John Erve  

The Sky through the Willows by John Erve

September 2020 - The Sky through the Willows

September 2020 - John Erve


About the Image(s)

I was in a grove of willow trees and liked the contrast between the leaves and sky. I was also happy that the tree trunk provided some additional textures.
Converted Nikon D5500 with 720 nm filter with Tamron 18-400 mm lens at 1/320 sec. f/9 18mm with 400 ISO. Processed with Silver Effex.

7 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi John
The chosen angle suits the image with a few openings in the sky to give it some breathing space. Processing equally good.
Nice work.

  Posted: 09/02/2020 03:40:16

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Nicely seen, John! This angle is interesting and very effective in my view for IR. Try the crop I've done here and see if you find the leading lines more effective. I didn't find too much interest in that part of the r.h. side I cropped off.   Posted: 09/02/2020 14:44:37
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John Erve   John Erve
Thanks Gary for your suggestion and I think your crop works well too.   Posted: 09/07/2020 14:48:50

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Always look up when you have your camera, something good will come out it and this is a good example. I understand that the leaves are mostly in shadow but I offer the thought to increase their brightness somewhat to provide deeper contrast to the patches of sky and the tree trunk.

Emil   Posted: 09/03/2020 15:28:51

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Very nice, John. Looking up into trees images can tend to look all the same, but you've composed this very nicely, with the big trunk at left, I like the originality. One suggestion, would be to increase contrast in order to provide richer blacks, either in the tree trunks, or the sky, or both.   Posted: 09/05/2020 17:34:38

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi John. Looking at your image makes me feel a little giddy! Not in a bad way. I really love this angle and all the shapes created. Emil says always look up, I want to include always look down. There are just so many fabulous things that are not at eye level. I would love to see a little more black in your processing, which would give the "pop" effect.
  Posted: 09/07/2020 11:10:44

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
What a fresh way of seeing. I have a couple looking up shots taken while cross country skiing (laying on my back resting). I like yours because of its complexity. However, the leading lines might be stronger, IMHO, with some of the crossing branches deleted and maybe a crop drawing more attention to the willow?   Posted: 09/14/2020 08:44:27


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