Bruce Kocen  

Sunset in the Trees by Bruce Kocen

June 2021 - Sunset in the Trees

About the Image(s)

This image is made with a 3image HDR. I then tried my had at masking and painting in more light, structure and clarity into the trees and grass. The sun is still a little too hot and blow out even after trying to tone it down a little.

3 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
It is a very nice image. My only suggestion is to crop some off the bottom.( to much dead space) I cropped some off the bottom, which brings the trees closer in.   Posted: 06/09/2021 17:52:43
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Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Bruce! A beautiful image! Is it the HDR effect that makes the grass look so natural that you can sense how it feels walking through it? There is a wonderful sense of depth with the trees almost in sharp silhouette in the foreground and the mountains in the horizon. I think that the tighter crop makes it more intense. I was wondering if a little more reddish hue in the clouds would make the contrast with the blue sky even more attractive. I tried the color picker tool in Capture One for the yellow and adjusted the hue and saturation just a tad in that direction. What do you think?   Posted: 06/13/2021 23:44:38
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Billy Sinclair   Billy Sinclair
Hi Bruce, this is a very nice image which creates immediate impact. I really like the composition. Your post processing has done a good job of showing us detail in the trees and grass. I agree that the Stuart's crop and Kristi's color adjustments are very helpful. I tried to darken the sun but it did not work. The only thing I can thing of for future shots is to try a 5 image bracket, or wait until the sun is just below the mountains.   Posted: 06/17/2021 15:59:44


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