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Savanna Torridon

By hwatt  
Glen Torridon, Torridon, Scotland

These pine trees were singed in a grass fire blackening their trunks but fortunately not killing the trees. The grass took time to recover but when it did it was rich and golden in hue which made a wonderful contrast with the blackened trunks. I used one of my old favourite techniques of vaseline smeared horizontally across a very light and soft graduated filter, doing so causes the highlights to smear more than the darks and by partially clearing the lower section of the filter the lower trees and grasses become progressively sharper. It's much more organic and more beautiful than any digital filter.

Pentax 67 II ,90-180 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
0.3ND grad, f/22 at 1/4

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: TonyPrower, Brennak, Benlib and 18 more

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Comments


Brennak 10
6 Aug 2013 1:09AM
very nice concept..and great composition Smile
Benlib 9 1 3
6 Aug 2013 2:08AM
Nice pattern, colors and the blurry effect add mystery to this shot. Like it
Potra 8 Venezuela
6 Aug 2013 4:22AM
This is a work of art. Thanks so much for sharing your technique.
M
LesF 14 182 9
6 Aug 2013 6:45AM
Very much fine art, a wonderful image


LesF
Chant57 Plus
15 395 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 7:56AM
A superb fine art image
C
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
6 Aug 2013 12:58PM
Very abstract and attractive Ian, been done before but not by you !! My award for the day !!
Ron.
hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 2:29PM
It certainly has Ron but you know I think the newer generation of digital photographers have probably not heard or tried these old filmic techniques, its nice to introduce them again and really very simple to do.
myrab 14 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 4:09PM
A fabulous image, love it.

Myra
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 6:34PM
It's beautiful! Gets my award too.
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 6:51PM

Quote:It certainly has Ron but you know I think the newer generation of digital photographers have probably not heard or tried these old filmic techniques, its nice to introduce them again and really very simple to do.

I've heard of it but not in this detail. You left off one crucial element - how do you clean your filter afterwards?
hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 9:10PM
Hi Ann Use warm soapy water, and a soft cloth it will come out spotless and the detergent will actually help to prevent the filter misting so quickly on a cold day.
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 2:58PM
Perfection, Ian. How gorgeous this must be when printed large.

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