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  Mini#32 Monochrome, 2016
Entry 2 of 42
   
 
Free from Competition       ©2016 johncomyn
NIKON D7000       2nd place, 232 points
1/125s, f7.1, ISO 100, 25mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Curves
Layer Blending
B&W
Spot Healing
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doto
Mar 10, 2016
    a very peaceful and atmospheric shot, was my first choice but second is nearly as good - well done!

Anthony Comyn
Mar 8, 2016
    John fantastic entry. You were my No.2, but not by much, it was a really tough decision, one of those decisions I was never convinced that one was better than the other.... I really liked this, I believe this is one of your best tree photos you have taken. The reason I think this works so well is the thin but delicate line of trees in the background doesn't distract from the main tree, it compliments it. In addition the sky is so balanced... With all the tree photos I believe you should now have a portfolio, printed I am sure many galleries will host a solo exhibition for you.

Mepo
Mar 8, 2016
    Congrats. Now how about one at night with those beautiful clear skies you get. I figure you could do it justice.

Lo
Mar 8, 2016
    Congratulations John. The effect you achieve with these landscapes is really beautiful

johncomyn
Mar 7, 2016
    Maybe next one Neat.

NEAT
Mar 7, 2016
    I was thinking the same as Jade also, but this is so nicely done that it was always going to do well.
Though maybe next time you can go for three challenges without a single tree in your image 😬😬😬😬

johncomyn
Mar 7, 2016
    Thank you everyone for the comments and votes.

forkcandles
Mar 7, 2016
    great result from both the Comyn

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ysal
Mar 7, 2016
    Some subjects are made for B&W. Nicely done. (I think I know who shot this)

KJW
Mar 7, 2016
    Beautifully composed.

Old Finn
Mar 7, 2016
    Classical Balance-picture. In my favorites

babysister
Mar 6, 2016
    Well composed and exposed. In my favs.

Lo
Mar 6, 2016
    A beautiful shot to add to your tree collection, John. The stark landscape, the the detail in the branches, and the moody sky really stand out in B&W.

RobertLavker
Mar 6, 2016
    Looks like a classic John Comyn. Beautifully composed and brilliantly carried out.

Elyod
Mar 6, 2016
    I like the big tree/small tree balance under a moody sky. In my TT.

kerszkavet
Mar 6, 2016
    beautiful picture, great composition. sky looks a bit over-contrasted (on my monitor) - maybe a little distracting, but I appreciate that may have been what it looked like.

doto
Mar 6, 2016
    Excellent composition, full of atmosphere! I really like this one.

johncomyn
Mar 6, 2016
    Thanks everyone for the comments.

Jade.o - Have to agree with you, but still enjoyed taking this
and the result. Actually went 3 days in a row because I
thought I might get something from this location. Went with
this 1 hour before the deadline , not much time to decide. Might
have been better off with something else.

I'll post a similar and a alternative in the outtakes.
Edited on Mar 6, 2016

elliott
Mar 5, 2016
    a tree is a tree is a tree
except when photographed by thee.
(almost a haiku)
another fine one for your portfolio.
el

NEAT
Mar 5, 2016
    Looks like Johnny ;)

Love how the soft feel the snow conveys, in my top picks.
Edited on Mar 7, 2016

aoc46
Mar 5, 2016
    Excellent composition, nice detail in the trees. I find the ominous darkness in the sky to be somewhat in conflict with the tranquility of the rest of the scene.

Mepo
Mar 5, 2016
    Classic composition although I'd like to see more detail in the snow to anchor the tree. I've no idea who could have taken this :-) Save this one for July when everyone is complaining about the heat!

Anthony Comyn
Mar 5, 2016
    Another beautiful capture and image! Your sky is very balanced, when I saw this challenge I expected to see come of these "familiar" trees!

Jade O.
Mar 5, 2016
    Nicely done technically but not particularly unique or inspiring.

forkcandles
Mar 5, 2016
    like the clouds behind the tree giving a nice balance to the white snow

davemisunas
Mar 4, 2016
    1ST IMPRESION 5/5
COMPOSITION 5/5
LIGHT 5/5
FOCUS 5/5

VERY NICE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO.
FIRST IMPRESION MADE IT ONE OF MY TOP CHOICES
TREE AGAINST THE SOFT SKY AND THE SNOWY FORGROUND ALL COME TOGETHER NICLY.
WAS HARD TO MAKE THIS MY 3.
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