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PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
3 Mar 2014 1:19AM
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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Looks like an IR image.

User_Removed 5 10 4 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 5:00AM
The isolation and space leaves this open to interuptition and the mono adds greatly to this

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 5:18AM
Although beautiful, I feel that your image gives off a rather chilling and somewhat haunting aura...

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charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 5:52AM
I find it very the processing.

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 6:34AM
The processing has really enhanced the natural beauty of this tree, calming and relaxing feel to it.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 7:53AM
There is indeed something of the IR about this, though discreetly so. Looks cold but bright.
"I see no rings" (Wink)
3 Mar 2014 7:56AM
Was indeed cold but bright ( though not infrared ).
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 8:06AM
Agree with the comments above, it has a IR feel about Alan, I like it very muchSmile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 8:24AM
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...
3 Mar 2014 8:46AM
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.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
3 Mar 2014 9:08AM
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.
3 Mar 2014 9:14AM
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.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 10:34AM
I only see beauty.
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ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
3 Mar 2014 1:45PM
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.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 2:24PM
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
Almost looks like an infrared shot. Nicely done!
3 Mar 2014 6:45PM
Who would have thought that grey could be so beautiful. Crisp like a perfect winter's day. I can almost hear the twigs snap.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
3 Mar 2014 8:04PM
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.

3 Mar 2014 8:49PM
Thanks Dave, will give that a try.
fazzer 9 54 7 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 9:06PM
Really nicely balanced Alan
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2014 5:48AM
Simply exquisite

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