Barbara Kuebler, APSA, MPSA  

Red Maple in Montana by Barbara Kuebler, APSA, MPSA

October 2019 - Red Maple in Montana

October 2019 - Barbara Kuebler, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

This is an iPhone shot taken in our backyard 10 days ago. Last weekend we had snow and freezing temperatures so it did not color fully. I used the vignette to clean up the background and minimize other trees nearby. Stroke was added and faded. Do you like the white or black vignette best?

3 comments posted

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Administrator Comment - I can't post the 2 photos side by side for you to see the black and the white vignettes simultaneously. So please click once on the smaller image in order to see it as large as the other one.   Posted: 10/04/2019 12:20:39

Ally Green   Ally Green
Yes heard you had a big snowstorm! We are in Colorado and waiting for ours first snowfall! I like how you have captured this tree just as it is turning giving a prelude in what lies ahead for the Fall (snow permitting!). Maple trees are so great to photograph and i love the colour of the leaves in your image. To me i prefer the black vignette as makes it more of a natural feel. It is good as it really draws your eye to the tree. Nice image.   Posted: 10/07/2019 14:04:58

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Did anyone notice the cute orange border she put around her photo? Perfect touch to enhance the idea of "indications of fall"! It's not often we see a tree with about half of its leaves changed to red-orange. Kansas is a month behind Montana or even Colorado, so I am just beginning to notice trees that look like yours did. I prefer the dark vignette. Maybe on a white instead of a black page as we have here, your white vignette would look different. A suggestion for your current photo would be to selectively slightly darken the brightness in the couple inches (on my monitor) below the tree's leaves.   Posted: 10/12/2019 13:34:13


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