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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1460 on: May 08, 2015, 09:06:00 am »

Yours are always wonderful, Tim.
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1461 on: May 08, 2015, 02:21:04 pm »

Apple blossom counts, doesn't it? I mean, it's a bit of a tree

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« Reply #1462 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...).
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1463 on: May 09, 2015, 04:37:16 am »

This Dogwood tree was of particular interest to us.

To me too
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1464 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.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1465 on: May 09, 2015, 09:53:28 pm »

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« Reply #1466 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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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1467 on: May 10, 2015, 06:55:29 pm »

An Ode to Spanish Moss and Misty Mornings
« Last Edit: May 10, 2015, 10:28:24 pm by Chris Calohan »
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1468 on: May 11, 2015, 05:48:18 am »

Anglesey Abbey, UK. ( It's not in Anglesey & it's not an abbey ).
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1469 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.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1470 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.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2015, 11:08:24 am by Mike D. B. »
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1471 on: May 13, 2015, 11:13:34 am »

I like the square too, but find the toning overpowering, especially the highlights.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1472 on: May 13, 2015, 12:11:07 pm »

I like toned b&w images but seem to find applying it difficult.  How's this?
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1473 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.

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1474 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!
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1475 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.
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1476 on: May 13, 2015, 01:40:49 pm »

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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1477 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
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1478 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.
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Re: Love those Trees
« Reply #1479 on: May 13, 2015, 05:53:16 pm »

Life & death in the Caledonian forest

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