Barbara Asacker  

Through the Trees  by Barbara Asacker

April 2021 - Through the Trees

About the Image(s)

Equipment and settings: Nikon D500; 16-80mm lens; f/14; ISO 4000; 1/60 second 70mm focal length; Handheld

As I looked out my window I noticed the magnificent colors in the sky. I rushed outside and captured this scene just before sunset. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw, cropped, sharpened, and darkened the levels a bit. These colors were the actual colors visible in the sky.

6 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
I like what you did. Most of us probably wouldn't even of tried it. I don't think it would work well if you had not kept a bottom on the shot with that little bit of black across the bottom of the frame. A wonderful sky with a surprising choice for a foreground. It works for me.   Posted: 04/06/2021 14:19:05

Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Barbara, I really like the color in this image & think the composition works well. I wonder whether going to a lower F stop (F8?) would have enable you to shoot at a lower ISO or perhaps a faster shutter speed. The lower ISO might help with any noise problems if you chose to enlarge the image (of course Topaz Denoise can help with this as well).
Norm   Posted: 04/08/2021 15:07:14

John Hackett   John Hackett
I like the colours and the idea of the trees in silhouette. As Stan says the base helps make the picture. I like the tree trunks and there position in the frame. Personally I think we have a few too many branches criss crossing the picture.   Posted: 04/17/2021 04:46:54

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Wonderful sky colors. A nice natural setting with the silhouetted trees.   Posted: 04/18/2021 09:02:01

Harriet Ciccone
The colors of the sky are beautiful and the base of trees is an anchor for the image, but I would agree with John that there are too many branches criss crossing.   Posted: 04/18/2021 14:59:17

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
I think the colors are beautiful, no question about it; however, it is the lines and silhouettes which make the image special for me.   Posted: 04/19/2021 12:37:28


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