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Arlen

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Twisted
« on: December 29, 2019, 03:06:16 pm »

A particularly interesting old Juniper, I thought, encountered near the Badlands Wilderness Area in central Oregon.

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Re: Twisted
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 09:08:02 pm »

I like this rendering.
Very expressive.
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 07:52:19 am »

I agree. Nicely done.
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 08:06:25 am »

Very crunchy but I like it.
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 09:39:42 am »

Nice.
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 10:42:42 am »

Very crunchy but I like it.

Looks like it has had one of those "art" plug-ins applied to it, but none the less, I think the composition is wonderful and if you like this sort of processing technique, then this shot certainly ticks all the right boxes  ;)

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Re: Twisted
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 10:55:55 am »

Looks like it has had one of those "art" plug-ins applied to it, but none the less, I think the composition is wonderful and if you like this sort of processing technique, then this shot certainly ticks all the right boxes  ;)

Dave

Exactly what I thought.

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Re: Twisted
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 01:12:24 pm »

Thanks, guys. Not an art filter, but the look is intentional. I appreciate your feedback.
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2019, 03:20:10 pm »

Twisted.

The file. You twisted it until you squeezed the last drop of reality out of it. In other words, too crunchy.

Otherwise, quite a nice scene and composition.

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Re: Twisted
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2019, 08:12:57 am »

Looks like it has had one of those "art" plug-ins applied to it, but none the less,
Dave

What are "art" plug-ins?
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2019, 08:37:22 am »

What are "art" plug-ins?

Seriously!? Where you’ve been this century? ;)

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Re: Twisted
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2019, 11:20:16 am »

Seriously!? Where you’ve been this century? ;)

Maybe I'm more interested in photography than in "art"  ;)

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Re: Twisted
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2020, 05:15:04 am »

Great composition.

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Re: Twisted
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2020, 01:19:25 am »

The original image above employed an experimental processing that was intended to simply some elements, details and tones, to focus more attention on overall form. Not surprisingly I guess, that processing didn't appeal to everyone.

So I'm attaching another black and white version generated with more conventional processing, as well as one that is in color, for your perusal.

« Last Edit: January 03, 2020, 01:28:47 am by Arlen »
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2020, 09:27:48 am »

The original image above employed an experimental processing that was intended to simply some elements, details and tones, to focus more attention on overall form. Not surprisingly I guess, that processing didn't appeal to everyone.

So I'm attaching another black and white version generated with more conventional processing, as well as one that is in color, for your perusal.

Well I for one really do prefer the colour version of the image as shown above, much more so than any of the others.

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Re: Twisted
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2020, 08:13:08 am »

My vote is for the second b&w version although the color version is lovely too...
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2020, 10:19:41 am »

For the picture to be most effective the twisted tree has to stand out against its background. It does so more in the color version than either B&W version, so I vote for the color version. Were the tree more against a detail-less background I'd vote for the B&W because the graphics would be more important than the color.
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2020, 10:47:40 am »

I am in agreement with Russ.

The processing of the black and white is very crunchy and that makes it very difficult to separate subject from background which further compounds the problem.
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2020, 01:23:50 pm »

I'm with Russ and Martin on this.
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Re: Twisted
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2020, 03:08:20 pm »

Well I am now back home looking at these images on my usual monitor, where the crunchiness that has been mentioned is now apparent to me. It is present in the jpegs but not in the master files. So I've made new, better quality jpegs that I'm attaching here.

Nevertheless, after having lived with these images a while longer, I agree that the color version is probably the best, for the reasons Russ noted. Thanks again to all of you for your comments. Sometimes it takes a village.  :)
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