Emil Davidzuk  

Trees  by Emil Davidzuk

January 2021 - Trees

January 2021 - Emil Davidzuk


About the Image(s)

I went down to my local park in Nov on a grey day to photograph the bare trees.

Workflow: I converted the raw image to BW using PS CC with slider adjustments to darken the sky, LR filters and adjustment brush on highlights/shadows. I did use contrast finally. I wanted a somber scene reflecting my feelings about 2020. 21 Has to be Better

Shot with Canon 7D 720nm, 24-105mm f4 lens, 24mm, 1/40 sec, f11, ISO 100, 0 EV.

6 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I think this works very well, and conveys the mood you were after, Emil. Scenes like this seem to be so busy, that the work of the photographer in making a pleasing scene like this go under-appreciated. The added contrast is just right.

A couple of minor points: The tree trunk on the left edge seems to straddle the edge, and I might have cropped it out. And the foreground leaves are very nice and add some mood to the image. I see you have lots of foreground in the original, so I might have left just a little bit more.   Posted: 01/03/2021 15:50:08

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
A moody forest scene that you've given us to enjoy, Emil. Its not always easy to separate the cluster of trees, but you've done so admirably. Post processing, spot on.
Like Jack, I too wish you'd included more of the foreground!   Posted: 01/03/2021 22:08:05

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Emil,

Wow...you sure captured that mood you were striving for! The range of tones here create what you wanted. My only critique is that I would split the difference in the crop with what you gave us and what the original captured...it's a bit too tight at the bottom for my liking.   Posted: 01/04/2021 08:32:35

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk
Jack, Palli, and Gary

Thanks for the feedback. Adjusting the crop is done

Sometimes when you are emotionally attached to your work, you achieve your vision.

Here is to a better 2021

Emil   Posted: 01/04/2021 09:28:07

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Emil, An interesting grouping with lots of "mood". Trees are such good subject matter. I like your gentle conversion. There are great light and dark tones. I am with others that suggest more base, but as always artist's choice wins. Nit picking-clean up the small twig on the right side.   Posted: 01/09/2021 10:54:29

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
You have a connection, a nearly spiritual relationship, with trees. This image reveals that connectedness. I like the angle of this image and the way you used the sky to silhouette the trees. I'd like to see a bit more of this by bringing out the background highlights, which, by the way, the original image does nicely.   Posted: 01/10/2021 22:30:13


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