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tree and lines

By annettep38  
Glad you like the little butterfly so much, I'll improve soon enough when I get a macro lens again.

Something different. I wanted to take a picture of this tree since months, every time it looked boring or just too flat.
So I have tried again, this time on a sunny day, to get the right image of a slightly ondulated landscape in a nutshell. The idea was that it would come out like the lines on a topographic map.
I'd like your ideas, does it work or does it need improvement.

Tags: Field Black and white Wheat Dordogne Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature


RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
23 Jun 2012 1:00AM
Your patience has been rewarded as there is a wealth of detail and texture in the surface of the field in this shot, Annette.
I don't know what kind of crop that is but if it is a grain crop, no doubt the field may be ploughed at some time and then an even more dramatic capture might be possible.
But I think you have achieved your goal meantime.

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
23 Jun 2012 5:38AM
It works very well for me, Annette, great capture and presentation. Carol
23 Jun 2012 5:38AM
I think that you did achieve your goal----the lone tree and the lines really work----there is that lovely curve that leads the eye right to the tree---my only negative is that I think you have overprocessed it a little-----I would like to have seen it without the processing----just plain black and white-----
fentiger 18 920 24 England
23 Jun 2012 6:18AM
I do like this, it is a good composition and your processing has worked well. Just out of curiosity I have tried a mod applying some green toning but I am not suggesting that it is an improvement.

LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 6:18AM
Not sure about this one Annette. The composition is great and mono works well but the graininess is a bit of a distraction for me and I don't think that I could get rid of it with a mod. I'd like to see the mono before the grain was added.
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 7:10AM
oooo I can see why you wanted to take this tree Annette! The composition is wonderful, but I'd love to see it in colour. I too think it's slightly over-processed - but it's a real find!
jonwebber 11 4 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 8:21AM
This does work well, a very 'traditional' aspect to it.
martinjp 11 2 3 England
23 Jun 2012 9:15AM
I don't mind the graininess though I does make the image quite flat! Personally I think the tree is in the wrong place, for me I would have positioned the tree to the left of the image, as it's leaning to the right. I might be odd in this aspect though, just feel it would look more balanced.☺.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 9:54AM
Love the tree Annette, and like the position but it is too grainy for me,
Would like to see the colour of this one (cheeky me!)
I like the composition, with the tree leaning slightly. It is a tad too grainy for my personal taste. Would like to have seen the non-processed image to compare
andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 9:59AM
love the comp annette super tones and textures works a treat for me a cracker nice one Wink
CaroleS Plus
9 441 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 10:02AM
The comp is great with those lovely lines and that lone tree, just a tad too grainy (but only my personal opinion).Grin
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 10:21AM
I may not have picked on the tilt of the tree had I not read martinjp's comment.
I must take note of that for myself.
I'm not keen on the graininess either I'm afraid but nothing venture, nothing gained!
It is a great tree if you can revisit it, I'm sure there are lots of great images there.
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
23 Jun 2012 12:59PM
I do like it ,but would like to see it in colour,Smilethat's my oppinion,it your photo so,it up to you in the end.We all dont like the same things ,and that's a good thing I think
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
23 Jun 2012 1:05PM
I like the composition very much. The graininess of the field detracts from it for me. I would like to see it without the processing and sharpening.
The field appears pixelated, or oversharpened. I do like the lines leading to the tree. I would like to see more versions of this, it is a really good shot overall.
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
23 Jun 2012 2:12PM
Tend to agree about the graininess being a bit distracting annette.
Perhaps to darken the image down a bit,might make it less distracting !!
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
23 Jun 2012 2:21PM
I like this image Annette. It is very grainy/noisey but it does have a great deal of impact and there are no half measures as to what is - in for a penny in for a pound.WinkWinkWink Good PS work.
23 Jun 2012 3:13PM
Excellent shot love the treatment
KingBee Plus
13 534 2 Scotland
23 Jun 2012 3:13PM
Excellent light and tone, and I particularly love the grainy effect. A nice treatment.


prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
23 Jun 2012 4:36PM
Hope the colour version is beautiful too.
23 Jun 2012 6:37PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. There is too much graininess in the image for me. I like the idea and composition and the use of monotone. It would have been nice to see the colour version.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 6:44PM
You have had some good feedback, Annette, and the two main points have been covered.
Firstly, at first I thought you had over-sharpened the image.
Secondly, a good point has been made about the lean of the tree and positioning it to the left.
The light was good, to enhance the lines and provide a nice shadow beneath the tree.
The idea is fine, and I can understand why you were attracted to the scene. Filling the frame with the lines and just one tree works really well.
HELANA 10 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 9:51PM
Love the composition, but a good b.w, without the graininess would have been better, I think.
ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
24 Jun 2012 6:48PM

Quote:Not sure about this one Annette. The composition is great and mono works well but the graininess is a bit of a distraction for me and I don't think that I could get rid of it with a mod. I'd like to see the mono before the grain was added.

I agree with Lynne, Annette. The graininess is a distraction. It makes the picture too 'busy' for me.

ChiliMan 13 135 17 Singapore
24 Jun 2012 6:50PM
PS...I really like Joline's mod. Works so well with the calm softness.
gajewski 15 10 9 United States
25 Jun 2012 6:10PM
It definitely works for me. The lines do look like a topographic map -- or maybe like they were quickly drawn with a very soft pencil.
like the grain, comp and POV

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