Ed Taje  

A stroll in the Woods by Ed Taje

November 2023 - A stroll in the Woods

November 2023 - Ed Taje


About the Image(s)

This was taken in one of the Regional Parks on Vancouver Island, it was quiet that day and I had hit a point where I was just sitting down taking a break when the womam and her daughter walked into the scen a bit down the trail. I managed to get this one image quickly before they got too close and the scale of the persons against the trees would be lost. I like the B&W as it brings out more detail in the environment. Taken with my Sony a6000 at 82mm, ISO 320, f6.7, and 1/30, hand held. Process in lightroom and Nic silver efex.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Ed, I agree with you that the B&W interpretation of the image is more interesting, since it adds some degree of mystery. The presence of the mother with her daughter gives scale to the image showing that this forest is really vast. The image is sharp and I like the composition showing them going from the left upper corner to the right lower corner in an oblique pattern.   Posted: 11/03/2023 15:39:42

Kathleen McCrary   Kathleen McCrary
Hi Ed -- I also agree that the mono version shows more detail. The figures nicely suggest the scale of the surrounding trees. I would suggest cropping some from the bottom to tighten things up a bit and eliminate some distracting lighter areas like the bottom right corner and the curved fern near bottom center.   Posted: 11/05/2023 11:27:58
Ed Taje   Ed Taje
Thank you I will give that a try. Good Suggestion.   Posted: 11/05/2023 11:36:00
Ed Taje   Ed Taje
It worked out quite well thanks   Posted: 11/05/2023 11:45:43
Kathleen McCrary   Kathleen McCrary
Glad it was useful!   Posted: 11/05/2023 14:11:14

Pinaki Sarkar   Pinaki Sarkar
I prefer the color over B&W as the pathway in the front is emphasized.   Posted: 11/09/2023 20:22:41

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Ed - I like the image, the leading lines of the path, and how you captured the scale of the woods with the people. However, in the B&W image the two women don't 'pop' nor does the pathway as they do in the color image. On my screen, the highlights seem a bit bright (green leaves and pink jacket). B   Posted: 11/21/2023 10:45:30

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Ed, thanks for including the original color version of the image, which I prefer. The colors define the path and the trees and ferns of the forest which I feel are lost in the B&W version. The image contains a lot of textures, with the same tonal values. I like the verticality of the trees which contrast with the feathery ferns on the floor. The human figures give us a sense of scale of the height of the trees.   Posted: 11/25/2023 04:49:57