Jim Hagan  

PINE FOREST by Jim Hagan

November 2019 - PINE FOREST

November 2019 - Jim Hagan


About the Image(s)

About 40 years ago pine trees were planted in one of our 6,000 acre Metro
Parks with the idea that eventually the trees could be harvested and sold
for timber. But, upkeep was neglected and the trees are now being removed
and the land returned to the native forest. Late one summer afternoon I
photographed a group of these trees but never felt the image had much
interest. So I first converted the image to mono using Silver Efex and then
reversed the tones i.e. made the positive image into a negative image (Ctrl
and I). I then cropped the image emphasizing the diagonal shadows and then
added a sepia filter.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Our recent fire seasons have left many California forests in this condition. You have created an engaging image of this desolation - I want to keep looking instead of turning away.   Posted: 11/19/2019 16:04:05
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Thanks for your comments. I am sorry about the fires in California.   Posted: 11/20/2019 04:07:42

Lisa Hlavinka
Interesting image. I love the lines and shapes that they create.   Posted: 11/19/2019 21:14:13
Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Thanks for your comments. The image is pretty much just lines and shapes.   Posted: 11/20/2019 04:08:33

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
(Groups 53 & 86 & 95)
Creepy good, Jim! The negative version adds a lot of interest to an otherwise rather flat image. This forms a lot of geometric patterns for the eyes to investigate. Fun!   Posted: 11/21/2019 15:46:32

Sharron Leppien   Sharron Leppien
Quite apocalyptic Jim! It also has that wet plate collodion look about it. This is a really interesting image and I enjoyed being confused and amused by it. Great job!!   Posted: 11/22/2019 18:44:34

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Jim, you turned an ordinary image into art! The reversing of lighting and shadows, along with the tonal switch creates a familiar, yet unusual, image that teases the eyes and confuses the brain. Way to go!

  Posted: 11/26/2019 23:14:34