1st June 2012, 11:38 AM
An old stump which has been standing there for over 50 years. It caught my eye because of its well weathered texture. It is an old grey box gum tree which was ring barked and left to die as part of clearing the land for farming pursuits way back, whenever. Its wood is now as tough as tempered steel. The B&W conversion was done in CS5 with the B&W levels filter.
Taken with Tamron 70 - 300mm lens on Canon EOS1000D. AV setting f 4.0, ISO auto. pp in ps.
Thanks for dropping by to view
1st June 2012, 09:33 PM
What gorgeous texture.
I wonder, Ken, if it's worth trying to just screw back a bit on the brightness? The highlights feel very bright and a bit harsh. If they were softened down a bit, maybe by burning, it might make the image even richer?
Sorry, should have said - I'm talking about the B & W version. That has GOT to be a B & W image.
Last edited by Donald; 1st June 2012 at 09:45 PM.
1st June 2012, 10:16 PM
1st June 2012, 11:08 PM
Had a go at what I think you were suggesting I aim for. Is this anywhere near the mark? Certainly I am happier with this result, thank you.
2nd June 2012, 06:15 AM
Bingo. Well, at least as far as I'm concerned.
Originally Posted by ucci
2nd June 2012, 06:48 AM
I like both the colour and the final monochrome images, but I prefer the colour version. Not only are the subtle colour tones appealing but, for me, those colours add emphasis to the contrast between the living and the dead.
Originally Posted by Donald
These are, of course, just different opinions.
2nd June 2012, 08:23 AM
Thank you for viewing and for useful comment Philip
Originally Posted by MrB
2nd June 2012, 01:18 PM
The light is SO much more interesting in the second B&W and the image is well deserving of the extra effort. I hope you'll return to the stump often, capturing it in different light and at different angles.
2nd June 2012, 07:40 PM
So much detail. Great image, Ken.
4th June 2012, 05:37 AM
Thank you for viewing and commenting Mike.
Originally Posted by Mike Buckley
4th June 2012, 05:38 AM
Thank you Myra
Originally Posted by Maritimer1