around themselves and manage through careful study or luck to pass that forward to the viewer...not just a pretty group of pixels arranged for pleasure but with a story of place to tell. A studio drop cloth did not unroll behind the photographer here isolating that in front of the lense from the location...the location and its volume came to us beautifully observed and expressed. There is no right or wrong... but the gift of finding oneself in a place that makes us work harder is the beauty of it all....and how fortunate we are to have these opportunities at all!
(an aside...Rob C is doing some wonderful cell phone captures of rust, chips, peels..even they exhibit this sense of volume...it is so much more than color and/or temp...while it is easy to be drawn to the voluptuous nature of his portraits, they too have that sense of more behind/around us in that space)

Anyway...have stayed too long...stay open!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on January 15, 2013, 01:20:17 PM
Okay, there is indeed something funky going on with attachment images colorwise. Rob C has mentioned it previously. Investigating now...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 15, 2013, 01:32:50 PM
I'm right there with Tony. Maybe it is because I love the time I am able to spend in similar areas, and have many times studied the light with a large grey isolating card I sometimes carry. Even a small multi adapt framing card reveals wonderful secrets about that light and its subtle color. The revisions offered above , for me, remove the magical and palpable sense of that place at that moment. I can see where a bit of judicious sculpting might tweak depth a bit in the area right in image but I like it just as presented.
Me too. I find the original appealing and believable. Every one of the attempted "improvements" just kills the magic, for me.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 16, 2013, 12:14:26 AM
Not sure if I posted this one before, but here we go (Grand Teton NP):

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3276/3100667944_c8908edc44.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3100667944/)
Aspens I (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobodan_blagojevic/3100667944/) by Slobodan Blagojevic (http://www.flickr.com/people/slobodan_blagojevic/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on January 20, 2013, 01:26:00 PM
Tree plus canola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canola) near Cootamundra, South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HgP71xxM-D0/UPw02sp__2I/AAAAAAAABKg/xLARSg0Liyc/s1600/canola.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dahlmann on January 20, 2013, 03:39:51 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8224/8397064233_dfbfb00a6f_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/8397064233/)
Howqua/Eildon VIC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/8397064233/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr

Victoria/Australia Lake Eildon.

Cheers



/Dahlmann
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on January 21, 2013, 02:57:36 PM
Because the other thread is for pussies who can't handle critique…

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 21, 2013, 03:33:50 PM
Because the other thread is for pussies who can't handle critique…

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 21, 2013, 03:45:32 PM
Dahlmann, love the "dusty pink" tonality... and the vignette.

Oscar, a well-done classic (or, what some would insist, a cliche - in any case, a compliment). Perhaps adding a bit of a vignette too?

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on January 22, 2013, 03:16:01 AM
Victoria/Australia Lake Eildon.
/Dahlmann

I think it would be even better with the upper branches. That's a pretty brutal crop.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 22, 2013, 04:14:54 AM
I think it would be even better with the upper branches. That's a pretty brutal crop.

Jeremy
I agree.  Great potential, but it needs the rest of the tree.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 23, 2013, 01:13:25 AM
A couple odd ones. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on January 23, 2013, 05:04:13 AM
A couple odd ones. 
I love the second, Tim.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 23, 2013, 05:12:40 AM
One from this morning

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: francois on January 23, 2013, 05:15:16 AM
A couple odd ones. 

The first one is very graphic... simple shapes. I like it but almost don't see the tree.

The second image, in my opinion, is more interesting, I like it better! It tells me a story about life in the desert.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on January 23, 2013, 09:21:38 AM
Two birches (young and old?, alive and dead?) near my hortulus secretus, Valtelline Valley.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 23, 2013, 04:51:53 PM
Four more pans from last fall. All images taken with a Horseman 617, Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on January 26, 2013, 08:16:29 PM
Cypress Trees and Spanish Moss

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8357/8418768572_4b8c2bc49d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on January 26, 2013, 09:10:02 PM
Some old images from Western Australia, it's not very often that you get such good reflections.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H0Dbp-EoQ8I/UQSK7NS_w6I/AAAAAAAABLw/lPvXQYskweI/s1600/WA2.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MfLPnxpVwDQ/UQSLBKrbNCI/AAAAAAAABL4/XeZWrVOvUC0/s1600/WA1.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YukZaiCo34Y/UQSLHv4lTuI/AAAAAAAABMA/RhFRQLYASzg/s1600/WA3.jpg)

Cheers,

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on January 26, 2013, 09:22:57 PM
Tom, images like this always want to make me pack up my Patrol and get going.
But, but, Western Australia is ginormous.
Can you remember where you where when you shot these images.
Apologies if I am stretching the memories.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on January 27, 2013, 02:25:39 AM
Tom, images like this always want to make me pack up my Patrol and get going.
But, but, Western Australia is ginormous.
Can you remember where you where when you shot these images.
Apologies if I am stretching the memories.

Tony Jay

The place is Parkeyerring Lake (http://www.tombrown.id.au/monochrome/monochrome.html) (last slide show), it's north of Albany.

The Google Map satellite image of the area (https://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Wagin+WA,+Australia&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=Fcm_A_4dEIf-Bg&ll=-33.369603,117.356515&spn=0.02921,0.056305&t=h&z=15&iwloc=addr) is very interesting. I was in a hurry so I didn't stay long. There are a number of lakes in the area but I dont know if there are walking tracks or not but it is something that has potential.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on January 27, 2013, 04:29:38 AM
The place is Parkeyerring Lake (http://www.tombrown.id.au/monochrome/monochrome.html) (last slide show), it's north of Albany.

The Google Map satellite image of the area (https://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Wagin+WA,+Australia&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=Fcm_A_4dEIf-Bg&ll=-33.369603,117.356515&spn=0.02921,0.056305&t=h&z=15&iwloc=addr) is very interesting. I was in a hurry so I didn't stay long. There are a number of lakes in the area but I dont know if there are walking tracks or not but it is something that has potential.

Cheers,

Thanks Tom.

Albany is a fair hike from Brisbane but one of these days I will get to explore the more southerly parts of WA.

Just at the moment though I am typing this in the light of my laptop.
The ex-cyclone just blew through - literally.
No power at the moment.
Trees down everywhere.
One fallen tree has just missed the house - totalled the clothes line and a picket fence though.
Wind is still howling but the rain has stopped for now.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: ErikKaffehr on January 27, 2013, 05:31:56 AM
Hi,

I like the "Mono lake" shot best and perhaps the last one. I have an issue with the colors, on some pictures, I think they go over the top.

Best regards
Erik
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 27, 2013, 05:51:46 AM
One from the Quantock Hills earlier this week

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on January 28, 2013, 10:35:15 AM
Thanks Erik,  I didn't editprofile them for the web.  But they are close.  I tend to shoot for color.  I wait till the light is perfect to make the colors very big.  Tim Wolcott
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on January 29, 2013, 01:36:01 PM
One from the Quantock Hills earlier this week



Has the feel almost of a Currier/Ives litho... :) 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on January 31, 2013, 02:30:15 AM
Here is one from Utah last November.

Ronny
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on January 31, 2013, 03:37:21 AM
Here is one from Utah last November.

Lovely light.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 31, 2013, 12:52:08 PM
Nice!

Reminds me of something similar I took in Grand Teton:
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 31, 2013, 03:13:30 PM
Reminds me of this photo on Alain Briot's website

http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Print-of-the-month-118.html (http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Print-of-the-month-118.html)

Steven
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on January 31, 2013, 04:37:30 PM
Reminds me of this photo on Alain Briot's website

http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Print-of-the-month-118.html (http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Print-of-the-month-118.html)

Steven

It´s very close, and the image below is a picture of Alain when he takes the image you are linking to.  ;D

The image was taken on a workshop with Alain.  ;)

Ronny
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 31, 2013, 04:58:21 PM
I thought it must have been a workshop. The light was to similar.

Beautiful image.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on January 31, 2013, 10:36:22 PM
How odd I clicked on the file name, rather than the image itself, only to have it open in Photoshop.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 31, 2013, 10:42:32 PM
How odd I clicked on the file name, rather than the image itself, only to have it open in Photoshop.

Perhaps because you set it in general preferences that jpeg files be always opened in Photoshop?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on January 31, 2013, 10:47:14 PM
I did not know that I was choosing to actually open the file rather than viewing it via my browser...

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on February 01, 2013, 01:12:09 AM
I did not know that I was choosing to actually open the file rather than viewing it via my browser...

If you click the name, it will start a download,
if you click the thumbnail, it will view in your browser...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on February 01, 2013, 05:35:15 AM
Lovely light.

Jeremy



Without intending to reopen old sores: doesn't that comment sum up, pefectly, the difference between creating and observing that I vaguely recall discussing in another thread?

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 01, 2013, 09:45:59 AM
Some trees in Vernuga, Valtelline Valley. I think they should be populus tremula, (aspens?).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 01, 2013, 05:27:37 PM
I'm not sure if that's what they should be, but that's what they appear to be!  :)

Populus tremuloides here in North America - similar, but a bit different.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 03, 2013, 02:14:35 AM
Here is one with extreme dynamic range.  Certainly a very hard image to pull off.  I tried for 4 years to get this image to happen with the right set of clouds and fall color on the distant shore, with no wind and the right grasses on the shoreline.  Finally it happened.  Its also a stitch at 15 sec.  May I say what a bitch.  15 sec with no wind for 2 shots in row.  BUt I got it in one take.  Thats all I had before the wind came up and clouds changed. Tim Wolcott
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on February 03, 2013, 10:09:21 AM
Up in Teton National Park wandering through the countryside...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 03, 2013, 12:40:27 PM
Decorated for Christmas with all the trimmings. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 03, 2013, 03:29:40 PM
I'm not sure if that's what they should be, but that's what they appear to be!  :)

Populus tremuloides here in North America - similar, but a bit different.

Mike.


Thank you very much Mike :), at last I understand what the aspens are. I began some years ago thinking the aspens are betula, more recently concluded they could be populus tremula but I too saw the difference: the trunk of my populus isn't white...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on February 03, 2013, 05:29:22 PM
Decorated for Christmas with all the trimmings. 
Very different to those with which I associate you... work of a style (not stylization) and technique unique to a photographer's intimacy with place...this one very different to those, but draws me in to hear you in the considerations at the time..
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 03, 2013, 08:58:41 PM
Thanks Patricia, I would agree.  Although I'm always looking for trees that stand out in their own merit.  But they are not easily found.  In the past I have drawn out the trees I'm looking for to refresh my memory when I'm out shooting.  This one has stood out for years but it takes a lot of rain and snow 2 years before these Sugar Pine to develop these amazing large Cones.  But the difficulty is to get the separation from the background and have the background add to the shot.  Here are some I have posted before that I love in this style.  The first is dogwood shot in the full moon for 8 minutes.  Second is a ancient pine "I drew the shot I wanted seven years earlier"  that has such amazing structure with a rain drizzle making the background very elegant.  The third is a 500 year grove oaks which I watched turn color for 7 days and finally capture it.  The fourth is a study of ancient folding screen from Japan and my rendition of what I wanted to capture and create as though I was a painter.  Loved our chat in the past.  Tim Wolcott
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 04, 2013, 02:52:02 AM

Thank you very much Mike :), at last I understand what the aspens are. I began some years ago thinking the aspens are betula, more recently concluded they could be populus tremula but I too saw the difference: the trunk of my populus isn't white...

No, Betula sp. is birch, and not all birch have white bark.  Populus tremuloides have a creamy-white/green bark, but Populus grandidentata have more of of an orangey/green bark.  Other poplars like the cottonwoods can vary greatly.  One thing all Populus sp. in North America have in common (except balsam poplar - there's one in every crowd) is a flat leaf stalk or petiole.  This is the stem that goes from the base of the leaf to the branch.  The flat petiole makes the leaves rustle in the breeze, hence names like 'trembling aspen' or 'quaking aspen'.

Okay, that's enough dendrology for the day.

Mike.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 04, 2013, 09:35:34 AM
No, Betula sp. is birch, and not all birch have white bark.  Populus tremuloides have a creamy-white/green bark, but Populus grandidentata have more of of an orangey/green bark.  Other poplars like the cottonwoods can vary greatly.  One thing all Populus sp. in North America have in common (except balsam poplar - there's one in every crowd) is a flat leaf stalk or petiole.  This is the stem that goes from the base of the leaf to the branch.  The flat petiole makes the leaves rustle in the breeze, hence names like 'trembling aspen' or 'quaking aspen'.

Okay, that's enough dendrology for the day.

Mike.

Mike.

I'll copy your very useful  lesson in "populology" in order to study it later, as thanks I post the birch (it's a she, a girl) of my hortulus secretus portrayed in july and in october, in the mist and under a snowfall.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 04, 2013, 09:38:24 AM
The autumn colour is lovely. Very nice light, nicely captured.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 05, 2013, 02:13:24 AM
The autumn colour is lovely. Very nice light, nicely captured.

Yes.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: LoisWakeman on February 05, 2013, 04:39:56 AM
How odd I clicked on the file name, rather than the image itself, only to have it open in Photoshop.

One of the attachments in this thread (Tim's) is a PSD file - perhaps that was it?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on February 05, 2013, 11:52:11 AM
I like the verdant greens of spring, but winter is running a neck and neck tie...they're all beautiful.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 05, 2013, 11:55:32 AM
Lois, sorry about that it got away from me.  Tim Wolcott
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on February 06, 2013, 01:48:13 AM
Bump day, boab tree, the Kimberley – Western Australia.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i_EQBgEwRZ8/URH67Y7tkoI/AAAAAAAABNU/cuvUnvJMqtA/s1600/boab.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 06, 2013, 03:04:39 AM
Cherry
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on February 06, 2013, 03:21:30 AM
Bump day, boab tree, the Kimberley – Western Australia.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i_EQBgEwRZ8/URH67Y7tkoI/AAAAAAAABNU/cuvUnvJMqtA/s1600/boab.jpg)

Nice - got to be one the most characterful trees to be founf anywhere.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on February 06, 2013, 03:33:55 AM
Cherry

The really glorious thing about cherry blossom is the colour, isn't it?

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 06, 2013, 03:58:28 AM
The really glorious thing about cherry blossom is the colour, isn't it?

Jeremy
Certainly for the pink ones, yes! With these white ones, I found myself being delighted by the glorious carpet they had created on the wet grass. The light under the tree was fabulous.

For glorious color in cherries, I'll post another one.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 06, 2013, 04:05:54 AM
Glorious pink cherry.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 06, 2013, 03:08:08 PM
I like the verdant greens of spring, but winter is running a neck and neck tie...they're all beautiful.


Shooting the green picture last year (not exactly in spring, but in july at 1300m the greens are still fresh) I got (I don't know how) a meniscus inflammation that stopped me until november... and at present I can still hear an ominous "click cluck" coming from the knee...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 06, 2013, 11:50:14 PM
Here is couple newer ones  and older ones from Colorado, Maine.  Tim Wolcott

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on February 13, 2013, 02:53:46 PM
(http://pcdn.500px.net/25525919/bc677c483e25a91537cba4bef4ba9fde75f21f82/4.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 13, 2013, 03:15:06 PM
That's awfully small Robbie. Can you post a larger version?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on February 13, 2013, 03:47:31 PM
Added the wrong link originally. Should work now.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 13, 2013, 10:18:20 PM
(http://pcdn.500px.net/25525919/bc677c483e25a91537cba4bef4ba9fde75f21f82/4.jpg)


It's an interesting landscape view that is presented in a pretty unusual way - centered as such. I take the subject as being the small tree on the log, and I do wish it would stand out more via the kind of exposure treatment of the whole photo. The unusual framing works pretty well for me, but I think it can be improved over what you have. The scraggly branches in lower right and left don't serve the picture much. This photograph is kind of fun and quirky. I am concerned that the water looks vaguely wrong in color or texture. I don't know why. Overall I do like it.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Justan on February 14, 2013, 08:02:19 AM
Here is couple newer ones  and older ones from Colorado, Maine.  Tim Wolcott



Another great display. I always enjoy seeing your work and learn from it.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on February 14, 2013, 10:05:56 AM
Thanks for the comments. In the photo I have adjusted the tree to be brought out a bit more, while the surrounding area was darkened to support this. I felt that any more so would make the lighting seem unrealistic, so I decided to stop. I think the composition could be helped by better lighting, but I do enjoy the colours created by the light within this scene as is. I plan to try this as a black and white to see if that can better isolate the tree, but I have a fear the entire composition might be lost to the textures if a conversion is made. Colour helps to bring order to this, I think.

The water colour is mostly a result of the reflection from the sky (overcast blueish-grey). I tried a couple shots with a polarizer but the texture underneath the water, in my opinion, worked better by being hidden by the reflection. Not sure about the texture though.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 14, 2013, 12:03:55 PM
Thanks for the comments. In the photo I have adjusted the tree to be brought out a bit more, while the surrounding area was darkened to support this. I felt that any more so would make the lighting seem unrealistic, so I decided to stop. I think the composition could be helped by better lighting, but I do enjoy the colours created by the light within this scene as is. I plan to try this as a black and white to see if that can better isolate the tree, but I have a fear the entire composition might be lost to the textures if a conversion is made. Colour helps to bring order to this, I think.

The water colour is mostly a result of the reflection from the sky (overcast blueish-grey). I tried a couple shots with a polarizer but the texture underneath the water, in my opinion, worked better by being hidden by the reflection. Not sure about the texture though.

Thanks for explaining the water. Yeah, sometimes it does that to the sensors. I hope you have more photos to look at!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 18, 2013, 01:19:59 AM
This is just the bottom half of a vertical stitch of five shots, but I think it works better on its own
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 18, 2013, 01:59:18 AM
I like it, but can we see the entire image?

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 18, 2013, 09:50:03 AM
This is just the bottom half of a vertical stitch of five shots, but I think it works better on its own
This is quite an exciting photograph of a somewhat common piece of nature. The lighting here is the main ingredient of success. It makes this so three dimensional I can feel a part of the image. The second layer of trees adds another element of surprise and beauty. I am a tree lover, and shoot many failed images of trees, so when I see one working this well, I am very excited.

Your framing is dead on perfect here. Without "seeing the photograph" it would be tempting to try to get the treetops into the picture. But they are superfluous and you have properly framed the story here with the shadows and the b/g trees in their proper roles. There's plenty of terra at the bottom to provide the base to anchor everything and give the shadows room to dance. There's even some rhythmic cloud ribbons in the back too. Fabulous!

I don't want to spend too much time on small technical things, but maybe the blacks could blacker for my taste. Feels a trifle light? Maybe a tad more contrast? But these are just the way I might see it. I like my trees a bit contrasty, and if you don't then fine, the picture is gorgeous either way because you put some of your "self" into seeing this image. It shows. What an enjoyable photograph!

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: LTP on February 18, 2013, 11:32:43 AM
My first post in LuLa...  I love trees.  These were taken in the Great Smoky Mountains.

-Shoekai
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: sdwilsonsct on February 18, 2013, 11:40:00 AM
Welcome, Shoekai.
I like #1.
#2 has the trees against two very different backgrounds, the darker landscape and the bright sky. Sometimes a more consistent background, as in #1, works better. Lots of examples in the foregoing images.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 18, 2013, 12:06:17 PM
My first post in LuLa...  I love trees.  These were taken in the Great Smoky Mountains.

-Shoekai
Welcome! Don't take any of my comments personally. They are about the photographs.

#1 I am passing by because I have a negative reaction to the "feathery water" idea, which for me has become a cliche of technique that is overused and usually doesn't say much other than "trick."

But, #2 is a tree lover's delight and I am happy to see it. It has color, composition and mostly character. The character coming directly from your appreciation and love of trees, I assume. It is restful in some ways, and dramatic in others. The color values balance nicely with no distractions. The subjects are clear and I can wander through the photo at a leisurely pace.

However, I think the framing could have been better if you allowed a bit more ground under the bases to support them. The point you have chosen to cut them off feels unbalanced. I would go further down, or further up - preferring down.

I think there is an expressive mood in the photograph, and it's very enjoyable. Hope you have more!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 18, 2013, 01:59:34 PM
As requested, the full image of those beech trees
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on February 18, 2013, 03:25:51 PM
I like the Beeches and, though hearing no request, here they are again.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 18, 2013, 03:37:24 PM
I like the Beeches and, though hearing no request, here they are again.

Bruce

It was here -

I like it, but can we see the entire image?

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on February 18, 2013, 03:41:18 PM
Yes, but I took the liberty of adjusting them a little before I returned them.  If you don't like it I will take it down.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: LTP on February 18, 2013, 04:02:14 PM
Welcome, Shoekai.
I like #1.
#2 has the trees against two very different backgrounds, the darker landscape and the bright sky. Sometimes a more consistent background, as in #1, works better. Lots of examples in the foregoing images.

Hi Scott - Thanks.  For #2, yep, I wish I had a little better separation between the foreground trees and the background.

Welcome! Don't take any of my comments personally. They are about the photographs.

#1 I am passing by because I have a negative reaction to the "feathery water" idea, which for me has become a cliche of technique that is overused and usually doesn't say much other than "trick."

But, #2 is a tree lover's delight and I am happy to see it. It has color, composition and mostly character. The character coming directly from your appreciation and love of trees, I assume. It is restful in some ways, and dramatic in others. The color values balance nicely with no distractions. The subjects are clear and I can wander through the photo at a leisurely pace.

However, I think the framing could have been better if you allowed a bit more ground under the bases to support them. The point you have chosen to cut them off feels unbalanced. I would go further down, or further up - preferring down.

I think there is an expressive mood in the photograph, and it's very enjoyable. Hope you have more!

Hi RedwoodGuy - I really appreciate your comments.  For #2, yes, I were totally immersed in that subtle but compelling beauty of these trees in that foggy and drizzling morning.  For #1, I know what you meant by the overuse and cliche of "feathery water".  So, nowadays, I use it with caution, and only when there is a very clear intention.  Thanks.

-Shoekai
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 18, 2013, 04:05:05 PM


 , I know what you meant by the overuse and cliche of "feathery water".  So, nowadays, I use it with caution, and only when there is a very clear intention.  Thanks.

-Shoekai
Thanks for the reply - that seems like an excellent idea to me.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on February 18, 2013, 04:07:36 PM
I like the uncropped verson better, Bill. There will always be someone who does, right?

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 18, 2013, 04:29:12 PM
Well I started off shooting the bottom bit, but then looked up & thought, 'vertical panorama, why not give it a try'. So I did. But the 'crop' was the shot I was after & the version I prefer.

BTW, I tried stitching with Hugin & got a complete mess. Until I thought to rotate the individual photos & stitch as per a normal pano, then rotate the finished image. Then it worked.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on February 19, 2013, 09:14:30 AM
godawful wetlands, despite what appears to be a trail. Not quite swamp, but might as well have been.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 21, 2013, 02:03:19 AM
If you want to get technical, a 'swamp' is a wetland that has trees growing in it.  But you probably don't.   ;)

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 21, 2013, 06:16:58 PM
I don't know if he loves that tree, surely he loves the Virgin Mary.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on February 21, 2013, 09:01:21 PM
I wonder if the artist has ever heard of the Haudenosaunee 'False Face' society.  Masks were carved into and then separated from living baswood trees.  The carving must be very fresh in this image - once the ground thaws out and the sap starts running the face will be unrecognizable and eventually completely buried.  But the artist will still be aware of it, and maybe that was the point.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Sanggay on February 21, 2013, 11:23:43 PM
My 1st tree.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 21, 2013, 11:30:25 PM
It would be quite lovely, almost graphic, without that contrail. Not sure if you did it on purpose (including it) or did not notice, but I find it distracting.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Sanggay on February 22, 2013, 12:33:10 AM
It would be quite lovely, almost graphic, without that contrail. Not sure if you did it on purpose (including it) or did not notice, but I find it distracting.

I did it on purpose. I thought it would make the BG slightly more interesting.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RedwoodGuy on February 22, 2013, 12:44:52 AM
I did it on purpose. I thought it would make the BG slightly more interesting.
I think it was a pretty good idea to try. You can certainly see the effects on the composition. I think this is a good kind of experimentation to be doing. There may be a lot of possible framings with that contrail. Did yo try several? One cutting through the tree would be effective (maybe). Don't get boxed in by a lot of rules just now. Try things - it's free. Follow what interests you.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 23, 2013, 06:55:55 AM
I wonder if the artist has ever heard of the Haudenosaunee 'False Face' society.  Masks were carved into and then separated from living baswood trees.  The carving must be very fresh in this image - once the ground thaws out and the sap starts running the face will be unrecognizable and eventually completely buried.  But the artist will still be aware of it, and maybe that was the point.

Mike.

Very poetic and fine thoughts! But I fear that the thinking of the devout artist is less organic, probably he applied some transparent varnish to the Madonna...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on February 25, 2013, 10:25:24 AM
Well, here is a recent one, from Oman.

Rgds
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on February 25, 2013, 02:42:37 PM
Here are yesterday's juniper and persimmon.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 25, 2013, 06:38:58 PM
Another one from a local walk a week or so ago

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 28, 2013, 03:59:48 PM
Taken on the same walk as the previous one


Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on March 07, 2013, 08:38:18 AM
The full-size image is about 27 GB - a pano, obviously

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Sanggay on March 08, 2013, 02:52:29 AM
Bamboo tree.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on March 08, 2013, 09:47:34 AM
Like your top one!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on March 08, 2013, 02:42:51 PM
Like your top one!

So do I. The second isn't interesting but the rays in the first are lovely.

Jeremy
Title: Those trees love
Post by: sdwilsonsct on March 08, 2013, 03:11:14 PM
Shoulda posted Feb 14.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: idillic on March 08, 2013, 08:23:55 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8437897046_645fc94eb4_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 08, 2013, 11:33:15 PM
Taken on the same walk as the previous one.

Not sure what to think about this one.  That's probably a good thing.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 08, 2013, 11:34:27 PM
The full-size image is about 27 GB - a pano, obviously

I'm guessing really old maples based on the growth form.  Nicely done.

Mike.
Title: Re: Those trees love
Post by: wolfnowl on March 08, 2013, 11:36:29 PM
Shoulda posted Feb 14.
Love the caption!  You know, sequoias and redwoods (among the world's largest trees) have really shallow root systems.  They grow in groves because the roots of nearby trees all intertwine and form a group support network.  The trees literally hold each other up.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on March 09, 2013, 04:20:29 AM
I'm guessing really old maples based on the growth form.  Nicely done.

Mike.

Thanks, though not maples, beeches
Title: Re: Those trees love
Post by: sdwilsonsct on March 09, 2013, 07:18:43 AM
You know, sequoias and redwoods (among the world's largest trees) have really shallow root systems.  They grow in groves because the roots of nearby trees all intertwine and form a group support network.  The trees literally hold each other up.

Indeed. Tree roots is what I do to support my photography.
Here's the camera (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7856884372/in/set-72157631897284825), and an image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7991175264/in/set-72157631897284825/lightbox/).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 09, 2013, 09:56:01 AM
That image is a lovely abstract (for those of us who seldom venture below the surface of the ground.)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 09, 2013, 03:36:33 PM
I spent an hour waiting for the snow to fall from the trees, but it didn't want to fall at the right place...

(Near L'Alp, Mortirolo Pass, Valtelline Valley)


Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 10, 2013, 09:46:31 PM
Great camera!  Didn't have them fancy thingamajigs in my day!  All seriousness aside though, I once saw a paper on seedlings where someone had taken the time to draw root structures - each one unique, all done in simple pen and ink.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: nemo295 on March 20, 2013, 02:48:42 PM
Golf Course Cherry Tree, San Geronimo.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on March 20, 2013, 07:49:29 PM
Nightmare on Elmn Street

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8252/8573865174_0842236937_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: FranciscoDisilvestro on March 23, 2013, 07:52:58 AM
Sunset light
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on March 23, 2013, 08:57:06 AM
Reminds me of the Madrone or Manzanita trees in California. Nice color.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 23, 2013, 04:50:07 PM
Larches and firs at L'Alp, Valtelline Valley (see above).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: sdwilsonsct on March 26, 2013, 12:28:30 PM
Murmeltier -- I really like the composition of your Larches shot. And that you have included so many elements of the alpine without anything feeling diminished or overemphasized.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 28, 2013, 12:01:48 PM
Thanks for the comment, the composition was facilitated if not forced by the location...
On the left there was this:




Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: James Clark on March 31, 2013, 11:31:36 PM
At the San Francisco Japanese Gardens

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: nemo295 on April 01, 2013, 03:12:24 PM
Sunset light

The tree looks very surreal. Cool shot.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on April 01, 2013, 03:20:27 PM
Something a little different for me. From a H4D - 50 camera.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 01, 2013, 03:36:35 PM
Something a little different for me. From a H4D - 50 camera.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Fine example of that sort of treatment.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 05, 2013, 02:18:33 AM
Last week Marcia and I went up to Cathedral Grove for the day.  This is an 11-image composite.  Being a rainforest, when the trees die and fall over they become fodder for new growth - first fungi, lichens and mosses, then those become the foundation for other plants, etc.  Such trees are known as 'nurse logs'.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 05, 2013, 02:21:00 AM
Was walking through the local park the other day and heard someone casually whistling.  Took me a while to spot him, though.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on April 05, 2013, 08:47:35 AM
I too, some weeks ago, heard in Dombastone Valley someone...well...ehm...
 I will repeat the shot in better light.

(Focus Stacking of some shots, a bit cropped)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 05, 2013, 09:56:39 AM
Last week Marcia and I went up to Cathedral Grove for the day.  This is an 11-image composite.  Being a rainforest, when the trees die and fall over they become fodder for new growth - first fungi, lichens and mosses, then those become the foundation for other plants, etc.  Such trees are known as 'nurse logs'.

Mike.
I like your panorama a lot, Mike. I saw Cathedral Grove last spring on my one visit to Vancouver Island and it was quite spectacular. Not a drop of rain the whole time we were in the "rain forest," but I got lots of pretty good photos, but none as nice as your pano.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 05, 2013, 04:53:47 PM
Thanks, Eric.  When I posted that message and had a look I thought it was quite ghastly and almost deleted the post.  Ah, the life of a highly-compressed image.  We had a good time that day and if I managed anything else worth looking at I'll put it up.

Mike.

P.S. If you want to see 'real' rainforest here on the south part of the island you can head to Carmanah-Walbran park, but it's a long drive down active logging roads, and this time of year you'd probably want to have a 4x4.  The Cathedral Grove walkways have been 'citified' for the tourists, but when we were there it was still early enough in the year that there weren't many people about.  Unfortunately most/all of the big Douglas fir trees there are suffering from a fungal infection and a heavy wind can bring a shower of branches.

If you head north up the island you could try a river rafting trip on the Nimpkish river.  Most of the big trees there have been clearcut, but much of the watershed is protected and there are two provincial parks in the area.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on April 06, 2013, 04:00:16 AM
Something a little different for me. From a H4D - 50 camera.

Steven

@Steven: I like this picture a lot. Could you tell us something about the making-of, please?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 06, 2013, 08:45:13 AM
Scots Pine, in native habitat - the Cairngorms National Park
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 07, 2013, 02:22:14 AM
So THAT's what they're supposed to look like!  They brought Scot's pines here to Canada, but the trees really don't like it and are basically useless from a forestry perspective.  They grow twisted, malformed, etc.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 07, 2013, 02:32:09 AM
Two more from Cathedral Grove, both bracketed (HDR) images.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 07, 2013, 09:44:19 AM
So THAT's what they're supposed to look like!  They brought Scot's pines here to Canada, but the trees really don't like it and are basically useless from a forestry perspective.  They grow twisted, malformed, etc.
That's because they're designed for photography, not forestry.   ;D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 07, 2013, 07:30:22 PM
Here are my two best from Cathedral Grove.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on April 07, 2013, 09:12:14 PM
Here are my two best from Cathedral Grove.


Like both of them, in particular #2.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 07, 2013, 11:31:19 PM
Like both of them, in particular #2.
Thank you.

Cathedral Grove is quite spectacular. In fact, in my two and a half weeks on Vancouver Island I found very little that wasn't spectacular, from the amazing gardens throughout Victoria, to the beaches on the West coast, to the islands off the East coast. I now understand why Mike doesn't want to m ove to New York City.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 08, 2013, 02:59:32 AM
Uh oh. I've been found out.  :P

Thanks for sharing your images!  Both good, also prefer #2.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 08, 2013, 05:21:47 AM
Yes, number two is great
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: francois on April 08, 2013, 05:27:01 AM
Another vote for photo #2!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 11, 2013, 11:22:07 AM
From this afternoon's bimble on the hills - I've included colour as well as B&W, to save somebody asking for one or the other  ;)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 11, 2013, 12:34:01 PM
Bill,

I'm partial to B&W in general, and I like the 2nd shot better in B&W. But the first one works beautifully in both B&W and in color.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on April 12, 2013, 10:01:06 AM
I agree with  Eric Myrvaagnes.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 12, 2013, 10:21:48 AM
Thanks both for the comments
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: FranciscoDisilvestro on April 12, 2013, 11:47:08 AM
Reminds me of the Madrone or Manzanita trees in California. Nice color.


The tree looks very surreal. Cool shot.

Chris and Doug, thank you for your comments, I hadn't check the forum the last few weeks.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: sdwilsonsct on April 12, 2013, 02:36:13 PM
Late, as usual, to the discussion. Here's a landscape with Scots pines.
Really like Chairman Bill's last Scots pine.
Title: A rather lonely tree
Post by: gerafotografija on April 12, 2013, 09:51:44 PM
For a change of pace, curious to see how this one goes over.

(http://ih3.redbubble.net/image.13506790.0011/flat,800x800,075,f.u3.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on April 13, 2013, 12:03:19 AM
a wonderful juxtaposition
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on April 14, 2013, 05:39:34 AM
Waiting for the effects of spring (it has come yesterday), the last two april shots of the tortured platanus (planes or sycamores or how they are called in english...) of Bellano, Lake Como.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 21, 2013, 03:44:27 PM
A line of Bay trees at Barrington Court, Somerset
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 21, 2013, 05:25:47 PM
A line of Bay trees at Barrington Court, Somerset




Really like that sort of idea; much more than just a pretty picture.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 24, 2013, 11:00:38 AM
Pretending that my dslr was really a 6x6 in drag, I tried to see the square world within a rectangle. Not the easiest or most comfortable experiment - a bit of a test of patience, in fact.

I rather suspect that reverting to that format (6x6) would be a little less instinctive than I had thought. Okay with people portraits - probably perfect, in fact, but a bit more demanding in the great outdoors where so much intrudes and should be cropped away... I guess that explains a lot of the beautiful motifs that regular 6x6 devotees adopt: they get used to a way of finding things that work and avoid impossible challenges.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 26, 2013, 03:08:04 PM
Another faux 'blad image.

I can see where this is leading, as my wife might have said.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 26, 2013, 03:22:40 PM
Two from today

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on April 27, 2013, 11:15:14 AM
More likely they are just so easy to classify.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on April 28, 2013, 10:33:01 AM
Things grow on trees.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 30, 2013, 11:27:51 PM
Like lung lichen, for one.  :)

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on May 02, 2013, 05:52:37 PM
Petersberg (Bonn) - First flush of spring after an endless winter here in Germany.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8399/8694015788_e3344e5d91_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: woodrowcampbell on May 02, 2013, 07:05:34 PM
Central Park from a few days ago.

(http://www.woodycampbell.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/20130416-L1008584-1301.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: woodrowcampbell on May 02, 2013, 07:12:09 PM
More.  I've got a few trees.

(http://www.woodycampbell.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/20130430-L1008772.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 03, 2013, 12:40:51 AM
What kind of tree is that.  Looks like a dogwood a little.  LOve the tree but the foreground needs help.  wish you could find those trees with a nice foreground.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on May 03, 2013, 12:13:37 PM
What kind of tree is that.  Looks like a dogwood a little.  LOve the tree but the foreground needs help.  wish you could find those trees with a nice foreground.  T

The foreground isn't nice, but it is well structured.  The attentive photographer's shadow intersects the bench line at the pile of cards under the blooms.  In some ways the blooms are more themselves in the context of how they are frequently seen and beside material into which wood is made.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 05, 2013, 12:19:15 AM
I was referring to the trees from the member "Harlem" in Germany.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on May 05, 2013, 09:33:30 AM
Even Rob's palms look like dogwoods to me.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 05, 2013, 04:15:51 PM
Even Rob's palms look like dogwoods to me.


That's because all of them around here are sulking: they were once shown a picture of that plastic one in the Pacific (you know, the transportabe one with the curve that bends over the sands) that you can rent in Hollywood complete with hammock and the topless wench with long blonde hair...

These poor saps can only stand still, get taller and older and not even enjoy the buzz of getting milked for toddy. What a drag.

A dogwood has a life, in comparison.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Trevor Murgatroyd on May 05, 2013, 04:39:17 PM
Live Oaks in Audubon Park, New Orleans

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 05, 2013, 04:40:15 PM
Nice. I'd love to see those oaks printed big
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 05, 2013, 08:17:51 PM
Nice. I'd love to see those oaks printed big
+1.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Trevor Murgatroyd on May 05, 2013, 08:57:34 PM
Thank you, I feel encouraged to submit another!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: louoates on May 05, 2013, 09:23:17 PM
Okay, so this isn't a "tree" tree. It's a dead saguaro cactus. But it's big like a tree and kinda woody. I see this one every day but a few days ago I saw the excavator parked in the distance and loved the shapes of both.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on May 05, 2013, 11:24:45 PM
And a few more oaks for the kitty...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7518570762_68491b7cf9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Sanggay on May 06, 2013, 02:50:44 AM
Coconut trees.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 07, 2013, 02:45:00 AM
Lovin' those oak trees!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 09, 2013, 03:57:21 PM
I suppose that being a plant is a life sentence. With no parole for good behaviour.

Rob C
Title: 'Tis the season....
Post by: Tonysx on May 10, 2013, 07:50:52 PM
In our garden. Late November, the colours are still there!

(http://tonysx.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p358115498-4.jpg)

February, 1 o'clock in the morning - same viewpoint but I had to activate the outside light

(http://tonysx.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v16/p374691410-4.jpg)

And I couldn't see the spiders.....

(http://tonysx.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v1/p274757379-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on May 13, 2013, 12:14:51 PM
.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: GEOFFREYJAMES on May 15, 2013, 10:01:30 AM
A maple at the entrance to our summer place in Quebec.  Early spring.  I have done it in different seasons.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 16, 2013, 01:39:17 AM
I suppose that being a plant is a life sentence. With no parole for good behaviour.

Rob C

Life's a beach, unless you're a tree... in which case life is a birch.  Or maybe a beech.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 16, 2013, 04:16:10 AM
Life's a beach, unless you're a tree... in which case life is a birch.  Or maybe a beech.

Mike.


The concepts that begin as acorn!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dahlmann on May 17, 2013, 07:02:10 AM
From today

Mt Buller Victoria Australia

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/8746266201_6569d93b01_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/8746266201/)
Mt Buller (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/8746266201/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr

Cheers
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on May 17, 2013, 08:03:44 AM
Oak tree from park in Labelle Florida
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 17, 2013, 12:14:39 PM
Daniel and David,

Two very fine tree pictures!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 17, 2013, 11:10:15 PM
What he said, me too!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 17, 2013, 11:31:29 PM
What he said, me too!

Mike.
And me.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: bns on May 18, 2013, 01:54:47 PM
After scanning 50 pages with magnificant trees of all shape and color I think I still have a slightly different shade to share. The tree is from the Hortus Botanicus at Leiden.

Boudewijn Swanenburg
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on May 18, 2013, 05:21:56 PM
Some birch-trees in winter

(http://m9.i.pbase.com/g4/05/645005/2/140587949.EFQFT5ug.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 19, 2013, 12:13:16 PM
A sweet chestnut


Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 19, 2013, 03:12:03 PM
That it is.  Oh, you mean the species!  Yup, that too.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: superduckz on May 21, 2013, 11:40:45 AM
Brand new here and somewhat dumbstruck at the talent level.  Trees are a favorite topic of mine and I just thought I'd "humbly" add a recent shot my favorite local Oak here in North Florida.  It's known as "Treaty Oak".
(http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v93/p1597341680-4.jpg) (http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/p800761118/e5f357ff0)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 21, 2013, 01:13:20 PM
Brand new here and somewhat dumbstruck at the talent level.  Trees are a favorite topic of mine and I just thought I'd "humbly" add a recent shot my favorite local Oak here in North Florida.  It's known as "Treaty Oak".
(http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v93/p1597341680-4.jpg) (http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/p800761118/e5f357ff0)


Welcome to the show; keep your powder dry - you will eventually need it!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: superduckz on May 21, 2013, 01:22:58 PM

Welcome to the show; keep your powder dry - you will eventually need it!

Rob C

Thanks.  Yeah I get that impression.  I've been lurking a bit.  All good.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on May 21, 2013, 08:46:02 PM
Somewhere around here (http://goo.gl/maps/SpU1B).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 22, 2013, 07:10:26 PM
The new leaves on the Beech trees just glow in the sunshine ...

Title: Re: Love those Trees - where did Rob C's shot go?
Post by: kencameron on May 22, 2013, 07:29:01 PM
I swear there was an interesting shot by Rob here half an  hour ago - I was coming back to give it another look after taking the kid to school - it has disappeared. Is there some kind of gremlin loose on the site (cf the Dartmoor threads)?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 23, 2013, 05:12:48 AM
It's Warhol: the fifteen minutes were up.

;-)

Rob C

P.S. Gambled on a further fifteen over on 'Prejudice.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 26, 2013, 01:43:49 PM
From this afternoon's bimble on the local hills

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 27, 2013, 04:35:35 PM
Okay, sneaking in under the protection of its bigger brothers, a bush.

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 27, 2013, 06:31:45 PM
It's a hard life near the Pirla, have the trees ears? (East Grosina Valley, Valtelline Valley).

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on May 27, 2013, 07:36:45 PM
dogwood
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on May 28, 2013, 10:19:53 PM
Trees swimming past...

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Other/Valley-of-Lagoons/i-n6R53SD/0/L/P7043696mod5-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on May 31, 2013, 01:08:50 PM
sunlit
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on May 31, 2013, 03:17:13 PM
Trees swimming past...

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Other/Valley-of-Lagoons/i-n6R53SD/0/L/P7043696mod5-L.jpg)


Like that; feels really liquid and I'm listening to klrzfm.com at the same time - Louisiana. Not that I have any idea where your shot comes from. But that's an appeal of the Internet galleries - you can make up your own geography for the things you see.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on June 01, 2013, 07:58:24 AM

Like that; feels really liquid and I'm listening to klrzfm.com at the same time - Louisiana. Not that I have any idea where your shot comes from. But that's an appeal of the Internet galleries - you can make up your own geography for the things you see.

Rob C

Thanks Rob, would it spoil it if I told you where it was?  ;D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on June 01, 2013, 09:20:23 AM
Thanks Rob, would it spoil it if I told you where it was?  ;D

It probably would for me, but it could just as easily be the flooded Dordogne, parts of the Clyde and even the origin of the Thames.

As every clever lady knows: keep 'em guessing!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: nemo295 on June 04, 2013, 04:02:59 PM
Golf course, San Geronimo.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 04, 2013, 06:04:31 PM
A set of four shots of the same tree, taken at different times of day, from different perspectives, and in different seasons

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on June 05, 2013, 03:45:18 AM
A set of four shots of the same tree, taken at different times of day, from different perspectives, and in different seasons

Nice series, Bill. The first is very much my favourite; the second looks a little too tightly framed on the right.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 06, 2013, 02:33:30 AM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 06, 2013, 04:28:21 AM
... the second looks a little too tightly framed on the right.

Yeah, it could do with a bit more space to the right of the tree
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Sanggay on June 08, 2013, 12:23:18 AM
2 trees on a beach.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7379/8975284145_266efd47c9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanggay/8975284145/)
Evening at Legend Resort Cherating beach. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanggay/8975284145/) by Erithacus2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/sanggay/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on June 27, 2013, 11:09:04 AM
The Cedar of Lebanon of Villa Greppi, Monticello Brianza (Italy).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: fike on June 28, 2013, 08:53:24 AM
I kind of liked this moody little scene.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on June 28, 2013, 11:11:49 AM
I kind of liked this moody little scene.

You never know what you are going to stumble upon when you go for a walk. Much better way to spend a lunch break. ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: fike on June 28, 2013, 11:31:53 AM
You never know what you are going to stumble upon when you go for a walk. Much better way to spend a lunch break. ;)

If these little scenes were around, I might just do that.  Unfortunately, my office is caught in a photographic black hole called the "suburbs." I can find rich shooting opportunities in urban, rural, and wild landscapes, but to me, the suburbs are a photographic purgatory.  I know this isn't actually true because other photographers produce fine work from the 'burbs, but I am just not inspired by them.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on June 28, 2013, 04:18:13 PM
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3894/img7525sw.jpg)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8999/massiverootss.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9839/rootsh.jpg)

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1570/dsc6393s2.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 28, 2013, 05:32:08 PM
This is still one of my favorite threads. Nice trees recently, everybody!

Eric M.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 03, 2013, 01:50:37 AM
This is still one of my favorite threads. Nice trees recently, everybody!

Eric M.


Indeed!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on July 04, 2013, 10:49:00 AM
A syncretistic grove in the old park of Villa Greppi, Monticello Brianza.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on July 05, 2013, 08:09:22 AM
Does this qualify? Me making a tree.

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: WalterEG on July 05, 2013, 08:14:41 AM
Does this qualify? Me making a tree.

Peter

I certainly hope so.

It is a lovely tree.

W
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on July 05, 2013, 08:40:55 AM
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/1955/lsty.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on July 05, 2013, 08:59:38 AM
I certainly hope so.

It is a lovely tree.

W

Thank you. It looks even better in completion.

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 07, 2013, 02:02:16 AM
It's a photograph.  It has a tree in it.  Works for me.  Any images of the completed piece?

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on July 07, 2013, 09:15:21 AM
Villa Greppi, Monticello Brianza.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on July 07, 2013, 11:41:23 AM
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3894/img7525sw.jpg)

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8999/massiverootss.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9839/rootsh.jpg)

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1570/dsc6393s2.jpg)

The third one stands out for me, lovely stuff.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tonysx on July 07, 2013, 06:49:18 PM
Thanks Mike. here in the finished painting.
Came out very well! In 1980 I visited my uncle in Toronto and he took me to Alqonquin. More trees than I care to post here. But he took his paints etc. with him and at one point, we stopped and he dashed off this oil on board. The long egde is only about 9" and it took about 15 minutes. A lasting memory of my now deceased uncle.
(http://tonysx.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v94/p1755202561-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on July 08, 2013, 07:53:54 PM
A panoramic image from Australia. Horseman 617, Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: WalterEG on July 08, 2013, 08:18:26 PM
So nice to see some film ..... especially in 6x17 and from the land down-under.

There is a special charm down here for misty settings since they are a rarity rather than the norm for most of us.

I wonder a bit about the central placement of the foreground tree — in 6x17 perhaps some displacement from symmetry is not a bad thing.

Cheers,

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on July 08, 2013, 08:41:30 PM
Walter

Trees on left and right were not interesting and I wanted to shoot with Hyper focal focus so there wasn't a lot of choice. The fog was very fleeting - it took four days to get this image.  I have many more and will post in a few days.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 08, 2013, 09:30:35 PM
A panoramic image from Australia. Horseman 617, Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
That is one of the best ones in this thread! Thanks for sharing it.

Eric M.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dahlmann on July 09, 2013, 03:34:55 AM
Australia,Mansfield VIC

2 minuts from my house

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/9243949343_61c6616856_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/9243949343/)
Mansfield (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexrasta/9243949343/) by Daniel Dahlmann (http://www.flickr.com/people/lexrasta/), on Flickr

Cheers Daniel
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on July 11, 2013, 05:33:00 PM
Redbud Detail
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on July 11, 2013, 05:59:29 PM
Australia,Mansfield VIC

2 minuts from my house

Cheers Daniel

Very moody. I like it in every aspect.

Harald
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on July 14, 2013, 05:32:43 AM
It's so much cliché but I can't stop to like it :)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/9280702749_3bcc6b7d88_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on July 14, 2013, 10:21:49 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/9240108510_865a8ba27a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9240108510/)
The Impossible Photograph (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9240108510/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 15, 2013, 12:11:54 AM
Thanks for sharing, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on July 15, 2013, 04:22:06 AM
Redbud Detail


Really pleasing shot - I often think that closeup reveals more of the whole personality than people believe.

Trees are broadly the same (I duck) but the truth's in the detail, along with their devils. Almost all our garden's palms have now been killed by a beetle that was imported into Spain in some cheap African-sourced palms, and then spread like a wildfire through the island's palm community. I discovered them in our latest casualty some months ago - they are about the size of a cockroach. I sprayed them with much of the contents of a bug killer and for a while, it looked as if I'd been just in time, with only two fronds dead. Then, recently,  all the rest of the fronds seemed to brown and die within a week. It remains for the gardeners to cut and dig the dead plant out and have it removed to a special dump where they have to be incinerated.

When we came to live here (Mallorca) over thirty years ago, geraniums were as common as flies. We had them in every pot - more or less - and they regenerated year after year. Then, about twenty years ago, as with the palms, somebody enthused with greed imported cheaply from Africa and we got more than that for which they'd bargained. Geraniums now live until the tiny blue/grey moth settles, deposits its eggs, and then the stems turn black, rot and fall to bits. We hardly buy them anymore - only for a quick flash of glamour and colour if somebody is trying to show a house for sale!

How fragile life.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: opgr on July 15, 2013, 04:50:54 AM
We hardly buy them anymore - only for a quick flash of glamour and colour if somebody is trying to show a house for sale!

How fragile life.

Rob C


The interesting thing about evolution though is that it has one thing that neither the greedy, nor the grumpy have, which is patience, and lots of it. This therefore, is merely a prelude to an even stronger and possibly more beautiful variety. Of course, if we keep devaluating beauty the way we do, then She will select by consequence accordingly.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on July 15, 2013, 02:54:26 PM
Another image from Australia, not sure if this passes for trees. Horseman 617, Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on July 16, 2013, 12:06:25 AM
Another image from Australia, not sure if this passes for trees. Horseman 617, Velvia 50 film.

Steven

It probably should have been posted in the Remarkable Rocks thread. But then again I'm biased…

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 16, 2013, 01:44:17 PM
It fits both the Trees and Remarkable Rocks threads, IMHO.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on July 16, 2013, 02:34:24 PM
It fits both the Trees and Remarkable Rocks threads, IMHO.

And the Remarkable Photographers thread.

Oh, wait...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 16, 2013, 07:41:46 PM
And the Remarkable Photographers thread.

Oh, wait...
Yeah, we don't really have that one yet. But we have several versions of the Squabbling Photographers threads.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: nemo295 on July 16, 2013, 07:43:54 PM
Yeah, we don't really have that one yet. But we have several versions of the Squabbling Photographers threads.



 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on July 18, 2013, 12:34:35 AM
I added these to the IQ260 images thread.  Thought I would add them here since they do have such nice trees and great skies.  These were shot when I beta tested the 260.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on July 18, 2013, 08:01:54 AM
A foggy morning in the Western Australian Wheat Belt
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on July 19, 2013, 04:00:45 PM
You grow some unusual wheat down there!  Is that because it's upside down?  ;D

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on July 20, 2013, 04:09:10 AM
It's winter wheat, just coming up after good rains.  Salination after cutting down too many of those trees has done a lot of damage but it is still lovely country.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 21, 2013, 08:09:22 AM
Redwoods, north central California.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/9330492480_d6b099e51f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 21, 2013, 09:36:27 AM
They're falling over sideways!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 21, 2013, 09:52:08 AM
You could've just ducked and saved me all this work.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9332780981_a46d402753_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 21, 2013, 10:40:53 AM
If they were Aussie trees, you'd have to do another 180 degree turn.   ;)

I like it. (Much better right side up.)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on July 21, 2013, 10:57:49 AM
They're falling over sideways!

Or was it Sideways?

Looks like a view the world after one too many vineyard visits? ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 21, 2013, 11:41:26 AM
Went there and did that...too many sampling rooms.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on July 21, 2013, 03:00:29 PM
Two larches.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 21, 2013, 05:31:25 PM
"Two Larches" is stunning!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on July 22, 2013, 03:10:29 PM
Another Australia image

Horseman 617 Velvia 50 Film

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on July 23, 2013, 05:34:10 PM
The photo is of Live Oaks with structural parasites, mainly Mustang grapes.  Elms are in the background.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on July 24, 2013, 02:56:45 PM
Another Australia image

Horseman 617 Velvia 50 Film

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Simply stunning!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on August 02, 2013, 06:48:42 PM
El Capitan

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 02, 2013, 07:31:10 PM
El Capitan


That is funny! glancing at the thumbnail I wondered what it was doing in the "trees" thread ... until I looked at the larger version. Nice!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on August 03, 2013, 04:40:02 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 03, 2013, 05:16:37 PM
The rather swollen trunk of a Beech

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on August 05, 2013, 03:08:45 AM
Lakeside, Foggy Morning.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on August 05, 2013, 05:57:18 AM
Well seen and beautiful in its simplicity and negative-space composition. Not sure about the strong sepia (chocolate?) toning and the bottom-left corner vignetting.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on August 05, 2013, 07:50:38 AM
Not sure about the strong sepia (chocolate?) toning
I have a craving for sepia which I know I should resist as I should my craving for chocolate  ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 05, 2013, 10:01:25 AM
I'm with you on chocolate, Ken, but I try to keep it out of my photos (and in my stomach).
But I love the photo. I don't mind the sepia, but I'd probably tone it down some if it were mine.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on August 06, 2013, 03:54:24 PM
A couple of images from two years ago. Hasselbald H4D - 50.

Hopefully you find them interesting.

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: superduckz on August 07, 2013, 03:17:35 PM
(http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v9/p1467646200-3.jpg) (http://steveducharme.zenfolio.com/p110856443/e577a80f8)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mikey-N on August 09, 2013, 02:51:34 PM
Loved the photos in this thread!!..thought i would share too so here is a Tree photo of mine :)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 12, 2013, 10:41:41 AM
I still love trees, even in late summer (although the photos are so so)

Pila Wood (Mortirolo Pass, Valtelline Valley).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 26, 2013, 04:37:39 PM
Lake Aqui Spersi, first day of autumn. (East Grosina Valley, Valtelline Valley).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on September 26, 2013, 06:13:49 PM
You photo is wonderfully peace full and green.  I have never been there.  Around here things are more blue, though not as peace full.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John Lamb on September 26, 2013, 07:24:46 PM
7 meters of rain a year at Milford Sound does crazy things to vegetation.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 01, 2013, 05:53:53 PM
Aqui Spersi a week after.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on October 02, 2013, 03:08:37 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/10020888136_c6934bf5ed_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10020888136/)
El Cap w-snow, B&W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10020888136/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: mattpallante on October 03, 2013, 03:37:15 PM
This here's a California tree...........
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on October 04, 2013, 12:37:09 PM
Lakeside, Foggy Morning.

Delicate. I like it a much.

Harald
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on October 04, 2013, 12:39:21 PM
Yesterday seen a beech forest.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 09, 2013, 10:42:57 AM
The autumn advances at Aqui Spärsi, snow is forecasted for the next days. Sunday I'll try to take some shots...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 11, 2013, 11:10:10 PM
Since I have not posted in a while.  I thought I would start adding a  few.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 12, 2013, 01:07:19 PM
Since I have not posted in a while.  I thought I would start adding a  few.  T

I love the first one!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 12, 2013, 11:32:38 PM
Two more new ones. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 14, 2013, 04:09:43 PM
No Aqui Spärsi yesterday, there was some danger of avalanches.

This is the big (12m of circumference) old (8 centuries?) chestnut of Bedognol, they have tried in every way to kill him (included the auto-da-fé), he is still alive (wildly alive)...  Now he is protected.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 18, 2013, 12:11:35 AM
A couple more. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 22, 2013, 12:06:42 AM
Here are a couple more from Colorado.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on October 22, 2013, 03:23:14 AM
Here are a couple more from Colorado.

The second must look stunning when it's printed the size of a wall, Tim!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on October 22, 2013, 01:35:47 PM
From about 11 months ago when we, for the 4th lucky year in a row, got into Yosemite Valley when the first snow dump hit the peak/end of fall color.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/10404479173_c6d62e30ab_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10404479173/)
The End of Fall, El Capitan Meadow #2, Yosemite (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10404479173/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 23, 2013, 12:45:09 AM
The native on the Pano is 30x105.  Shot with the IQ280 stitched 8 pieces.  Razor sharp.  The color was amazing.  Thanks T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Riaan van Wyk on October 23, 2013, 01:20:19 PM
From about 11 months ago when we, for the 4th lucky year in a row, got into Yosemite Valley when the first snow dump hit the peak/end of fall color.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/10404479173_c6d62e30ab_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10404479173/)
The End of Fall, El Capitan Meadow #2, Yosemite (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10404479173/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

WOW..
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on October 23, 2013, 05:02:33 PM
WOW..

Thanks!  I've been experimenting with a new technique I stumbled upon for controlling dynamic range more effectively in Lightroom.  I got it from a French guy on YouTube, Serge Ramelli, and it was like a pure, Homer Simpson moment of DOH!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: alainbriot on October 23, 2013, 05:23:30 PM
A couple years ago in the Eastern Sierra above Bishop:

(http://beautiful-landscape.com/New%20Site.data/2011%20Images/Trees-Collage-4-600.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on October 24, 2013, 04:16:24 AM
Thanks!  I've been experimenting with a new technique I stumbled upon for controlling dynamic range more effectively in Lightroom.  I got it from a French guy on YouTube, Serge Ramelli, and it was like a pure, Homer Simpson moment of DOH!

Can you elaborate?

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on October 24, 2013, 05:06:58 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/10048634143_7a13122415_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vizereveals/10048634143/)
Roots in the sun (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vizereveals/10048634143/) by VizeReveals (http://www.flickr.com/people/vizereveals/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 24, 2013, 05:17:29 PM
Very nice, Robbie!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 24, 2013, 06:03:42 PM
Aqui (Acqui?) Spärsi
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on October 25, 2013, 01:11:37 PM
Thanks Slobodan. I feel that either I over-sharpened it (and even over-cooked it) looking at it now,  but it didn't seem so at the time. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on October 25, 2013, 04:39:15 PM
Just got back from a shoot on the east coast. This is an image from a Hasselblad H4D 50.

Steven
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 29, 2013, 01:23:55 AM
A couple more.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 29, 2013, 12:54:38 PM
The larches of Val Piana and Canfinale, West Grosina Valley, Valtelline Valley. After these shots the camera died  :'( (D800E has only one (very) good thing: the sensor, which isn't Nikon...  >:( )
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on November 04, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/10671513754_afedf71ccd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10671513754/)
Foggy Autumn Morning, Merced River (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10671513754/) by tanngrisnir3 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 05, 2013, 01:56:04 AM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 05, 2013, 03:14:11 PM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Mike.
Ditto. This is still one of my favorite threads.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 08, 2013, 01:20:37 AM
Glad people still like the thread.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: ned.ward on November 11, 2013, 08:55:40 AM
Guardian of the quarry.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 12, 2013, 01:32:30 AM
Well seen!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 12, 2013, 10:42:10 AM
Well seen!

Mike.
+1.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on November 12, 2013, 05:19:49 PM
I love these stubborn pioneer trees.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on November 20, 2013, 03:32:33 PM
A new image from this fall using a Horseman 617 Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on November 22, 2013, 12:51:04 PM
This week's elm in the creek:

Modified 11/23/2013
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on November 22, 2013, 04:15:54 PM
 ;D ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on January 01, 2014, 11:51:42 AM
These are the trees of New Year's Eve seen on pond water.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on January 01, 2014, 02:45:49 PM
This oak is over 250 years old.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 02, 2014, 03:44:42 PM
November tree:
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 02, 2014, 04:13:15 PM
Here is an image from my recent shoot out east for autumn colour. Horseman 617, Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on January 04, 2014, 02:31:23 AM
Larch with snow, spider strands and usnea barbata (I think) in november.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 04, 2014, 04:19:26 AM
November tree:


Slobodan, Seamus's lady on the shore is getting to you!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on January 04, 2014, 04:24:05 PM
November tree:

Should be in the "clouds" thread, Slobodan.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on January 07, 2014, 09:45:35 PM
An Arizona Ash cast this shadow.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 08, 2014, 01:49:09 AM
Should be in the "clouds" thread, Slobodan.

Jeremy
That's what I was thinking!

Nice clouds!!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 08, 2014, 10:26:09 AM
Larch with snow, spider strands and usnea barbata (I think) in november.

Love that one. I know it's a bit on the chilly side in the US right now, but I'd happily swap you some of our wind & rain for a bit of snow
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on January 08, 2014, 04:17:02 PM
Not really chilly in these days: today the isothermal zero is at 3100m!  :'( (but I live in northern Italy....)  
I love rain, I'd like to swap some snow for rain, in that wood there are now probably 120-150 cm of snow.

Here two images of the same november day:
1. West Grosina Valley, the larch of the precedent photo is in the woods in the upper right background.
2. Snow that with a slow shutter speed seems rain, on the bottom of the valley.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 09, 2014, 01:43:24 AM
Really like the second one. It looks like you were standing on the inside of a waterfall.  Sort of...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on January 10, 2014, 09:19:23 AM
It looks like you were standing on the inside of a waterfall.  Sort of...

Mike.
That's an original visual idea, it's much better than my photo, or rather makes it better (hermeneutic circle...)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 10, 2014, 10:39:20 AM
Frozen fingers and a painful left foot. Just the ticket.

;-(

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 10, 2014, 02:36:40 PM
Nice one, Rob.
I assume Ms. Coke is hiding behind the plane tree. It somehow reminds me of my favorite portrait of Imogen Cunningham, the one by Judy Dater of Imogen and Twinka.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 10, 2014, 03:09:55 PM
Nice one, Rob.
I assume Ms. Coke is hiding behind the plane tree. It somehow reminds me of my favorite portrait of Imogen Cunningham, the one by Judy Dater of Imogen and Twinka.



Thanks, Eric, I think I remember that shot - was it one of a girl in a white dress bending down, her bum against a tree and sort of clutching the dress to her knees? I once saw some original Cunningham stuff - tiny Rolleiflex contact prints, or small enough to have made no difference. Thinking about it, she must have been one of the influences behind the way late 50s/early 60s fashion photography went. Another person very much a trend-setter though not as celebrated for his fashion as others, is Frank Horvat. He has some lovely stuff in his website.

But no, can't be: the shot I'm thinking about is by I.C. and not of her. Caramba, it's the cold.

http://www.horvatland.com/WEB/main.htm

Rob C

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 11, 2014, 12:30:50 AM
Not that one, Rob. The one I'm thinking of has Imogen coming around the tree trunk from the left, wielding her camera, while Tinka, naked seems to be trying to hide behind the tree.

Here is a link to it:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Dater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Dater)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 11, 2014, 04:17:15 AM
Not that one, Rob. The one I'm thinking of has Imogen coming around the tree trunk from the left, wielding her camera, while Tinka, naked seems to be trying to hide behind the tree.

Here is a link to it:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Dater (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Dater)




Oh Eric, you see the disappointment of having nothing but the bloody tree? That's always been my mental problem with any landscape or other shot I attempted: there's really no subject!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 11, 2014, 09:40:53 AM


Oh Eric, you see the disappointment of having nothing but the bloody tree? That's always been my mental problem with any landscape or other shot I attempted: there's really no subject!

;-)

Rob C
That's what your imagination is for. When looking at a tree trunk, try to imagine Twinka or BB or MM or your favorite model hiding behind the tree.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 11, 2014, 11:27:53 AM
That's what your imagination is for. When looking at a tree trunk, try to imagine Twinka or BB or MM or your favorite model hiding behind the tree.



That's sound advice, but for a fatal flaw: I do think of them and that's why the 'backgrounds' become, well, backgrounds in search of a foreground.

It's all really very similar to the world of digital: a solution looking for a problem.

;-(

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 11, 2014, 01:38:32 PM
Sorry - couldn't help the title ... ;)



Mallorcan Treant

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/11891418594_2a348e119f_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/feldhaim/11891418594/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 11, 2014, 01:40:28 PM
That's evil man; more Blair Witch!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: WalterEG on January 11, 2014, 02:08:51 PM
Chris,

I loathe ARAT to the point that I rarely look at this thread .... ever.  But you find transcends being just a tree and is a portal into other places.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 11, 2014, 03:19:18 PM
Glad to see you like it.
Maybe I should start a series "Reality Seen In Psychotic Mode" or something like that.
Might also just call it "Hieronymus Bosch In Our Daily Life".

Cheers
~Chris


EDIT: Just edited another one from the same day:



The many faces of ...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/11894162493_89c7c5d5b2_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/feldhaim/11894162493/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 11, 2014, 05:54:13 PM
These are seriously good pix, Chris.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on January 11, 2014, 06:08:28 PM
My puzzlement over "ARAT", what it was and should I stop doing it, has coincided with a little home improvement for me today.  If the attached is ARAT, I will try to make it the last such post.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 11, 2014, 06:46:10 PM
That's obviously a tree. Why else would it be in this thread?  8)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 11, 2014, 06:47:25 PM
Glad to see you like it.
Maybe I should start a series "Reality Seen In Psychotic Mode" or something like that.
Might also just call it "Hieronymus Bosch In Our Daily Life".

Cheers
~Chris


EDIT: Just edited another one from the same day:



The many faces of ...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/11894162493_89c7c5d5b2_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/feldhaim/11894162493/in/photostream/)
I love these, Chris! Perhaps the second one should be called "Hieronymus Bush?"
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 12, 2014, 03:21:03 AM
Thanks Rob and Eric for the nice words.
Much appreciated.

I love these, Chris! Perhaps the second one should be called "Hieronymus Bush?"
"Hieronimous Bush" would make a perfect name for a series wish bushes only.
I was fantasizing of a series with all kinds of subjective overlays/interpretations in a HB-ish way though:
trees, cars, buildings, street scenes, flowers - basically a sort of photographic paranoia.  :o

Cheers
~Chris
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 12, 2014, 09:22:51 AM
Do please show us more of this series as it develops, even if it doesn't all fit in the "trees" category, Chris!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: branko248 on January 12, 2014, 09:57:48 AM
Here are some olives.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 12, 2014, 10:15:23 AM
... I loathe ARAT ...

I guess me too, if I knew what it is. Even Google doesn't know (unless, of course, you meant Army Reprogramming Analysis Team).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on January 12, 2014, 10:50:01 AM
I may just be less conscious than most people, but I feel Mallorcan Treant needn't rely on darkness so heavily to be scary.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 12, 2014, 10:52:45 AM
Here are some olives.

Some nice tones there.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 12, 2014, 11:00:31 AM
Some nice tones there.

And shapes. And patterns.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 12, 2014, 11:02:04 AM
I guess me too, if I knew what it is. Even Google doesn't know (unless, of course, you meant Army Reprogramming Analysis Team).


Unless your innocence is tongue-in-cheek:

ARAT: another rock, another tree.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 12, 2014, 11:02:43 AM
Here are some olives.


Lovely image; welcome to the forum!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 12, 2014, 12:22:14 PM
Lovely image; welcome to the forum!

Welcome, indeed!

By the way, Branko happens to be my high-school buddy and a good photographer. Hopefully, he will shows us more of his work soon.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 12, 2014, 01:07:18 PM
Here are some olives.
One of the best in this thread so far!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: -Tom- on January 12, 2014, 01:09:45 PM
Couple at night

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/11908809663_8c4a3b4fd7_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomislavmavrovic/11908809663/)
Winter night (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomislavmavrovic/11908809663/) by Tomislav Mavrovic (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomislavmavrovic/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 12, 2014, 01:09:53 PM

Unless your innocence is tongue-in-cheek:

ARAT: another rock, another tree.

Rob C
Gosh. I never heard that term in all my sixty-plus years of photographing rocks and trees and other stuff, like road tar and graffiti.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 12, 2014, 01:37:57 PM
Gosh. I never heard that term in all my sixty-plus years of photographing rocks and trees and other stuff, like road tar and graffiti.

Never mind, Eric, it is just landscape haters speaking in tongues. ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 12, 2014, 02:15:47 PM
Never mind, Eric, it is just landscape haters speaking in tongues. ;)


Neither true nor fair, Slobodan. (Emoticon notwithstanding.)

The term really owes its existence as reaction to the great lack of originality in a huge majority of ARAT subject matter. That's why when something really cool comes up, such as Chris's two photographs, it makes us 'ere lot with a more tempered, less acolyte-like take on ARAT sit up, take notice and comment. That's why you won't find us of that persuasion generally commenting on ARAT threads.

From a personal standpoint, I find it quite difficult in my own reality to see those sorts of images in the raw, as it were, even if I do enjoy the good ones in the final, photographic presentation. I believe we probably all have visual blind spots, and that's but one of mine. Having said which, I am not suggesting that I don't feel capable of appreciating landscape work, just that I think there's so little good stuff about. Generally, I think that I feel more impressed with black/white interpretations of the genre.

As an edit:  think I am really turning further and further away from colour in my own appreciation of photography; this could be an atavistic thing because of the era when I first became obsessed with the medium - it might even be a reaction to the general disappointment I feel with colour printing. Perhaps more likely is the impression that I have that black/white is just more interesting in its ability to take things out of cold reality and into a further space where imagination can run more freely. Bad colour is obvious, try to disguise it how you may - with words or with visual exaggerations - the truth will always out.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 12, 2014, 02:58:50 PM
The Tree Of A Million Faces

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/11914163186_1eb7c25c86_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/feldhaim/11914163186/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 12, 2014, 03:49:18 PM

Neither true nor fair, Slobodan. (Emoticon notwithstanding.)

The term really owes its existence as reaction to the great lack of originality in a huge majority of ARAT subject matter...

Well, whether it is true, or fair, or both, is, of course, highly debatable, but I stand by what I said (emoticon was there to confirm the old adage that every joke contains a bit of joke ;) )

As for originality, let me put Isaac's hat for a moment and correct the above statement to read:

"... great lack of originality in a huge majority of ANY subject matter..."

And yet we do not come up with derogatory terms for those. For instance, we do not say ABAB (Another Boob, Another Butt) ;D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 12, 2014, 04:20:17 PM
Trees the other way round (its even ARAT) :P




Future Perspective

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5503/11915490406_1e5f669648_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/feldhaim/11915490406/)


Trees and Cliff

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2861/11914288353_61d4c2bdf6_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/feldhaim/11914288353/)


Leaves and Tree Bark

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/11915496674_93e5141af8_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/feldhaim/11915496674/)


Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 12, 2014, 05:22:35 PM
Well, whether it is true, or fair, or both, is, of course, highly debatable, but I stand by what I said (emoticon was there to confirm the old adage that every joke contains a bit of joke ;) )

As for originality, let me put Isaac's hat for a moment and correct the above statement to read:

"... great lack of originality in a huge majority of ANY subject matter..."

And yet we do not come up with derogatory terms for those. For instance, we do not say ABAB (Another Boob, Another Butt) ;D




Of course not! That would be politically incorrect; misogynistic, in fact. And let's face it: most of us do like seeing more of either and preferably both; that does, of course, put a pressure on the photographer to seek out those worth preserving for posterity. Oh dear.

But the point is that we are discussing ARAT and not the rest of the broad panoply of genres that abounds in photography. Whether or not similar acronyms exist within the other genres I do not know; perhaps they are regional.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 12, 2014, 05:28:48 PM
Chris, I think you owe your sister!

That's why folks go on distant location: wakens the senses.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on January 12, 2014, 05:33:59 PM
Chris, Trees and Cliff--terrific! That and your seagull from Mallorca are my favorites (so far).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 12, 2014, 05:38:30 PM
Chris, I think you owe your sister!

That's why folks go on distant location: wakens the senses.

Rob C

Chris, Trees and Cliff--terrific! That and your seagull from Mallorca are my favorites (so far).

Thanks !
Seems my move to digital made something explode :) .
Seriously - I'm a bit shocked by my new speed of output due to that digital camera.
But after holidays I guess thats somewhat normal.
Cheers
~Chris
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: WalterEG on January 12, 2014, 05:47:25 PM
For instance, we do not say ABAB (Another Boob, Another Butt) ;D

Those of who were actually in that business had far more derogatory terms to describe our activities than simply ABAB, Slobodan.  And I say that as a former titanbumographer.

LOL

Cheers,

W
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 12, 2014, 11:31:04 PM
Chris, you're really on a roll! Great stuff! (And no ABABs either.)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on January 13, 2014, 10:36:41 PM
Hello, been a while since I've posted here.
Recently had my first attempt at IR at my favourite cemetery

Frangipani trees form a guard of honour of sorts

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-zfwHZrH/0/L/P1010034_edit%20mod2-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on January 13, 2014, 10:52:10 PM
Guardian of the dead
(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Travel-/Mount-Mulligan-and-surrounds/i-FdFWjVh/0/L/P1011461_editmod1-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Derryck on January 13, 2014, 11:19:39 PM
Australian Boab trees freshly planted on the grounds of a new hotel I was shooting last week in the south of China.



Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 14, 2014, 02:04:04 AM
The Tree Of A Million Faces

And a million stories.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 14, 2014, 02:04:55 AM
Hello, been a while since I've posted here.
Recently had my first attempt at IR at my favourite cemetery

Frangipani trees form a guard of honour of sorts

Intriguing perspective!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 14, 2014, 04:29:18 AM
Great moods (not too fond of IR), and I think the shapes constructed are great in all the shots. Once again I think black/white takes first prize.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: branko248 on January 14, 2014, 05:38:50 AM
Quote
Guardian of the dead

Excellent B&W conversion and use of vignetting for a gloomy atmosphere.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 18, 2014, 04:12:38 PM
Another cheerful image to brighten the gloom of winter.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on January 19, 2014, 09:56:43 PM
Intriguing perspective!

Mike.

Thanks Mike. I did try a few different angles, but this one worked the best I think.

Great moods (not too fond of IR), and I think the shapes constructed are great in all the shots. Once again I think black/white takes first prize.

Rob C

Thanks Rob. I'm not fussed on IR left in false colour myself, but once converted to B&W, it is better.
I think the problem with many IR shots is that they are taken with not enough thought about composition, relying more on the "ooh look at those milky white leaves" factor.

Excellent B&W conversion and use of vignetting for a gloomy atmosphere.

Thanks branko. I tried to bring out the sadness of the place - it was the grave of a young Ethel Gibbins, who died in 1887 at only 5 years old on this remote goldfield. Nothing left of the town except the graveyard

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dale Villeponteaux on January 24, 2014, 04:50:38 PM
A Bloomin' Tree in Nov.  Wonder what it looks like in spring?
I'll probably never know since it's in San Gimignano.

Regards,
Dale





Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dale Villeponteaux on January 24, 2014, 06:30:44 PM
Snow-clad trees.  Tried to wait for the clouds to move out of the way, but opted for hot coffee.  Temp in the teens.  Don't let the sunlight lull you.

Warmly,
Dale
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on January 25, 2014, 10:41:32 AM
this one went through a lot
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on January 25, 2014, 10:43:59 AM
Yellow Strip.

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 26, 2014, 12:31:01 PM
Olive tree, Mallorca, Vall de Coanegra
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on January 26, 2014, 01:26:42 PM
Olive tree, Mallorca, Vall de Coanegra




Simply beautiful.

Rob C



P.S. Sell your Mamiya 67 to a museum; digital has brought you to life!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 26, 2014, 02:00:03 PM


Simply beautiful.

Rob C



P.S. Sell your Mamiya 67 to a museum; digital has brought you to life!


Hey thanks man!

I should ponder to get rid of it together with the scanner and get a digiback and a Techno - but later ...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on January 26, 2014, 05:28:02 PM
Simply beautiful.

+1
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 26, 2014, 07:37:14 PM
Indeed!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 27, 2014, 01:34:54 PM
Another image from my trip last fall. Horseman 617 camera, Velvia 50 Film. This image is from Vermont.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on January 27, 2014, 01:54:42 PM
Another image from my trip last fall. Horseman 617 camera, Velvia 50 Film. This image is from Vermont.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Nice image and stunning portfolio on your site Steven.
A joy to watch.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 27, 2014, 04:40:48 PM
Christoph

Thanks for the kind feedback.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 27, 2014, 09:24:44 PM
Interesting perspective!  I like it.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on January 27, 2014, 10:14:26 PM
Tree vs rock. Tree won!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on January 27, 2014, 10:37:08 PM
And few more from the Muir Woods area
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 28, 2014, 02:18:27 AM
Tree vs rock. Tree won!

Trees usually do.  They're sneaky, though, finding tiny cracks to exploit and then gradually pushing a little more, a little more...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on January 31, 2014, 08:45:15 AM
A favorite spot of mine....

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on January 31, 2014, 10:04:30 AM
A favorite spot of mine....

Peter

It sneaks up on you.  I look at the tree and then I look at the background; when I look at the tree again, it is a little bit closer.

Among other things, I like how the grass echoes the tree limbs.  Not only does the tree spread across the frame without obscuring it, but…
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on January 31, 2014, 03:43:26 PM
Another panoramic image from last fall. This one is from Vermont.

Horseman 617 Velvia 50 Film

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 03, 2014, 12:24:57 AM
Great shot Steven, finally I see a shot with thought and purpose of a conceived idea.  Well executed.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 03, 2014, 12:32:58 AM
Here is the same corner of a pond I know very well shot a couple years apart under different light. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on February 03, 2014, 03:09:58 PM
#1 is the winner for me:
Great red-green contrast and the red leaves shining through in the water together with the water plants make it along with a composition leading gently into the foggy distance.
Cheers
~Chris
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on February 07, 2014, 04:16:42 PM
Few more from Muir Woods
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 08, 2014, 03:05:06 AM
I like very much the first three ones, particularly tree 2 and tree 4.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on February 09, 2014, 10:31:13 AM
Armand, did you find Muir Woods a challenging place to shoot? I did.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on February 09, 2014, 05:04:40 PM
Armand, did you find Muir Woods a challenging place to shoot? I did.

So did I: I managed nothing worth keeping. I'm hoping to go back there in April; maybe what I've learned here over the last 9 years will have helped.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 09, 2014, 05:27:37 PM
Muir Woods is a stunning place. I've been there twice and still no keepers. Maybe the third time...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on February 09, 2014, 08:36:29 PM
Armand, did you find Muir Woods a challenging place to shoot? I did.

I took way too many photos with doubtful artistic merits. One of the problems was I did quite a lot of hiking and didn't have that much time (or disposition) to set my tripod for every shot, so I took a lot of them handheld. Most of those didn't deserve a print anyway but a couple did and they were blurry; as you've noticed without a tripod is tricky, I was frequently going to ISO 1600 at least, and 1/15-1/20.
The good part was that I had 2.5 days so I got to know the main area. But everybody takes pictures there ... When I went there weren't too many people though (beginning of January).
I probably got more interesting photos on the trails going out of Muir, I attached the trails I hiked.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on February 09, 2014, 09:17:04 PM
And few more now that you've made me look through again. I've noticed it's easier to get something if you focus on details than when you try to get the entire thing in.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on February 10, 2014, 09:35:02 AM
I know what you mean about details, but then you can do that almost anywhere. I found it technically demanding. I carried my tripod all over, but still was shooting bracketed shots just to make sure. I also found it aesthetically challenging, as you intimate, to try and capture some of the grandeur. Love the trails you were on! I grew up there so all over the place. Morning and evening light can be good, but then you have the DR problem. I have seen some lovely days with the fog up in the trees, but then your conditions are very different. Also, glad to hear that Muir Woods' challenges didn't mean I was just a putz ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 11, 2014, 05:13:52 PM
Larches in winter.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on February 15, 2014, 05:44:25 PM
I know the area.

Mount Tamalpais got 21 inches of Rain during the recent rainstorms.

You're timing could not have been better.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 26, 2014, 01:36:44 AM
I shot this one this past fall.  The Aspens were lit by the sunlight coming thru the clouds and really show the beauty of the grove of trees. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on February 26, 2014, 10:04:01 AM
Wish I'd seen it and shot it!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 26, 2014, 01:00:57 PM
David, fall last year stunk in the Aspen groves.  Usually you can  plan on everything being great just a matter of time till they all go ballistic in color.  Last year being the wettest year on record some of the forest were great and some never even turned.  I had planned on the forest being amazing but the water and extra moisture kept the forest from really turning.

But as my mentor said turn the negative into a positive.  A hard thing to do when you planned for a whole year on where you were going to shoot.  But when the time is prime, you have to think bit differently.  So I scouted more, planned for the snows and focused down on much much smaller areas.  AS I said some places were out of this world, but the snows ruined most of them.  Here is the one I posted earlier just before the storm came in.  I waited and waited for this and drove back to get it the day of the storm. 

The second one we were waiting for it to change more but the giant storm ruined it and they went black.  But maybe next year.  Still a nice glow, but sure would've been nicer in another few days.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on February 26, 2014, 01:28:00 PM
Tim

Nice work, here is a similar image in full autumn colour.

Horseman 617, Velvia 50 Film

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)


Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 26, 2014, 03:35:36 PM
Baiton, Grosio (Last Sunday).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on February 26, 2014, 06:42:05 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Christoph C. Feldhaim on February 27, 2014, 06:17:33 AM
Very nice image- I like the color palette and the composition.
Well done!
Cheers
~Chris
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on March 03, 2014, 03:09:49 PM
This image has been a popular print sale. I have been shooting these forests for many years. The year after I shot this image I went back the following autumn and the fireweed was gone. Horseman 617, Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on March 05, 2014, 11:22:30 PM
Here is another one from the Colorado trip.  Steven great as usual.  Missed you last year in the rockies.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: James Clark on March 08, 2014, 11:14:16 AM
One from the 'burbs.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: James Clark on March 08, 2014, 11:17:53 AM
…and one from the beach
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 08, 2014, 12:50:55 PM
…and one from the beach

Lovely!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on March 10, 2014, 02:23:43 AM
Here's one from several years ago.  I final got around to processing it.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on March 10, 2014, 04:14:04 AM
Near home...

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on March 10, 2014, 04:25:25 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on March 10, 2014, 06:31:40 PM
Horseman 617 Velvia 50 Film

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 11, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
Two shots (birches, spruces etc.) from the hike in the  Dombastone Valley (Valtelline Valley), last Sunday. The Dombastone Valley is formed by two steep (almost vertical) cuts into the mountain. With deep snow (1-1.5 m.) I felt like a true mountaineer ...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on March 12, 2014, 10:23:20 PM
In Massachusetts, a couple of years ago
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on March 13, 2014, 06:31:41 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on March 13, 2014, 10:27:37 AM
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I love the first one, Armand!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: francois on March 13, 2014, 12:31:52 PM
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This tree, with its towering height, is haunting me… well done!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on March 14, 2014, 04:00:25 PM
the first has best composition. All others while they are interesting and colorful lack a balance in the frame....The tree with colorful background is really nice too, but on its own, there is little balance.

(This was regarding the first post in thread :-)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on March 14, 2014, 06:45:15 PM


(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-CPDxQhB/1/L/P3020353_editmod1b-L.jpg)

undecided on whether to remove the old rope swing
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on March 14, 2014, 07:08:20 PM
I like the tree from James Clark. Just a solid image in every way. Well done.
(That was the first couple pages of the thread! there are 62!)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 15, 2014, 12:44:10 PM
I would consider adding a second old rope swing.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: James Clark on March 15, 2014, 09:58:49 PM
I like the tree from James Clark. Just a solid image in every way. Well done.
(That was the first couple pages of the thread! there are 62!)

Thank you!

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 16, 2014, 12:25:24 AM
undecided on whether to remove the old rope swing

Definitely leave it. I'm sure it evokes a lot of memories for people.  Changes the image completely.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on March 19, 2014, 10:55:43 AM
This is from Kootenay National Park in Canada just after a series of fires.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 20, 2014, 03:15:54 AM
Last Sunday in Saiento Valley, Valtelline Valley

P.S. My wife does not like them, but I am reading Thoreau....
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on March 25, 2014, 09:29:47 AM
Spring
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 25, 2014, 12:05:36 PM
peacan
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on March 25, 2014, 02:56:34 PM
I converted this panoramic image taken with a Horseman 617 using Velvia 50 Film to Black and White.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on March 26, 2014, 01:59:54 AM
Nice.  Do miss the yellows, though.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 26, 2014, 12:13:09 PM
Early spring snowstorm (Monech-Dos de la Fopa, Mortirolo, Valtelline Valley)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 28, 2014, 07:13:40 PM
live oak
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: cjogo on March 29, 2014, 12:49:01 PM
Along the Trail -- been focusing on these trees for over 30 years :-)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 29, 2014, 08:36:16 PM
I very much enjoy 8782 and its frame with-in the frame.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: cjogo on March 29, 2014, 10:38:43 PM
I very much enjoy 8782 and its frame with-in the frame.

8783 is the crop --- 8782 has breathing room  --thanks
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: cjogo on March 29, 2014, 11:06:53 PM
A Point Shoot at the sunset ..
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 31, 2014, 06:37:25 PM
Blooming primroses in the chestnut groves of Tiolo, Valtelline Valley, yesterday.


Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 01, 2014, 02:31:03 AM
The story of Victoria's cherry trees goes back to 1937, and there are apparently still a few of the originals around. There over 2 dozen different varieties of cherries and flowering plums, interplanted for colour and blooming period. The first blooms usually arrive in late January to early February. All in all, a very nice place to be this time of year! Okay, every time of the year.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on April 03, 2014, 03:03:58 AM
Another tree...another rope swing ;D

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-DHTn8PS/0/L/P3300549_editmd1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on April 19, 2014, 12:36:13 AM
Nice...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on April 19, 2014, 07:50:16 PM
Spring in the chestnut groves of Tiolo and along the old mule track from Tiolo to Vedait (Valtelline Valley)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: cjogo on April 19, 2014, 09:05:05 PM
Point & Shoot quick shot at the pond  &  a early 70's shot of Yosemite trees ...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: cjogo on April 20, 2014, 04:20:58 AM
Garden Design
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on April 21, 2014, 04:40:27 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/13900737626_ff366f97e1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nbmV17)Yosemite Valley Floor, Morning (https://flic.kr/p/nbmV17) by tanngrisnir3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on April 21, 2014, 04:57:35 PM
Two from Grand Teton:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5574/13980244373_073a72bde8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/niopA6)Grand Teton Trees (https://flic.kr/p/niopA6) by Slobodan Blagojevic (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5253/13957081762_bac3da08f0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ngkG9J)Grand Teton - Clearing Storm (https://flic.kr/p/ngkG9J) by Slobodan Blagojevic (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 21, 2014, 05:34:07 PM
Bagborough plantation, Quantock Hills, SW England
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: cjogo on April 23, 2014, 09:21:38 PM
Fruit Trees  Central California
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: cjogo on April 24, 2014, 12:48:09 AM
An actual image from a digital camera -- rare :-)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 04, 2014, 05:32:31 AM
Trees near Piaz and Bainoghi (Valtelline Valley) in a rainy spring day.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on May 06, 2014, 12:03:32 AM
I had the idea to bring mirrors into my landscapes to selectively add and subtract parts of my landscapes recently. A mirror now lives in the trunk of my car waiting, and this past weekend I recently had the opportunity to bring it along on a hike. It's going to take some more brainstorming to figure out exactly what I want to say with it, but here's the start.

I realize this isn't anything new even though I thought I was the first to have this idea (thanks to a quick google search), but I'm going to give this project a go anyways.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 06, 2014, 02:02:46 AM
An old lighthouse keeper I met back in 1982 used mirrors in his landscapes, often setting them in the water near the shore of a lake or river. Something else you might want to play with.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 11, 2014, 01:28:03 AM
I shot this image in my local mountains.  I scouted this location and the others just before the storm came in and as it happens Murphy's Law happened.  Instead of getting the fog from the storm I got ice pellets that ruined every shot but this one.  But I guess there is next year. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 12, 2014, 11:47:57 PM
So here is the one image I shot with the fog.  I shot this one shot because the bank of fog that was heading my way looked like it was going to come down and hang in this canyon of dogwoods.  BUt as I mentioned Murphy played a great trick.  Although I got one shot and it was the best that happened that day, But I was hoping for a large thick bank of fog to pick and choose over some time to get the best shot.  But I like it maybe it could have been better but I didn't get the chance. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 13, 2014, 12:57:44 PM
If it is not the best of many possible with a more cooperative fog, it is still very good...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on June 08, 2014, 12:07:12 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14188168379_e1f1abe243_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nBL59K)Cooks Meadow, Sunrise (https://flic.kr/p/nBL59K) by tanngrisnir3 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on June 12, 2014, 01:45:36 PM
A Point Shoot at the sunset ..

Nice!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 13, 2014, 12:26:55 AM
Two recent ones. The second one is a retired tree.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 19, 2014, 01:23:36 AM
I like the way it has opened its arms in invitation to the mayflowers...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on June 19, 2014, 09:27:30 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/14457103002_8fd020436b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o2wr3A)Hornitos Road Oak, Fog #10 (https://flic.kr/p/o2wr3A) by tanngrisnir3 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on June 26, 2014, 02:12:33 AM
Nicely done!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on June 26, 2014, 10:07:22 AM
Nicely done!

Mike.
Oh, yeah!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on June 27, 2014, 12:47:59 AM
Already thinking of the up coming fall where I spend 24 days following and creating my new images.  This is one I finally got around to processing.  Can't wait for fall!!!!!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 27, 2014, 08:33:51 PM
Very nice, as usual, Tim.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on June 28, 2014, 01:34:45 AM
Sorry forgot to convert to profile.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on August 06, 2014, 02:26:37 PM
Red Oak Stump
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pcgpcg on August 06, 2014, 08:05:45 PM
My two favorite trees are vine maple and whitebark pine - vine maple for the delicate lacy texture it exhibits when backlit in dark woods, and whitebark pine for its rugged sweeping skeletons.  This summer I focused on photographing whitebark pine on Mt. Hood in Oregon.  As you go up in elevation, when you reach treeline at about 6,000 feet, whitebark pine appears and is the last tree standing. Heavy snow loads and high winter winds force it to grow matted and bowed over low to the ground.

Unfortunately the tree is endangered across the American west and is slowly dying due to pine beetles and blister rust.  Ironically it is only in death, when the tree has shed its needles, that the stark beauty of its sinuous twisting limbs is revealed.  These matted skeletons are a challenge for me to photograph, simply because the texture is so complex.  Simplicity in design is hard to come by.

Here are four different attempts…
 
#1 has no strong composition, but I like the way the tangled mat supports Mt. Hood, which is illuminated by the last of the evening light.  This mass of tangled limbs is very characteristic of this tree.

#2 I think fails in the composition area, but I so liked the lighted chandelier effect it exhibits that I decided it is a keeper for now.  The lighting is all natural, being direct light from the setting sun.  When I came up on it right at sunset it positively glowed in real life.  I was enthralled. I desaturated the reds and oranges in this light to simplify the color palette.

#3 is my attempt to make something gracious and soft out of a tree that is characteristically wild and rugged.  I chose to show just a small curvaceous portion of a tree, with softly lighted hills in the background.  This is fire season so all hills are now “softly lighted”.

#4 is my favorite and here I had some fun. I framed Mt. Hood with the wildest looking pair of limbs I could find.  To me this most characterizes the tree and this mountain – wild and forever untamed.  The design is obviously contrived, with liberal use of filters to darken the surrounding.  Any suggestions on how to make it appear less so, and still keep the basic design, would be welcome.

So there are my trees.  I welcome criticism of all kinds.  Beat me up.  :)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pcgpcg on August 06, 2014, 08:07:20 PM
...This is one I finally got around to processing.  Can't wait for fall!!!!!

Me either.  Gorgeous photo!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on August 06, 2014, 08:09:32 PM
Stunning, Paul!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 07, 2014, 02:17:40 AM
A not very good image of an amazing place...

Lower Avatar Grove
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on August 07, 2014, 10:18:18 AM
Adaptation

I was really struck at how the two trees, totally different species, adapted their growth patterns almost identically to get the most light from the morning sun.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on August 10, 2014, 12:57:41 PM
A Lone Tree in Palouse

From a recent trek. Need to get going again.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 10, 2014, 01:17:10 PM
So there are my trees.  I welcome criticism of all kinds.  Beat me up.  :)

And some great ones too. I particularly liked numbers 2 & 3
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on August 10, 2014, 09:43:34 PM
My two favorite trees are vine maple and whitebark pine - vine maple for the delicate lacy texture it exhibits when backlit in dark woods, and whitebark pine for its rugged sweeping skeletons.  This summer I focused on photographing whitebark pine on Mt. Hood in Oregon.  As you go up in elevation, when you reach treeline at about 6,000 feet, whitebark pine appears and is the last tree standing. Heavy snow loads and high winter winds force it to grow matted and bowed over low to the ground.

...
#2 I think fails in the composition area, but I so liked the lighted chandelier effect it exhibits that I decided it is a keeper for now.  The lighting is all natural, being direct light from the setting sun.  When I came up on it right at sunset it positively glowed in real life.  I was enthralled. I desaturated the reds and oranges in this light to simplify the color palette.

....

So there are my trees.  I welcome criticism of all kinds.  Beat me up.  :)

The second one has something magical in it, I'm thinking elves  ;D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pcgpcg on August 11, 2014, 12:23:13 AM
The second one has something magical in it, I'm thinking elves  ;D
Ha!  I was camped near this tree.  If I had thought of that I would have been up all night! 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pcgpcg on August 12, 2014, 12:46:52 PM
I found this tree monster lurking in my backyard.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on August 12, 2014, 07:41:10 PM
Adaptation

I was really struck at how the two trees, totally different species, adapted their growth patterns almost identically to get the most light from the morning sun.

(Almost) above everything else, light determines growth and location for trees, and different species have different tolerances for shade. Some trees can grow in the shade of their parents, and some can't. Poplar and birch are very shade intolerant, so while they'll grow up quickly after a forest fire clears an opening (for example), their offspring can't grow under them. It's also while you'll often see poplar or birch growing out at an angle toward the light at the edge of a grove. Hard maple, red oak, species like that can grow well in shade, and they tend to grow more slowly, so they'll grow up under the faster growing trees and replace them as they die out. Species that can't compete well in low light also tend to be found in lower, wetter areas. In general terms it's known as a successional forest.

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on September 09, 2014, 11:08:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Dmaq4Q0.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: powerslave12r on September 09, 2014, 11:18:28 AM
Excellent shots in this thread. Here are some from me:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8133311766_c525418d72_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/doHmed)
Seasons of Wither (https://flic.kr/p/doHmed) by power slave (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8173940436_8e0ddc8e63_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dsizHw)
Exit Fall (https://flic.kr/p/dsizHw) by power slave (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8187/8084790453_23dd9845b2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/djqEwR)
Serene chaos (https://flic.kr/p/djqEwR) by power slave (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/13097819685_732d78b2cc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kXpKtk)
Dendrite (https://flic.kr/p/kXpKtk) by power slave (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3705/13047098154_b8da6bd2cd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kSVMJb)
A Promise (https://flic.kr/p/kSVMJb) by power slave (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 16, 2014, 10:35:49 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: powerslave12r on September 17, 2014, 12:02:11 AM
Here's a couple more:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/13046993004_bc98f77e1f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kSVftf)
Mingo Falls (https://flic.kr/p/kSVftf) by power slave (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2083/13046822933_7daac9a95a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kSUnUZ)
Treacherous Waters 2 (https://flic.kr/p/kSUnUZ) by power slave (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 22, 2014, 11:23:34 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 27, 2014, 01:47:19 AM
 Runcàsc, Tiolo.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 28, 2014, 03:17:15 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 07, 2014, 10:04:53 AM
Autumn colours in the rain at about 1400m and 2000m, both photo taken in East Grosina valley (the Larch in Casauröl valley, a minor valley).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 07, 2014, 02:34:06 PM
Autumn colors in the rain at about 1600m and 2000m, both photo taken in East Grosina valley (the Larch in Casauröl valley, a minor valley).

Love them, particularly the first. It evokes the atmosphere very well.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: chuckn on October 08, 2014, 03:41:36 PM
Aspen Eyes
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Post by: armand on October 11, 2014, 10:31:00 PM
green, soon to go away
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 14, 2014, 04:11:22 PM
In Casauröl Valley green (not evergreen) is gone... Also the red of the Epilobium in the first photo (taken Sunday 10.6) after a week  (Sunday 10.12) was already  become a burnt brown...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on October 16, 2014, 03:11:54 AM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 16, 2014, 01:21:42 PM
Thanks for sharing your work, folks!

Mike.
Thanks from me, too. There is lots of good stuff here now.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: KMerv on October 18, 2014, 01:21:12 PM
Some trees that I've seen. Well more like a twig in the second picture I guess. But it's wooden, so...



(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u4gZZtm0l6M/UV6lvqsWHpI/AAAAAAAAA0Q/10usiqcHly4/w593-h787-no/_C290111_DxO.jpg)




(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wUq1W7ljr78/UV6luyUx2YI/AAAAAAAAAz0/RZp_Y0PKblo/w987-h525-no/_C290104_DxO.jpg)




(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4XLoacbjw8s/VD2GtGKHX4I/AAAAAAAABAU/9ZEOpAz80Gc/w532-h682-no/_9010015_DxO.jpg)




(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8fxdn9XTPJ8/VD2GvbVSRnI/AAAAAAAABBE/5Q0BYkPbBaE/w1082-h581-no/_A040271_DxO.jpg)




Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on October 18, 2014, 01:43:02 PM
Some trees that I've seen. Well more like a twig in the second picture I guess. But it's wooden, so...

All good, but I very much like the first.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 18, 2014, 08:24:00 PM
a couple from today
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 19, 2014, 09:05:52 PM
more from today
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 23, 2014, 03:12:12 PM
not many chances left to get some color in SW Michigan
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 25, 2014, 01:51:40 PM
Been gone for sometime.  Glad to see you all adding more images and keeping it going.  This year I spent time with another photographer and his wife from this site.  Not something i normally do.  We had a great time beating ourselves up, waking before the sun rose to get to the location we spotting and scouted the day before or days before.  Hell of a lot of fun and I say work.  But anytime your out creating photographs its not really work even though we were putting in 18 plus hours days.  Thanks Steven and Joni Friedman.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 27, 2014, 06:57:48 PM
Larches yesterday in West Grosina Valley, Valtelline.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on October 27, 2014, 09:13:32 PM
"Lonely in Chicago" - a different take on the lone-tree theme:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/16279796958_6bfd122e66_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qNAdss)
Lonely In Chicago (https://flic.kr/p/qNAdss) by Slobodan Blagojevic (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Miles Middlebrook on October 28, 2014, 05:38:44 PM
Mists trapped in woodland near Aldeburgh, South Eastern England, begin to steam in the early December sun.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: sierraman on October 30, 2014, 11:15:04 AM
Fall Foliage
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 30, 2014, 11:54:42 AM
Here's a local one I posted a while back in the Clouds thread, but seems equally suited here, and another (colour) from the Quantock Hills

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: francois on October 30, 2014, 12:16:03 PM
Here's a local one I posted a while back in the Clouds thread, but seems equally suited here, and another (colour) from the Quantock Hills



I really love the last one… The light is fantastic and there's a mood of end of autumn, the last moments before winter sets in for a long time.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: sierraman on October 30, 2014, 11:01:15 PM
Joshua Tree N.P. at night.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 31, 2014, 09:57:14 PM
few oaks
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: powerslave12r on November 02, 2014, 11:02:53 AM
Perhaps this qualifies?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/15501942477_5f22678caf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBRvqi)
Smoky Mountain Sunset 2014 (https://flic.kr/p/pBRvqi) by power slave (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 02, 2014, 12:59:20 PM
As the Hasselfake thread is pretty much zombified, I'll post this here instead. Conceived of as a square, so cropped <shock, horror>
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on November 02, 2014, 01:51:13 PM
Joshua Tree N.P. at night.

That's very good.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: chuckn on November 03, 2014, 05:16:45 PM
Conceived of as a square, so cropped <shock, horror>

Being a big fan of the "square crop", I like your image very much.

Chuck.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 03, 2014, 05:32:30 PM
Thanks Chuck
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on November 03, 2014, 06:30:42 PM
I love particularly the sheeps (as graphic element).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 03, 2014, 11:58:03 PM
I love particularly the sheeps (as graphic element).
Me too. It's a fine shot, and really works as a square.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 04, 2014, 12:24:23 AM
Here is  a couple more from the trip.  Will be heading to Zion for the Fall in a couple days.  Can't get enough fall colors.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 04, 2014, 09:56:01 AM
Lovely, as always, Tim.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on November 04, 2014, 02:07:54 PM
Here are a couple of images from a recent shoot with Tim Wolcott in the rockies. It was great to spend so much time shooting with Tim, we had a great time and we got numerous portfolio images from the over three weeks of shooting and hiking our way through the bush and forests.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 04, 2014, 02:51:48 PM
These two alone are certainly keepers. It must have been quite an adventure working with Tim.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on November 04, 2014, 04:21:04 PM
Eric

Thanks for the feedback.

Tim is really driven to get the image and will do what it takes to get the shot. I have the same thought process and we seemed to work well together over the three weeks. It was just easy and we had a lot of fun. It was nice to shoot with someone that has a vision for their work. I believe I have similar ideas for images that I want to create and it was great to be able to shoot with someone that understood what it takes to photograph in a forest where there is so much chaos.

The image I posted with the fog: It took over three hours waiting for the fog to roll down the mountainside. The image with the snow was shot in early dawn light after a fresh snow. I have spent nine year, three weeks a year photographing in these forest and when it snowed I knew where I wanted to be. 

I shoot with a Horseman 617 film camera for the panoramic images and a Hasselblad H4D 50. The best of my images are being scanned this week.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on November 04, 2014, 11:40:32 PM
Marcia captured this with her cell phone. Very little LR work.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 05, 2014, 10:06:08 AM
Marcia captured this with her cell phone. Very little LR work.
It's nice that you have a good photographer in your family, Mike.   ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: James Clark on November 05, 2014, 03:32:54 PM
It's nice that you have a good photographer in your family, Mike.   ;)


 ;D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: James Clark on November 05, 2014, 03:35:48 PM
(http://www.jclarkgallery.com/photos/aspensandfence.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: James Clark on November 05, 2014, 03:36:55 PM
Joshua Tree N.P. at night.

Love it.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on November 07, 2014, 08:26:40 AM


(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Travel-/Keelbottom-Creek/i-CgTcvVP/2/L/D7A_0661%2Cod1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 11, 2014, 12:05:42 PM
A couple more from the recent Colorado-Utah trip with my friend Steven.  Off to Utah again, can't get enough fall colors.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on November 13, 2014, 12:11:52 AM
There is always more than one way to interpret trees.

JR

(http://johnroias.smugmug.com/Landscape-Impressions/i-jqD3HtQ/0/M/Nov%2012-%202014%20Ruthven%20and%20Lake%20Erie%20041%20bwsmug-copy-M.jpg) (http://johnroias.smugmug.com/Landscape-Impressions/i-jqD3HtQ/A)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on November 13, 2014, 12:47:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZKKk6Eo.jpg)
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Post by: muntanela on November 13, 2014, 03:49:42 PM
On the old military mule track of Mt. Storile, Valtelline.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 13, 2014, 04:02:46 PM
I thought I would post a couple more from our trip.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: jhemp on November 16, 2014, 03:48:45 PM
Heres an image from along the Mogollon Crest Trail in the Gila Wilderness, NM.  This was shot about two months after the Biggest fire in NM history(2012) ripped through the Gila Wilderness burning 300,000 acres.  I spent two months shooting in the burn area.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on November 18, 2014, 07:29:36 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ofN57HY.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 24, 2014, 12:39:42 AM
Here is a new one from the latest fall from Zion. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 24, 2014, 05:37:50 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on November 24, 2014, 09:37:08 AM
Arrowhead pano2 keeps my eye even as it keeps my eye moving.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on November 26, 2014, 04:20:48 PM
A couple of images from my fall trip to the Rockies. These images were taken with a Horseman 617 camera using valve 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on December 10, 2014, 10:41:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/N21r8Tm.jpg)
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Post by: stevenf on December 10, 2014, 06:26:23 PM
A couple more images from my shoot with Tim Wolcott. These images were taken using a Horseman 617 with Fuji Velvia 50 film.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
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Post by: armand on December 10, 2014, 09:28:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/N21r8Tm.jpg)

That's an awesome tree!
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Post by: MattNQ on December 14, 2014, 10:15:05 PM

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/Other/Walking-with-the-dead/i-hRM598H/0/L/PA281309_edit1-L.jpg)
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on December 17, 2014, 02:47:52 PM
A slightly different take on the tree theme:
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Post by: Bruce Cox on December 21, 2014, 03:50:26 PM
oak and grape
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Post by: muntanela on December 23, 2014, 05:31:01 PM
Deśel Quädru, Western Grosina Valley, Valtelline.

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Post by: Eaglerapids on January 02, 2015, 09:49:00 PM
Trees along the lake in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho during a snow storm back in 2008.
(http://www.nathangallahan.com/jgallahan/images/011908lcda.jpg)
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Post by: tim wolcott on January 05, 2015, 10:17:50 PM
Here is one that I shot with the IQ280 at sunset. This has very unique glow on the tree bark from the red and yellow sky above.  
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 05, 2015, 11:50:48 PM
That glow is really nice.
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Post by: armand on January 16, 2015, 10:29:33 PM
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Post by: David Eckels on January 17, 2015, 11:09:28 AM
Don't think I've posted this before. Taken on a walk close to the old Erie Canal (Canal-Fulton) in November 2014.
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Post by: Todd Suttles on January 19, 2015, 01:39:26 PM
Would appreciate C&C on ways to improve PP. Thanks, t
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Post by: stevenf on January 19, 2015, 04:27:33 PM
This is another image that came out of my shoot two years ago on an autumn trip to shoot eastern hardwood trees. This image has a good portion of a tree reflected on the left side. The other compositions were just about the leaves moving around in the eddy. This was taken with a Hasselblad H4D 50 camera.

Steven
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

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Post by: Bruce Cox on January 19, 2015, 05:38:58 PM
On Todd's Trunks

I like the rhythm or rhythms to it.  

Otherwise, it seems dark and stubby and out of focus [excect for the first tree].
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Post by: Bruce Cox on January 19, 2015, 05:50:45 PM
This is another image that came out of my shoot two years ago on an autumn trip to shoot eastern hardwood trees. This image has a good portion of a tree reflected on the left side. The other compositions were just about the leaves moving around in the eddy. This was taken with a Hasselblad H4D 50 camera.

Steven
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)



I like the framing and the balance of the three main elements.  I find it relaxing.
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Post by: Bruce Cox on January 19, 2015, 05:55:44 PM
Medina Lake
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Post by: David Eckels on January 21, 2015, 07:59:58 PM
A different kind of tree.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on January 22, 2015, 04:06:57 PM
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Post by: Harald L on January 23, 2015, 02:56:26 AM
Hmmm...

(http://harlempix.com/wp-content/gallery/myxp_landscape/DSCF6552.jpg)
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Post by: David Eckels on January 23, 2015, 10:19:35 AM
Hmmm...

(http://harlempix.com/wp-content/gallery/myxp_landscape/DSCF6552.jpg)
Eve?
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Post by: tim wolcott on January 23, 2015, 02:31:16 PM
Here is another one from a place I really loved in the fall. 
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Post by: stevenf on January 23, 2015, 05:44:41 PM
Tim, Nice pan, like the depth and light.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
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Post by: Ronny Nilsen on January 25, 2015, 03:55:22 PM
Winter trees, just a short walk from my house.
(http://)
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Post by: mal mcilwraith on January 26, 2015, 03:12:17 PM
Winter trees, just a short walk from my house.
(http://)


I have never seen trees in the snow - actually only seen snow once (live in Queensland - Australia) - I find your image very appealing - soft with low saturation and a very natural feeling of a vignette.

Regards


Mal
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Post by: muntanela on January 27, 2015, 12:43:20 PM
Spruces and green alders (?) after a light snowfall. Eastern Grosina Valley.
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Post by: armand on January 28, 2015, 01:40:22 PM
Spruces and green alders (?) after a light snowfall. Eastern Grosina Valley.

The definition of light snow seems very relative  ;D

Here is one in artificial snow blowing around
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on January 30, 2015, 10:47:53 AM
Arizona Ash in Pflugerville.
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Post by: armand on January 30, 2015, 11:17:37 AM
sunset tree and moon, 2 crops

Edit: Looking again at these 2 I think I prefer the 1:1 crop, more geometry and a clearer relation between the tree and the moon.
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Post by: kikashi on January 30, 2015, 02:36:40 PM
Here is one in artificial snow blowing around

I like that, Armand. The light is interesting. I'd like it more if the branches weren't cut off on the left, though.

Jeremy
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Post by: armand on January 30, 2015, 03:04:57 PM
I like that, Armand. The light is interesting. I'd like it more if the branches weren't cut off on the left, though.

Jeremy

Sorry but I have nothing on the left, I did crop some on the right.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 04, 2015, 01:03:51 AM
This is the forest at the top of the mountain where I live.  This was shot in a winter storm before the snow started.  T
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Post by: Chairman Bill on February 04, 2015, 04:40:00 AM
I've posted a photo of this tree before, but It's just such a wonderful shape, and the light was nice ...
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Post by: Harald L on February 04, 2015, 11:23:36 AM
Countless thunderbolts have formed this oak to a still living monument

(http://harlempix.com/wp-content/gallery/trees-of-the-world/DSC14291-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 04, 2015, 11:48:45 AM
Somebody's going to come along & complain about the blown highlights, but I don't care. I like it
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Post by: pegelli on February 07, 2015, 08:22:19 AM
Somebody's going to come along & complain about the blown highlights, but I don't care. I like it
Not me, I like it as well. If there's one improvement possible (but might also be my aging monitor, so probably nit-picking) would be to bring up the shadows a tad to show a bit more separation there.

Two from the Ardennes last week, where we had 3 days of gorgeous cross-country skiïng

Both NEX6 + E16-50PZ

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Post by: Mike D. B. on February 10, 2015, 03:31:43 AM
While walking along a pond in the Pfrunger Ried (a mire in southern Germany), I came across a grove of birches.  They're one of my favorite trees and I always spend time trying to place them in an appealing image.  For this shot, I used my (at that time) brand new Canon 400/5.6 wide open.  A great lens!

But I noticed a small reddish spot in this shot, along the edge of the right-hand birch, about a quarter of the way up from the grass.  Can't figure out, what it may be.  There was no direct sunlight, into which I was shooting.  And it surely isn't colored dust on the sensor - though I had a hard time keeping the (original) 5D sensor clean.  That's one reason I finally bought the Mk III version.  Automatic sensor cleaning!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: DanPBrown on February 11, 2015, 10:58:49 AM
70 megapixel stitch with a 1dsm3 and a 28mm Contax distagon.
DAn
www.danbrownphotography.com
(http://www.danbrownphotography.com/galleries/albums/userpics/Thread_Leaf_Japanese_Maple_Panorama.jpg)
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Post by: Mike D. B. on February 11, 2015, 11:54:52 AM
I like the colors and wild branches, Dan.  Well done!
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 11, 2015, 12:03:02 PM
Superb, Dan!
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 11, 2015, 12:34:12 PM
Superb, Dan!
+1.
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Post by: Colorado David on February 11, 2015, 02:53:37 PM
Very well done!
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Post by: DanPBrown on February 11, 2015, 04:43:38 PM
Thanks, I consider it one of my top three.
Dan
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Post by: armand on February 12, 2015, 09:39:46 PM
Today
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Post by: muntanela on February 18, 2015, 08:58:39 AM
In the woods near Piatta di sotto, Eastern Grosina Valley, Valtelline.
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Post by: patrick love on February 18, 2015, 10:43:37 AM
South Island, NZ
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Post by: Bruce Cox on February 18, 2015, 11:00:14 AM

In the woods near Piatta di sotto, Eastern Grosina Valley, Valtelline.

I like your vivid portryal of tree as action figure.
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Post by: chuckn on February 19, 2015, 09:13:59 PM
Beijing, China

Chuck
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Post by: DanPBrown on February 21, 2015, 07:56:27 AM
I spent way too much time making this shot. The nectarine orchard was an hour drive from home and I made 6 visits until the weather and trees cooperated. I figure I have over 24 hours spent there. This a is stitched photo, about 70 megapixels, taken with a 1ds3 and Contax 60mm macro.
Dan
(http://www.danbrownphotography.com/galleries/albums/userpics/Nectarine_Orchard_Pano.jpg)
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Post by: John R on February 21, 2015, 10:12:08 PM
Dan this looks somewhat familiar. I like the simplicity of the shot. Green, pink, blue, white and the vertical rising of the trees to really unify the image.  Nice work, naturalistic in style and content.

JR
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Post by: Chairman Bill on February 22, 2015, 11:48:54 AM
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Post by: DanPBrown on February 22, 2015, 02:02:43 PM
Very nice. Like the composition, this would be a marketable image IMHO.
Dan

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Post by: Chairman Bill on February 22, 2015, 02:05:45 PM
Very nice. Like the composition, this would be a marketable image IMHO.
Dan


It's yours for eleventy thousand pounds
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Post by: DanPBrown on February 22, 2015, 08:26:09 PM
Eleventy? You speak hobbiton ;)
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Post by: muntanela on February 24, 2015, 09:37:05 AM
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I love this image of what could be the platonic idea of an english forest.
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Post by: David Eckels on February 25, 2015, 02:18:01 PM
This message body is not empty :D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on February 26, 2015, 04:30:04 AM
Treeline reflection

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201502/i-7VNg58H/0/O/PEG_A850_2_08579_20150219-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201502/47318063_j9Fd8J#!i=3887289093&k=7VNg58H&lb=1&s=A)
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Post by: DanPBrown on February 28, 2015, 07:34:27 PM
Trees are one of my favorite subjects. This shot was taken with a 1dsm3 and 60mm contax macro.
Dan
(http://www.danbrownphotography.com/galleries/albums/userpics/Oak_Trees.jpg)
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 28, 2015, 07:47:54 PM
Pegelli, that is wonderful toning (color?), quite nicely matches the mood and atmosphere. Very good composition and post processing as well.
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Post by: pegelli on March 01, 2015, 05:12:44 AM
Thanks Slobodan, glad you like it. It's not really toning, but the very subtle hues of the early sun breaking through the morning haze. Actually very little PP was done on the image, just a slight saturation and clarity boost, as well as a slight lift of the shadows.
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Post by: Mjollnir on March 01, 2015, 11:09:22 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8668/16405517529_06d3794cf3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qZGyNv)GH4-1-B&amp;W (1 of 1) (https://flic.kr/p/qZGyNv) by tanngrisnir3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on March 02, 2015, 01:35:10 AM
Very cool, Mjollnir.
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Post by: Mjollnir on March 02, 2015, 11:02:26 AM
Very cool, Mjollnir.

Thanks!  It was, literally, the first shot from my new GH4.

Only problem is I was rushing and trucks were driving by behind me, so there must have been some shake in the tripod.  Blowing it up shows the rather appalling lack of fine detail.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 02, 2015, 12:35:25 PM
The last birch in the Vallone dei camosci (Chamois deep valley), Piani di  Bobbio, Valsassina valley. Piani di Bobbio is a wonderful place devastated by ski lifts >:(. I couldn't frame farther on the upper left because of the arrival area of a ski lift. (I didn’t use skis and ski lifts, I was wearing snowshoes).
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Post by: armand on March 02, 2015, 02:27:46 PM
The last birch in the Vallone dei camosci (Chamois deep valley), Piani di  Bobbio, Valsassina valley. Piani di Bobbio is a wonderful place devastated by ski lifts >:(. I couldn't frame farther on the upper left because of the arrival area of a ski lift. (I didn’t use skis and ski lifts, I was wearing snowshoes).


Very nice. I wish I don't see those trails in the snow though, spoils a little the feeling.
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Post by: muntanela on March 03, 2015, 12:53:21 PM
I wish I don't see those trails in the snow though, spoils a little the feeling.


I agree. It was a sort of trade-off. If I had framed more to the right in order to avoid the tracks, I would have lost the Zuccone Campelli on the background (the main peak of this area), the shrub and the position of the birch, with no gain on the right, where aren’t peaks.

P.S. Anyway the feeling was already spoiled by the sounds and voices of the ski resort behind me >:(
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Post by: Chris Calohan on March 03, 2015, 05:49:23 PM
The Trees, The Forest and the Fog
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Post by: Bruce Cox on March 07, 2015, 06:09:33 PM
red oak
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Post by: MattNQ on March 12, 2015, 10:33:22 AM

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-4djffb7/0/L/P3081667_edit-L.jpg)
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 12, 2015, 10:45:12 PM
Great lighting, Matt. I'll bet that looks good in a big print.
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Post by: kikashi on March 13, 2015, 04:54:02 AM
That's a lovely shot, Matt. Great light.

Jeremy
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Post by: lynnphoto on March 14, 2015, 08:27:33 AM
tree in sand dunes enclosing coastal wetlands, Sydney. XA, HP5+ @iso800 in XTOL
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14599614470_fdef56cb9b_z.jpg)
by lynnb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/) on Flickr
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Post by: armand on March 15, 2015, 12:41:54 PM
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Post by: MattNQ on March 15, 2015, 08:43:51 PM
(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-5tHX6pm/0/L/P3081869_edit-L.jpg)
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Post by: stevenf on March 19, 2015, 04:40:02 PM
An image of a cottonwood from Zion NP in snow and Fog using a Hasselblad H4D 50. I also have a really nice panoramic shot on film from this spot.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on March 24, 2015, 05:05:41 PM
I have been photographing this week and next in the rainforest on Vancouver Island. I have attached a Panoramic image taken a few years ago with a Horseman 617 with Velvia 50 Film.

Steven
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 26, 2015, 12:35:46 PM
That level of compositional order over so much rainforest material is reassuring.  I do imagine, though, I would still want to watch my step.
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Post by: Bruce Cox on March 26, 2015, 12:43:27 PM
Red Oak Again
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Post by: stevenf on March 27, 2015, 02:35:22 AM
Hi Bruce

Thanks for the feedback. I had to crawl over a few fallen trees and brace the tripod and stand on another fallen tree to get the shot. I have spent 7 years photographing in this forest. Over the next six days I have three or four more trips planned to this area. Once the leaves leaf out you are done. The moss just drips off the trees, it feels very prehistoric.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
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Post by: MattNQ on April 02, 2015, 12:52:59 AM
(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-CtsWHN4/0/L/P3151917_edit-L.jpg)
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Post by: Tony Jay on April 02, 2015, 08:18:01 AM
Lovely!

Tony Jay
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Post by: MattNQ on April 02, 2015, 08:44:11 AM
Lovely!

Tony Jay

Thanks Tony.
I liked the way the light fell on this one. Perfect time of day
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Post by: MattNQ on April 02, 2015, 08:45:30 AM
That's a lovely shot, Matt. Great light.

Jeremy

A belated thanks Jeremy.
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Post by: MattNQ on April 02, 2015, 08:51:36 AM
Great lighting, Matt. I'll bet that looks good in a big print.


And another belated thanks Eric.  I am itching to print this one.
Planning to send a few away to get printed on Canson rag photographique as Brandt suggested for another of my images.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 02, 2015, 11:53:32 AM
And another belated thanks Eric.  I am itching to print this one.
Planning to send a few away to get printed on Canson rag photographique as Brandt suggested for another of my images.

These last three of yours all would look great on the Canson.
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Post by: tim wolcott on April 08, 2015, 12:31:49 PM
I've been up in the British Columbia rainforest with my friend Steven Friedman and his lovely wife.  It rained 16 inches but we managed to shoot every minute possible.  Great trip more spur of the moment when you get the itch to shoot but wanted it to do it for years.  Here is a couple shots. 
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Post by: muntanela on April 10, 2015, 12:25:52 PM
During the search for an old embrasure of the First World War (Cannoniera della Vernuga, Grosio), I found this spot.
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Post by: pcgpcg on April 10, 2015, 01:42:47 PM
That level of compositional order over so much rainforest material is reassuring.  I do imagine, though, I would still want to watch my step.
+1
I have found rainforest (with the exceptional of very old growth areas) to be so busy and cluttered with different textures that it's very difficult to find pleasing compositions that are clean and simple. And, yes, the need to focus your brain on what is around you in order to find those compositions is in direct opposition with the need to focus on the ground so you don't trip or slip,yet again.
Nice job Steven!
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Post by: Bruce Cox on April 10, 2015, 03:35:12 PM
During the search for an old embrasure of the First World War (Cannoniera della Vernuga, Grosio), I found this spot.

I like it.

You might do well to name the spot.  What seems to me to be a grown over and then burned over terrace could support quite a number of "historical" imaginings and moral examples.

Bruce
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Post by: stevenf on April 10, 2015, 11:09:09 PM

Hi Paul

Thanks for the feedback and thoughts. I have attached another rainforest image. I am still trying to decide if I like the colour or black and white image. The density may be off a bit. I did these just before I left. I will post both and see what people think. This one was taken ten days ago on a shhot on Vancouver Island with Tim Wolcott. We had a great time. Tim has incredible passion for photography and the pursuit of the ultimate image. This week we are shooting dogwood and redbud trees in the Smoky mtns. I have three weeks for this shoot.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pcgpcg on April 11, 2015, 02:20:49 AM
I have attached another rainforest image. I am still trying to decide if I like the colour or black and white image...
This week we are shooting dogwood and redbud trees in the Smoky mtns. I have three weeks for this shoot.
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
I vote for the B&W version - a very compelling image. Enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains. I am shooting all next week in the Columbia Gorge, trying to get everything I can before everything leafs out.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on April 11, 2015, 07:16:24 AM
From Exmoor

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Post by: muntanela on April 11, 2015, 08:22:11 AM

You might do well to name the spot.  What seems to me to be a grown over and then burned over terrace could support quite a number of "historical" imaginings and moral examples.
Bruce

These woods were attacked in the past years by the beetle scolytid Ips acuminatus and by a fire. Today remain large areas of death and desolation. Since I found nearby a pole with a goat skull, as a sort of ominous sign (see the attached photo), I could  name this spot “The goat skull grove” (? 8). )
P.S. The embrasure was part of the second defensive line of the  Italian army. It was never used, since the austrians never broke through the front line of the Stelvio (Stilfserjoch).
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Post by: Bruce Cox on April 11, 2015, 09:50:33 AM
Hi Paul

Thanks for the feedback and thoughts. I have attached another rainforest image. I am still trying to decide if I like the colour or black and white image. The density may be off a bit. I did these just before I left. I will post both and see what people think. This one was taken ten days ago on a shhot on Vancouver Island with Tim Wolcott. We had a great time. Tim has incredible passion for photography and the pursuit of the ultimate image. This week we are shooting dogwood and redbud trees in the Smoky mtns. I have three weeks for this shoot.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

I like the color and black & white layered together:  87% color and 13% black & white.

Bruce
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Post by: Chairman Bill on April 11, 2015, 12:38:02 PM
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Post by: kikashi on April 11, 2015, 01:58:00 PM
From Exmoor

Excellent. Commonly a bit breezy there, is it?

Jeremy
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Post by: Chairman Bill on April 11, 2015, 02:36:39 PM
Can be a tad on the breezy side. Typically, any trees not in a reasonably sheltered spot, tend to be a bit battered & twisted. Down in the valleys/combes, it's more sedate & pleasant

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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 11, 2015, 02:51:50 PM
The second set (Beeches) looks like Exmoor, too.
Both sets of trees have real "character."

I much prefer the "breezy" ones to the sheltered ones.

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Post by: luxborealis on April 12, 2015, 05:51:08 PM
Just not sure if I like the processing on this one or not; it's a B&W convo, and one of about 30 I took of this beautiful sandbar in the Merced River just 200m west of Swinging Bridge.  It's too 'something'.


Seems gorgeous to me... excellent local contrast, detail in the snow - the processing is ideal, as the photograph. Nicely done! If it's too anything, it's too Ansel Adams and I mean as a compliment!
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Post by: MattNQ on April 13, 2015, 09:29:56 AM

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-7skwRgX/0/L/P4112063_edit2-L.jpg)
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Post by: pcgpcg on April 14, 2015, 09:46:16 PM
This poor fellow was uprooted and washed out to sea, then brought back again..
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Post by: MattNQ on April 26, 2015, 03:47:25 PM

(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-6K3Thrr/0/L/P4262218_edit-L.jpg)
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Post by: BobDavid on April 27, 2015, 12:21:19 AM
Exceptional tree photos, Matt. The first one is magnificent!
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Post by: MattNQ on April 27, 2015, 02:26:39 AM
Exceptional tree photos, Matt. The first one is magnificent!

Thank you Bob
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Post by: stevenf on April 30, 2015, 02:43:57 PM
I just returned from a shoot with Tim Wolcott in the Smoky Mtns area. This Dogwood tree was of particular interest to us. We got fortunate to get a heavy fog one morning and I got this image. The image taken the days before without the fog is also interesting.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on May 01, 2015, 04:47:34 AM
(http://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-7skwRgX/0/L/P4112063_edit2-L.jpg)

This is glorious.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on May 01, 2015, 10:49:18 AM
This is glorious.

Jeremy

Thank you Jeremy.
It is a fantastic tree, and a very stubborn one perhaps - refusing to give in to the beach-eroding waves without a fight !
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 03, 2015, 07:31:05 PM
Female (red) and Male :-[ (the rest) in a larch branch.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 04, 2015, 12:59:48 AM
A couple new ones from the recent Smokey Mtn Natl Park trip with my friend Steven and his wife. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 08, 2015, 02:43:46 AM
A few more from the trip.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 08, 2015, 09:06:00 AM
Yours are always wonderful, Tim.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 08, 2015, 02:21:04 PM
Apple blossom counts, doesn't it? I mean, it's a bit of a tree
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 09, 2015, 04:33:07 AM
Apple blossom counts, doesn't it? I mean, it's a bit of a tree

I think so (especially if it's still alive and the beautiful petals veins are working...).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 09, 2015, 04:37:16 AM
This Dogwood tree was of particular interest to us.

To me too
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on May 09, 2015, 06:34:27 AM
Apple blossom counts, doesn't it? I mean, it's a bit of a tree


If it's as pretty as that, I'll let you get away with it. I very much like the off-centre framing, too.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on May 09, 2015, 09:53:28 PM
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Title: Re: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on May 10, 2015, 02:17:46 AM
Apple blossom counts, doesn't it? I mean, it's a bit of a tree
Certainly does. Especially if people can post close-ups of badges and headlights in the car thread?.. :)

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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on May 10, 2015, 06:55:29 PM
An Ode to Spanish Moss and Misty Mornings
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on May 11, 2015, 05:48:18 AM
Anglesey Abbey, UK. ( It's not in Anglesey & it's not an abbey ).
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on May 11, 2015, 09:39:22 PM
Graeme, really like the elegant simplicity of the elements and naturalness of the colours and overall look.

JR
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mike D. B. on May 13, 2015, 11:04:58 AM
Every April I travel to the Eifel (spanning parts of Germany and Belgium) to photograph daffodils.  Five years ago I ran out of real interest, having photographed them for two days.  Frosty mornings and t-shirt weather once the sun rose.

I began focusing on the (still bare) trees around me.  I've always liked aspen and birch and these seemed to beckoning me, to photograph them.  Color was uninviting, since it was at least four weeks too early for the beautiful bright springtime foliage.  So I opted for a toned b&w conversion.

Landscape aspect or square?  I'm quite fond of the latter.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 13, 2015, 11:13:34 AM
I like the square too, but find the toning overpowering, especially the highlights.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mike D. B. on May 13, 2015, 12:11:07 PM
I like toned b&w images but seem to find applying it difficult.  How's this?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 13, 2015, 12:33:53 PM
... How's this?

Better. Well, for me at least.

Your initial toning seems quite close to LensWork recipe, which in Lightroom translates to Hue 40, Saturation 10, for both highlights and shadows. My own LR warm-toning preset is somewhat gentler: Hue 48 (i.e., away from red, toward orange) and only 2 for highlights saturation and 4 for shadow saturation. That is a starting point, as different subjects might call for stronger saturation levels.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on May 13, 2015, 12:47:16 PM
I like toned b&w images but seem to find applying it difficult.  How's this?


I like this!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mike D. B. on May 13, 2015, 01:40:16 PM
Your initial toning seems quite close to LensWork recipe, which in Lightroom translates to Hue 40, Saturation 10, for both highlights and shadows. My own LR warm-toning preset is somewhat gentler: Hue 48 (i.e., away from red, toward orange) and only 2 for highlights saturation and 4 for shadow saturation. That is a starting point, as different subjects might call for stronger saturation levels.
Wow, you got an experienced eye - my original settings were 33 and 9 for highlights and 37 and 22 for shadows.  The second version had saturation levels of 7 for highlights and 6 for shadows.  Yes, more pleasant.

I'll try using more subtle saturation levels, following your example.  Will print anew with lower saturation levels to see how I like it.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mike D. B. on May 13, 2015, 01:40:49 PM
I like this!
Thanks Bob.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on May 13, 2015, 02:53:24 PM
I like toned b&w images but seem to find applying it difficult.  How's this?


Much better. I agree with Slobodan.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mike D. B. on May 13, 2015, 03:01:08 PM
Much better. I agree with Slobodan.

Jeremy
Thanks Jeremy.  Now I've got quite a number of images I'll need to reevaluate.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 13, 2015, 05:53:16 PM
Life & death in the Caledonian forest

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on May 13, 2015, 06:58:02 PM
Thanks John.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on May 17, 2015, 03:24:38 PM
Haven't been here in a long time; missed this place!

Here are a couple of cell phone panoramas from nearby Beacon Hill Park. The first one has a nasty stitching error top centre...

Mike.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 20, 2015, 05:06:42 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on May 21, 2015, 01:49:44 AM
Alas, the season for flowering trees is coming to an end.

(http://johnroias.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-3HLC8Mm/0/M/May%2018-%202015%20High%20Park%20032%20copy1000-M.jpg) (http://johnroias.smugmug.com/Camera-Impressions/i-3HLC8Mm/A)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 21, 2015, 09:16:46 AM
Alas, the season for flowering trees is coming to an end.

Yes...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on May 21, 2015, 06:30:58 PM
Another new image from my spring shoot with Tim Wolcott in the Smoky Mountains region.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on May 22, 2015, 03:06:35 PM
Tree trunks and young green

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201505/i-DM9q4Rj/0/O/PEG_A850_2_09492_20150515-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201505/49200353_zN2WXm#!i=4059778008&k=DM9q4Rj&lb=1&s=A)
Sony A850 + CZ 135/1.8
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 23, 2015, 06:36:34 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on May 23, 2015, 07:54:57 PM
Oh yeah !
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 24, 2015, 08:19:12 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 24, 2015, 01:18:57 PM
Out of season, but Bill's old oak reminded me:

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 24, 2015, 02:35:58 PM
What an amazing colour. Superb. We get browns, and er, browns, with maybe some brownish yellows & yellowy browns, just to ring the changes. Nothing like that. Oh, we do get orangey browns sometimes.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on May 26, 2015, 04:40:49 PM
What an amazing colour. Superb. We get browns, and er, browns, with maybe some brownish yellows & yellowy browns, just to ring the changes. Nothing like that. Oh, we do get orangey browns sometimes.

"Europeans coming to America are surprised by the brilliancy of our autumnal foliage. There is no account of such a phenomenon in English poetry, because the trees acquire but few bright colors there."

Henry David Thoreau, Autumnal Tints
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 26, 2015, 05:03:36 PM
This one is just to confirm the color. Out of camera raw, using Adobe Standard rendering:
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on May 26, 2015, 07:11:37 PM
A couple of new panoramic shots from the rainforest on Vancouver Island. A difficult place to try and find interesting compositions due to all the chaos.

I will post some more rainforest panoramic images in a few days.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on May 26, 2015, 10:10:49 PM
Great stuff, Steven F.

JR
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on May 26, 2015, 10:33:22 PM
Thanks John
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on May 28, 2015, 03:50:22 PM
A couple more from the Rainforest on Vancouver Island.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: bob_noble on May 30, 2015, 10:28:09 AM
Spring morning looking for a Prothonotary Warbler in a wet forest in Southern Ontario.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: lvreclp on May 30, 2015, 10:50:55 AM
Hey All. I am new to this forum.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on June 01, 2015, 01:28:53 PM
path in the forest
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 01, 2015, 04:43:26 PM
I'll see your path, and raise you  :)

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Post by: kikashi on June 02, 2015, 12:50:07 PM
I'll see your path, and raise you  :)

Very nice, Bill. The one less travelled by, of course.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on June 04, 2015, 01:18:26 AM
Here is a couple more from the shoot in the Smokeys and other side of where I live.  Of course shot with the Phase One 280
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 04, 2015, 08:47:40 AM
I do so love the dogwoods in flower
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on June 09, 2015, 12:12:54 AM
I thought I would post a couple of others.  From the Smokey Mtns. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 09, 2015, 04:54:59 AM
Whether you like the overall photo or not, I think it's the two trees that make this one worth looking at

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on June 09, 2015, 02:04:18 PM
Some more tree images from my shoot with Tim Wolcott in the Smoky Mtns.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on June 09, 2015, 02:25:43 PM
Into the wood...

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on June 12, 2015, 04:03:30 PM
A couple of Panoramic images of cottonwoods in Zion NP - take last winter with a Horseman 617 Velvia 50 Film.

Steven
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on June 12, 2015, 04:36:22 PM
Hi Steve,

I like the palette of your first image as well as the composition. It's a beautiful frieze...

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on June 12, 2015, 05:14:54 PM
Peter

Thanks for the feedback. I just printed it today at 23" x 69" for one of the galleries that represent my work.

Steven

Www.friedmanphoto.com
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on June 14, 2015, 10:22:51 AM
live oak
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 21, 2015, 06:20:39 AM
Early evening light on the Quantock Hills

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on June 21, 2015, 02:37:50 PM
Early evening light on the Quantock Hills

Pretty, Bill. I have a gnawing suspicion that colour would be even prettier; but then, you've seen it and I haven't.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 21, 2015, 03:14:37 PM
Well here's the colour one to compare

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on June 22, 2015, 11:31:41 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 22, 2015, 01:50:36 PM
Well here's the colour one to compare


They're both nice, but I prefer the black and white, in which the dramatic form of the tree trunks is emphasized.
The color version is pretty, but I find the colors a bit distracting.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 22, 2015, 02:07:01 PM
Me too, which is why I originally only posted the monochrome version. It's how I visualised the photo - I saw a decent B&W image, rather than a colour one.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on June 22, 2015, 02:48:54 PM
Me too, which is why I originally only posted the monochrome version. It's how I visualised the photo - I saw a decent B&W image, rather than a colour one.

Yes, OK. I wanted to see for myself!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on June 22, 2015, 04:50:42 PM
from across the creek
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on June 22, 2015, 10:01:19 PM
one of the few times when I saw a shot and I stopped the car to take it
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on June 23, 2015, 12:02:23 AM
one of the few times when I saw a shot and I stopped the car to take it

Well worth the stop. Lovely scene.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on June 23, 2015, 06:56:01 AM
The harsh life just behind the sea-shore

(http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201502/i-62TXH7p/0/O/PEG_NEX6_1_09756_20150227-L.jpg) (http://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201502/i-62TXH7p/A)
NEX6 + E10-18/4
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 23, 2015, 05:20:48 PM
I haven't posted here in a while. Here are two tree "monsters" photographed recently.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on June 23, 2015, 08:20:42 PM
One from Bodnant Gardens a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 27, 2015, 03:17:01 PM
Ansel had a fine photograph of a Jeffrey Pine tree on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park, taken in 1940 (when I was 1 year old).

I was there in 1971, and the tree was still thriving, but by 1991 it was dead. Here are my views of it.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on June 27, 2015, 08:38:26 PM
Some remnants
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Arlen on June 28, 2015, 12:35:21 PM
Ansel had a fine photograph of a Jeffrey Pine tree on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park, taken in 1940 (when I was 1 year old).

I was there in 1971, and the tree was still thriving, but by 1991 it was dead. Here are my views of it.


Wow, Eric, that is quite an impressive involvement with such an historically iconic place.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on June 28, 2015, 12:53:45 PM
Wow, Eric, that is quite an impressive involvement with such an historically iconic place.
I don't have a print of Ansel's Jeffrey Pine, but I was sufficiently familiar with it so that when I saw the tree (in 1971), I recognized it and had to take a snap of it.

I do have a print of Ansel's "Oak Tree in Winter, Yosemite," but I haven't run across the actual tree.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on June 29, 2015, 09:32:48 AM
Ansel had a fine photograph of a Jeffrey Pine tree on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park, taken in 1940 (when I was 1 year old).

I was there in 1971, and the tree was still thriving, but by 1991 it was dead. Here are my views of it.


That's a nice set.  The back story and reference to AA makes it even more compelling.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on July 08, 2015, 05:03:02 PM
Wow, so many great trees! I've only looked through a few pages but this thread is going to require a time investment to enjoy them all!

Here are some of my favorite trees.

Hoarfrost cottonwood
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8214/8387874903_7d5de8d88e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dMd3YP)IMGP5589 (https://flic.kr/p/dMd3YP) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Horizontal juniper & puddle
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/9792530103_f1fc4b1783_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fVkh2V)IMGP5917-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fVkh2V) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Fallen cottonwood rebirth
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7592/16950034761_3397805abb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rPPmND)IMGP6838-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/rPPmND) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Pine & lunar eclipse (2 image focus stack)
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8752/16411093373_6591647965_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/r1c9iK)IMGP7116-Edit-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/r1c9iK) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on July 08, 2015, 05:05:21 PM
Ansel had a fine photograph of a Jeffrey Pine tree on top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park, taken in 1940 (when I was 1 year old).

I was there in 1971, and the tree was still thriving, but by 1991 it was dead. Here are my views of it.


I really like these and the story!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Hidden Grid on July 23, 2015, 12:04:32 AM
I really like the 1st and 3rd images a lot. The dead baby tree in the still water is for some reason calming.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on July 23, 2015, 03:53:11 PM
I am not sure if these fit into this grouping of tree images. These are trees reflected in spring lily pad ponds.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 24, 2015, 03:06:17 PM
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Title: Desert Oaks
Post by: tom b on July 25, 2015, 01:22:31 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Df9Odxw-1EQ/VbPCGFwai8I/AAAAAAAAAC4/-ECyRy9bcyg/s1600/yolara.jpg)

Desert Oaks are my favourite trees, they survive in the driest part of the driest continent.

Sunrise at Yulara, Central Australia.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on July 25, 2015, 04:06:03 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on July 27, 2015, 10:16:55 AM
I really like the 1st and 3rd images a lot. The dead baby tree in the still water is for some reason calming.

Thanks! The baby tree is an old tree that fell over and is now sprouting new growth. Cottonwoods form rows this way.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on August 02, 2015, 11:59:07 PM
I bought my inner city semidetached house thirty years ago. In the backyard was a sawn off tree stump. The tree started to regrow and I though why not. It cost me a couple of thousand dollars to have it cut down around fifteen years later. Love those trees, but most people have not seen a fully grown Moreton Bay Fig tree. The look great in the Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney, however in my tiny backyard not so. A fully grown tree!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h7u768R9qYM/Vb7kE4yBwCI/AAAAAAAAADc/siqwjX2ksLE/s1600/fig.jpg)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on August 13, 2015, 10:33:58 AM
A palm of some sort.

(https://mattlarsen.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-bKzM6Xz/0/L/P8052705_edit_1-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on August 18, 2015, 06:29:55 PM
A couple more tree images. The first image, Maples is where Tim Wolcott and I are off to shoot in a month's time. We have almost six weeks of shooting planned for this autumn. The second image from last spring Spirit Forest was taken on a trip to the Smoky Mountains NP, it reminds me of Eliot Porter's work.

I hope you find these interesting.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 18, 2015, 07:06:09 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on August 29, 2015, 03:18:14 AM
An old shot from the winter of 2007 that I found on my hard drive, after being asleep for almost 8 years.

(https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200712/i-cwt5bQ9/0/O/PEG_003515_20071222-L.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/200712/i-cwt5bQ9/A)
KM5D + Min 100/2.8 macro D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on August 31, 2015, 09:43:44 PM
fallen
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Post by: armand on September 01, 2015, 08:40:42 PM
past and future
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 09, 2015, 05:40:33 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 14, 2015, 08:50:32 AM
Political tree

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: ptrnyc on September 16, 2015, 02:39:20 PM
Lonely tree at Canyonlands
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Post by: Chairman Bill on September 16, 2015, 03:04:53 PM
Lonely tree at Canyonlands
Very nice
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on September 16, 2015, 05:03:02 PM
Taken this afternoon, Todmorden, Lancs.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: ptrnyc on September 17, 2015, 11:35:00 AM
An aspen grove in ... Aspen, CO.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RobbieV on September 18, 2015, 11:25:34 AM
(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/101633935/m%3D900/890c460c74545c57d8aa8e734612e44e)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on September 18, 2015, 12:13:58 PM
Nice work Robbie
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Post by: armand on September 18, 2015, 12:33:50 PM
(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/101633935/m%3D900/890c460c74545c57d8aa8e734612e44e)
Awesome!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 18, 2015, 06:18:39 PM
Awesome!

I think this is where I post a +1
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Post by: RobbieV on September 18, 2015, 06:38:01 PM
Thanks very much.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on September 18, 2015, 07:52:53 PM
I think this is where I post a +1
And me a +2.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: D Fuller on September 19, 2015, 03:05:49 PM
And me a +2.
And me a +3.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: D Fuller on September 19, 2015, 03:16:18 PM

Mangrove, South Florida.
(http://airstreampictures.com/Portfolio/content/images/large/_ASP0457.jpg)

Lone Tree, South Florida.
(http://airstreampictures.com/Portfolio/content/images/large/_ASP0452.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: D Fuller on September 19, 2015, 03:33:08 PM
And one more recent:

Sunspot, Maine.
(http://airstreampictures.com/portfolio-images/Sunspot.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 21, 2015, 01:49:52 PM
First autumnal tints (Rowan and birches) in Runchét.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on September 22, 2015, 03:20:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OBbtnTK.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: D Fuller on September 22, 2015, 04:37:36 PM
lovely light.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on September 23, 2015, 12:05:30 PM
Well, not sure I love all of 'em, but this one's a bit of an old buddy. Shared many a coffee, G&T, Campari Soda beneath it's silent, if reproachful gaze.

As Robbie Burns may or may not have thought: a tree's a tree for all that.

Rob C

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/6966336_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on September 23, 2015, 01:21:36 PM
One from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5448/17917891472_57f79f1d35_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tikSTj)IMGP3191-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/tikSTj) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on September 23, 2015, 01:26:53 PM
I just shot this image last week on a trip with Tim Wolcott. This is one of my first images using the Phase One XF camera and an IQ 280 back. I am impressed with the new camera. Incredible lenses and UI on the new camera. Really pleased I made the switch.

Steven

www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tom b on September 23, 2015, 07:47:38 PM
My painting teacher used to bang on about hot, warm, cool, cold and neutral colours. Photographs like that are very hard to find. This is an image that I would enjoy painting!

Cheers,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on September 24, 2015, 08:06:19 AM
Well, not sure I love all of 'em, but this one's a bit of an old buddy. Shared many a coffee, G&T, Campari Soda beneath it's silent, if reproachful gaze.

As Robbie Burns may or may not have thought: a tree's a tree for all that.

Rob C

NICE...A Tree is All That.

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on September 24, 2015, 10:02:55 AM
NICE...A Tree is All That.

Peter


Sometimes, I find trees, as in forest, quite frightening.

There's an area heading more or less north-east from Brive (France) that has heavy forest alongside the main road. I remember stopping the car so I could go pee. Not far into the thing, just far enough to be screened from traffic, I found mysef starting to get uncomfortable, not sure about what, but I think it was about finding the road again, never mind the car. It was silent, other than for the coming and going of the roar from the occasional, invisible truck; no colour at all, and no markers that memory could use as navigational aids. I decided that that was why the French don't bother hiding away when Nature calls: they just stand alongsde their car and do it.

Experience?

Rob
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on September 24, 2015, 10:33:17 AM

Sometimes, I find trees, as in forest, quite frightening.

There's an area heading more or less north-east from Brive (France) that has heavy forest alongside the main road. I remember stopping the car so I could go pee. Not far into the thing, just far enough to be screened from traffic, I found mysef starting to get uncomfortable, not sure about what, but I think it was about finding the road again, never mind the car. It was silent, other than for the coming and going of the roar from the occasional, invisible truck; no colour at all, and no markers that memory could use as navigational aids. I decided that that was why the French don't bother hiding away when Nature calls: they just stand alongsde their car and do it.

Experience?

Rob

That feeling of the unknown, of what a forest can be, is the very thing I find myself gravitated toward...the magnificent Tangle of it all...The forest is nature's cathedral.

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on September 24, 2015, 01:18:31 PM
Another image from my shoot last week.

Steven

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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Colorado David on September 25, 2015, 12:39:27 AM

Sometimes, I find trees, as in forest, quite frightening.

There's an area heading more or less north-east from Brive (France) that has heavy forest alongside the main road. I remember stopping the car so I could go pee. Not far into the thing, just far enough to be screened from traffic, I found mysef starting to get uncomfortable, not sure about what, but I think it was about finding the road again, never mind the car. It was silent, other than for the coming and going of the roar from the occasional, invisible truck; no colour at all, and no markers that memory could use as navigational aids. I decided that that was why the French don't bother hiding away when Nature calls: they just stand alongsde their car and do it.

Experience?

Rob

Perhaps you've read J.R.R. Tolkien one too many times.  Murkwood Forest or The Old Forest on the eastern border of the Shire certainly would cause you some discomfort.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on September 28, 2015, 01:13:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HKzEPI0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/d4fc57o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 28, 2015, 03:21:38 PM
They're both beauts
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: cjogo on September 28, 2015, 11:10:41 PM
https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/12065649_10153683268334066_6559449064021281154_n.jpg?oh=8b8555151bd424c3f77bf0ebe4bed666&oe=56AB6EE3
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Colorado David on September 28, 2015, 11:26:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OBbtnTK.jpg)

I love this image.  I wish I'd shot it.  I love western U.S. forests; aspens, spruce, pines, and I especially love aspens in the fall, but this image speaks to me.  Well done.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on September 29, 2015, 06:54:59 AM
Thanks, it was taken in the Cotswolds in the UK so a lot of Beech trees around at a spot I know low cloud funnels though the woods.

Another recent shot close to my house...

(http://i.imgur.com/Q6XI3VH.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on September 29, 2015, 10:23:12 AM
Thanks, it was taken in the Cotswolds in the UK so a lot of Beech trees around at a spot I know low cloud funnels though the woods.

Another recent shot close to my house...

(http://i.imgur.com/Q6XI3VH.jpg)

I have one very similar in feeling that I bought from the photographer Francis Annet in his gallery in Sarlat, Périgord. I have it above the bed. I love the separation of valleys by mist. I have a second one of his pictures hanging above the bed too (separated by a painting by my cousin when an art student), this second photograph being a close-up of some older grapes on the vine, with much OOF effect. Love 'em both.

I wish I could do that kind of picture, but I simply never quite see it for myself, only recognize it when it's already somebody else's picture. ;-) I have a feeling that it might be a long-term effect of shooting travel stock. Very different animal, at least, in my time in the trenches.

Rob C

P.S. That part of France, the Dordogne, is very similar to some parts of Scotland, only the food you can buy out is better, far better and much cheaper, too! Or it was, twelve years ago...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on September 29, 2015, 10:23:37 AM
Nice work, moreorless. I have straight shots of this scene, but seldom can resist trying to do a impressionist version.

(https://johnroias.smugmug.com/Autumn-2015/i-tBrqVVc/0/M/Sept%2027-28-2015%20Algonquin%20area%20550%20copy1000-M.jpg) (https://johnroias.smugmug.com/Autumn-2015/i-tBrqVVc/A)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on September 29, 2015, 10:27:53 AM
Stay with the 'art' versions! Always good at them, as I recall.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on September 29, 2015, 12:11:22 PM
I have one very similar in feeling that I bought from the photographer Francis Annet in his gallery in Sarlat, Périgord. I have it above the bed. I love the separation of valleys by mist. I have a second one of his pictures hanging above the bed too (separated by a painting by my cousin when an art student), this second photograph being a close-up of some older grapes on the vine, with much OOF effect. Love 'em both.

I wish I could do that kind of picture, but I simply never quite see it for myself, only recognize it when it's already somebody else's picture. ;-) I have a feeling that it might be a long-term effect of shooting travel stock. Very different animal, at least, in my time in the trenches.

Rob C

P.S. That part of France, the Dordogne, is very similar to some parts of Scotland, only the food you can buy out is better, far better and much cheaper, too! Or it was, twelve years ago...

The main thing I'v learnt with that kind of scene is don't remove the changes in contrast the mist creates, if anything exaggerate them in post a little increasing foreground contrast and lowing it in the misty background(although I only did the former on that shot).

I remember a few holidays down in the Dordogne during my youth but more recently what comes to mind is Ridley Scotts The Duelists that was mostly filmed there and has plenty of mist on display, required viewing for landscape photographers IMHO.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on September 29, 2015, 12:44:06 PM
The main thing I'v learnt with that kind of scene is don't remove the changes in contrast the mist creates, if anything exaggerate them in post a little increasing foreground contrast and lowing it in the misty background(although I only did the former on that shot).

I remember a few holidays down in the Dordogne during my youth but more recently what comes to mind is Ridley Scotts The Duelists that was mostly filmed there and has plenty of mist on display, required viewing for landscape photographers IMHO.

Haven't seen that; must try to get hold of it somewhere. Regarding the Dordogne: we used to stop for a night or two at a place on the N20 called Hostellerie de la Paix, in a little hamlet caled Payrac, which marks the N20 junction with the road to Rocamadour and then St. Céré; it used to be a Logis but I think no longer is. We used to look upon it as a haven...

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on September 29, 2015, 01:16:34 PM
Haven't seen that; must try to get hold of it somewhere. Regarding the Dordogne: we used to stop for a night or two at a place on the N20 called Hostellerie de la Paix, in a little hamlet caled Payrac, which marks the N20 junction with the road to Rocamadour and then St. Céré; it used to be a Logis but I think no longer is. We used to look upon it as a haven...

Rob C

Maybe not up to the standards of Alien and Bladerunner overall but it looks amazing and Keitel is great in it as ever, has the best looking ending to a film...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvpGOG_cCSM

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 29, 2015, 03:10:25 PM
The old apple trees of my father in law.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on September 29, 2015, 03:54:38 PM
Maybe not up to the standards of Alien and Bladerunner overall but it looks amazing and Keitel is great in it as ever, has the best looking ending to a film...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvpGOG_cCSM


Thank you very much! I shall watch when it isn't quite so late in the evening and I doze off before seeing what I'm seeing!

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on September 30, 2015, 10:28:54 AM
The old apple trees of my father in law.
This does not look like much until you click for larger version. Well done muntanela, love the out of focus motif of the larger parent tree.

JR
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on September 30, 2015, 12:57:06 PM
This does not look like much until you click for larger version. Well done muntanela, love the out of focus motif of the larger parent tree.

JR

It really is a 'juicy' shot! Great colours.

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 30, 2015, 03:15:28 PM
Thanks. These old small apples have a rich, complex yet delicate flavor, impossible to find today. They should be preserved in some way.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on September 30, 2015, 03:49:42 PM
The forest for the trees. Shot while waiting for the moon on Sunday.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/630/21614440680_a327b27f6f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yVZEbm)IMGP3274-Edit-2 (https://flic.kr/p/yVZEbm) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 01, 2015, 06:27:08 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on October 01, 2015, 02:30:11 PM
More mist this morning...

(http://i.imgur.com/Cn7NmO1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JAhXH1V.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on October 01, 2015, 02:47:41 PM
More mist this morning...


Love the one with the rays!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on October 01, 2015, 04:58:51 PM
The first one, with the crepuscular beams.  Kills.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 01, 2015, 05:55:44 PM
Both look really good, but the crepuscular rays is very dramatic.

A less moody & eye-catching contribution from me. After all, you can have too much of a good thing
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on October 02, 2015, 03:50:29 AM
The old apple trees of my father in law.

Lovely. Perhaps even better without the light, blurry line to the middle left?

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 02, 2015, 09:51:58 AM
Lovely. Perhaps even better without the light, blurry line to the middle left?

Jeremy

You are right. At first I had deleted it, but eventually I left it. I do not remember why, maybe because it is a spider silk thread.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on October 02, 2015, 11:48:16 AM
You are right. At first I had deleted it, but eventually I left it. I do not remember why, maybe because it is a spider silk thread.

The spider thread keeps it from becoming a stock shot...perhaps a good thing. It's all about purpose.

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on October 02, 2015, 03:30:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Vlxm3oN.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 02, 2015, 04:25:10 PM
Like it. I can almost smell the beech mast
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on October 02, 2015, 05:12:28 PM
Autumn light and color is here.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on October 02, 2015, 06:06:33 PM
Lovely shot. I love that glow.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 03, 2015, 04:29:59 AM
One from yesterday evening

NB: I've no idea why the top corners have become so bright. It's not on the original. Just ignore those top corners  :)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on October 04, 2015, 03:25:16 PM
The spider thread keeps it from becoming a stock shot...

Peter

I will delete it...

Spider threads on the fig tree of my father in law, I won't delete them.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on October 06, 2015, 01:13:38 PM
Another Tree Leaning from Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 06, 2015, 05:13:04 PM
Might have posted this before - but if not, here we go:

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/1229443_orig.jpg)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on October 07, 2015, 08:45:04 AM
Might have posted this before - but if not, here we go:

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/1229443_orig.jpg)

Rob C

Now What Makes Tree Bubbles....A Possible CAT?

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 07, 2015, 09:19:48 AM
Now What Makes Tree Bubbles....A Possible CAT?

Peter


Yep, an absolutely determined 8/500 calibre Cat!

Were it not so bulky - not heavy, just large - it would get out of the cage more often.

;-)

Rob C

P.S. This is my second one; the first one went along with all the rest of the Nikon stuff when I moved (foolishly) to 6x7 hoping to make stock pay better. That first one came to the Bahams on a shoot, and that's where I discovered the two-legged tripod trick: British Airways managed to crack the third leg of my beautiful Rowi tripod during the transfer between places, and I had to do something with two legs or forget any of the longer lenses. It worked quite well, and I've used the technique quite often since.

Have to admit, digital certainly gives a new lease of life to those slow long lenses that working at ASA 64 didn't. The old ""sunny sixteen" rubric meant about 1/250th in bright light! Sunny sixteen, by the way (and for the earnest music students), had nothing to do with Chuck Berry.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on October 07, 2015, 09:24:11 AM

Yep, an absolutely determined 8/500 calibre Cat!

Were it not so bulky - not heavy, just large - it would get out of the cage more often.

;-)

Rob C

Mine is a 8/600 calibre Cat which gets about same amount of outings as yours. For the same reasons...

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 07, 2015, 09:31:11 AM
Mine is a 8/600 calibre Cat which gets about same amount of outings as yours. For the same reasons...

Peter

Your gun's too quick on the draw! See above edit!

;-)

Rob
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on October 07, 2015, 11:47:04 PM
October Florida scene
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 08, 2015, 04:49:56 AM
Playing (?) on the theme of 'another rock, another tree', I shot the image very much with the title in mind. In fact, the title existed before I even got into the car to face the mountain drive.

As some may know, I find the motivation for landscape photography rather difficult to grasp, mainly because I can't really see beyond it as a setting, a backdrop. Beyond that, it always seems to me to end up merely a matter of editing/framing bits of what's there rather than offering the possibility of making something new that didn't exist before I thought about making it happen. In other words, to me, it could only be something new if it (landscape) was distorted in some way that made it removed somewhat from its natural reality.

There's a photographer in America who does absolutely stunning work with landscape and old rural buildings in black/white. He used to be a frequent poster on this site and I know that I offended him in the past with my views on the genre, and looking at his site again some months ago, I realised that he was doing something very creative indeed, and I told him so. Unfortunately, my memory for names sucked even in my youth, but I think Russ and Eric probably remember the name of whom I am thinking.

Anyway, this is perhaps as far from 'reality' as it (or I) can go and still be palpably about something.

Rob C

P.S. Found him!

http://www.chuckkimmerle.com/

Well worth another peek.

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/59676_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 08, 2015, 02:19:01 PM

There's a photographer in America who does absolutely stunning work with landscape and old rural buildings in black/white. He used to be a frequent poster on this site and I know that I offended him in the past with my views on the genre, and looking at his site again some months ago, I realised that he was doing something very creative indeed, and I told him so. Unfortunately, my memory for names sucked even in my youth, but I think Russ and Eric probably remember the name of whom I am thinking.

Anyway, this is perhaps as far from 'reality' as it (or I) can go and still be palpably about something.

Rob C

P.S. Found him!

http://www.chuckkimmerle.com/

Well worth another peek.

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/59676_orig.jpg)
Rob,

I well remember Chuck Kimmerle's work. He is indeed a master of a very difficult (to me, anyway) type of photography.

I do like your "another rock, another tree."

-Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dmullins on October 12, 2015, 06:35:09 AM
Trees are one of my favorite subjects. Unfortunately however, I am not good at identifying them. Does anyone know what these trees are called, and if so, would you please be kind enough to tell me. Thank you.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 12, 2015, 03:47:04 PM
Peter, don't go down to the woods alone!

;-)

Rob

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/5900217_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on October 12, 2015, 07:32:03 PM
Peter, don't go down to the woods alone!

;-)

Rob

Rob, I live in the woods, and on purpose.

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 12, 2015, 11:24:48 PM
In a local park

PS. focus stack of 4 images
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on October 15, 2015, 11:15:51 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/2WTy9hF.jpg)

A few years old. I just found it on my google "cloud"
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Richard Pearlman on October 17, 2015, 02:21:38 PM
The Angel Oak
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 18, 2015, 03:27:09 PM
Palm in Boquer, Puerto Pollensa.

Rob C
(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/6156029_orig.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on October 18, 2015, 05:47:09 PM
Palm in Boquer, Puerto Pollensa.

Rob C
(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/6156029_orig.jpg)
Another lovely image.
The portrait of the palm is good but the sky against which it is contrasted is magical and transports this image into greatness.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on October 18, 2015, 09:19:26 PM
Scarlet Slice...

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 19, 2015, 04:34:27 AM
Another lovely image.
The portrait of the palm is good but the sky against which it is contrasted is magical and transports this image into greatness.

Tony Jay


Thanks, Tony.

We do get some odd skies here at times, a mixture of what I think must be entirely different types that shouldn't run together. My guess is that it must be a product of islands, and being stuck out in the middle of nowhere, with all manner of climatic conditions sweeping unhindered all over us. But it's changing: during the early 80s we had very dramatic lightning and thunderstorms in the winter, often with heavy hail. Every single car I've had here, including the present one, carries roof dents from hail. However, of late, the excitement seems to be more rare, as does the actual rain that comes. Also, I don't think it's as hot. The strong Sahara winds that once drove us indoors seem to have given way, making air-con even less attractive than it ever was. I had a unit installed back in '82 or '83 when I was trying to keep a darkroom going, but I gave up, because of the scarcity of water and the grit that defeated filtration. That unit is now ancient and hardly ever gets switched on: I hate the effect.

Thanks again for the kind comment!

Rob
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 19, 2015, 04:38:51 AM
Scarlet Slice...

Peter


Beautiful, Peter; you have a strong second picture - perhaps even more attractive and thought-provoking -  just by chopping off the top half!

Rob

P.S.

I attach a poem written by a teacher for my grandkids when they returned to Scotland after my wife's funeral in Mallorca.

The autumn convoy of fallen leaves
Sails midstream, in random order,
Over the reflection on dark waters
Of trees with foliage still unshed
- a glory of bronze and reddened gold.

Those colours must gild the memory
When in the long winter months
Trees stand skeletal against the sky
And Spring is but a hope yet to be revived.

Peter Granger Banyard SJ
Glasgow, November 2008
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on October 19, 2015, 05:20:43 AM

Beautiful, Peter; you have a strong second picture - perhaps even more attractive and thought-provoking -  just by chopping off the top half!

Rob

P.S.

I attach a poem written by a teacher for my grandkids when they returned to Scotland after my wife's funeral in Mallorca.

The autumn convoy of fallen leaves
Sails midstream, in random order,
Over the reflection on dark waters
Of trees with foliage still unshed
- a glory of bronze and reddened gold.

Those colours must gild the memory
When in the long winter months
Trees stand skeletal against the sky
And Spring is but a hope yet to be revived.

Peter Granger Banyard SJ
Glasgow, November 2008

Beautiful poem Rob, thank you for sharing that with me...
The bottom half of that picture is the subject for a series of paintings I'm  about to start.

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on October 19, 2015, 02:26:31 PM
Beautiful poem Rob, thank you for sharing that with me...
The bottom half of that picture is the subject for a series of paintings I'm  about to start.

Peter


Great minds think alike, it seems!

;-)

Rob
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 23, 2015, 02:33:34 PM
A local tree I keep coming back to

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 23, 2015, 04:29:41 PM
A local tree I keep coming back to
Very nice, Bill. The clouds and the row of grasses (or whatever) to the right make a fine setting for it.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 25, 2015, 01:51:44 PM
One from today's bimble along the Quantocks

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 25, 2015, 01:52:52 PM
And one with some autumnal colour
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on October 26, 2015, 11:08:36 PM
the scarey tree


(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3616/3400113139_9480085d59_o.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on October 27, 2015, 05:00:04 PM
A new image from my autumn shoot out east with Tim Wolcott. This is a four image stitch using a Phase One XF and 80 megapixel back.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 27, 2015, 06:24:27 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on October 27, 2015, 10:55:04 PM
A new image from my autumn shoot out east with Tim Wolcott. This is a four image stitch using a Phase One XF and 80 megapixel back.

Steven


Really Fine Steven. The colours look great without being overdone. So you mean this image is about 300 megs in size? Amazing.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on October 27, 2015, 11:03:56 PM
Hi John

Thanks for the kind feedack, the files from the Phase are really nice. This is my first shoot with the Phase and xf.  I would have to check the actual file size. I think it was over 900 meg as a tiff. Another image from a different location was 1.6 gb. The colours this year in New Hampshire were just outstanding. I shot some images with my Horseman 617 with velvia and I am dreading seeing them. The reds were so saturated I am concerned the film will lack detail.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on October 28, 2015, 12:46:26 AM
Oct 27

Taken with an Oly EM-5 II / 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens. The 18" X 26" print is tack-sharp. The picture is virtually free of noise.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on October 28, 2015, 01:43:21 PM
Some Midwestern color from around my parents' house from a recent visit. Colors are just past peak in SE Michigan.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5822/22520483111_c688074360_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Aj4n2z)IMGP2400-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/Aj4n2z) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on October 28, 2015, 02:41:35 PM
Wonderful sample, Matt. Autumn colour changes arrived very late this year in Ontario. The nights were not cool enough in late September as they usually are in the central north areas like Haliburton and Algonquin. But they did arrive.

JR
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on October 28, 2015, 03:55:16 PM
Another new image from my recent shoot out east. This image was captured in Maine using a Schneider 55mm lens and a  Phase One Xf camera, 80 megapixel back.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 28, 2015, 04:12:27 PM
That one's superb. Quite beautiful.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 28, 2015, 04:32:22 PM
Some Midwestern color from around my parents' house from a recent visit. Colors are just past peak in SE Michigan.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5822/22520483111_c688074360_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Aj4n2z)IMGP2400-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/Aj4n2z) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

In the SW Michigan I got the impression the fall colors came and went way too fast, less than 2 weeks (or maybe I've been working too much).
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Post by: Diego Pigozzo on October 29, 2015, 05:57:58 PM
Shot today after the rain
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Post by: MoreOrLess on November 01, 2015, 01:57:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3fiWpGk.jpg)
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Post by: Chairman Bill on November 02, 2015, 01:34:32 PM
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Post by: MattBurt on November 02, 2015, 05:35:26 PM
Love those last two! Nice work indeed.
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Post by: muntanela on November 09, 2015, 02:49:13 PM
Birches, larches and spruces in Sufignón, on the Mortirolo pass road, Valtelline.
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Post by: kikashi on November 09, 2015, 03:00:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3fiWpGk.jpg)

That's gorgeous.

Jeremy
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 09, 2015, 03:25:29 PM
That's gorgeous.

Jeremy
+1.
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 09, 2015, 07:09:51 PM
That's gorgeous.

Indeed...so Camille Corot!

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Post by: RobbieV on November 09, 2015, 07:38:29 PM
Wow. Both are stunning. Excellent connection Slobodan. Almost identical light in both.
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Post by: John R on November 09, 2015, 10:27:43 PM
Lovely.

JR
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Post by: Michael West on November 16, 2015, 11:57:12 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5785/22445340803_aee88aefde_c.jpg)
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Post by: armand on November 19, 2015, 06:50:10 PM
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Post by: MattBurt on November 20, 2015, 01:51:43 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/709/23138249805_94a4fb0169_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BfDzxt)IMGP0072-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/BfDzxt) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on November 22, 2015, 12:33:00 PM
Another tree photo. This was taken on a cloudy day, around noon, shortly before a storm. This was taken in the spirit of practicing an etude--an exercise to help get to the next level.
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 22, 2015, 12:35:25 PM
^^^ My immediate reaction was of a ballerina :)
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Post by: BobDavid on November 22, 2015, 02:50:25 PM
^^^ My immediate reaction was of a ballerina :)

Heh, that's interesting. There are lots of little red spiders that like the moss. And many of those red spiders like me too. At one point, I got a bit "freaked out" by having tiny red spiders on my person. I ended up hopping out of the woods into a clearing to flick off the spiders and scratch my itchy arms and legs. Flailing about, out of view from the public, I pictured myself ungraceful and clownish.

So your ballerina comment gave me a few chuckles.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on November 22, 2015, 03:59:44 PM
One from this afternoon
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 22, 2015, 04:07:49 PM
... So your ballerina comment gave me a few chuckles.

In case you thought a was high or something, just to illustrate what I had in mind: :)
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Post by: MattBurt on November 22, 2015, 05:57:01 PM
Just to illustrate what I had in mind:

Wow, that's really cool.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 22, 2015, 06:52:46 PM
Wow, that's really cool.
+10.
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Post by: BobDavid on November 22, 2015, 09:54:05 PM
In case you thought a was high or something, just to illustrate what I had in mind: :)

Wow, that's pretty neat. ... That is a beautiful photo of a ballerina. The form, colors, and composition of Shiavone's picture are strikingly similar to the mossy old tree. ... I think it's safe to assume that Gene doesn't get clobbered by nasty red spiders.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 23, 2015, 03:50:05 PM
Playing about with some old shots (2 or 3 years old), and hoping for a proper winter for more of these
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Post by: Diego Pigozzo on November 24, 2015, 04:40:31 PM
A shot from some weeks ago
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Post by: KMRennie on November 26, 2015, 02:07:52 PM
From April this year. Rydal water in the English Lake District. Very soft and misty dawn. I was playing with making the image look very soft and sweet then noticed that the right hand side might make a high key monochrome. Any comments.

Ken
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Post by: John R on November 26, 2015, 04:00:04 PM
From April this year. Rydal water in the English Lake District. Very soft and misty dawn. I was playing with making the image look very soft and sweet then noticed that the right hand side might make a high key monochrome. Any comments.

Ken
It may. But I will take the colour, which is not only subtle but is almost a 'high key' colour version.

JR
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 26, 2015, 05:09:06 PM
From the Quantock Hills. Four frame stitch

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Post by: Chairman Bill on November 27, 2015, 03:57:57 PM
Also from Cothelstone Hill

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Post by: wmchauncey on November 28, 2015, 09:46:21 AM
winter wonderland

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/lone-fisherman-2-copy-2-5.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/lone-fisherman-2-copy-2-5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 28, 2015, 10:00:33 AM
Love it.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on November 28, 2015, 03:09:34 PM
Love it.
+1.
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on November 28, 2015, 03:40:22 PM
+2
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Post by: MattBurt on November 30, 2015, 12:45:38 AM
Yeah, great image! Composition is so nicely balanced. Just needs that dust spot taken care of.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on November 30, 2015, 04:06:00 AM
The two dust spots :-)
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Post by: Krug on November 30, 2015, 02:17:16 PM
I have just posted some images on the "Show us some Abstracts" thread on this forum and would like to extend my request for reaction,comment,criticism to this thread to perhaps widen reactions.

They are recent images from a small project that I have been doing for a while trying to extend my love of photographing trees to attempt a more fluid perception. As I said in the other thread trees are often seen in motion,theirs or ours, and precise depiction sometimes obscures t characteristics that are strongly evident in movement like colour, texture,patterns etc..

I would really like to hear your views,please.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: bellimages on November 30, 2015, 02:20:58 PM
Tim, it's been forever since we have communicated. Now that I have family out in the LA area, maybe we can connect at some point. Did you see my post on here highlighting my new video?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenf on November 30, 2015, 03:13:02 PM
Autumn Leaves in New Hampshire captured this fall using a Phase One XF and a IQ280 back.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jaemie on December 02, 2015, 01:56:03 AM
I like the dynamic play of red on the greenish background and the sense of depth. Someone recently suggested cropping out the darker branch on the right, but I feel that it provides a gentle counterbalance to the movement and higher key of the left two thirds of the photograph.

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/53add256e4b07cf991e61afd/565d2626e4b011b065256a84/565e8fdce4b0b21fd7e0b6bf/1449037793908/TAC+UWT+Red+Trees+800.png)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Diego Pigozzo on December 04, 2015, 05:13:24 PM
Awful weather, let me tell you...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on December 04, 2015, 05:16:37 PM
Awful weather, let me tell you...

Like the interplay of colors; prefer the composition of the first.

I don't know about the weather but I can tell you on my side those colors are long gone.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 04, 2015, 06:10:21 PM
I studied both versions before I read Armand's comment, and I came to the same conclusion. I find the horizontal composition more satisfying, somehow, even though the vertical one seems more natural.

Very nice.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Michael West on December 04, 2015, 06:52:21 PM
 next up will be the color version sans fence...
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/763/22782836774_747dbd13d8_c.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Diego Pigozzo on December 07, 2015, 06:34:26 PM
Like the interplay of colors; prefer the composition of the first.

I studied both versions before I read Armand's comment, and I came to the same conclusion. I find the horizontal composition more satisfying, somehow, even though the vertical one seems more natural.

Thanks you both.
You're all probably right: the problem with the vertical shot is, I think, that the tree is framed too close (but that's the best that could be done, it was a very tight space to shot).


That said, another with (complete with fake border :D)




Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Krug on December 08, 2015, 05:20:56 PM
Maple. frost and mist through a 75 1.5 Biotar
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Post by: Diego Pigozzo on December 10, 2015, 04:18:08 AM
Maple. frost and mist through a 75 1.5 Biotar
I think there is a mismatch between the "under the ice" look of the right part of the image (look that I like it very much) and the plain rendering of the main trunk.
With a little processing to uniform the look toward the "under the ice" one would make the image more interesting IMHO.
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Post by: bob_noble on December 10, 2015, 08:14:23 PM
Foggy December morning in tropical Ontario.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 10, 2015, 10:42:49 PM
Very pleasing, Bob.
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Post by: Diego Pigozzo on December 11, 2015, 04:44:51 AM
Moody shot.
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Post by: MattBurt on December 13, 2015, 01:06:13 AM
The town tree
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/626/23085152214_f411668f8e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BaXrtL)IMGP0623-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/BaXrtL) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 13, 2015, 04:37:37 AM
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Post by: tim wolcott on December 15, 2015, 12:39:52 AM
Been gone and very busy opening a new gallery.  Here is a couple from a great trip this fall. 
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Post by: Diego Pigozzo on December 15, 2015, 09:11:36 PM
Been gone and very busy opening a new gallery.  Here is a couple from a great trip this fall.
Really beautiful shots, both of them.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 15, 2015, 11:41:00 PM
Really beautiful shots, both of them.
+1.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 16, 2015, 04:08:49 AM
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Post by: Michael West on December 16, 2015, 10:40:54 PM
.

Image Number Two may be perfect.
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Post by: Michael West on December 16, 2015, 10:43:04 PM
A Tree? the "trunk" and "branches" are the roots of a A Pin Oak Tree

 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/611/23432887469_063e605720_c.jpg)
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Post by: MattBurt on December 17, 2015, 12:40:15 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5794/23506569960_c0da755a07_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BPcjhY)IMGP4191-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/BPcjhY) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on December 17, 2015, 02:33:44 PM
A couple of new images shot last fall.

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 18, 2015, 05:19:58 AM
One from yesterday afternoon
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Post by: Rob C on December 18, 2015, 05:57:14 AM
A Tree? the "trunk" and "branches" are the roots of a A Pin Oak Tree

 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/611/23432887469_063e605720_c.jpg)


Makes a great painting as it is!

A good example of seeing what ¡s already there and doing something about it.

Rob C
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Post by: Michael West on December 19, 2015, 11:04:45 AM

Makes a great painting as it is!

A good example of seeing what ¡s already there and doing something about it.

Rob C

Thank you kind sir.

These "serendipity"s are really inspiring.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 19, 2015, 05:27:43 PM
Black 'a' Tor Copse, Dartmoor. One of the few patches of ancient woodland remaining on the moor.

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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on December 19, 2015, 05:50:21 PM
Wonderful image, Bill. Appears documentary, yet still captivating.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 19, 2015, 07:23:19 PM
Thanks for that. It's a magical place, more so when it's not raining, as on that particular day.
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Post by: muntanela on December 20, 2015, 03:27:43 AM
Wonderful image, Bill. Appears documentary, yet still captivating.

I agree.
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Post by: Rob C on December 20, 2015, 04:14:19 AM
Very nicely lit, too.

Rob C
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Post by: Ronny Nilsen on December 20, 2015, 07:07:21 AM
Alabama Hills.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 20, 2015, 09:34:01 AM
What I'd give to have mountains like that in my back yard. The tree's pretty good too :)
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Post by: Rob C on December 20, 2015, 10:11:19 AM
Paint it Black.

Rob C

(http://www.roma57.com/uploads/4/2/8/7/4287956/7180040_orig.jpg)
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Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on December 20, 2015, 10:20:44 AM
Alabama Hills.

A great triad of tree-mountains-light, Ronny.
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Post by: BobDavid on December 20, 2015, 12:30:21 PM
Black 'a' Tor Copse, Dartmoor. One of the few patches of ancient woodland remaining on the moor.

Great location. This is the type of place I would love to visit fifty times a year--of course with a camera.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 20, 2015, 12:54:13 PM
Another from the same location
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 20, 2015, 02:52:14 PM
And one from this evening - a much photographed local tree
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Post by: Michael West on December 21, 2015, 08:48:27 PM
the dancing tree
 

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5738/23529981969_9f22ce501d_b.jpg)
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Post by: Stephen Girimont on December 22, 2015, 10:14:28 AM
Alabama Hills.

That tree sure does look familiar! Hi Ronny!
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Post by: Bruce Cox on December 22, 2015, 10:40:34 AM
I like the dancing tree's style.

Will it dance in other lights as well?
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Post by: MattBurt on December 22, 2015, 11:25:53 AM
I like the dancing tree too!
Looks like it is "dancing like nobody is watching". :)

Here is another dance themed tree shot. Maybe doing the tango.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/11378705154_6c8ea099f9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ikuQBC)IMGP2416-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/ikuQBC) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 22, 2015, 11:31:30 AM
Obviously been dancing a long, long time. It's clearly tired.
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Post by: Michael West on December 22, 2015, 11:52:39 AM
I like the dancing tree's style.

Will it dance in other lights as well?

It looks capable of it.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 22, 2015, 12:34:16 PM
No idea what species this one is
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Post by: Bruce Cox on December 22, 2015, 02:46:49 PM
Obviously been dancing a long, long time. It's clearly tired.

From "Hold On"

"but it's so hard to dance that way
 
 when it's cold and there's no music"
 
To quote Mr. Waits
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Post by: tim wolcott on December 22, 2015, 11:46:02 PM
A couple more from the trip.  Love the green mossy rocks and trees.  Next time drag a ladder up there and get a higher perspective. 
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Post by: muntanela on December 23, 2015, 05:55:02 AM
No idea what species this one is

Wonderful tree, it could be a plane tree.
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 23, 2015, 06:34:59 AM
Defintely a Planatus of some description, but the only one I'm familiar with is the hybrid 'London Plane', and it isn't one of those. Lovely tree though, and I really liked the dappled light - I stood under it for quite a while
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Post by: muntanela on December 23, 2015, 11:08:43 AM
Defintely a Planatus of some description, but the only one I'm familiar with is the hybrid 'London Plane', and it isn't one of those. Lovely tree though, and I really liked the dappled light - I stood under it for quite a while

Dappled light on dappled barks...

(Here a harsh light on :( tortured italian Platani in Bellano, Lake Como.)
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Post by: Chairman Bill on December 23, 2015, 11:31:42 AM
Wow. Otherworldly
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Post by: tim wolcott on December 26, 2015, 06:24:09 PM
Hereis couple more from my trip,  Its been a great fall.  Great friends great photography and great colors.  Wish the food could have been great.  Best year for photography in 18 years. 
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Post by: Krug on December 28, 2015, 12:41:03 PM
Here in Ontario after unseasonably warm weather we are just getting heavy morning mists to soften the shock of the new snow.
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Post by: MattBurt on December 28, 2015, 12:41:55 PM
Here in Ontario after unseasonably warm weather we are just getting heavy morning mists to soften the shock of the new snow.

Nice minimal image!
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 28, 2015, 02:07:35 PM
Nice minimal image!
+1.
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Post by: Rob C on December 28, 2015, 02:38:55 PM
+1.

+2.

Rob C
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Post by: Ronny Nilsen on December 28, 2015, 03:45:52 PM
A great triad of tree-mountains-light, Ronny.

What I'd give to have mountains like that in my back yard. The tree's pretty good too :)


Thank you!


That tree sure does look familiar! Hi Ronny!

 Hi! ;D I bet you have one almost identical.  8)

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Post by: Stephen Girimont on December 28, 2015, 05:55:02 PM
Hi! ;D I bet you have one almost identical.  8)

Almost...
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Post by: MattBurt on December 28, 2015, 06:14:37 PM
Almost...

Backlit fall cottonwoods are a favorite of mine. This one is exceptional!
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Post by: Krug on December 29, 2015, 09:50:53 AM
Thanks for the previous comments - this one is a little more but not a lot more.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on December 29, 2015, 09:57:42 AM
Thanks for the previous comments - this one is a little more but not a lot more.
It's just the right amount. Lovely!
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Post by: Stephen Girimont on December 29, 2015, 11:08:05 AM
Backlit fall cottonwoods are a favorite of mine. This one is exceptional!
Thanks!
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Post by: Stephen Girimont on December 29, 2015, 11:08:49 AM
Thanks for the previous comments - this one is a little more but not a lot more.
Very nice!
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Post by: summernz on December 30, 2015, 02:53:03 AM
 I was very fortunate to visit this park for a few days earlier this year and found some wonderful hikes.
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Post by: muntanela on December 30, 2015, 03:05:10 AM
Nice minimal image!

+3
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Post by: Krug on January 02, 2016, 01:34:51 PM

Raindrops and dead leaves - taken a week ago before all of that lovely (?) white stuff descended upon us here.
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Post by: pcgpcg on January 03, 2016, 11:55:18 PM
I think this would have more punch if the exposure wasn't so dark. What does the histogram look like? If you brightened things up you might find that the water drops would begin to sparkle and that would add a lot of life to this photo. As it is now they are not noticeable except upon close examination. Just MHO. :)
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Post by: Krug on January 04, 2016, 10:31:48 AM

Thanks, Paul, for the constructive comment - I did try bringing up the exposure in various stages but felt that it began to lose "atmosphere" without advantage as the droplets actually lost "sparkle" against the lighter background.

I would welcome similar comment from you - and others of course - on this one from the same time .... assuming, I hope, that 'isolated tree parts' are acceptable in a thread for 'trees' ??
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 04, 2016, 10:31:20 PM
That's a first class drop and tree-part. It works for me.
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Post by: Michael West on January 08, 2016, 11:15:59 AM
A ghost on the soccer field . a tad over sharpened perhaps..

 

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1574/23626147693_9b70a466f0_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 10, 2016, 12:21:08 PM
My tree du jour
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Post by: Diego Pigozzo on January 11, 2016, 06:48:01 PM
Three from the grave of my hard disks:

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Post by: Krug on January 12, 2016, 04:40:00 PM
Another lonely tree - not quite as lonely as Chairman Bill's recent one but certainly a lot colder !
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Krug on January 13, 2016, 12:45:23 PM
One of the compensations of winter is the silhouetting and simplification of scenes - or maybe I'm clutching at straws ?

Two more winter tree scenes - one framing a turgid semi-frozen creek and the other of one of the dead bark-stripped standing trunks that are not uncommon in this area.

I post to get your comments and criticisms and advice, etc., so I hope that these are sufficiently interesting to produce such response.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on January 13, 2016, 01:42:47 PM
One of the compensations of winter is the silhouetting and simplification of scenes - or maybe I'm clutching at straws ?

Two more winter tree scenes - one framing a turgid semi-frozen creek and the other of one of the dead bark-stripped standing trunks that are not uncommon in this area.

I post to get your comments and criticisms and advice, etc., so I hope that these are sufficiently interesting to produce such response.

I really like #1. The lines of the creek bank, the reflection, and how it all comes together is very pleasing. Good job!
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Post by: mk_takes_pictures on January 14, 2016, 08:33:06 AM
My three takes on the Tree Theme:

(http://22528033606_4f5a85c8f7_k.jpg)

(http://24124604006_65feca90c2_k.jpg)

(http://24185712736_99d3c959fa_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Krug on January 15, 2016, 12:27:39 PM
This morning's weather contrast ... frost against fog.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on January 15, 2016, 03:45:42 PM
One from a nice warm day a few summers ago I recently came across.
Old junipers can have a lot of character.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7335/9610184207_b02bce1c29_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/fDdGXa)IMGP4218-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/fDdGXa) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on January 21, 2016, 11:55:29 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Krug on January 26, 2016, 03:00:51 PM
A sudden snowfall and a young tree approaches breaking point.
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Post by: MattBurt on January 27, 2016, 01:06:59 AM
ancient trees

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1495/24271228739_f91042dec8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CYLoH2)IMGP1471-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/CYLoH2) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: wolfnowl on January 27, 2016, 01:49:34 AM
One from a nice warm day a few summers ago I recently came across.
Old junipers can have a lot of character

That they can. Thanks for sharing it!

Mike.
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Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 27, 2016, 09:44:44 AM
A sudden snowfall and a young tree approaches breaking point.
I really like this one.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on January 27, 2016, 02:15:11 PM
I do like those 'ancient trees'
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on January 27, 2016, 04:05:35 PM
I do like those 'ancient trees'

Thank you!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on January 28, 2016, 04:58:22 AM
ancient trees

I like this very much, Matt. The colour gradations in the sky add a lot: it wouldn't work in monochrome, unlike many tree shots.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Krug on January 28, 2016, 11:48:59 AM

Hedgerow stalwart
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on January 28, 2016, 11:58:40 AM
I like this very much, Matt. The colour gradations in the sky add a lot: it wouldn't work in monochrome, unlike many tree shots.

Jeremy

Thanks and yes, the color in the sky is what prompted the photo. I was late for the sunset light as I often am in the winter, trying to get up the trail to a nice vista, huffing and puffing, and wanted a shot of the Belt of Venus looking so vivid since I knew I wouldn't make it to my originally intended spot in time. This tree (that I have photographed before) was the first reasonable foreground interest I could get to before the color faded.
Being late for sunset helps keep me in shape!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Krug on January 29, 2016, 03:42:01 PM
Military Trees - Double File and Echelon .... sorry slightly different processing .... comments please.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on February 01, 2016, 06:59:40 PM
pistachio?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on February 01, 2016, 09:57:06 PM
One of the compensations of winter is the silhouetting and simplification of scenes - or maybe I'm clutching at straws ?

Two more winter tree scenes - one framing a turgid semi-frozen creek and the other of one of the dead bark-stripped standing trunks that are not uncommon in this area.

I post to get your comments and criticisms and advice, etc., so I hope that these are sufficiently interesting to produce such response.

Very nice, especially the first one...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on February 01, 2016, 10:45:27 PM
pistachio?
San Antonio ?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on February 02, 2016, 10:28:57 AM
San Antonio ?

Outlet mall, San Marcos

where I found this crape myrtle as well
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: degrub on February 03, 2016, 12:56:23 AM
Could be. i can't see the last remaining leaves clearly, but they look more like a Hawthorn to me.
http://texastreeid.tamu.edu/content/TreeDetails/?id=33
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on February 03, 2016, 02:26:19 AM
Outlet mall, San Marcos

where I found this crape myrtle as well

clever scene, great tonality, too much noise reduction?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on February 03, 2016, 01:19:14 PM
clever scene, great tonality, too much noise reduction?

Fault may lie elsewhere in its stars than noise reduction, which I did not consciously use.  This was from a Sigma DPM3 at, I think, f8, 320/sec, and ISO 100.

I made two quite different raw conversions in black & white with Sigma's raw converter and then blended them to suit in Photoshop with no sharpening or further cleverness.

Such like is my current fad in processing and worked better here than flogging the color version to death at great length in Photoshop.
Title: Trees in the Evening, Ovens Valley
Post by: kencameron on February 15, 2016, 04:49:38 AM
Walking down from Whitney Portal to I think it was Tuttle Creek Campground. They strike me now as a little bit ugly, but that is what it looked like at the time.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 15, 2016, 09:41:18 AM
Military Trees - Double File and Echelon .... sorry slightly different processing .... comments please.

They're both nicely composed. I like to think I might have taken something similar had I come across the scene. I think I might have processed differently, but that's about subjective preference. I see little wrong in either one.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Dale Villeponteaux on February 15, 2016, 01:27:04 PM
Dancing trees from a park in Prague.

Regards,
Dale

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on February 15, 2016, 01:58:52 PM
A couple of panoramic images. I hope you find them interesting.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 15, 2016, 06:09:22 PM
A local shot
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on February 16, 2016, 10:40:52 PM
Well done. I think it's framed up really well, especially the way the cloud hides behind the big tree. I've looked at this picture a few times; it has a lot going on while being quiet at the same time. Irony.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 16, 2016, 11:43:48 PM
A local shot
I'm beginning to suspect you carry one tree around in your car and plunk it down in various suitable locations for photographing.  ;)

This one suggests a nursery school teacher (the tree) taking the little tots (the Beech hedge). out for an outing, making them all hold hands so nobody gets lost

You've got quite a collection of nice tree shots now. Time for an exhibit?
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: petermfiore on February 17, 2016, 08:04:19 AM
I'm beginning to suspect you carry one tree around in your car and plunk it down in various suitable locations for photographing.  ;)

That's what us painters do all the time...

Peter
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on February 17, 2016, 03:48:03 PM
Thanks for the positive comments, folks. As for trees - living in the Somerset countryside means I'm never stuck for a tree to include in a photograph
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on February 18, 2016, 11:35:33 PM
Bill would love to see if you could get it from the other side.  I think the big tree in front of the little line of trees is more powerful.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on February 19, 2016, 07:38:56 AM
From my bicycle ride this morning
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on February 20, 2016, 05:45:24 PM
This cypress was ready for spring yesterday.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: AlfSollund on February 22, 2016, 03:59:15 PM
And then there was one

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1567/23817674873_f018e39306_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ChFNWM)And_then_there_was_one_birch (https://flic.kr/p/ChFNWM) by Alf Sollund (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Tony Jay on February 22, 2016, 04:31:54 PM
And then there was one

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1567/23817674873_f018e39306_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ChFNWM)And_then_there_was_one_birch (https://flic.kr/p/ChFNWM) by Alf Sollund (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Beautiful!
Love everything about this image - including the blue tint.

Tony Jay
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 22, 2016, 04:34:15 PM
Beautiful!
Love everything about this image - including the blue tint.

+1
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on February 23, 2016, 11:02:24 AM
I like!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 23, 2016, 02:17:14 PM
I like!
Me too.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on February 23, 2016, 03:04:44 PM
Agreed about the lonely tree!
Here are some much less lonely mangroves (and my son) from my Florida trip last week.
The tunnel effect was fun from the water.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1592/25093470506_670823d1af_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EeqAxd)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on February 29, 2016, 04:17:49 PM
Spruces, larches and birches (and something else, alders too, maybe) near Mortirolo Pass.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on March 01, 2016, 12:14:16 AM
Cottonwoods
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1620/25277361402_2748225711_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EvF5TU)IMGP1913 (https://flic.kr/p/EvF5TU) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Krug on March 01, 2016, 01:29:37 PM
These trees outlined in snow seemed to me rather like spinal x-rays gone berserk ... but I liked the stark composition they offered.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on March 01, 2016, 02:35:15 PM
Cottonwoods
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1620/25277361402_2748225711_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EvF5TU)IMGP1913 (https://flic.kr/p/EvF5TU) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Lovely light, Matt.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on March 04, 2016, 03:38:55 PM
red oak
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jose Viegas on March 14, 2016, 06:34:26 AM
Under the storm

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1629/24430613374_e6dbe3eab5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on March 14, 2016, 08:18:23 AM
Very nice, Jose.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on March 14, 2016, 09:39:28 AM
Moss.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Arlen on March 14, 2016, 10:32:52 AM
Very fine images, Jose and Russ, each very evocative in its own way. And what a contrast in weather and terrain.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on March 14, 2016, 12:37:20 PM
Moss.

My first thought: Central Florida.  I lived in Polk County for 12 years. We moved to Sarasota over a year ago ... something about moss, trees, and swamps always catches my eye. I've yet to figure out how to photograph this type of scenery. Clyde Butcher's black and whites are tasty. I hear he's now shooting with a Cambo Actus and a Sony A7r II.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on March 14, 2016, 01:03:29 PM
Under the storm



I really like the composition and the concept of how the falling snow is staggering the landscape.

Harald
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jose Viegas on March 14, 2016, 01:40:07 PM
I really like the composition and the concept of how the falling snow is staggering the landscape.

Harald

Thank you for your comment Harald!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on March 14, 2016, 03:13:51 PM
My first thought: Central Florida.  I lived in Polk County for 12 years. We moved to Sarasota over a year ago ... something about moss, trees, and swamps always catches my eye. I've yet to figure out how to photograph this type of scenery. Clyde Butcher's black and whites are tasty. I hear he's now shooting with a Cambo Actus and a Sony A7r II.

Bob, In my own estimation the key to that kind of thing always is backlight. That makes the moss flash. I love this tree. I've photographed it more than a hundred times. But without backlight it's pretty blah -- unless there's fog to stir into the mix. You're right. Central Florida. Leesburg to be more precise.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Harald L on March 14, 2016, 04:39:39 PM
Shoot this tree in the cold rain forrest near Purakanui Falls in New Zealand. For me one of the most magic landscapes I know.

(http://v3.harlempix.com/wp-content/gallery/myxp-landscape/DSC13934.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pavypavy on March 14, 2016, 04:41:26 PM
Here are my trees, The first two were taken in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, California. The third was taken at C&O Canel in Great Falls, MD
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on March 14, 2016, 06:56:15 PM
The third one is a stunner!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Arlen on March 14, 2016, 07:28:49 PM
The third one is a stunner!

Indeed, it's first rate.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on March 14, 2016, 07:57:06 PM
+1
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on March 15, 2016, 06:30:21 PM
Birch in Vedait
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on March 15, 2016, 10:08:56 PM
.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Jose Viegas on March 16, 2016, 04:08:03 AM
Another winter tree ate the P.N. Serra da Estrela in Portugal.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1688/24981502743_3294ec0d73_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on March 18, 2016, 12:36:25 PM
From a quick trip to Honduras last week.
P645D, A 35/3.5
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1690/25668732492_fd28cd74df_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F7fXTj)IMGP2113-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F7fXTj) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on March 18, 2016, 03:01:57 PM
From the California coastal hills using a Phase One XF IQ3 100 back and a Schneider 240mm lens.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on March 19, 2016, 12:31:35 AM
The third one is a stunner!

It truly is, pavypavy.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on March 19, 2016, 04:21:13 PM
This guy is in my front yard.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on March 22, 2016, 04:58:38 AM
Tree and moon, Quantock Hills
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on March 22, 2016, 09:44:53 AM
Fine shot, Bill. Love the contrail and the moon.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on March 22, 2016, 09:53:18 AM
Fog on the River.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Ronny Nilsen on March 23, 2016, 04:47:34 AM
Took these in January. Was working, but saw the light and grabbed the camera and ran down there and photographed for 10 min. while the light lasted.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on March 23, 2016, 02:58:19 PM
Temperate rainforest in Chilean Patagonia...

(http://i.imgur.com/Dq0qM8O.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on March 26, 2016, 05:48:19 PM
A local tree, shot this evening.

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on March 26, 2016, 05:53:26 PM
Another good one.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on April 01, 2016, 05:50:14 PM
Birch (birches?) near Bainoghi, Valtelline.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on April 01, 2016, 06:16:17 PM
Tree and approaching squall
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1705/25541624373_2937861814_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EV2v52)IMGP2583-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/EV2v52) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 01, 2016, 06:34:52 PM
Love that one. Crying out for a mono conversion <hint, hint>
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on April 01, 2016, 06:38:54 PM
Love that one. Crying out for a mono conversion <hint, hint>

Thanks Bill, I'll give it a whirl.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on April 02, 2016, 01:00:27 AM
Mono version.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: FranciscoDisilvestro on April 02, 2016, 01:02:51 AM
I prefer the color version. It seems that some detail got lost in the highlights in the B/W version
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 02, 2016, 09:24:34 AM
I prefer the color version. It seems that some detail got lost in the highlights in the B/W version
I have to agree.

When I saw the original post, I thought you had borrowed one of Chairman Bill's trees, positioned to the right of center, just the way he often does.   ;)

Eric
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 02, 2016, 09:56:00 AM
Bloody hell. Type cast :-(
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on April 02, 2016, 10:50:10 AM
Don't worry, Bill, Eric is simply wrong. I always perceived you as left of center ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on April 02, 2016, 10:57:15 AM
I like color better too although I could probably do a better conversion. I originally tried B&W and deleted and processed it color.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on April 02, 2016, 11:00:47 AM
A compromise: selenium-toned b&w :)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 03, 2016, 04:06:12 AM
Tree - dead centre of the image. Just sayin'
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 03, 2016, 12:39:12 PM
Tree - dead centre of the image. Just sayin'
Gosh! I wonder who took that shot?   ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on April 03, 2016, 12:49:29 PM
Don't worry, Bill, Eric is simply wrong. I always perceived you as left of center ;)

Bill is. That's why the trees are positioned to the right of the shot.

Fine dead centre image, Bill. Great sky.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 03, 2016, 01:18:36 PM
Having trawled through eleventy thousand photos of off-centre trees, I went out to deliberately photograph one dead centre. Just for you lot. That's love, that is  :-*
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on April 03, 2016, 01:31:53 PM
Sorry, pardon my childish urges, just couldn't resist:
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 03, 2016, 03:46:01 PM
Trump is way off to the far, far right, with twigs scratching on the Riechstag's door
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on April 03, 2016, 06:07:02 PM
Tree - dead centre of the image. Just sayin'
It's very nice. Even without SB's enhancements.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: RSL on April 03, 2016, 07:58:47 PM
Moving away from politics. . .
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 04, 2016, 09:39:17 PM
Here's a new one after climbing down a cliff that I probably shouldn't have.  Will never do that again, if you make a mistake you either go by helicopter to the hospital or the morgue.  Next time I'm bringing ropes.  But great trees,  TW
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on April 13, 2016, 11:06:36 AM
The old cherry tree of my father-in-law.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 21, 2016, 09:41:24 PM
Its Dogwood season.  Can't wait to create some new ones.  Been out scouting its going to be great.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Arlen on April 23, 2016, 08:44:49 PM
Cotton 2 Pano is terrific, Tim. I would love to see it printed large.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on April 26, 2016, 03:26:53 PM
Two birches in spring, Runchét (Mortirolo pass), Valtellina.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on April 26, 2016, 03:33:54 PM
I love the dogwoods
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on April 29, 2016, 01:46:13 AM
A few more dogwoods.  One to two weeks out for peak bloom.  These are the largest dogwood blooms in the world.  AS large as 7 inches across but most are 5-6 inches.  T
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on May 03, 2016, 12:00:58 AM
A windblown tree getting more windblown.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7723/26181604533_7d09454739_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FTzySH)IMGP1190-Edit-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/FTzySH) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 09, 2016, 01:52:25 AM
While hiking in the forests looking for and scouting for the dogwoods.  I was scouting to see what trees were going to be great and which got beat up by the hail storm I saw a few flowers like the ones below and thought if I could find a large patch of flowers in the forest, that could be  a nice shot.  Within a hour nature presented me with this present.  AS I have said "Nature has a surprise around every corner".  TW 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on May 12, 2016, 06:25:05 AM
Contre Soleil. Walking down Mount Gingera early in the morning.



Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 12, 2016, 11:24:06 AM
A local woodland

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on May 12, 2016, 12:29:34 PM
A local woodland

I like this a lot, Bill; the clouds are almost a continuation of the tree branches into the sky. Spectacular.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Colorado David on May 12, 2016, 01:27:16 PM
I like this a lot, Bill; the clouds are almost a continuation of the tree branches into the sky. Spectacular.

Jeremy

I always try to resist posting a simple +1. But with that said, +1.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 12, 2016, 01:38:40 PM
I like this a lot, Bill; the clouds are almost a continuation of the tree branches into the sky. Spectacular.

Jeremy

Thanks. That's what drew me to it - otherwise it's a fairly nondescript edge of a wood. They are nice beeches though, but without the clouds ...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on May 12, 2016, 03:45:55 PM
A local woodland

Wow, what cooperative clouds. Really nice image!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on May 13, 2016, 01:41:23 AM
The dogwoods in the south seem to have been hit by hail.  Only the protected areas will good this year.  Maybe up north will be good.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: philaitman on May 13, 2016, 04:55:26 AM
Wow, what cooperative clouds. Really nice image!

Agreed, I loved this, the clouds take this image from ordinary to extraordinary.
Finding these moments which change our perception, is what makes photography so amazing,
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 13, 2016, 06:20:29 AM
I'm glad you all liked it. Thanks for the positive comments.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on May 26, 2016, 05:41:39 PM
Windswept Macrocarpa Trees from the South Island of New Zealand. I got the last light at the end of the day on the trees. This image is a 5 image stitch using a Phase One XF camera with a 100 Megapixel back. This is my fourth trip to New Zealand and the second time photographing this tree. Last time I was shooting with a Horseman 617 camera with Velvia 50 film. Having the the Phase One camera was sure nice to be able to shoot at a higher ISO given how windy this area can be to shoot in.

Steven
http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on May 26, 2016, 05:44:31 PM
Wow. What a wonderful group of trees
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on May 26, 2016, 05:52:57 PM
Bill, when I saw them I had the same reaction. I was really fortunate to get not much wind when I was shooting these over the two days I spent shooting them. I also got beautiful last light on the trees for this shot. The stitched file from the phase One XF IQ3 100 is 3GB, it will be cool to see if printed large.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 26, 2016, 06:06:30 PM
Wow. What a wonderful group of trees

Wow indeed! Too bad the stitching program mangled the trees. Wait... was it wind? ;)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on May 26, 2016, 06:11:22 PM
Too funny Slobodan, winds are ferocious in this area. The other spot I wanted to shoot these twisted trees was just to windy to make any meaningful attempt at getting a shot.

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on May 31, 2016, 12:37:31 AM
A new image I just printed 35" x 82" for one of the galleries that represent my work. This one is from the rainforest on Vanvcouver Island. Thete is a period every spring where the forest has a vibrant green and the ferns look fresh.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 31, 2016, 12:24:42 PM
I do not think I posted this before:

(http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/img/s/v-2/p1717052037-4.jpg) (http://www.slobodanblagojevic.com/p1025007936/e66582285)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on June 02, 2016, 05:58:49 PM
Complementary (https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio/176337--lizze/collections/bomen?utm_campaign=penone&utm_medium=email&utm_source=20160602_Rijksstudio_juni_EN&ii=0&p=0)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on June 02, 2016, 06:21:48 PM
Personally I think I have become jaded by postcard-like landscapes. I used to do a lot of them myself. But trees, life sustaining and giving trees, especially the last few from Tim, Steven and Slobodan always brighten my day. I also really like the artistic style, posted by Ken.

JR
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: graeme on June 06, 2016, 07:05:53 PM
Fountains Abbey, April 2016.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on June 07, 2016, 12:01:35 AM
A tree I visit regularly. I made use of light pollution from town.
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7379/26882848653_50ded8819a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GXxCjz)IMGP4687 (https://flic.kr/p/GXxCjz) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 07, 2016, 01:14:12 AM
That's nice
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Morris Taub on June 10, 2016, 11:47:47 AM
(http://www.morristaubphotography.com/img/s6/v148/p1147563808-5.jpg) (http://www.morristaubphotography.com/p506532184/e44666f20)

Trees taken at La Forteresse, Rhone-Alps, in France.

On this particular day, at this time in winter, I walked by this group of trees on a hike with family and envisioned the high contrast b&w series I did.

It was immediate. White or near white to black. Had the pp work done in my head before I started shooting.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kencameron on June 12, 2016, 01:53:15 AM
Moon in the Trees

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on June 12, 2016, 03:55:24 AM
Well seen  :)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on June 13, 2016, 12:56:57 AM
Aspens
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7047/27560820611_4e86aeb70b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HZspLg)IMGP5412-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/HZspLg) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on June 14, 2016, 06:45:15 PM
Typical growth forms of Pinus mugo sbsp. uncinata near Senator Falck hut, Eastern Grosina Valley, Valtelline.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on July 06, 2016, 02:41:02 PM
Looking forward to autumn. I got a month of time set aside this year.  This one is from two years ago. Just looking through raw files and found this one. Interesting how your eye picks up on images after not looking at them for some time.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 06, 2016, 11:55:10 PM
Feeling a Bit Gnarly
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on July 08, 2016, 09:15:48 AM
Good.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on July 08, 2016, 01:13:13 PM
Feeling a Bit Gnarly

Totally gnarly, dude! I like it.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on July 09, 2016, 12:13:14 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on July 09, 2016, 06:05:53 AM
Cypress

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Events/Dyxum-Kroatia-2016-05/i-2x9DSJW/0/O/PEG_A6000_1_7241_20160527.jpg) (https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Events/Dyxum-Kroatia-2016-05/i-2x9DSJW/A)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on July 28, 2016, 12:29:52 AM
Looking thru some images.  Been away for a while but here is one from the top of a mountain in Pennsylvania when the clouds engulfed us on the top.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on July 28, 2016, 05:05:21 PM
Blue hour aspen trunks
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8862/27829186363_7b7e70bc0b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JpaRxZ)IMGP4336-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/JpaRxZ) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Bruce Cox on July 29, 2016, 01:07:27 PM
My air-conditioned camera stayed fogged up long enough in the warm rain for me to come up with something semi-composed.

Bruce
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on July 29, 2016, 01:13:19 PM
My air-conditioned camera stayed fogged up long enough in the warm rain for me to come up with something semi-composed.

Bruce

That's pretty cool!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: pegelli on July 30, 2016, 04:41:39 AM
Lookin' up
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on July 31, 2016, 12:15:27 AM
This forest scene print is a 110" in length. I thought it might be interesting to this thread. My wife is in the picture to give the print scale.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 05, 2016, 04:23:09 AM
There were originally seven beech trees on this spot, known as the Seven Sisters. Time has reduced them to just three, whilst replacement circles of trees have been planted nearby to maintain the landmark, which can bee seen from miles around.

Quantock Hills, Somerset
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 07, 2016, 10:58:02 AM
Dead trees on the salt marshes at Porlock, Somerset Exmoor coast
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on August 07, 2016, 09:11:09 PM
entwined
(https://photos.smugmug.com/MonochromeMagic/Infrared/i-299cTmF/0/L/P8063938_edit-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on August 08, 2016, 01:33:33 AM
Wow. Stunning shot.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattNQ on August 08, 2016, 02:05:02 AM
Wow. Stunning shot.

Thanks Bill. It was a great find - one of most interesting trees I've found in that area. Might go back with a different lens & see what abstract potential it has.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on August 08, 2016, 12:10:39 PM
Wow. Stunning shot.

+1
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on August 29, 2016, 02:41:18 PM
Off to shoot Aspens in a few weeks. Here are a few I have shot over the years with a Horseman 617 Velvia 50 film.  Looking forward to the autumn season.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 01, 2016, 09:17:18 AM
Off to shoot Aspens in a few weeks. Here are a few I have shot over the years with a Horseman 617 Velvia 50 film.  Looking forward to the autumn season.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

Very nice. I keep trying to replicate a similar look but so far failed.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on September 01, 2016, 09:17:43 AM
One from Zion's visitor center.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on September 01, 2016, 10:19:33 AM
Armand

It looks easy but its not easy to find compositions like these in a cluttered forest. Especially when there is bright sunshine and you only have a short period of time to shoot at the beginning and end of day. You can see more of my tree panos on my website. Thanks for your kind thoughts on these images.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on September 01, 2016, 10:47:55 AM
Off to shoot Aspens in a few weeks. Here are a few I have shot over the years with a Horseman 617 Velvia 50 film.  Looking forward to the autumn season.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)

I like these too. Well done. I'm also looking forward to the aspens this fall. And cottonwoods and scrub oaks!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on September 01, 2016, 10:48:56 AM
I'm visiting my parents in Michigan this week. Plenty of trees here!
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8546/29265905962_da27c9263f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LA8qey)IMGP2410-Edit.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LA8qey) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 10, 2016, 09:46:06 AM
That tree, again
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on September 10, 2016, 10:20:33 AM
Nicely done

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Mjollnir on September 10, 2016, 02:06:59 PM
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8316/29390264202_10bbd0a635_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LM7MB9)Three Trees, CDT, left tree (https://flic.kr/p/LM7MB9) by tanngrisnir3 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on September 10, 2016, 02:18:46 PM

Great image. Such a nice clean graphic feel to it yet still organic too.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 10, 2016, 02:35:50 PM
I do like the silhouette
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on September 10, 2016, 06:26:41 PM
That tree, again

That's a cracker, Bill.

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on September 10, 2016, 10:38:36 PM
~honoring oldest known living tree in Europe, a Bosnian Pine in Northern Greece, more than 1075 years old...oh the things it's seen...the things it knows to be truth.
[ I somehow have landed on an alternate plane to that of the LULA I had known and loved, and apologize for my part in the below transaction. I stand reminded how much I had enjoyed this community when freely shared photographic currency of even eclectic bent was passed about across our ways between friends in light]
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: BobDavid on September 10, 2016, 10:55:07 PM
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8316/29390264202_10bbd0a635_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LM7MB9)Three Trees, CDT, left tree (https://flic.kr/p/LM7MB9) by tanngrisnir3 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Strong photo. I think if you cropped out the ground, it would be even be stronger--more abstract.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 11, 2016, 12:42:13 AM
~honoring oldest known living tree in Europe, a Bosnian Pine in Northern Greece, more than 1075 years old...oh the things it's seen...the things it knows to be truth.

I doubt that it could be the oldest known tree in Europe, this olive tree in Italy is said to be  3000 years old... http://www.sabinadop.it/olivo-millenario-palombara-sabina.asp (http://www.sabinadop.it/olivo-millenario-palombara-sabina.asp)


The olive trees generally are known to be the oldest trees.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive#Oldest_known_olive_trees (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive#Oldest_known_olive_trees)

The Larches too can be very old

http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/trees/europeanlarch/records/ (http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/trees/europeanlarch/records/)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on September 11, 2016, 03:14:39 AM
http://www.su.se/english/about/profile-areas/climate-seas-and-environment/pine-oldest-living-inhabitant-in-europe-1.292940

regarding the olive:  L'età stimata dell'albero è di 3000 anni e, prima che un'autobetoniera ne spezzasse ed asportasse un quinto del fusto, questo misurava nel punto più largo della base oltre i 12,50 metri di circonferenza e 8,50 metri nel punto più stretto.

regarding the larches: Age records In this table of age estimates and ...

From the "Wiki" provision you note:
... however, these estimates could not be supported by current scientific practices.[51] Ancient trees include two giant olive trees in Arraba and five trees in Deir Hanna, both in the Galilee region, which have been determined to be over 3,000 years old,[51] although there is no available data to support the credibility of the study that produced these age estimates and as such the 3000 years age estimate can not be considered valid.[
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Rob C on September 11, 2016, 05:02:38 AM
Makes a change from debating film vs. digital.

One mad scientist could, however, saw both down and count the rings, all in pursuit of that renowned method of testing-to-destruction...

;-)

Rob C
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 11, 2016, 07:48:07 AM
http://www.su.se/english/about/profile-areas/climate-seas-and-environment/pine-oldest-living-inhabitant-in-europe-1.292940

regarding the olive:  L'età stimata dell'albero è di 3000 anni e, prima che un'autobetoniera ne spezzasse ed asportasse un quinto del fusto, questo misurava nel punto più largo della base oltre i 12,50 metri di circonferenza e 8,50 metri nel punto più stretto.

regarding the larches: Age records In this table of age estimates and ...

From the "Wiki" provision you note:
... however, these estimates could not be supported by current scientific practices.[51] Ancient trees include two giant olive trees in Arraba and five trees in Deir Hanna, both in the Galilee region, which have been determined to be over 3,000 years old,[51] although there is no available data to support the credibility of the study that produced these age estimates and as such the 3000 years age estimate can not be considered valid.[

I don't know how was dated the italian olive tree (still alive). Some of those mentioned in Wikipedia were dated using a  scientific method, for example the olive tree In Croatia and those in Bidni, Malta (carbon).


http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2011-08-16/news/2000-year-old-trees-still-producing-olives-297296/


The age of the three Larches of St. Gertrude (South Tyrol) was determined by examining the growth rings of one of them (they were four) fallen, I think in the '30s .



http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/ita/trentinoaltoadige/ultimo/12812_forest/24779/
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Patricia Sheley on September 11, 2016, 07:28:36 PM
Makes a change from debating film vs. digital.

One mad scientist could, however, saw both down and count the rings, all in pursuit of that renowned method of testing-to-destruction...

;-)

Rob C


Though hardly the intention. I am with absolute clarity remembering a discussion we had regarding "pissing matches". Certainly was not my naïve intent to have had this little drama. World so busy with our nastiness, dark menace circles unremarked, as that arrived as black dog, sole  survivor on burnt crust of earth, rising to devour as he discovers there is one other. (can't seem to recall the title now but it was a small cahier by Laszlo K., a collaboration with Max Neumann ). Life and light deserve better of us... Leaving behind the offending image renamed with my apology and adieu.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on September 13, 2016, 05:16:36 AM
The "rocky", vertical, root of the pine is probably older than 1075 years, anyway it is very evocative (as visual root of the pine, not as real split in the rock) of "dead seasons". ("Morte stagioni", dead ages, an expression of G. Leopardi) .
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on September 16, 2016, 12:30:59 PM
Tis the season to shoot sun beams...

(http://i.imgur.com/6BHvC22.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gnpLZ6r.jpg)

Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 18, 2016, 03:37:43 AM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 22, 2016, 03:36:55 PM
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Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 25, 2016, 06:12:57 PM
Bagborough Plantation, Quantock Hills
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on September 26, 2016, 01:28:54 PM
Snowy morning on Kebler Pass near Crested Butte Saturday.
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5604/29823238631_c227c3fc81_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MrnTPv)IMGP3209-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/MrnTPv) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on September 26, 2016, 04:03:44 PM
I really am jealous of the incredible colours you get in the US. Here it's all far more sedate
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: David Eckels on October 02, 2016, 04:46:58 PM
From a recent day trip up to the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff Arizona. The Aspen were certainly in their glory.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 12, 2016, 11:47:05 PM
Looking into the sun.  Was created in colorado.  What a great year, when you know the areas and when to go and what trees are perfect it all good.  When you travel with some very good friends who love to create images its even better.

Shooting with the IQ3 100 megapixel back never leave home without it.  Tim
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on October 17, 2016, 08:20:13 PM
pine detail
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on October 18, 2016, 12:40:54 AM
A couple from the recent trip with my friends Steven and Joni Friedman.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 18, 2016, 01:15:38 AM
They're both very nice. Some great colour in the first, and a beautiful abstract quality about the second.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on October 18, 2016, 09:00:38 AM
A fallen tree, from several years ago.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chris Calohan on October 19, 2016, 10:35:30 AM
The Cypress Stand II
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on October 24, 2016, 03:53:11 PM
A four image stitch using the Phase One XF IQ3 100 back. I got very lucky to get this shot before the scene disappeared.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: John R on October 24, 2016, 04:14:54 PM
A four image stitch using the Phase One XF IQ3 100 back. I got very lucky to get this shot before the scene disappeared.

Steven, "c'est magnifique"

JR
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Arlen on October 24, 2016, 07:47:29 PM
I agree, Steven, it's wonderful.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on October 24, 2016, 08:01:47 PM
Thanks John R and Arlen.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on October 26, 2016, 12:47:05 AM
Old juniper
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5749/30273697030_10d86285b4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N8bBpC)IMGP4925-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/N8bBpC) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on October 26, 2016, 09:27:57 PM
I posted this in the medium format section. I thought to share it in this thread as well. A ten image stitch using the Phase One XF IQ3 100 back. This was taken at the end of our shoot. I find the skelton aspen trees ideal for this sort of shot.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Richowens on October 27, 2016, 12:42:12 AM
The Cypress Stand II

  Very elegant.

  Rich
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 27, 2016, 03:32:42 AM
Matt - I do like your juniper
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: FrameMaker on October 27, 2016, 12:55:04 PM
Here's a tree of life & death...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on October 27, 2016, 04:17:59 PM
Here's a tree of life & death...

Ha.

Jeremy

PS: ought your signature to read "if I'd known..."? It doesn't make a lot of sense as it stands.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on October 27, 2016, 04:32:37 PM
One of my last shots taken on my autumn shoot. This image was captured using a Phase One XF 100.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on October 27, 2016, 06:55:31 PM
Matt - I do like your juniper

Thanks Bill. I might try and spruce it up with a full moon in a couple of weeks!
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Arlen on October 27, 2016, 07:41:03 PM
One of my last shots taken on my autumn shoot. This image was captured using a Phase One XF 100.

Steven

Another very appealing image, Steven.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on October 27, 2016, 07:44:51 PM
Thanks Arlen. Just getting the time this week to look at them.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on October 28, 2016, 12:13:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JBPYfj7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UlGaAM6.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on October 28, 2016, 02:24:28 PM
Love the rays!

Jeremy
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 30, 2016, 03:07:15 PM
Love the rays!

Jeremy

+1
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on October 30, 2016, 03:09:51 PM
Quantock Hills today
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: stevenfr on October 31, 2016, 11:00:06 AM
Another image from my recent shoot. Camera Phase One XF 100.

Steven

http://www.friedmanphoto.com (http://www.friedmanphoto.com)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Geoffrey James on November 01, 2016, 11:11:21 AM
Leica Q,  last weekend.  Manitoba Maple.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on November 01, 2016, 03:50:31 PM
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5448/29898067954_5e68e6e302_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MxZpYf)IMGP4475-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/MxZpYf) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on November 01, 2016, 07:22:55 PM
In the chestnut groves of "I valeni", Tiolo, Valtelline.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: armand on November 01, 2016, 07:25:47 PM
In the chestnut groves of "I valeni", Tiolo, Valtelline.

Last one is very nice. If only the focus was half a cm closer ...
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: muntanela on November 02, 2016, 04:06:04 PM
I don't know at what RR was taken the shot, the working distance of the lens at its maximum reproduction ratio is 6 cm... , but I think  that in any case the spines would not have scratched the lens, although they were rather prickly (in the first image you can see that the woman - my wife - is wearing gloves).

P.S. I've just eaten some of those chestnuts, they are really very sweet.
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 02, 2016, 04:16:40 PM
The autumn colour here, whilst nowhere near as good as that in the US, is the best we've had for quite some time
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MattBurt on November 02, 2016, 05:28:50 PM
Nice soft light and color there Bill.

Here's a favorite tree of mine that I ride my bike or ski by pretty regularly (depending on season). We need some snow around here now!
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5697/30105887404_d0d8330874_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MSmxsd)IMGP4580-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/MSmxsd) by Matt Burt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbnet/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 02, 2016, 05:59:32 PM
Dead tree
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 04, 2016, 01:56:56 PM
More autumn colour
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on November 04, 2016, 08:37:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oV0v1El.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: tim wolcott on November 06, 2016, 01:25:19 AM
Here is one Zion where I'm going this week. 
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: Chairman Bill on November 06, 2016, 05:30:10 PM
Love the second of those two.

One from this morning
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: MoreOrLess on November 07, 2016, 08:11:30 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EJUQnrr.jpg)
Title: Re: Love those Trees
Post by: kikashi on November 07, 2016, 02:59:04 PM
One from this morning<