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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Trees; a different view.

Took a different look at trees this afternoon, I lay on my back, with my head against the tree and took these photos. Played around with, shutter speed, f stops and ISO settings. Afterwards I edited them on the GIMP photo editing program. GIMP is an open source free program that can be downloaded from their web site. (Google GIMP). Said to be able to do most of what the expensive commercial programmes can do.

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Photo of an old pecan nut tree. Here I just added more contrast.

Same tree, but here I did more colour saturation and hues with contrast, interesting effect. 

Acacia thorn tree, with colour manipulation. 

Again lying on my back under the acacia tree. Added some contrast here.

Same acacia tree, lots more contrast and some colour manipulation.



Shoreman said...

Certainly a different perspective looking at trees.


Kay L. Davies said...

Seems to me you are having entirely too much fun, Phillip. Shouldn't you be fishing?
Interesting things you've done with the trees. Now I'm thinking I should play around with a few of my photos, just for fun.

Jo said...

Ah, I was going to ask the same as Kay, but you told me earlier you're playing around with your photography. Well done, these are stunning photos! Is the pecan tree in your garden? Perhaps you should look out (or listen for) Ground Hornbills who love to nest in these trees. We'll keep watching this space! Love Jo