10-355 Winter Trees

A rare chance to capture light and cloud just at the right time. A very overcast period where the cloud started to break up revealing the lighter cloud behind. I waited until the contrast appeared on the horizon, picking up the tress on the hill.
A very striking image with the contrast accentuated with the b and w processing. I love those moments when the light changes, but I have zero patience so I don't capture it very often! Fav
posted January 10th, 2018  
just the kind of picture I would be drawn to......
posted January 10th, 2018  
@carvl I must admit I am not very good at waiting long the the light, in this case a little more than 10 minutes. :)
posted January 10th, 2018  
@jack4john Thanks John
posted January 10th, 2018  
♥️
posted January 10th, 2018  
An easy fav, superb sky, silhouettes and processing
posted January 10th, 2018  
Interesting that this works with an even number of trees... I don't care, I love this sort of shot!
posted January 10th, 2018  
@graemestevens Thanks Graeme
posted January 10th, 2018  
@vignouse Hi Richard, yes my original thought was to frame three of the trees but I think the position of them on the horizon made it work.
posted January 10th, 2018  
i love this kind of shots, the only forgiving thing perhaps in the wintertime when all the trees are bare. this is exquisite, with the cloud play and the silhouettes of the filigree branches. my only regret is the incomplete tree on the right, but like Richard, i don't care. aces!

and welcome to 365. you will like it here.
posted January 10th, 2018  
great b&w
posted January 10th, 2018  
@summerfield Yes the incomplete tree caused by a building blocking it so careful composition. Sometimes you just can’t get exactly what you want :)
posted January 10th, 2018  
@pistache Thanks Clare
posted January 10th, 2018  
So moody and dramatic - full of atmosphere. Fav
posted January 10th, 2018  
@dorsethelen Thanks Helen :)
posted January 10th, 2018  
Superb!
posted January 10th, 2018  
Love the drama in this. Fav & follow!
posted January 11th, 2018  
Love the moody feel to this
posted January 11th, 2018  
@fbailey Many thanks
posted January 11th, 2018  
@pamgleason Thanks Pam
posted January 11th, 2018  
@inthecloud5 Thanks Christine
posted January 11th, 2018  
It was worth waiting for James, it's beautiful and I love the moodiness of it
posted January 11th, 2018  
@mssheeran Thanks Mary good luck with your photographic adventure:)
posted January 11th, 2018  
Thanks James 🤞
posted January 11th, 2018  
This beautifully composed! Love it.
Fav
posted January 11th, 2018  
@jerome Thanks Jerome
posted January 11th, 2018  
This is the kind of effect I often try for but it falls flat. I look forward to learning from your explanations.
posted January 19th, 2018  
@callymazoo Thanks Cally, sometimes it’s about having the right level of contrast in this case the difference between the darker cloud and the lighter cloud behind it.
In order to make best use of it I deliberately under exposed the image knowing that when I processed it in black and white the tones would be right.
posted January 20th, 2018  
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