When I first saw this last week, I wondered:
- whether the lack of separation between tree (juniper?) and rock was intentional, tree taking-on the enduring quality of rock
- whether tilt-shift would have allowed the plane of focus to be aligned with the direction of the tree into the picture plane
- whether IR would have created a tonal separation between the new growth, and the twisted roots and rock.
Yes, I was trying to convey the tree (a juniper) hanging in there in the frame of the rock (thus the title) but the lack of tonal separation wasn't intentional. In fact, I think this was a good idea that wasn't supported by the execution or the light or clouds. I don't have experience with T-S but on an APS sensor, I don't imagine there is enough dof discrimination to work with. That's just a guess.
I sort of pseudo-IR'd it in the processing at least in terms of pushing the greens to the extreme. That didn't pass Slobodan's believability filter and I tend to agree.
I am going to let this sit for a while but will likely come back to it if I can identify a processing strategy that will do a better job of getting what I want. I'm not likely to take the time to do anything about the clouds though.