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Branching Out

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 February 2008 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

For some reason when I saw this "black" tree and the wide-open white sky behind it, I thought Ansel Adams. But there is no moon to speak of in the sky. :-)

I processed this photo in B & W because the buildings in the bottom right, along with the red stop sign stood out and were more of a detraction from the tree.

OLYMPUS X300,D565Z,C450Z 1/320 second F/3.2 ISO 50 7 mm

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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

B and W was a good choice. a wonderful tree and an admirable image.

29 Feb 2008 9:01am

Laurent from Lyon, France

Je pense également que tu as fait le bon choix en passant au N&B. L'on se concerntre du coup sur l'essentiel: le joli squelette de l'arbre

29 Feb 2008 12:31pm

ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

I certainly thing that this shot looks just perfect in b&w, the eye focus immediately on this majestic tree!

29 Feb 2008 1:38pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Some great stark contrasts among the tree's black branches. Very good choice to go BW here.

29 Feb 2008 3:22pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

A great shot, It looks perfect in b&w, your attention is drawn straight to the tree.

29 Feb 2008 3:42pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

very nice B/W!! Great shot!!

29 Feb 2008 4:05pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Great shot Steven! I like the way the tree 'reach' over the road, look great in B&W

29 Feb 2008 6:03pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, QC, Canada

Although I am not a fan of B/W I agree that it is perfect here.

29 Feb 2008 8:54pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

This one is certainly frame-worthy.

29 Feb 2008 9:50pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A great shot, the snow on the tree makes it perfectly three-dimensional and B/W emphasizes this very well!

29 Feb 2008 10:50pm

Kerri from Blacksburg, United States

Wow.....I like this a LOT!

4 Mar 2008 9:16pm