Thank you very much for the comment and for the !!!! As to how I did this............ I don’t really know, I was trying to do this and I just messed around with photoshop for a few hours, I messed around with the levels and photo filters and with selective dodging and burning for a while...... I see other artists doing much better at this than I and I can’t figure out how they do it.
This just begs comparison. Excellent. Good also that the Street Light is taller than the tree - makes it seem more dominant. I think it might look better, though, if it didn't have that black border. Just take that off and leave the picture standing alone, free to make its statement naturally (manips notwithstanding).
Thank you for your comment, I always look forward to your ever present criticism ! Thank you very much for the as well. The street light is actually much shorter than the tree, the tree is probably twice the height of the light, but I positioned myself closer to the light so from this perspective it looks a great deal taller.
As for the borders........ sorry my friend...... I have to leave them, I rarely find photographs that I feel warrant a border free deviation and I feel like mine is no exception. I did look at it without a border and it just wasn’t what I wanted. But thanks for the suggestion.
Thank you so much for the and comment. But even more important, thank you for feeding my addiction to your never failing interpretations and feelings on my work. You really do blow me away sometimes. “Beauty in natures insane mind” ......... Thanks.
Ok, ok, ok....... when was deciding what category to put this in I went with Photomanipulation at first. But if you read the description on the submission policies it says “lease Note: All images submitted to this section should be altered in such way that it is clear you have used techniques other than a filter and/or alteration in the colour of the original.” I did do a lot of manipulations to the colors using filters and other techniques such as curves and levels. I wanted to put it into photomanipulation but I couldn’t because of the guidelines. I knew I would have to defend my decision on this one though.
aww, I didnt mean to imply that you should defend yourself! I just thought what an amazing shot, most pieces are touched in some way...i wouldnt have put this in photomanipulation either, not enough "manip" done to warrant..just wondering what filters and adjustments you used so that i might reproduce the same effect...most, or what I have seen is when people submit pics like this as photography, they usually say what bit of alterations were made...and when there were none, I was in awe that you captured the moment, not at all as accusitory or insulting... it is a spectacular piece!
Thank you very much..... I’m sorry, I interpreted your comment wrong. I guess I should have asked you to clarify before I went and made a fool out of myself. Yeah, I spent a lot of time with curves and levels and some manual dodging and burning. It took me awhile to get this where I wanted it. Just a bunch of screwing around. Thanks for the comment, I’m very glad you like it. Thanks!!!
:d its ok! you didnt make a fool at all... you were very clear and concise as to why you made your decision...i just wanted to let you know that I agree with your choice fantastic piece... you should consider a print with this..
Thank you very much.... I'm glad you like this so much, and thank you so much for the on it..... it means a lot to me....... I'm also glad to hear that you think it is good enough for a print, but I have to get an account first, I have been thinking about it, but I have to buy a subscribtion first. I will definatly consider it though, thanks!
I didn’t notice it at first but someone pointed it out to me later. I really like that effect, the light set the tree on fire. Thank you for the , much appreciated! Thanks for all the favorites that you have given me actually.