Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC  

Silhouetted Cypress by Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC

January 2020 - Silhouetted Cypress

January 2020 - Joseph J Zaia, FPSA, ASIIPC, FMC


About the Image(s)

How I did “Silhouetted Cypress” which is also from Lake Disston, Flagler County, FL. Pretty much basic processing, but I did ContentAware a disturbing hanging branch on the right and cropping all around. The sun was very bright and created a nice rim light.

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4 comments posted

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
This is a different kind of treatment of a sunset in that the colors are subdued and subtle and not overly saturated. You mentioned a rim light -- is that the narrow halo of light that hugs the tree trunk? The high, wispy clouds and the water are dark enough to act as a frame for the sun and tree. I think this works well.   Posted: 01/12/2020 14:18:16

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Wish I was down where it's warm. :) I agree with Jerry on the treatment of the colors. Personally, I would like the reflection of the tree in the original so I would have cropped the right as you did but make it a little more of a vertical image. Since you removed the long hanging branch (moss?), I would have removed that small piece a little to the left of that as it seems to me that it's not attached when I first look at it.   Posted: 01/12/2020 18:10:09

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
I love the sky and the way that the tree branches frame the sun. If this were my image I would be very happy with it. Nice work Joe.

  Posted: 01/26/2020 15:38:29

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
Nice color palette. It is very pleasing to the eye. I have to agree with Marti on leaving the reflection of the tree in. The crop feels to tight at the bottom of the frame. The reflection will offer a leading line and not feel so tight. I'd also clone out the little hanging bunch that does not appear to be attached to anything.   Posted: 01/27/2020 09:47:54