The same.... but different

I??ve always found something appealing about lone trees in the landscape so when I spotted this one on my way to Rugby this morning I dived into the handily placed lay-by right opposite to take some photos. At the time (about 10.30am) it was pretty dull and overcast, with a uniformly grey sky, and it immediately struck me as being ideal for a high contrast monochrome treatment. However, by the time I returned past the same spot at 5.30 this evening the light was much better and there were some wonderfully dramatic clouds behind the tree. I thought I??d post both photos here to see which you all prefer!

At 10.30am….

… and the same spot seven hours later

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    • # Gillian

      What a difference the sky and lighting make. The clouds certainly make the second look much more interesting.

      2010.04.26 Reply Cancel

    • # Sadhya Rippon

      Hard to choose as they are so different. The first one graphic, the second quite romantic. I like them both, but I am a colour junkie, so it will have to be #2

      2010.04.26 Reply Cancel

    • # Dorothe

      Wow, the first has more balance, but the sevond is more dramatic. As I love B/W I would try to change the 2nd in it.

      2010.04.27 Reply Cancel

    • # Pete

      This is stunning
      I also love the lone tree concept. one day when I am all grown up I am going to take a photo like this

      2010.04.28 Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Wow, both so different, yet both amazing shots....the contrasts between the two are so interesting!

      2010.04.29 Reply Cancel

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