Survivors by rvwalker

Survivors

More than half way through February you are probably getting tired of snow photos, so here is something a little different. The tall trees are scattered survivors of the great Yellowstone fire of 1988, and the small trees in the foreground are new growth. The image was processed in Color Efex Pro using a B&W Solarization filter.

I held this one for black and white Wednesday. The detail looks better seen large.

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Looks like after a fire. Like it very much
February 19th, 2014  
Love it..fav
February 19th, 2014  
Really interesting shot. Great processing.
February 19th, 2014  
Very striking and dramatic! Nice capture of the old and new!
February 19th, 2014  
They look majestic against that black sky. Great edit
February 19th, 2014  
So dramatic, Ross! Beautifully done. Fav.
February 19th, 2014  
Looks surreal! Great processing.
February 19th, 2014  
Lovely shot and great pov
February 19th, 2014  
Great shot for the b and w solarizing filter. It really pops
February 20th, 2014  
Nice processing! Cool perspective
February 20th, 2014  
Deb
Very interesting processing. It looks engraved! Nice.
February 20th, 2014  
@sharrystar @roadshow Thanks for the favs Sharon and Gloria. This isn't my usual style, but was fun to play with.
February 20th, 2014  
@caroli @lisatargowska @smellychelli @fueast @shepherdmanswife @kbird61 @jgpittenger @soozieqt @dgrynn Thanks, everyone. The original photo was pretty gray, so I stepped out of my comfort zone to create this one.
February 20th, 2014  
It almost looks like an infrared shot. Really interesting processing for a very effective image.
February 20th, 2014  
Oh yes, stunning large! great shot and processing on this!
February 20th, 2014  
Fabulous tones and contrasts in this shot, love the contrast of the old trees and the new ones reaching for the sky. Beautiful shot, a fav.
February 20th, 2014  
Great processing of this fantastic capture. Yes, that fire was terrible and I'm glad New growth is progressing.
February 20th, 2014  
Very dramatic result! Hard to believe it started out gray. Nicely done Ross.
February 20th, 2014  
@sansjuan Thanks for the fav and the great analysis, Nita.
February 20th, 2014  
@taffy @trinda @anazad511 @mccarth1 Thanks, everyone. The overcast conditions made this one a difficult photo to work with, but I liked the underlying story.
February 20th, 2014  
I love your processing - very cool shot!
February 20th, 2014  
awesome shot, cool processing! Are they pine trees? The old trees look huge!
February 20th, 2014  
Mind if I plagiarise the technique Ross for a competition we have coming up, visually stunning image
February 20th, 2014  
Sweet processing here!
February 20th, 2014  
Very cool shot. Great in b/w.
February 20th, 2014  
@ch1ppy_m1nton Thanks for the fav, Chippy. Go for it! This was one of the black and white selections of the Solarization filter in Color Efex Pro.
February 21st, 2014  
@soboy5 @amandal @moxy Thanks, everyone. Something needed to be done to perk up this photo.
February 21st, 2014  
@monkeykid Thank you, Therese. Yes, these are Lodgepole Pines.
February 21st, 2014  
What a great take on it. Thanks for sharing your vision.
February 21st, 2014  
@chrisburger72 Thank you, Chris. This really need something special to make it interesting.
February 21st, 2014  
Very striking! I like your POV and the almost infrared-ish style processing.
February 22nd, 2014  
@pflaume Thanks, Lisa. It isn't my usual style, but I need to get crazy once in awhile.
February 22nd, 2014  
Very clever, I would not have thought of solarising trees like this, but it works. It has a lithographic quality.
February 24th, 2014  
@seanoneill Thank you Sean. This was an accidental discovery while looking at color options.
February 25th, 2014  
I absolutely LOVE this one! The processing is fabulous. FAV!
February 27th, 2014  
@karenmatthews Thanks for the fav, Karen. I sure enjoyed your Yellowstone slide show last night.
February 28th, 2014  
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