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After burn preserve and Skunk Cabbage by Charlie Yang

March 2023 - After burn preserve and Skunk Cabbage

March 2023 - Charlie Yang


March 2023 - Charlie Yang

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About the Image(s)

This is the first time I have a chance to go out to one of my favorite preserves to see what's going on, with two interests
1) after the winter, what vegetation come up,
2), the scope of the "Prescribed control burn" and what areas of the preserve should get a boost from the burn

As I came in the preserve, where I stand on is on the slope of part of the kame - which is a steep-sided mound of sand and gravel deposited by a melting ice sheet.
Looking down and to the far end, is the flat prairie grassy area, and fen. Where lies my interests to this Fens area that for their biological diversity and hydrologic characteristics in the forest ecosystem.
So this is a baseline for the coming year, perhaps, I might show some vegetations, plants that are special to this environment in the season follows.

Nikon 28-300mm, f/13, ISO 64, 28mm, 1/60s, handheld.

One of the image I submit is a mono, curious to see if any preference as mono vs color.

Minimum adjustment, crop, shadow, exposure, no tone adjustment.

Also, one additional image was attached, which is the earliest plant come up after winter, the deep purple color, Skunk Cabbage, in its early form,

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

David Terao   David Terao
Of the three images, I like the B&W image the best because the dark tree branches and trunks stand out against the lighter background. The skunk cabbage is also quite interesting, but the background is a bit busy.   Posted: 03/18/2023 19:10:39

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I also like the monochrome version best. It is more dramatic and I love the details of the branches. You had a nice sky for this shot. My only sugestion is to flip it horizontally so my eye is lead into the scene.   Posted: 03/19/2023 10:30:29
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Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
thanks, David, Cindy   Posted: 03/21/2023 07:25:16

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
I prefer the monochrome version but I don't see the advantage of the flip. I like the skunk cabbage. To what extent was the color exaggerated in PS?   Posted: 03/26/2023 22:36:01

Bai Chuang Shyu   Bai Chuang Shyu
It is a very beautiful landscape image. I would prefer the color version which illustrate the contrast of sky, trees and the grasses. I also enjoy to see the very unique cloud formation.   Posted: 03/30/2023 10:49:41

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
When I first saw the colorful image of the scene, I felt that it was so well composed. But then, when I saw the black and white, and I knew that was the best. The large winter tree and the the stumps in the foreground give the picture so much mood and emotional impact. Well done!   Posted: 03/30/2023 12:41:40