Judy Murphy  

sky and the tree by Judy Murphy

June 2020 - sky and the tree

June 2020 - Judy Murphy


About the Image(s)

Here is my image for June. The sky and the tree caught my attention so I pulled over.

Wish I could have climbed fence and been closer.

Shot with my Sony a7r converted with 590nm filter by Lifepixel to IR. Imported with Capture One for Sony, edited in PS using LifePixel Actions. Final edits in Lightroom.
Exposure Info: 55mm Lens f/11 @1/200 ISO 100

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10 comments posted

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
A very attractive image. You have enough of the ground to show place while focusing attention of the tree against an interesting sky. Yews, you might have risked climbing a fence, but would it improve the image. "The grass is always greener..."   Posted: 06/07/2020 11:58:29
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
With the interesting sky and huge dead field tree I wish I had been able to get closer and underneath it enough to shoot up towards the sky and thus eliminate all the ground clutter.   Posted: 06/12/2020 16:35:06
Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
It is an interesting tree! Does the Sony LCD swivel out? I have taken some cool tree images by holding the camera down and looking thru the flipped out LCD   Posted: 06/21/2020 00:15:10
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Yes it does; ss 5 year+ sony shooter I love that feature; use it all the time when needed.   Posted: 06/21/2020 08:47:22

Gary Oehrle   Gary Oehrle
Not sure what you saw that would move you to get closer. I do feel the final crop on the image is to tight. Per the original there is not much on the right side of the tree but the inclusion of a little more on the left side might help to lose a boxed in feeling I get. The tree also has a look of being pasted on, perhaps to much post processing in LR.   Posted: 06/12/2020 09:06:37
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Yes, cleaning up background smudtz in Lightroom is not its strong point. Agree tree could use more space......   Posted: 06/12/2020 16:41:12

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I love the blue color and what a neat tree. Glad that you stopped and saw its potential, even on the other side of the fence. The branches look like hands leading you into the tree.

The tree seems a tad oversharpened or over contrasty? and it looks like you might have tried to clone out some of the right branch?   Posted: 06/21/2020 00:17:30

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Yes I felt the right branch needed more space but didn't want to go to PS to extend the canvas.
My vision was to be close to the tree trunk and shoot through the trees up into the sky thus eliminating the distracting bushes and grasses.
I used a little dehaze on the sky but didn't brush it out of the tree; that probably accounts for the over sharpened appearance. Will look harder for that in the future. Thanks.
  Posted: 06/21/2020 08:45:02

Rick Pranitis   Rick Pranitis
I agree with Gary's comment. The crop is a bit too tight. Perhaps if you expand the crop, and shift the tree to the left third of the image it would have that much more impact.
Otherwise I love the color treatment and contrasts. Nice work in post.   Posted: 06/22/2020 16:32:48
Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Thanks Rick. Maybe I should go back & shoot again.......   Posted: 06/22/2020 16:51:25