Bill Foy  

Atlas Cedar by Bill Foy

June 2020 - Atlas Cedar

June 2020 - Bill Foy


About the Image(s)

This image was made at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA a few years ago. This is the largest tree in a rarely visited area of Longwood Gardens. In Lightroom, I cropped the image, reduced the Highlights and Blacks and increased the Shadows and Whites. I burnt a few small areas and added a vignette in Photoshop. Nikon D300s, Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 20mm, f/11, 1/30, ISO-200, handheld.

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6 comments posted

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
A magnificent tree. Probably, it is several centuries old. Good edited. Thanks for sharing Bill.   Posted: 06/01/2020 03:33:00

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Thank you for sharing the good image.
A beautiful old tree!
Good lighting, which create 3D effect.
Overall, if I were you, I would make contrast stronger between the shade vs bright area. This looks dull to me.
Also I would highlight the shadows of tree and make it outstanding.   Posted: 06/02/2020 02:24:24

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
A beautiful scene. Trees have a calming effect. I like what you have done, but I agree with Haru that you can increase the contrast between the tre and the background to make it stand out more.   Posted: 06/09/2020 15:01:37

David Henderson   David Henderson
Good mono conversion, nice and sharp for handheld. Also I would with Haru you need to make the tree to stand out more to make it to pop out of the image.   Posted: 06/15/2020 02:54:32

Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Good idea to turn the photo to B&W. The shape and light of the big tree are the highlights of this picture.
It seems that the big tree is not level, and the bright white area on the right side is very disturbing.   Posted: 06/22/2020 19:01:23

Angela Chan   Angela Chan
What a magnificent tree.
Is this image on a slope ?
I read somewhere (Blake Rudis ?)who said that the first thing to do in editing is to straighten the horizon because if you do this later on the pixels in the image will shift .
I am the one who like to see bright images .
To increase contrast, if this were my image I would not darken the top so much and make the circular background of the tree about the same brightness. Blue can be converted to many different tones in BW so many experimental versions can be created before a final vignette to show the result .
Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 06/23/2020 10:23:40