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    B&W Tree

    Hi All,

    I shot this tree in the ancient city of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka, this summer. I think our guide was a little bit baffled as to why I seemed to be paying more attention to this than the ancient ruins next to it! But oh well!

    I did the B&W processing in ACR and just final sharpen in CS6. C&C most welcome!

    Nikon D90 | 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm | f/5.6 | 1/125 | ISO 200

    B&W Tree

    Thanks for viewing

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    Re: B&W Tree

    That's winner for me, for the reason that you've brought out all the textures wonderfully well. It could have ended up flat and boring, but you've handled it really well, I think.

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    Re: B&W Tree

    Thanks Donald. I do not have SEfexPro at the moment, since my trial ran out... ...I think a play in there could possibly bring out a bit more in it...

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    Re: B&W Tree

    I like it quite a bit. The tones and textures are very pleasing and I really like that you placed the the two thick roots to lead the eye to the tree.

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    Re: B&W Tree

    Agreed with the comments above. I especially like the angle that you used. Consider dialing back the sharpening, as it appears "crunchy" to me when viewed at all sizes. You used such nice contrast that it may need less sharpening than usual.

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    Re: B&W Tree

    That's fantastic.

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    Re: B&W Tree

    I really like the texture of the tree, you have my vote, good work

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    Re: B&W Tree

    I love taking pictures of trees but don't do a very good job. This gives me some inspiration and ideas. Beautiful in B&W.

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    i love it but i do adore more on your skill...hat off to u !!!!

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    Re: B&W Tree

    Beautiful work, Tommy. The leading lines and the textures are wonderful. I can see why this tree was of interest to you!

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    Re: B&W Tree

    Excellent.
    In a perfect world I think I might like the middle distance trees toned down to further emphasise and isolate the subject tree, but easier said than done.

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    Re: B&W Tree

    Many thanks to you all for your kind words and constructive feedback. It's much appreciated

    @Mike, yes I know what you mean, and I think your adjective 'crunchy' for that over-sharpened look is very apt. I probably over-sharpened it when I down-sized it for the web. I'll take a look at the original and see if that also looks 'crunchy'!

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