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Tree of Life

Tree of Life
Información de la foto
Copyright: David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 6 N: 315] (1219)
Género: Lugares
Medio: Blanco y negro
Tomada el: 2007-08-11
Categorías: HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Cámara: Canon EOS 5D, 17-40mm/f4L
Exposición: f/8, 1/250 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): manipulation majeure [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2007-10-10 5:50
Vista: 2427
Puntos: 42
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When a sky is boring, I guess one can always go into Photoshop and add a new one! As a photographer, however, I like to be obvious when I play around, so folks can tell my photos from my photo-art.

Here, I simply eliminated the sky and rendered some clouds. Then I used the radial blur with the center point behind the tree. Then it was easy to dodge and burn until I had it lighter behind the tree. The difficult part was making sure the tree had texture; it was lost when I eliminated the sky. I used the paintbrush to paint tiny leaves at the edges of the tree.


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Good composition, nice lighting.

Wow! Excellent effect, Original composition. Good hard shot. Cheers!

Hi David.Your PP skills are very good.I like the effect.Looks so great.Composition and conversion is good.In B&W looks good.TFS

WOW! I too am an ARTIST, who uses photography as a medium! This is stunning! Superb pp work! My first reaction was "oooooo" Very nice work here David!

Great composition David,
excellent effect, I like it!
Good job!


That's wonderful, David, I love the sky and the single tree, a beautiful view, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi David, nice work, kind of looks like infrared to me, interesting title and great pov with good ratio of sky/land. TFS

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 119 N: 910] (8186)
  • [2007-10-11 3:17]

Hi David,

Very creative in this one.You make a great PP work.

This is wonderful. Great meaing, excellent style... obviously you work on this one for quite a while, not to mention excellent composition and depth of Focus on the original image.

This could be a movie about Moses. ;)

Very beautifully symoblized. Thanks for the nice thought behind this one. :)

Also like the tone of B&W here. :)

hello! fantastic shot! great POV!and excellent motive!TFs

Hi david,

It's a superb PP work . . You did great creating the BG with CS . .
Lovely presentation in B&W . .
Very well done . .


:-)) this afternoon (Indonesia time)

Many thanks for your kind words on First raining, bug's out . .

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-10-13 13:34]

Hello David,

Your composition is really charming in monochrome. A range of assorted grey hues are fantastic. Rightly emphesised subject. An excellent image my friend, well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Great picture and PP work. Love the emptiness and the 'light' created in PhotoShop that looks like there is something far away.
Cheers mate

Genial presentación y fabulosos detalles.
Un trabajo estupendo.
Un saludo y tfs, JL.

Hi David.Great idea and only tree with lights.Beautiful B&W tones.Well done. thanks for your creativity.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-10-17 17:13]

Hi David,
Sorry to be late for commenting this awesome photo! What a artistic work you made, here!
You give great energy at this scene with your manipulations on the sky! I like much the textured field in foreground and the very special mood of this image! Congratulations! Annie

Beautiful. Great pp work this is a definate WOW! picture. love the b/w conversion. TFS

Hello Mr. Sidwell,

You always have such a great note to go with your photo. Thanks for sharing how you create your art. I guess that's why I spend time on TL so I can learn more about this great world of photography.
Too bad you can't add smell to this photo. I miss the aroma of Sage Brush in the dry mountain air.


Hi David, I love your photo art, you are indeed a true artist with the camera.
Thanks for your informative comments also.
john greene.

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3812 W: 2533 N: 15] (70)
  • [2010-03-20 11:33]

Hello David,

Great job in B&W with excellent POV and lighting.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi David...nice shot...I like your composition and post processing. Well done.


Hi David,
Harika bir siyah-beyaz.Bu tip fotoğraflarda Ustalaşmışsınız.
Kompozisyonu ile takdir edilecek güzellikte.

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