A Rare Sight
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-11-20 6:53]
beautiful atmosphere tone photo (jolie photo d'ambiance)
shot with fine POV that with the black & white conversion
brings to add to the atmosphere tone, le POV et la conversion
noir et blanc rajoute à l'ambiance de la photo, TFS
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2009-11-20 6:53]
I agree, we don't see black and white that often anymore. I guess it has to do with seeing it differently.
I like the effect on the fast moving clouds a lot. It gave this photo that bit extra and also created together with your low POV a lot of depth. The Scots Pine is a beauty and it has a wonderful view. The conversion to B&W is good, especially with the contrast in the sky. Maybe adding a little more contrast in the FG might be an idea, but it certainly does not make this photo less beautiful.
- nasokoun (62)
- [2009-11-20 7:14]
the result fascinates me, does not know if it suits in the TN, but finally why not! Through the art of nature you offer your glance and your aesthetics.Very good b&w style, the main subject the sky has written splendidly! bravo!
keep photographing! TFS
I wonder when man will wake up to the fact that we must live in harmony with nature? It's really weird how many seem to think that economic growth can continue for ever! At least we're blessed with plenty of Pine trees here along the coast but urban development is spreading rapidly.
Your capture is wonderful - I love the only Pine and the fabuous cloud formation. Very well composed too!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- marius-secan (29584)
- [2009-11-20 7:34]
Excellent landscape, superb sharpness and details.
Nice composition. The moving clouds create a dramatic atmosphere.
Love the sky - it works so very well in this picture - 30 seconds has really added to it - have been playing with some serious low light photography myself recently as well - one thought though - with the tree bending inwards to the left, it might have been better placed to the left of the frame? random thoughts - you have made the B&W work exceptionally well here.
- Mello (2419)
- [2009-11-20 10:20]
Very interesting this landscape. The exposition time, POV, DOV, everything is perfect and B&W too. Great job Paul and TFS.
- rommel (3628)
- [2009-11-20 10:49]
Something black and white can do that colour just cant.Brilliant landscape and great composition,well done.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-11-20 10:55]
Your choice to make this photo in black and white was, in my eyes, a very good one. There's a perfect distribution in colour tones. The tree on the right side is another excellent choice in the composition. Great POV and DOF. The tree is a real beauty. Superb photo!
- fragman (43776)
- [2009-11-20 12:23]
striking artistic pic, TFS Ori
- Silvio2006 (101974)
- [2009-11-20 12:44]
Ciao Paul, fantastic B&W composition with splendid lonely Scots Pine, superb sky, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- SelenE (13972)
- [2009-11-20 14:55]
The "depth" of your photo is amazing. Well done and TFS
All the best,
- hugeknot (106)
- [2009-11-20 15:25]
Great long exposure. Lucky to have no wind. Fine photography skills.
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-11-21 2:58]
A beautifully executed naturescape with great graphical impact Paul, thanks to your choice of the B&W medium, unfortunately rarely used nowadays...
- Mikolaj (4452)
- [2009-11-21 5:27]
Hello Paul! Wonderful tree. Amazing sky, excellent clouds, superb shot. Great effect. Well done!
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-11-21 9:23]
Sometimes the lemons we are handed make great lemonade.
The sky in this photo is amazing.
The B&W treatment adds to the solitude of the tree and after reading the notes,that solitude takes on a different meaning.
I agree with Selen the depth is terrific.
- Heaven (7912)
- [2009-11-22 1:03]
You present us a surprising picture! I like it very much! I also believe that the b&w conversion suits the subject of the picture very well. And you are right, we tend to neglect this magnificent photographical technique.
Your picture surprises me more by the effect you have created with your particular exposure settings, and I love the artistic effect as a result of this. The picture has now a kind of surrealistic atmosphere that is captivating my interest.
- horia (16656)
- [2009-11-25 7:32]
Hi again, Paul
Couldn't stop by without complimenting you on this one, too :)
I've had very much the same picture in my mind all this year but didn't find the perfect location for it and/or the right weather condition at all :(
However, it makes me happy to see you have. And you really pulled it off here as well! This lone Scots Pine looks formidable and thanks to its great and very photogenic shape it creates the perfect subject for such a compo.
Then, the weather condition were fantastic here as well: not much wind on the ground level (as i can see from the pine) but lots of it in the thick clouds above. The blend between the two gives this scene a true ethereal feel...and that's all YOU! You made that...you created that out of your skill and imagination of what you can do with the given conditions.
Very nicely done mate!
BRAVO and TFS
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2009-12-06 8:29]
PAul, this is one of your best shots, I've seen.I was told we humans imagine and dream in B/W. So I think that should explain why I'm a sucker for B/W shots.
A stunner for sharing which I thank you!
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2009-12-20 8:15]
Thanks for hearty congratulations on my 200th post as well as for this beautiful picture. I have missed it in due time. It is really very creative and impressive work. I also welcome B&W style. Long exposure is used perfectly. Crisp sharp details of the scene are great too. Bravo and TFS. Superb job.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-12-29 12:10]
Wonderful BW picture with so special atmosphere! I like a lot composition and effect of sky. It is very interesting that the tree is very sharp while the sky is blurred (if there was the wind, I would expect that the tree was mooving, at least a little).
All the best for 2010!!!