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Sep 18, 2012 22:00 |  #1

This is an image I've had in my mind for some time now. The AM light coming through the trees makes these stately oaks at Morton Arboretum look like they are illuminated from within and the light makes a path from the sun to the trees. This is a 5 image HDR converted to B&W. I'm sure I'll process this again until I'm fully happy with it, but I'd love to know what you think of this version.

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Sep 18, 2012 22:16 |  #2

Beautiful composition, great processing




  
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Sep 18, 2012 22:35 |  #3

I like the black and white!




  
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Sep 18, 2012 23:30 |  #4

Very nice!


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Sep 18, 2012 23:32 as a reply to  @ R Hardman's post |  #5

Beautiful...I love it!


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Sep 18, 2012 23:44 |  #6

Great light, nice comp. and pp.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 04:34 |  #7

very nice


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Sep 20, 2012 08:33 |  #8

Breathtaking image; well conceived and executed.
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Sep 20, 2012 23:48 |  #9

Fantastic. At first I wanted the sunburst to touch the leaves at the lower left of the main Oak, but the more I look the more I like the way it is. For what that's worth..


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Sep 21, 2012 17:28 |  #10

Thanks for the comments and views, everyone. I'm sure I'll process this one again, as I've been thinking about IR for it as well, but this was the original concept I had...


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Sep 21, 2012 19:30 |  #11

Great image and concept! The contrast is amazing. Would make an awesome large print. My only critique would be the lean of the tree looks a little awkward. I assume there are some other large trees nearby and these guys are lurching out towards the sun. I wonder if you could try a slightly different angle where the lean is not so apparent. I'm just nitpicking here.


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Sep 21, 2012 19:52 |  #12

-Cool- Thanks for sharing -




  
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Sep 21, 2012 20:10 |  #13

MichSt wrote in post #15025652 (external link)
Great image and concept! The contrast is amazing. Would make an awesome large print. My only critique would be the lean of the tree looks a little awkward. I assume there are some other large trees nearby and these guys are lurching out towards the sun. I wonder if you could try a slightly different angle where the lean is not so apparent. I'm just nitpicking here.

Not at all; I appreciate the perspective. Regrettably, the angle I took is standing in a road, so just about any other angle includes said road :( The trees do lean quite a bit, though, and are very large (80-100 feet). This is at 17mm and I felt like I needed a wider lens, so I had to work within the limitations of the scene.


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