Jerry Hug, APSA  

The Hand of Man by Jerry Hug, APSA

May 2021 - The Hand of Man

About the Image(s)

I was out for a morning walk and saw this poor tree that was nearly destroyed by a tree trimmer that did not know what He was doing. After photographing the tree i used Distressed FX+ to make this more dramatic and moody. The balance of the texture was used to be sort of creative and yet make my point. I added my water mark with SuperimposeX. Jerry

7 comments posted

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
That poor tree may have been pruned as the limbs were dying. We'll never know. But the angle, the texture and the lines make a neat image.Background adds interest but does not compete.   Posted: 05/04/2021 16:03:48
Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Thanks Sol. Neighbor things are so close to the house that carrying the cellphone around all the time works for me.   Posted: 05/05/2021 10:46:39

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
I really like tree images ans this one makes its point very well. Distressed FX gives great emphasis to the rough texture. If this is the hand of man, it is a very old man's hand! Nice idea, well executed.   Posted: 05/05/2021 11:01:25

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Another Jerry masterpiece. The texture, and all the different patterns in the tree trunk makes for a very interesting and creative image. Good job Jerry.
  Posted: 05/07/2021 07:25:55

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Nice treatment of this tree image. The edits and the textures enhance it well. The tree does look like someone was fooling around with Mother Nature. There might be a story there. Nice work - on the image.

  Posted: 05/08/2021 20:35:46

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
I love this image and especially the low angle you took looking up the trunk toward the sky. Your post processing and use of textures really make this a compelling image. It sort of reminds me of a horror movie. Well done.   Posted: 05/09/2021 15:42:49

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
Your photograph wonderful tribute to this magnificent old tree. They say that if there is room to safely let massive dying tree trunks stand as they provide shelter for wildlife. I can definitely see an owl making its home in the knot in the tree and woodpeckers having fun and finding food in the bark. Your treatment of the bark and sky makes the photograph a work of art. Perfect.   Posted: 05/10/2021 07:41:42


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