california winter : fenced in . . .

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 9 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

NIKON D90 1/15 second F/5.3 ISO 640 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good shot, I like the composition of lines and the tones!

9 Feb 2011 7:18am

Florence from Paris, France

Oh yes, almost oppressive !

9 Feb 2011 7:18am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That is very bleak!

9 Feb 2011 7:32am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

It is like a pen & ink drawing, love it, perfect title

9 Feb 2011 7:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I really like the presentation here . . I cannot describe it but still like it !

9 Feb 2011 7:37am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

c'est tout simplement superbe.5*****

9 Feb 2011 8:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb shot, very nice graphics and tones. Nice day.

9 Feb 2011 8:20am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love the processing and presentation.. beautiful work.

9 Feb 2011 8:26am

dan from PARIS, France

Seen on image, the winter charms the glance.
Beautiful day Dulcie.

9 Feb 2011 9:12am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful tone in this fantastic image. I really like it!

9 Feb 2011 10:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

interesting subject and nice treatment !

9 Feb 2011 10:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully graphic

9 Feb 2011 11:02am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely soft tones and I like the way the tree is framed by the two fences.

9 Feb 2011 11:13am

pete from Australia

very graphic b+w image, looks cold, the opposite to here...

9 Feb 2011 11:17am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Wow! Most interesting! How did you achieve this look?

9 Feb 2011 11:30am

@Anita: I adjusted levels, did some heightening and strengthening by dodging and burning, turned it black and white with Silver Efex Pro, and added a tonal filter with Color Efex Pro, and probably sharpened it here and there. (Luckily I could remember how I got there. Usually, by the time I finish developing an image it's pretty hard to recreate what I did. ;-) I always appreciate your comments Anita.

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Nice texture and tones...

9 Feb 2011 11:34am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super effect here Dulcie! Looks like an ink sketch! Well done! ;-)

9 Feb 2011 1:53pm

joemulligan from muscatine, ia, United States

Hi Dulcie! It's good to see you out in the country again. I remember very tasteful shots of barbed wire and leaves. I love the ghostliness of this image, and that broken fence rail on the right is so perfect. You have a special gift for black and white, I think.

9 Feb 2011 3:31pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden


9 Feb 2011 3:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. fine tones

9 Feb 2011 4:26pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's a total tangled mess, but somehow the toning rescues it - Nik Silver Efex?

9 Feb 2011 4:33pm

@Curly: YUP ! :-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nicely processed !

9 Feb 2011 5:06pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

A great photo, you have it well done, fantastic

9 Feb 2011 6:42pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Perfect processing, as if there's snow on these branches...:-0

9 Feb 2011 8:14pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a nice processing ,who give a beautiful rendering !
five stars !
kiss !

9 Feb 2011 8:37pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

NIce shot !

9 Feb 2011 8:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's beautiful. Love the toning.

9 Feb 2011 9:04pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Dulcie: Thanks for explaining the process. The result is just lovely--a nice mix of darks and lights, sharp and soft, textured and smooth. I hope you try more of this. I know what you mean about forgetting all the steps taken in post processing!

9 Feb 2011 9:28pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Nice contrast and I like the depth of field here - probably needed due to the many elements in the frame. Nicely done!

9 Feb 2011 9:31pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

BTW, Dulcie, there are color filters and tones right in SilverEfex Pro..... (just read your edit explanation)

9 Feb 2011 9:33pm

marci from in, Morocco

really wonderful processing!

9 Feb 2011 9:37pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful compo and processing ! love it !

10 Feb 2011 9:38am

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli post traitement.

11 Feb 2011 10:51pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

an image after my own heart...great composition, again...and i read your workfow D.,...since you have color efex pro, try hitting an image with 'tonal contrast' as a final step to kinda bring up detail and sharpen areas where appropriate for your work...amazing filter...

12 Feb 2011 8:41am

Juliango from Caen, France

Opression ! great !

15 Feb 2011 12:58pm

1/15 second
ISO 640
300 mm (35mm equiv.)