Trey Foerster  

Skunk Lake Winter Oak by Trey Foerster

April 2021 - Skunk Lake Winter Oak

April 2021 - Trey Foerster


About the Image(s)

An overcast slightly hazy day at Skunk Lake provides a splendid background for a hearty oak tree’s arched branches stretching over a lakeside pathway.
Tech stuff: ISO 100, f/11, 1/8 sec., +1 step exposure bias, aperture priority, pattern metering, flash mode no flash, 50mm focal length.
This was a fun image to work with as it was a very bright overcast day and I decided to make the image lighter so the oak branches could be showcased. I love the way the tangled branches are at top right and the heavy trunk counterbalances the arching tree limbs. Standard initial PS and LR processing, then did some PS work including patching over distracting elements at top left and along the left side. Did some slight burning of the oak trunk and limbs, some

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2 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Many photographers I know would walk past this scene and not even picked up a camera. They would ask "What is the point of interest?" "What is the story here?" To me, the story is the coldness of winter, the muted colours help set the mood. While the eye does not have a definite item to lock onto, the general woodland area and colours help contribute to this image.   Posted: 04/15/2021 06:54:41

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Great photograph Trey. The snow covered tops of the branches add to the frame for the pathway through the woods. I really like the subtle colors showing through the snow. I also liked the way you slightly cropped the top of the picture to get rid of that little part of the tree trunk.   Posted: 04/20/2021 20:58:52