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"Tree Obsession"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-01
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-28 5:36
Viewed: 1036
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some may go ho-hum at this. B-)

It's an HDR image of this beautiful tree that I spotted on my travels in North Texas. I love trees, I especially love these oaks. I took one shot and processed it 3 different ways and added it into my HDR program. I love taking shots like this and practicing with my different programs.

For me, trees have a lot of character. No two alike. I find them to be a mirror of what I want to be. Feet firmly planting on the ground, arms in the air, reaching for GOD/Light. So I have many pictures of trees and will continue to take them, as long as I am here in this Earth.

We had major storms last night, flooding, I was up most of the night. So it's spring in Texas.
Hope you all have a great day!

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To dareco: no basement!shelbeesmom 1 04-29 05:13
To ttreen: Arbor Dayshelbeesmom 1 04-28 12:26
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  • Tezza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
  • [2009-04-28 5:42]
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No ho-hum from me. I think this is a lovely image enhanced beautifully by HDR.

Hello Linda,

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.

Hi Linda

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!

L'arbre est magnifique et le résultat de ton travail de PP excellent.

Ciao Linda, again neighbour:), beautiful composition with wonderful great tree, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Linda,

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?


hello lynda

beautiful picture and work
woderful colors
great presentation
goo work

Hello Linda,

A great image ... just coming back to life after the cold of the winter, a proud, majestic specimen.
Great colours and classic composition.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Olá Linda,
I had loved this post, just by it's "side Africa"... :o)
Great presentation, with a very good DOF.
Excellent HDR.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-04-28 8:47]

The contrast and the extreme deep blue sky,its faboulus Linda.


Hello 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...


Lovely picture and nice colors. Great HDR.

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,
great work,

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (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:)

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-04-28 14:42]

Greet Linda!

Very bautiful this photo and beauty composition.
Tree looks magnificently.
Magnificently realization Linda, it pleases me very.

Many bosom greetings.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2009-04-28 22:13]
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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

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-04-28 22:23]

Hi Linda...
So simple but so beautiful...
Beautiful colors, composition...

hi linda,
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.

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

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-04-29 6:27]

Hi Linder--
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

Hi Linda,
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!

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