Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mystery in Black and White...

"A tree is an incomprehensible mystery."
Jim Woodring

While browsing through the participants of Skywatch Friday, I 
discovered a fabulous photo by Nature Footstep Photography
and it occurred to me to play with some of my tree photos...
I was particularly interested in darkening the sky to black...
with the branches in high contrast...

What do you think???

For more participants in The Weekend in Black and here...

Do be sure to check out Nature Footstep Photography!!!


  1. Very nice! Except right now here that tree would be reality--frozen solid! ;<)

  2. it almost looks like a negative. I like the effect you accomplished.

    If the trees would had been a bit darker you would have an almost spoky photo. An owl on one branch? :):)

    You can play around a lot. But I like it as it is.
    Oh, almost forgot, thanks for linking. :)

  3. Awesome! I love the X-ray type effect. At first I actually thought it was a tree with snow or a lit up tree at night ;D

  4. Looks mysterious and beautiful!

  5. I like what it does to the trunk, the shadows and curves.

  6. Thanks Bibi!!! We've had unseasonably warm weather no frozen trees!!!

    Thanks Nature Footstep!!! and thanks for the inspiration to play!!!

    Thanks Kaori!!! It does look a bit like it is lit by a spotlight!!!

    Thanks LadyFi!!! Your shot today is exquisite!!!

    That's what I liked about it too Hiker!!!

  7. This works very nicely with the high contrast - the bare limbs against the black sky. Something of a Hitchcock feel to it!

  8. Thanks Louis!!! I love the thought of Hitchcock!!!

  9. I think it works well. Very attractive.

  10. Great shot! The tree really stands out against the black background.

  11. Thanks James!!! The tree in natural color was interesting, but not as defined as here...this processing brought out the more of the texture of the bark and shape of the tree was just plain fun playing around with it!!!

  12. I think you have a spooky thing going on, but I like it.

  13. Very nice! You can almost imagine the tree is covered in ice! Thanks for stopping by at my SWF.

  14. Thank you Linnea! Today it could've been ice! We finally had some snow again!!!

    Thank you Winchester!!! Glad you stopped by to visit and comment!!!