Ying Shi  

 A tree by Ying Shi

April 2021 - A tree

April 2021 - Ying Shi


About the Image(s)

Use PS to convert into black and white photos. Use the brightness and exposure adjustment layer multiple times to reduce the brightness and exposure, leaving only the brightness of the tree itself. Eliminate the interference of color, highlight the lonely tree, a different feeling.
Canon EOS-1DX Mark II, EF 100-400mm, F4.5, 1/500, ISO200

12 comments posted

Haru Nagasaki   Haru Nagasaki
Hi Ying,
Thank you for sharing.
I like the concept. It really highlight the shape of the tree in silhouette style.
I also like the original - high key image - enlarge it and hand on the living room. It would fits well with furniture.
Nice thought process!   Posted: 04/03/2021 20:02:31
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Thank you, Haru.   Posted: 04/04/2021 08:45:55

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
An interesting and original approach in this picture that appeals to me. This is a technique that I have never thought of that works very well. Thank you for sharing.   Posted: 04/04/2021 02:54:37
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Thanks for your encouragement.   Posted: 04/04/2021 08:46:54

Ata Kemal Sahin   Ata Kemal Sahin
Dark room developing and lab machine processing 40 years ago were usually not our business and we were just taking photos; but today, every photographer must know how to edit their photos in PS, Lightroom etc.. I like both the color and skilled technique-edited bnw versions. It's a masterpiece, thanks for sharing.   Posted: 04/05/2021 09:42:28
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Thank you.   Posted: 04/07/2021 19:23:20

Tevor Harvey   Tevor Harvey
The image reminds me of lith work which I did with slides in the darkroom a lifetime ago. I love the impact, and simplicity of both images.   Posted: 04/07/2021 16:01:06
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Thank you.   Posted: 04/07/2021 19:23:05

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I have always liked minimalism and this is a terrific example of that genre. The only thing I would suggest is removing the line behind the tree. I don't think it adds anything and it's not in sync with your explanation of "highlight the lonely tree".   Posted: 04/15/2021 13:31:27
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Thank you. Your suggestion is a good idea.   Posted: 04/21/2021 19:12:59

Dick Knudson   Dick Knudson
To me, the simplicity of the subject and shading are the strengths of this image. The tree is soft, however. Was this taken from a boat? Handheld? If on a tripod, was it at the long end of your 100-400? if so, perhaps mirror lockup should have been considered.   Posted: 04/21/2021 14:48:53
Ying Shi   Ying Shi
Yes, this photo was took from a boat with handheld 100-400. Thank you.   Posted: 04/21/2021 19:14:55


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