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Copyright: BK koh (wenqing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1494 W: 102 N: 2012] (11873)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-04-09
Categories: Experimental, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D2X, Tokina 12-24mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Trees [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-09 9:19
Viewed: 4289
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
along the same lines as bending another experimetal photo using trees as a subject :)

this tree was found in the same place as the previous photo...in an old cemetry...

this photo was shot with fill flash, i was trying out the color difference with fill flash outdoors...the original color version was a little off in the tones, but with the details from flash and exposure, PS was able to correct the difference quite accuratly :)

PP :
auto color correction
convert to b/w with virtual photographer
soft vigenette filter
burn tool for toning

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To memphis1972: freewarewenqing 3 04-10 09:27
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Hello BK,

I adore the composition, their forms of this old tree, his twisted trunk and you worked well in the use of the b/w.
Congratulations for the beautiful look!


Hi BK,
this is a wonderful post, I realy can relax while looking. I like the abstract form of the tree and your choice of black/white.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

A great "Gothic Horror" feel to this one, Koh! I can almost see a screaming face in the bottom of the trunk...nightmares for me tonight :-)

good framing of the tree, like a bonsai. yr burn tool effect is great, is vigenette filter costly?

I love old trees, twisting bending! Excellent BW tones here, love the Spooky-ness of the shot! B-)

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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2007-04-09 11:12]

very powerful image, i thought its a bonsai on the thumbnail. you managed very well to balance the back and front lighting

Yooo Koh, wow...
great photo, like always.
nice b&w colour, wonderful post koh,
characters and very strong, like old photo or like see in horor movie :)
great work my friend,
well done.

Nice compo Koh.
Very nice tree! Good structure in the trunk.
All in all the pic looks a bit dark, but that just gives it a dramatic atmosphere.

Very nice entry Koh.

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  • Nanita Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 86 W: 1 N: 39] (1150)
  • [2007-04-09 15:13]

Es increible la fuerza que tiene la naturaleza. Muy buena la composición, la imagen es simplemente preciosa.


Wonderful composition in B&W presentation.Looks like a magnified bonsai in the thumbnails.Very Well Done:)

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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2007-04-10 0:17]

I like the way you framed this quite expressive tree, BK. Details and contrast are very well rendered as well. Good one!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-04-10 4:19]

Wonderful work here BK,well presentations of your posting.Astonishing spectacle, what a wonderful shot. very good contrast.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-04-10 4:33]

Amanzing view here BK,wonderful B&W posting,good composition,wonderful sharpnes.Excellent formation. Would congratulate.


Lovely B/W composition . Lovely work BK.

Regards Mark

Pt later :)

Good moody shot of this tree in an interesting shape. I like the contrast you've achieved in b&w.

Hi BK,
This is a wonderful shot with lovely composition and nice choice of BW.

Good work

Now this is divine. I love how you framed this gnarled tree. Exposure and texture are topnotch. TFS, Danilo

Hi BK,
Wonderful sepia of this old tree. You capture sharply the details of this old tree. Excellent POV. and pp work. Well done, TFS

Hello BK,
This is a fine old tree, beautiful!
Seems like it has got some hard beating up through the years, but still carrying leaves...
Excellent details are captured, well framed!
Pablo -

this one is great BK
its a very strong composed picture
outstanding one

Hi Koh, nice photo, good perspective and contrast, B&W great election. TFS


Hello Koh, seems experimenting a lot with BW these days. Lovely form of the tree and nice composition. TFS



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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-04-10 12:52]

Hello Koh
Very interesting tree you have here.... I like the way it is reaching to the left... also the full trees BG like this old one is reaching for them!

Great BW choice... very moody!


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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2007-04-10 14:19]

It's a strong and powerfull image. Great idea to use the B/W and dark tones.
Excellent picture!

Absolutely magnificent tree and wonderful photograph of it. Love the b/w tones.


Very nice composition and B/W work.
Thanks for your sending / sharing.
Best wishes,

Ciao Bk, wonderful B&W composition with splendid tree, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-04-12 10:54]

Hello Koh,
A beautiful gnarled tree, seems proper resting in a cemetery . . . I love how it more than fills the frame.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • ablok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 188 W: 87 N: 15] (491)
  • [2007-04-12 11:29]

La nature nous surprendra toujours!Par ses formes et sa puissance!
Cet arbre a dut en voir de toutes les couleurs..Et il est toujours la,pour un photographe voulant immortaliser son histoire...
Belle photo noir et blanc!Les contrastes sont fort bon!
A bientot!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-04-13 12:18]

Such an interesting perspective has been presented in this monochrome composition. Texure of the tree is nicely taken in this frame where variety of grey tones are looking interesting. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-04-18 13:45]

Great photo & well done in B&W, Don

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-04-20 6:28]

Hi Bk,
Love the low POV. This is exceptionally good. Love the way you have captured the tree. Excellent close-up with fine details. The mono colortone makes it very special. Well done.

good comp. and work. cong.

Hi BK,

Wonderful piece of B&W work.

Lots of depth, detail and communication. The compo and POV is great and the lighting is perfect.



Very nice photo,cogratulation.
Best regards,


Hello BK,
Just like the composition, and framing on this shot.
Very good tonal rendition as well.
Nice Work.

More than Beautiful. superb light here.

WOW! Excellent Lighting, use of shadows, has a Hitchcock look and feel, or even house of usher, gothic style. Love It.

Wonderful composition in B&W presentation.

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-08-20 10:45]

Dear BK,
Another remarkable composition.
Very,very good.
All the best

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2008-09-15 9:59]

Hi, I find this shot real interesting. The tridimensionality of the tree is excellent. The B & W is very good. Compliments,

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-01-07 8:31]

Great framing of the tree, excellent composition

Hello BK

Perfect nature photograph with a clever choose of B&W mood and perfect framing with pro edition procces on it.

Well excuted.



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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-02-24 2:18]

nice shot
good choose of b/w
good composition
nice one
well done

Nice organic shapes, good contrast, nicely done!


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