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By hammermad
Docky woods - Bluebells in black and white. These woods were shrouded in mist for most of the morning and was very atmospheric

Tags: Black and white Trees mist

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paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 10:46PM
Nice serene image. Love the tonal range.

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Sus 12 3.2k 9 England
3 Jul 2012 11:13PM
Love this, would think about adding some soft blur to give it an ethereal look.
Leilani 12 29 3 England
3 Jul 2012 11:30PM
Lovely image of Docky woods, great lighting and mistiness...might see you up there one day Smile
jamie_w 10 5 Scotland
3 Jul 2012 11:31PM
Just lovely +1 for blur good idea
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3531 Canada
4 Jul 2012 3:04AM
A very attractive image Brian. Mono makes it about the trees and not the flowers, changing its focus.

I would like to see less of the foreground flowers, and more tree, and Ive cropped, and extended the height of the trees by the same amount in mod1, adjusting contrast along the way. The added height compensates for the bottom being removed, and the taller trees can look better.

There are some comments above about blur, and I think the suggestion may really be a misty, early morning look, and I have also loaded a mod with this effect in V2. You can search the techniques or videos on this site, and Google for how to add mist in Photoshop if you wish to emulate this effect. It can work, giving the shot a different mood.

Well done and hope this helps,


dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 329 England
4 Jul 2012 8:50PM
It's also worth trying some colour toning. A pale blue to complement the misty and atmospheric mood, like an old cyanotype image.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3531 Canada
4 Jul 2012 11:16PM
Good idea


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