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Wood Pile by Allen Tucker

August 2022 - Wood Pile

August 2022 - Allen Tucker


About the Image(s)

A stack of logs, fresh cuts side lit by a low sun, presented an array of tones, textures, and shapes that turned my camera on. Shot with Canon 90D, Tamron 16-300 lens, f/11, ISO 200, 1/250 s. Processed in Lightroom: BW orange filter profile, Tone Curve and Clarity boosts to highlights contrast. Suggestions?

8 comments posted

Peter Hornbostel   Peter Hornbostel
Very good, Allen! Wood always has an interesting structure. Tis is a good play between wood and gras, light and shadow!
  Posted: 08/07/2022 09:06:00

Henry Heerschap   Henry Heerschap
Great subject for black and white. I'm really drawn to the saw cuts as they turn this way and that. I did think it would benefit from a tighter crop and a bit of dodging and burning. I personally found the grass competing with the logs for attention and wanted less emphasis on that part of the frame. See what you think of my version.   Posted: 08/07/2022 15:51:31
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Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Your crop shows me that the grass is a distraction.   Posted: 08/07/2022 23:43:17

Michael Hagan   Michael Hagan
You did a great job with the harsh lighting angle. Great B&W image. The cut marks in the wood are interesting. I am not sure I enjoy the cropped image better.   Posted: 08/13/2022 09:30:05
Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Going back and forth on the crop - I'll make two 8.5x11 prints and listen to my artist wife's reaction.   Posted: 08/13/2022 18:37:08

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
A very interesting image. I like all the different patterns at the ends of the logs. So, in my revision I went back to the original. I selected the log with the cut off protrusion as a power point in my revision. After converting the image in to mono in Photoshop, I used the Topaz sharpen filter to increase the texture of the logs and I also burned in the lower left corner.   Posted: 08/13/2022 19:16:36
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Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
Good suggestions. Using Topaz Sharpen to enhance coarse textures can have many applications.   Posted: 08/13/2022 22:56:16


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