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treetops catch the late afternoon sun in our local park.

If you notice faint rings in the sky, I suspect they've resulted from the processing. Try and ignore them if you can. I do.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Feb 2014 - 4:53 PM
Focal Length:14.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:two trees
Username:whatriveristhis whatriveristhis
Uploaded:3 Mar 2014 - 12:32 AM
Tags:Black & white, Trees
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peekay2001
3 Mar 2014 - 1:19 AM

isolation is for the viewer to explore.. this is actually quite uplifting and full of hope.. seems to say, 'shine, elevate'..

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 4:47 AM

Looks like an IR image.

Peter

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Dowie
Dowie  1 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 5:00 AM

The isolation and space leaves this open to interuptition and the mono adds greatly to this

Di

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43443 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 5:18 AM

Although beautiful, I feel that your image gives off a rather chilling and somewhat haunting aura...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 5:52 AM

I find it very calming....love the processing.

Charlotte

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1806 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom89 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 6:34 AM

The processing has really enhanced the natural beauty of this tree, calming and relaxing feel to it.
Nigel

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:53 AM

There is indeed something of the IR about this, though discreetly so. Looks cold but bright.
"I see no rings" (Wink)
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Bill

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 7:56 AM

Was indeed cold but bright ( though not infrared ).

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:06 AM

Agree with the comments above, it has a IR feel about Alan, I like it very muchSmile

Cliff

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7455 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:24 AM

The trees sparkle, it's the extremes of light and shadow.
I'm seeing the banding, and yes it's the effect of dramatic processing, exacerbated in compression. I've sometimes sorted it by isolating the area and applying some Gaussian blur...
Moira

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:46 AM

Yes, I've used that technique before. The banding only appears when the image is downsized. There is some colour noise on the full sized image from darkening the sky in the conversion, which I can probably fix preemptively in the RAW Editor if I start again from scratch.
Cheers.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 9:08 AM

The strong side lighting is producing highlights and shadows on the branches, and with the winter trees set against the grey of the sky you have a quite striking image.
Don't see any rings you refer to, Alan.
R.

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 9:14 AM

Cheers, Ronnie. Fortunately the rings are very faint, but Moira was reputedly born with the combined visual acuity of several hawks and other miscellaneous predators.

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Irishkate
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3 Mar 2014 - 10:34 AM

I only see beauty.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 1124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 1:45 PM

Just looking at this Alan and I see that your two trees image is also the featured e2 photo so congrats for that. I realy like these open space shots, I feel as if I'm just gazing off into space and I find them really peaceful. The rings you talk about are from the processing and down sizing, basicly there isn't enough definition between the pixels on the smaller image to give a nice smooth transition in tone so it can step quite noticably hence the rings.

Eric

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 2:24 PM

I see the rings Alan, but they dont impinge.....I doubt I would have noticed if you hadnt mentioned itTongue is it called posterisation? this can be added as an effect, I did this to an image of mine ages ago in colour and it looks like a huge rainbowGrin
Diane

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AlexAppleby
3 Mar 2014 - 5:52 PM

Almost looks like an infrared shot. Nicely done!

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lblythe
lblythe  1 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 - 6:45 PM

Who would have thought that grey could be so beautiful. Crisp like a perfect winter's day. I can almost hear the twigs snap.
L

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:04 PM

Rings... yep, they're there. Apparently music can help.... Oh, you don't mean tinnitus then!

Strong processing, very effective, Alan. I have zapped these rings before with a touch of de-noise.

Dave

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 8:49 PM

Thanks Dave, will give that a try.

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 535 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Mar 2014 - 9:06 PM

Really nicely balanced Alan
Regards

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8 Mar 2014 - 5:48 AM

Simply exquisite

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