52-week photoproject – Week 46


Canon EOS 500D, 28-105 mm, 1/200 at f/10, 0 EV, 72 mm, ISO 200


    1. Gail, thank you. The tree attracted my attention and I’m pleased you like it. It IS so interesting… The golden hue adds balance to the original photo and creates the atmosphere, I like how it changed the reality and made it more real at the same time.

    1. Rune, thank you, great to hear about that happy feeling. 🙂

      I meant moody in the sense of creating a certain mood or feeling though after reading all the definitions I could find now, the word is probably used more for expressing sad rather than pleasant emotions…

    1. Linda, thank you. I really liked the tree and the light and when I edited the capture later, I achieved this look by experimenting a bit with the adjustments. It was nice at the spot and it’s even nicer in this version.

  1. I struggled with this one at first Petra but the more I looked at it, the less I saw the gloomy sky and the more I saw the character in the tree. At first the two main tree subjects appeared blurred but then when I look at it more, they're not and they seem to come alive in the scene. Was the overall colour tones natural ?

    1. J, thank you for sharing your impressions. I understand that this might be a difficult photo for someone, I’m rather surprised it got so positive feedback here. What I tried to capture was “the character in the tree” as you named it aptly. I liked the shape which is not very common here and the scenery was lit by a nice evening sun. I adjusted the colour tones to enhance the atmosphere of the capture as the original photo looked somewhat mundane. I was playing a bit with presets I found in Lightroom, just to see what it could look like and I happened to combine a few of them which created this effect. It added the mood I felt at the place…

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