Barbara Asacker  


Tree silhouette by Barbara Asacker

February 2021 - Tree silhouette

About the Image(s)

Equipment: Nikon D850; 16-80 mm lens

Settings: focal length: 58mm ; f/6.3; 1/500 second; ISO 64


During a walk in the late afternoon I wanted to capture the nice colors in the sky. I used this tree as a silhouette against the background. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw, cropped, sharpened, and saturated the colors in the sky a bit.


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7 comments posted




Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Barbara,
You've produced a lovely image.I like the silhouette & the colors in the sky.
Perhaps this was cropped from a larger horizontal(?) frame...If so, I wondered if you had taken any images in a vertical orientation?...in a vertical you might continue to get the sky in and narrow focus to the tree rather than the surrounding brush.
...You clearly caught the `decisive' moment in the sky!
Norm   Posted: 02/07/2021 11:30:15
Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Norm,
Thank you for your suggestion. I rarely shoot vertical and should be more mindful next time. A vertical shot probably would have improved the image.   Posted: 02/09/2021 15:41:49



John Hackett   John Hackett
I like this just the way it is, square suits it. Fabulous sky.
  Posted: 02/13/2021 07:04:32



Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
A nice rendition of a winter image with wonderful late day clouds. The tree is nicely focused and makes a good silhouette for the lovely sky.   Posted: 02/14/2021 06:03:48



Harriet Ciccone
A beautiful minimalistic capture of the sky at a decisive moment and the tree and the birds are a bonus. The square format suits the image.   Posted: 02/16/2021 06:41:49



Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Beautiful image because of the simplicity and soft colors in the background. Harriet mentioned the birds on the tree. I just thought they were moss or old nests, but realizing that they were birds makes the picture even better. I would keep the horizontal crop. It allows the branches to spread and not be held in. Great job!   Posted: 02/16/2021 20:11:07



Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
The tree is virtually centered left to right but I don't see how any extra space left, right, or above adds anything to the image. Rules are made to be broken, and this composition works. I feel the stark silhouette of the branches and birds tell a strong winter story of a harsh environment and survival. You caught a key moment at sunset with the clouds partially lit up. Well done.   Posted: 02/19/2021 19:44:26