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Stripes of light

Stripes of light
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Copyright: Torbjorn Williams (TBW) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-09-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 350D, Tamron EF 28-200mm, Polarizing filter
Exposure: f/8.1, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-24 15:01
Viewed: 3482
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I originally shot this photo in colour, because the sun effect on the forest gave it a really cool colour. But - I could never manage to capture it right. The grey, moody, autumn-rain-feeling just didnt leave the picture. The result was a oversaturated or overexposed as I tried to squeeze out that cool colour. I then experimented with lowering the saturation, but the more I desaturated the picture, the more did I see that it had a great black and white potentional. Finally the crisp sunlit areas came forward and the darker areas remained without noise - the contrast was just great!
At least.... thats what I thought, what YOU think is the big question??!

Crop (cropped out some grey sky in upper part)
Convert to B/W with channel mixer
Burn & Dodge
Blurring clouds slighly due to some noise

Enjoy :)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-24 22:00]

Bonsoir Torbjorn!

Bravo pour cette belle prise unique et originale.


Hei Torbjorn,
Very good result by posting it in b&w.
The atmosphere in your picture is very special. Original pov and framing.
Regards, Ruud

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-01-17 15:27]

just catching up after a reasonable absence and missed this one.

I actually like it. Sometimes B&W works really well and it is not something I use much at all. The patches of light against the dark areas works really well adn the composition is excellent.


it's first time that i visit your gallery...it's very fantastic,the landscapes you show are beautifull,remember me my norvegian trip in 1992 !! Thanks for share,and big compliments,Luciano

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