Day 178: Bare Tree

by Ivan Steenkamp September. 12, 2017 1385 views

27-06-17

It is very cold here at the moment. We are eagerly awaiting the Spring in September, so there is still two months to go! All of the deciduous trees have lost their leaves and are now completely bare. I am glad that where I live, most of the trees are evergreens, so the landscapes stay mostly unchanged.

A tree such as this one is very eye-catching for that reason. My eyes were drawn to the delicate and intricate pattern of the elegant branches! I took several photographs of the tree, and only two turned out to be of use to me. The one had a bird in it but the tree was cut off by the composition that I used. The other one had just the tree —which is the on bellow— but without the bird in it. I used Photoshop to cut out the bird and seamlessly merge it into the image. I really do love the resulting images!

Of the two edits, which version do you think best suits the photo? The first one edited in Analog Efex Pro, or the second one edited in Color Efex Pro?

A retro vibe...

A retro vibe...

Simplistic and clean

Simplistic and clean

Editing for both photos: Camera Raw and Photoshop.

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Sirena Lu 3 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful shots!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Sirena Lu 3 years, 1 month ago

Thank you!

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Russell Smith 3 years, 2 months ago

#1 I love the toning and colors of this shot

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Russell Smith 3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks, Russel. I'm glad that you have found my pictures beautiful! blush

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

#1 to my favs. Could be a book cover. So beautiful

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank you for your very kind words! I'll take that into consideration for my book that I want to print at the end of the year. closed book

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tawnya Boe 3 years, 2 months ago

I really like the somber feeling of #1.

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Tawnya Boe 3 years, 2 months ago

I'm glad you like the mood that I tried to bring out with that editing technique!

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Daanish Farhan 3 years, 2 months ago

The bird makes it more dramatic. I like these shots 😁

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Daanish Farhan 3 years, 2 months ago

Yes, that is the reason why I included it in the photo! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos! grinning

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 3 years, 2 months ago

Very nice,I like the retro vibe

3 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ivan Steenkamp Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 2 months ago

Yeah, me too! Thanks. blush

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