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    Roots in Shade.

    I got interested on the way these roots converge and the play of light and shadows on them so I took a shot.

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    Roots in Shade.

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    Nikon D70, Nikon 18-70mm lens set at 38mm, Exposure at ISO 200, f8 at 1/400 second, Matrix Metering in Manual Mode, Color processing in Lightroom 3.
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    Re: Roots in Shade.

    I dunno, Willie...but me thinks there is too much going on to focus on any one item. The shadow of the limbs tend to counter-oppose the direction of the trunk, which by itself would be a nice juxtaposition of elements, but toss in the scattering of leaves, the patterns of lights and darks and to my eye, it all starts to become more jumbled than cohesive.

    I did a play in Silver Efex to see what it might look like as a B&W...still dunno but I do think it helps to emphasize all the tonal varities competing for my eye's attention.

    Roots in Shade.
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    Re: Roots in Shade.

    Thanks, Chris. I tried it in B&W and I like it, too. However, I tend to lose that subtle color of the sun's rays that I want to preserve here so I kept it in color. Actually, what really got me interested to take a shot on this is that small play of light compared to the movement of the roots of the tree. I guess the subject is really quite busy.

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    Re: Roots in Shade.

    Well, then, perhaps a tight crop...

    Roots in Shade.

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    Re: Roots in Shade.

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    ...I did a play in Silver Efex to see what it might look like as a B&W...still dunno but I do think it helps to emphasize all the tonal varities competing for my eye's attention.

    Roots in Shade.
    It's basically almost the same as what I did, Chris. Thanks.

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    Re: Roots in Shade.

    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    It's basically almost the same as what I did, Chris. Thanks.
    Then I must be learning, eh?

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    Re: Roots in Shade.

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    Then I must be learning, eh?
    By leaps and bounds, my friend!

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