No ho-hum from me. I think this is a lovely image enhanced beautifully by HDR.
The trees remind me life: its branches represent the paths that appear each time ahead of us. And we can only choose one.
Beautiful tree and colors! Did you use backlight in your PP?
Congratulations and TFS.
There's a bit of ghosting or 'halo', around the tree, but it's not too bad. This looks more like Africa than Texas. I half expect a lion or zebra to come wandering by! Excellent colour & sharpness, and the tree makes a superb focal point. Tfs!
- jjcordier (3704)
- [2009-04-28 5:59]
L'arbre est magnifique et le résultat de ton travail de PP excellent.
- Silvio2006 (54757)
- [2009-04-28 6:10]
Ciao Linda, again neighbour:), beautiful composition with wonderful great tree, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
- pumpkinman (633)
- [2009-04-28 6:16]
I've got to admit, I've got a bit of a tree fetish too - Angry Tree as an example! They certainly have some character. I especially love the bright foliage against a deep blue sky (with a PL-CIR).
I love the composition and colours, but I must be honest in that I find the halo around the tree a little distracting. Otherwise, good one/
Hi Linda..nice HDR image..great details and tones...I have a little trouble with the halos from photomatix...I notice some shots are free of it and some aren't ....in the shots where you don't want it, how do you manage getting rid of it?
- mistic (2985)
- [2009-04-28 7:11]
beautiful picture and work
- Royaldevon (22131)
- [2009-04-28 7:26]
A great image ... just coming back to life after the cold of the winter, a proud, majestic specimen.
Great colours and classic composition.
- mesquens1 (40829)
- [2009-04-28 8:16]
I had loved this post, just by it's "side Africa"... :o)
Great presentation, with a very good DOF.
- korbee (14495)
- [2009-04-28 8:47]
The contrast and the extreme deep blue sky,its faboulus Linda.
How do you do on Arbor Day?
The glow does not bother me at all! But... the horizon tilt? is the tree on a hill and its just really Planted Firmly?I love the deep blue that surrounds the tree.....
oh yeah and chalk one up again for the good guys...
- Ephona (392)
- [2009-04-28 11:29]
Lovely picture and nice colors. Great HDR.
- kickback (32)
- [2009-04-28 11:31]
hi linda, some may say its just a tree...big deal but not me, first of all its an amazing picture of this amazing tree! good light,colors,composition,exposures ect ect,
also i agree it shows stability,strength and the wonderful power of nature,
- Tomek (18766)
- [2009-04-28 12:47]
Obsession? oh yes! - I think I have some tree obsession too... well trees are awesome creatures:):):)
You`ve presented this tree, Linda in proudly way.
This one has great standing with no others around, at least not visible on image.
I like this picture:)
- Saba (21534)
- [2009-04-28 14:42]
Very bautiful this photo and beauty composition.
Tree looks magnificently.
Magnificently realization Linda, it pleases me very.
Many bosom greetings.
Gee I hope your basement isn't flooding, and hopefully the rains will end soon. I also love trees and this one is lovely. Beautiful nature and lovely colors. TFS
- AndroK (15189)
- [2009-04-28 22:23]
So simple but so beautiful...
Beautiful colors, composition...
- trampas (0)
- [2009-04-29 1:43]
trees are amazing. not only to look at but to touch.
this tree has a magical and powerful feel to it. your pp has given it a soul.
- mattdaly67 (387)
- [2009-04-29 5:40]
I love trees as well and this is a perfect shot of this one. I like the highlights of the sun on the leaves set against the blue sky. It’s a nice transition of colors from the horizon to the corners of the shot. tfs
- Juliet (22323)
- [2009-04-29 6:27]
NOT just another tree shot. Beautiful COLORS and just the right lighting. PS-- I counted 135 trees in my yard. Guess who'se doing a lot of spring clean-up? TFS this beauty ! Julie
- GreenBaron (52777)
- [2009-04-29 13:50]
You trees too? :-) Great one, yes those lonely trees are often very photogenic. You captured this one perfect, nicely slightly out of the centre. Great presentation my dear!