Thursday, April 15, 2010

Backlit Branches

Shooting through the trees, into the sun (doesn't usually make for excellent photography), but this one happened to come out pretty nicely - backlit and black and white worked out rather well. Monochrome Weekend, Shadow Shot Sunday

35 comments:

Kala said...

Whoa. Love the processing on this one.

Clytie said...

Pretty nicely? Rather well? Try Stunning!!!

Woody said...

Spooky! I love it!

Aileni said...

That could be another for the Wall...

anw said...

i like : )

Gry said...

Very spooky! I lie it.

Carver said...

I love the effect of the back lit branches. Great atmosphere.

Carolyn Ford said...

and...I agree!

Pam said...

It turned out extremely well, Jill. Sometime it pays to break the rules. And your lovely photo is perfect proof.

Dragonstar said...

The lighting is beautiful!

JM said...

I agree with Clytie! It's a stunning photo!

Dagrun said...

Great textures!

Al said...

Yes, that did come out extremely well. I think the moss on the tree caught the highlights and you captured it perfectly.

Diane AZ said...

The backlighting and composition are so gorgeous it's hard to look away.

aims said...

This is one of my favorites to be posted on monochrome wall. Very nice one.

Nydia said...

Beautifully taken! Loved this.

Kisses from Nydia.

Vicki said...

Nice to break the photography rules sometimes and get a great photo.

Spiderdama said...

Nice and spooky!:-)

RuneE said...

Backlighting can be very fun, but is also very difficult. This one was just great.

lina@home sweet home said...

wow, it looks so unique and lovely...
like hairy branches :)

Dave said...

Loving the back light here, Jill. looks wonderful. Funny, coz I took some shots of back lit trees just this morning and I wasnt lucky to get a decent one. Btw, thanks for your encouraging remarks on some of my photos.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always, Jill! I love it! It does look mysterious -- great book cover for a mystery! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous!!

frayedattheedge said...

at first glance, I thought this was something bacterial being cultured in the lab - excellent shot!

Sweet Repose said...

I rather likey, it's a beautiful, mysterious shot!

Ralph said...

The picture is beautiful and even mysterious a bit. B&W works nicely, and upon further review, it seems to be a negative on old fashioned film. It is a positive take on branches, but they could even be arms of fingers, too. So much can be read into this wonderful take!

Catherine said...

it worked out beautifully - evocative effects

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

It reminds me of spiders but this shot is really awesome. Spooky but I love it.

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful:)

awarewriter said...

You're being modest Jill when you say rather well. I think this image is fantastic.

Dimple said...

Very nice indeed! I like to shoot into the sun, but it means I can't really see what I've got until after I have released the shutter--I'm squinting too much!

Hot Fudge said...

Black and white can be so effective in the right circumstances, and you have captured the image perfectly. Well done!

wanderlust said...

Very cool.

michael bird said...

Nice one, Jill. The Ents from Middle Earth come to mind.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

an awesome shot for black and white...a bit mysterious....