Spooky Trees

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Vic B, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Vic B

    Vic B Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    On Sunday we went to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, west of Minneapolis. Some of the trees had not yet gotten their leaves back, including these somewhat grotesque specimens. The photos (GF1, 20mm 1.7) were imported into Lightroom, and then I played around with B&W conversions in Nik Silver Efex. I particularly liked the Antique Plate I effect, which gives the trees a spooky, ominous presence.




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  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, spooky they are - they remind me trees from some sort of gothic tale of horror! Nice work there, Vic.
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  3. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    good stuff , ominous indeed
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  4. Richard W

    Richard W Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 21, 2010
    Sydney Australia
    Like out of Lord of the Rings (Treebeard).