Beyond the Downs

by Helen Hooker March. 15, 2012 9937 views

After a day spent working in sunny Petersfield I was rather surprised to a complete change of weather as I drove over the South Downs. By the time I neared home the sunshine and blue skies were far behind me and everything was shrouded in mist. I found this lone tree in a field near Lavant where it was surrounded by green grass and yellow flowers. I thought it might make an effective monochrome image and by applying a red filter in Silver Efex Pro I??ve been able to bring out the flowers in the foreground.

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Kris 4 years, 7 months ago

so nice!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Snowpie 5 years, 7 months ago

hmmm, even if I am in a really bad summer needing mood, I love this picture!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pandka 5 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful!

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 7 months ago

Trees who stand alone are most of the time such great photo sublects, just like this one.
Beautiful capture and editng Helen.

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 7 months ago

fantastic picture! i love tree...and this one is amazing!
goes in my favs!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pete 5 years, 7 months ago

Love solitary trees

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tom 5 years, 7 months ago

Oh yea that is so cool well done

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 7 months ago

love that the flowers are 1/3 up from the bottom of the photo...perfect! and I especially like the shape of the tree limbs!

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Felecia 5 years, 7 months ago

The composition of this is perfect Helen. These are the kind of shots I dream of creating. Based on his photos, I am certain that David is a much better photographer than I will ever be, but I disagree with his opinion anyway. I love the foreground. It adds so much depth and that special something. . . . oh! I know! MAGIC!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paul 5 years, 7 months ago

Lovely image....great in black and white. (Would love to see the colour version)

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 5 years, 7 months ago

Wow
Great job
Like the mood
Beautiful textures in BW

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 7 months ago

Very , very Beautiful shot ....!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Swatton 5 years, 7 months ago

I love that almost spectral tree against the washed out background - perfect for b/w. I think I would have cropped out more of the foreground though.

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gonia 5 years, 7 months ago

this splendid done!I like it very much.

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pedro Pinho 5 years, 7 months ago

Another one to my collection... :)

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Vivienne 5 years, 7 months ago

Love the lines and proportions in this photo as well as overall image. :-))

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 7 months ago

what an interesting tree!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Riyaz 5 years, 7 months ago

Superb B & W shot Helen, excellent!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Oriane 5 years, 7 months ago

What a stunning shot !

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Chossid 5 years, 7 months ago

beautiful! fav'ing

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 7 months ago

A soft calligraphy for these branches. And flowers in foreground add a touch of tenderness

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 7 months ago

lovely effect .

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Uunuu 5 years, 7 months ago

Amazing! Love the spirit

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mark 5 years, 7 months ago

Super!

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