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Live Oak Tunnel View 401 by Bob Legg

June 2020 - Live Oak Tunnel View 401

June 2020 - Bob Legg


About the Image(s)

Taken in February at St. Simon Island, Georgia. Processed in Silver Efex Pro to bring out as mush detail as possible. Cropped to eliminate un-needed foreground. Nikon 28-300 lens taken at 100mm. ISO 640, f5.3 and 1/200 sec. Horizontal images showed too much on the edges and not enough on the top ie: trees and moss overhead.

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7 comments posted

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Great scene, love the tree-tunnel taking me into your shot. Great texture and your crop was spot on. Well done

Emil   Posted: 06/02/2020 12:32:57

Leah Konicki   Leah Konicki
Bob, I agree, the tree tunnel is visually very effective, and I like the way the small opening in the background emphasizes the size of the trees. This is an image that could be edited in so many ways, that I was tempted to play with it a bit. I realize in so doing it becomes my concept and no longer your's, but I was intrigued by the possibility of turning this into a forest out of Grimm's Fairy Tales, sort of sinister and dark. I share for your consideration, though as I said, this is an image that could be rendered in a variety of ways. Thanks for sharing. I do miss a good walk in the woods.   Posted: 06/06/2020 07:17:46
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Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Leah. I have no problem with your edits. That's the beauty of this DD sharing. Yes, everyone could edit this image differently.   Posted: 06/06/2020 08:43:08

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Beautiful image, Bob!

I agree with you that it needs to be a vertical shot as that is where you are drawing the viewer's eye, and the trees are upright. You did a good job of only including the necessary elements. I like your choice of crop, and you did get lots of detail in your post-processing.

I lean more towards Leah's edit as I tend to shoot darker black and white photos. In her image, I feel more enclosed or guarded if I were to walk down the path between the trees. With your photograph, I feel more carefree, strolling through this mid-day scene unafraid.

Excellent post this month, Bob, I look forward to more scenes from this woodland area.

Best regards,

  Posted: 06/06/2020 11:00:30

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Bob, since I spent many years in the South, I can really identify with your image. The twisted branches, the Spanish Moss and the path toward the light at the end of the "tunnel" are absolutely wonderful. You did an incredible job capturing this. Well done!

Like LuAnn and Leah, I thought it would be interesting to darken the trees. I also wanted to brighten the path leading to the light at the end; hoping to give a feeling of moving into that direction. With those things in mind, I played with your photograph a bit. I didn't make it as dark as Leah's image, but did darken it somewhat.

Your thoughts?
  Posted: 06/07/2020 11:49:38
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Gary Stiger   Gary Stiger
Hi Bob. I would have called this one Sleepy Hollow - a somber, surreal look about it. I really like the texture in the trees and the way they arch upward and telescope back - draws my right down there... I think Oliver may have helped bring that out somewhat. The only way I'm going down there is if LuAnn or Leah go first - there could be a horseman coming the opposite way - probably headless too.   Posted: 06/07/2020 23:15:39

Israel Yosef   Israel Yosef
Hi Bob,
A bewitching photo, and with Leah processing I like it even more.
I have to learn from you Bob.

Well done.
Israel   Posted: 06/10/2020 00:25:41