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A Walk in the Wood

By Alan_Coles
I love tree shots..be it lone trees or a autumn coloured bonanza of beech, oak n birch. Anyway a few days ago RonnieAG posted a beechwood that he put a variant up with some motion blur...these type of thing fascinate me and I went in search of images on my hard drive to manipulate. I came across this place a few years ago when out walking with a mate...its in the beacons and goes on for a few miles. Because of the position of the valley it is in it does not see much sunlight and what sun it gets it is very difficult to penetrate into because of the canopy. It makes for a bit of a scary place when you are on your own...trees creaking etc. Anyway, thought it was an ideal image for messing about with...the place has a permanent green cast to it - I will upload the original as a variant if anyone fancies showing me how they would play about with this? Thanks for looking...juts having some fun innit.

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

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25 Nov 2010 11:26AM
What's around that corner? Grand Mama?

Dougie

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pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 11:54AM
spooky - where is the variant?
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 12:03PM
had a lorra lorra fun even tho maybe a little OTT Smile
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
25 Nov 2010 12:12PM

Quote:Spooky - where is the variant?


The variant (original) is the 1st one of the mods Ann...no manipulation to it...have fun...!!

Or I should say...looks like you are having fun !! Smile
25 Nov 2010 12:19PM
You have created a really scary atmosphere

Susan
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2010 1:39PM
AH! Smile thanks I have since had a lookie, preferred it untouched but found it spooky either way
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
25 Nov 2010 3:26PM
Good work.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
25 Nov 2010 4:18PM
I love it Alan. Your PS work has given the shot a very atmospheric feeling and does make it look a bit spooky.
Ron
cassiecat Plus
7 39 46 England
25 Nov 2010 5:27PM
very spooky, could use a mystical creature in amongst the distorted trees, but i'm not clever enough.lesley
25 Nov 2010 9:16PM
Bizzarre, but I like it!
Gazza
andy210966 Plus
8 4 119 Wales
25 Nov 2010 9:21PM
Lovely piece of work here Alan - love the applied motion blur to portions of this to create hanging moss and the colour is fabulous - quite an eerie feel which I really like!

Have posted a Mod just because the option was there - the mod was taken from the upload rather than th original - applied a blue-ish cast and mist with some moonbeams coming through the trees then added a solitary figure.

Andy
Steve-T 8 52 66 England
25 Nov 2010 10:46PM
Tried a mod......Steve Smile
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
26 Nov 2010 8:29AM
Big thanks to all the mods and comments on this...it's great to see how others can work an image.
oll1e Plus
8 57 2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 4:29PM
Hi Al ,must say its a great image to start with ,and it gave me a lot of fun having a play around with it .Got about a foot of snow here at the moment ....lolSmile
I really like this image, The colours are so vibrant and rich, and a path that draws the viewer in ant takes you to another world, like into an enchanted forest where danger may present itself at any moment. With this image You have created a really scary atmospheric scene.
This is a great image. I had fun doing 3 mods in black and white, sepia and deep saturation.
Jamm
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
30 Nov 2010 6:58PM
Thx Jamm, couple of good mods there !
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2010 9:44AM
Motion blur always worked well in woody scene in my opinion, beautifully done Al. Also like some of the other mods.
regards
Yung
osie Plus
5 2 3 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2010 11:15PM
I have only been on this site a short time, but I have looked at a lot of images...this is now in my top 5 favourite...absolutely superb...sorry to all the people that uploaded a mod, but I don't like any of them...! I better not say any more than that... a lot of the images I look at on site, I feel I would like to do a mod on them... but with this one I would not change a thing...the only down side to this image is...not being able to enlarge it...!!!

a Stunning image...it was nice to read the write up as well...Excelento...Smile

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