Reflections on a year in 365 photographs


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Light and form in nature.


Considering the Image: On a recent late afternoon walk I noticed these pine trees standing tall and leggy with some dramatic sunlight creating depth and form.  I wanted to try and capture some of the natural light and form here in contrast to the manmade version I posted earlier in the week.  As I walked along the area this evening I saw the curving branch juxtaposed against the straight, tall pines and considered the implications of that form relative to the golden mean or at least the rule of thirds.  The afternoon light perfectly highlights the form and creates the dynamics of this image.

Making the Photograph: It took very few frames to get the image tonight.  I first composed on the vertical and then decided the horizontal might be even stronger.  I also took bracketed shots of both vertical and horizontal compositions to try HDR techniques.  The HDR effort ultimately did not feel right and tended to flatten the light more than a straight 0EV matrix metered scene.  Post processing consisted of black and white conversion, high pass contrast, sharpening, sizing and a neutral tritone.

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Written by Brian Fancher

April 29, 2010 at 7:46 pm

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