Eric Schweitzer  

The Little Tree that Could by Eric Schweitzer

February 2021 - The Little Tree that Could

About the Image(s)

The Washington area had a snowfall the last weekend in January. Afterwards I went to the Great Falls of the Potomac in C&O Canal NHP. On the path out to the falls there are many boulders with lichen growing on them. This little tree has found a crack from which to grow. I thought the combination of snow, rock, lichen, and tree with the sun shinning on them makes an interesting story about nature. Taken at 1/400 sec @ f8.0, ISO 800, 104mm with a 24-105mm lens. In post I adjusted white balance, tone, color balance and sharpened. Removed some stray twigs and sized for the web.

3 comments posted

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
Well seen and captured!!! All in focus and well framed. My only suggestion would be :
1.Decrease light -22.
2.Boost vignette +7.
3.Flip canvas horizontally.

Please see my interpretation.   Posted: 02/16/2021 15:55:05
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Bill Provost   Bill Provost
Eric, This is a nice image. Your title is right on the mark. I don't think I would move the little guy to the rear of the image. For me that removes it from being the emphasis of the image. For me your submitted image keeps the little guy the main subject. If I could offer any suggestions it would be to crop a little from the bottom of the image. Too bad the snow at the top is a little dirty. Don't know what you could do with that. Without being to picky I like your image and feel that you were right on!   Posted: 02/16/2021 18:36:52

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I definitely agree with the flip. It gives the photo a more stable presentation. Being that we mostly "read" a photo from left to right, flipping puts the shadow in the background and overcomes the feeling I had that everything was sliding down the slope.   Posted: 02/19/2021 17:33:45


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