Snowy forest

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Tarmo, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Tarmo

    Tarmo Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 9, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland
    Second try, hopefully the picture linking works better now.

    Looks like the image needs straightening, but I think the trees were like that, so I decided to leave it. I tend to find that E-M5 images need a bit of softening (less mid-tone contrast) in many cases. What do you think?

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  2. trucarp

    trucarp Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 20, 2013
    can't answer your question, but I like the pic.
  3. Lorey

    Lorey Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 1, 2012
    Missouri, USA
    I agree about needing straightening and I like the photo a lot.
  4. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    I concur . They need straightening using perspective crop vs rotating.
  5. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2012
    Eh, I like it the way it is. Not all trees grow perfectly straight.
  6. BLX

    BLX Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    Very nice image - I like the centered snow line on all the trees
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Agree - they are what they are. :cool:
  8. Tarmo

    Tarmo Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 9, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland
    Second edition

    Thank you all for the comments! All advice is much appreciated since I'm very much a beginner.

    Here's a second take with some modifications. I'm not a fan of heavy editing, but in this case I think it brings up the strengths of the material. Maybe it's a bit too gray now, but I'm too lazy to change it again. A more dedicated photographer would have gone back to the woods with a tripod when there's a mist.

  9. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Agreed, the snow looks a little too gray now. Overall, a nice image though.