Dean Ginther  

Rural Trees by Dean Ginther

November 2019 - Rural Trees

About the Image(s)

While driving on a rural road in Northern Michigan, I saw these trees along the roadside and stopped to take some pictures. I was using my Pentax K-1 with tripod: 1/180; F8.0, 24mm, 400 ISO. It was converted to bw from the original color image.

4 comments posted

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Dean, this was the perfect image to convert to black and white. It seems to have good contrast. The image has good sharpness. In my opinion, I would have cropped off the trees on the left that appear broken and falling down. the reflection adds to the beauty of the image, and having the horizon line weighted to the top balances the image. Usually in an image like this one something that is different to draw the eye is needed-a twisted or curvy tree, for example.   Posted: 11/09/2019 13:11:24

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Thanks Candy for your review.   Posted: 11/09/2019 18:38:37

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Dean I agree that this was a perfect pic to convert into a b&w, it enhances and makes it stand out well. I agree that i would crop the sides a little. I like the reflections, good on you.   Posted: 11/10/2019 01:26:50

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
What a perfect image to convert to black and white. My eye is drawn to the beautiful texture in the poplar trees and their reflection, while the brush in the background does not compete in any way. I would crop out the tree on the left which is different from the rest and detracts from the main subject.   Posted: 11/18/2019 12:52:26


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