A few from a recent hike. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Last one is magic. Bravo!
Thanks, Richard. Often when I'm out taking photos I fail to look up and down enough. I'm probably not alone.
I agree with Richard. Last is the best, but I like all three. If the mid-tones (the sky) of the tree image were darkened a tad more, it might make it look even more magical?
That's a good suggestion, David. Thanks.
I also like all three photos.
The water in motion in the second photo really pulls me in.
Thanks very much, Denise.
Nice shots, I also like the third one best.
I really like # 3....just as it is. I can also see a very stark rendition where the tree is darkened enough to lose all detail.....essentially black. I wouldn't want to mess with the intensity of the leaf " glitter " very much....it makes the shot. Good work, Don.
Cristobal, Tom, thanks.
I tried David's suggestion and darkened the sky slightly. It wasn't dramatically different but I thought it was an improvement.
All three are winners!
Did you originally shoot #3 in color and then post-process in B&W?
Nice work in creating this very stunning image!
Don, thanks. I was thinking that the leaves should pop out (very) dramatically in that shot. "Clarity" adjustment can make that happen without darkening the sky much, if at all, but it can generate unwanted noise if taken too far. Maybe you had already done that step.
Thanks, Gato. "Did you originally shoot #3 in color and then post-process in B&W?" Yes.
In light of David's helpful comments, I reprocessed this. The result isn't very different. If I darkened the sky any more, I started to lose separation between the sky and the tree. The blacks and white were both beginning to clip. I decided to boost the highlights some anyway because they don't have any detail I care about.