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Bark details of Betual Utilis / Himalayan Birch originating from the East Himalayas.

Wandering around Wakehurst Place looking at and photographing tree bark on an uninspiring day for "Landscape vistas" is, I find, quite relaxing.

There are so many patterns, textures and colours when you take a close look.

Adjusting the White Balance in Lightroom 2.2 was a bit tricky to perfect but I think this is about as close as I can get to the original.

Is there still a small magenta colour cast on the greys ?

Camera:Bronica ETRSi
Lens:100mm
Recording media:Velvia 50
Title:Himalayan Birch
Username:JJGEE JJGEE
Uploaded:20 Dec 2008 - 8:22 PM
Tags:Ardingly, Bark, Betula utilis, Close-up / macro, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Himalayan birch, Tree, Wakehurst place, West sussex
Votes:12

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 8:47 PM

This is great, Jeff, all those textures and colours. The colours look natural to me on my screen.
I love it when they peel like this, and have spent many hours in the past getting up close and intimate with birches, lol.

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 9:05 PM

This really appeals to me. Wonderful colours and rough textures. I agree with Pamela, very natural look on the screen.
Di

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96214 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 9:13 PM

Thank you for the comments.
Glad you like it and think the colours are OK ... have a few more bark shots, so this has given me some encouragement to scan some more Smile

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 9:39 PM

Fantastic work - such a wonderful collision of colours and textures - an enchanting image

Robert

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Dec 2008 - 11:39 PM

I thought this was tin and rust from the thumb Jeff - amazing colours and textures from the bark - well taken Smile

Sarah *

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texturencolour
21 Dec 2008 - 6:41 AM

My sort of photo and yes there is magenta, is that a bad thing? Looks great to me. Wonderful collection of colours and textures.
jennifer

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SlowSong e2 Member 54203 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 12:08 PM

A great find. What super colours and textures.
Chris

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JJGEE  96214 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 1:21 PM

Thank you everyone for stopping by and commenting.


Quote: yes there is magenta, is that a bad thing?

Jennifer... yes it is, if it was not there originally.
Now I have come back to this and looking at it in natural daylight it is not as noticeable as I thought last night.

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Juliee
Juliee  7382 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 10:11 PM

Wow, so many different colours on one small part of a tree!
Love the textures as well and that bit peeling off at the bottom of the frame. Would love to see it even closer.
Colours look fine to me too.

Julie

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JJGEE  96214 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Dec 2008 - 10:55 PM


Quote: Would love to see it even closer

Good point... I do have an extension tube but never think of taking it out with me .. perhaps I should !

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texturencolour
22 Dec 2008 - 12:56 AM

Looking at this on another monitor today and doesn't appear to be as obvious. Absolutely love the textures in this and the colours (whether they're meant to be there or not!)

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