Lance Lewin  

Winter Tree Study-1 (Commission)  by Lance Lewin

December 2019 - Winter Tree Study-1 (Commission)

About the Image(s)

Happy Holiday, everyone!!

So, this photograph was part of a Commissioned work I was hired to do for a local patron. This was not the piece sold, but the piece I liked and kept for myself...LOL! I posted with a simulated Matte & Frame.

Hand held, and breaking my neck - after 45 min in and around this particular tree (customers favorite tree) I pointed up and captured this towering perspective, and Shot on a crystal clear morning, after a modest snow fall. As with a lot of my work (especially when using film) this was Cropped through the Viewfinder.

Canon 5D Mark II ISO-100 (AP) mode I dialed in F/5.6 @22mm. The shot was (also) captured using 3 other F-stop alternatives ("Bracketing"). F/5.6 was the keeper. Camera triggered at 1/160sec, kinda-slow, but OK.

Post-production: Extensive Fill-in of Shadows: PSCC - in Camera RAW, added a bit of Shadow, then exited out to continue fine tuning with Dodging tool. Silver Efex Pro-2 for BW conversion. Applied either Red or Yellow filter (but can't remember) to create the contrast/grey-scale tone I was looking for.

Hope everyone enjoys a wonderful Holiday Season!

2 comments posted

Jose Luis Rodriguez   Jose Luis Rodriguez
Happy holiday Lance
Attractive image, with an interesting and beautiful perspective.
Maybe the trunk area between the first large branches has an excess of light that catches my attention   Posted: 12/04/2019 16:56:19
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hi Jose. Agree - a bit too much Dodging there. Appreciate the comment and happy you like the composition. :)   Posted: 12/05/2019 05:48:41


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