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    Tree on the Loch

    Last one, for now, with the Singh Ray Vari ND mounted. As I said in other threads, I was trying out my new filter for the first time.

    With this one, I wanted to get movement into the leaves on the outer edges of the tree, but I didn't want the wind so strong that it would move the larger branches. So, it was a case waiting for a gentle breeze to just 'tickle' the leaves.

    I liked the idea of the tree having the backdrop of the mountains and I liked how the light on the water worked out.

    What do you think?

    Tree on the Loch
    Canon 40D, EF 24-70 f2.8 L @ 24mm. ISO100. 6s @f16. Singh Ray Vari ND
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    Re: Tree on the Loch

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I wanted to get movement into the leaves on the outer edges of the tree, but I didn't want the wind so strong that it would move the larger branches.
    A very nice effect that I have never thought of. It provides a softness that goes very well with the rest of this image.

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    Re: Tree on the Loch

    Well done, Donald. Your image has a nice tranquil feel, even though it was an overcast, possibly chilly day. I like the smoothness of the water and how the light hits it. Keeping the tree dark provides a nice contrast against the loch. Did you adjust the conversion of green to gray when you processed this image?

    Personally, the large white borders are somewhat distracting, like looking through a large window. Borders really do help show the viewer where are the edges of the image, so I was wondering if you might want to try a 2-pixel border. A small border does not dominate the image but does show the edges.

    I've also found that sometimes using a gray border #808080 works better than white. But for this image, white is a good choice. Maybe it's a good choice for all B&W images. I'll have to experiment.

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    Re: Tree on the Loch

    Mike, Ken - Thank you for commenting.

    Ken - the conversion to B & W was done with Silver Efex Pro2.I can't actually remember, but I think I did move the green and yellow sensitivity sliders a bit.

    I appreciate that the border I put on these for posting on CiC is not to everyone's taste. I don't use any border on the versions I load up onto my own website.

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