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Village trees.
Village trees.
These trees may be very old but could be destroyed by a fungus which is affecting most of the species.
Camera Model: 
FinePix S3Pro
Exposure Details: 
Exposure Time : 1/250 sec
F Number : f/6.7
ISO Speed Rating : 400
Flash : No Flash
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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 10:11


As I am always asking others how it was done. Here is the original picture. It was one of many attempts to be there when the area was free of cars. The trees had to be bare and the light at an oblique angle. It was taken in February in 2007.

It is a fairly monochrome subject and was taken with the intention of reproducing it in Black and white.

 The conversion was done using the Channel mixer in Photoshop CS2 in the mono mode. There was some yellow/blue adjustment to darken the sky, some red to darken the whole and improve contrast. Any other adjustment would have been made using the Curves palette.

 It has been cropped from the right to balance the composition and eliminate most of the car.

The cables at the top right have been cloned out.



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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 12:20

I think I prefer the B&W picture. Wonderful detail with lighting, shadows and texture. Well done! Good luck!


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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 12:21

Nice work I realy like the fact that you have also showed how you did it, nice shot loads of detail good luck like from me

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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 13:57

i love the black and white better. thanks for showing how you have done it to Smile i like it. best of luck to you x

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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 17:50

An excellent piece of work, beautifully composed, captured & presented, with a great "how I did it" paragraph. It was well worth the trouble, good luck in the comp.  

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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 18:52

Nice capture, this is a shot that is really transformed by B&W, love it.

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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 19:10

Fab shot looks good in colour but fantastic in B&W Smile

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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 21:38

Great picture!

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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 22:07

A lot of "punch" in this image, great conversion/manipulation. Liked.




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Date Thu, 19/04/2012 - 23:28

Wonderful and moody, have a S3 Pro myself, but I don't use it as often as I should.

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Date Fri, 20/04/2012 - 06:38

Love the B&W the detail of the branches is magnificent, good luck and thank you for your comments.

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Date Mon, 23/04/2012 - 14:34


This is realy good - like from me.

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Date Sat, 28/04/2012 - 23:39

Good B&W shot but why did you take the orignal one in colour an was it at the time when you saw the shot thought that looks good in colour

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