Jim Hagan, MPSA  

A TREE by Jim Hagan, MPSA

July 2024 - A TREE

July 2024 - Jim Hagan, MPSA


About the Image(s)

About 15 years ago, in the late fall, I photographed a lone tree along side of a farmer’s field. Because there were no leaves on the tree its structure was beautifully outlined against a cloudy sky. Although I liked the composition the image sat for years in my “so so” files. But I finally realized that while the color image isn’t very good a mono image would be much better.

So, In Photoshop I converted the image to mono, cloned out a few of the lower branches, increased the contrast and reduced the noise. Photographed at 200 mm, f/13 and at 1/

2 comments posted

Christian Serre   Christian Serre
Having less of the ground to focus on the backlit tree on the layered clouds works for my taste. Looks great in B&W. Not a suggestion, though. You know what you want!   Posted: 07/07/2024 16:49:10

Jim Bodkin   Jim Bodkin
Excellent silhouette in B&W, Jim. Removing the distraction of color improved the simplicity of the image and provided an easier focus for the viewer. Well done!

  Posted: 07/07/2024 22:55:20


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