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Birch Island

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Mike Z, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    I took this image early Sunday morning at the botanical garden. The trees don't have much greenery yet. My pp was principally a contrast increase to bring out the white in the tree trunks.

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    Mike
     
  2. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Nice reflections in this image. Soon those trees will be filled with green :) 

    Regards

    RFC
     
  3. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Robert,
    Thanks for the nice comment. I thought this image was just going to silently pass through.:smile:

    Mike
     
  4. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    I bet thats a nice shot in the fall.

    If it were mine i"d crop most of the sky out , Maybe to the top of the two evergreens on the right.
     
  5. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Biggs,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I think you're right. Upon reflection (no pun intended:smile:, the sky does nothing for the shot, nor do the barren tree branches. It was the white trunks, shape of the islands and the reflections that caught my eye.

    Here is the result:

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    Mike
     
  6. Bob Coutant

    Bob Coutant Moderator Moderator

    May 17, 2005
    Pleasantville Ohio
    Nice scene, Mike. You must have had dead calm for the reflection to be that sharp -- it almost seems unnaturally sharp. I think I'd selectively correct the excessive blue (not uncommon in mixed lighting conditions)
     
  7. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Bob,
    Thanks for the comment. That part of the pond was absolutely still.

    Mike
     
  8. Nice image!
    I'm with Bob, though, on the blue cast of the front birches.

    Cheers
     
  9. Mike Z

    Mike Z

    May 30, 2005
    Northbrook, IL
    Harry and Bob,
    One of the great things about NX is that you can easily do the selective color adjustment. Here is the result.

    77871508.

    Mike
     
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