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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 29 January 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is still at the Finley Wildlife Reserve. The tree is very close to the red barn.

NIKON D300 1/640 second F/4.5 ISO 400 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

This is a wonderful image, Jack. Isn't it amazing how the three of us interpreted the same place in such different ways, for the most part? BTW, thanks for all the "exposure" you have given me over the past several days. Yesterday, Tracy suggested I might have a future in modeling. She may be on to something. As soon as the Pillsbury Doughboy (or the Michelin Man) announces his retirement, I'm going to apply for the gig. See you at the gym.

29 Jan 2010 5:18am

Rags from Plano, United States

Lovely image.

29 Jan 2010 5:41am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture

29 Jan 2010 5:47am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Great shot...but I think this tree needs some house-keeping. ;-)
(You and Bill sound like you have entirely too much fun together !!!)
But on the serious side...how great that you have a photography buddy.
We should ALL have at least one of those !!!

29 Jan 2010 6:09am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Great capture Jack. I love backlighting.

29 Jan 2010 6:11am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i've heard mistletoe is a parasitic
that robs the tree of nutrients
(unlike a kiss, which nourishes)

29 Jan 2010 6:30am

@Seraphine: Let's hear it for kisses :))

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

This silhouette is wonderful, great job!

29 Jan 2010 6:33am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Almost spooky :)
But beautiful silhouette!
Nice weekend to you, John!

29 Jan 2010 7:17am

STEED from Gueret, France

Wow!! The Light !!!!!!!

29 Jan 2010 7:21am

Florence from Paris, France

Neat details and powerful contre-jour ! We can see each and every branch !

29 Jan 2010 7:51am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a frame full of DRAMA, BRAVO!

29 Jan 2010 7:51am

Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

oh my! this is a nice piece of art work. i could see it on a big canvas hanging up my wall. very elegant! great work!

29 Jan 2010 7:54am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

It's very mysterious that impression! It looks like the outstretched arms toward the sky of a tree in distress! A N / B Brilliant!

29 Jan 2010 8:15am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

What a beautiful tree! Love the beautiful dark shapes against the white sky!

29 Jan 2010 8:37am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good morning Jack! Like a true master ... teach us other possibilities, a different way of seeing these magnificent trees! You have the ability to surprise! something I like very much ... break molds and manifest your artistic pulse with great naturalness. A work style fresh and beautiful. This image is intriguing and mysterious, while spectacular and shocking! FWR ... art in your hands! Many kisses dear Jack! and thank you very much for good tutoring! Adela

29 Jan 2010 8:44am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot. Great contrast. The b&w supports the power of the tree.

29 Jan 2010 9:40am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful ! A great framing !

29 Jan 2010 9:45am

k@ from Paris, France

What a marvelous black shape !

29 Jan 2010 10:25am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`really beautiful image~~ well done!!

29 Jan 2010 10:51am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Bravo, you know I love trees, and this is very very enigmatic and beautiful ;)

29 Jan 2010 11:52am

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

superb! like the backlight on the trees. very nice b&w

29 Jan 2010 12:08pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Bella imagen con un encuadre y procesado brutal

29 Jan 2010 12:31pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot, nicely framed.

29 Jan 2010 1:37pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Are those agglomerates nests of birds ? Anyway, this picture insists figurative arts. Nice shot !

29 Jan 2010 1:59pm

don from spokane, United States

I like this impressive image of the tree silhouetted against the sky. Very nice alternative shot.

29 Jan 2010 2:03pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is sensational Jack! Love the high contrast and silhouette!

29 Jan 2010 2:08pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful work on this image . As you know I love strong contrast in BW images . And this naked tree deserves nothing but this kind of processing .

29 Jan 2010 3:35pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful silhouette effect and dramatic mood.

29 Jan 2010 3:59pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Beautifully taken shot with the back lighting & B & W processing

29 Jan 2010 4:43pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I like your silhouetted image.
That's a lot of mistletoe in one tree ........ we see it here also.

29 Jan 2010 4:49pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It does make for a super silhouette.

29 Jan 2010 4:54pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great shot! Superb silhouette!

29 Jan 2010 4:59pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice silhouette.

29 Jan 2010 5:13pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I love the vertical presentation here and the serious contrast. Are those.. ALL?? squirrel nests or is that some.. tree structure?

29 Jan 2010 5:51pm

@Self-Indulgence: I think that it is mistletoe.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Not dissimilar to the one I did a couple days ago, Jack, but yours mystifies me. Is it monochrome, or do I see a hint of blue in that grey sky?

29 Jan 2010 6:03pm

@LauraS: It's a monochrome conversion in Silver Efex Pro.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Great silhouette.

29 Jan 2010 6:59pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

fabulous silhouette

29 Jan 2010 8:26pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is a stunning shot! I love the detail brought out in the shapes and patterns of the tree.

29 Jan 2010 8:29pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

This is just terriffic! As a lover of b&w tree photo's....this one would have to have some wall space.

29 Jan 2010 9:43pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture to reveal the tree's dense canopy as it contrasts nicely against the sky. The loss of leaves always reveals the squirrels' nests.

29 Jan 2010 11:21pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautifully done Jack....would be lovely, large, on a beautiful wall !!!

30 Jan 2010 12:41am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Super back-lighting, silhouette ... You know, when I saw it, the first word that jumped into my mind was, "Hippie", now is that crazy or what!

30 Jan 2010 1:42am

Barry from Kingwood, United States

Wow Jack! Beautiful. Reminds me of wood block prints.

30 Jan 2010 3:07am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

A beautiful silhouette, Jack. Excellent processing on this one.

30 Jan 2010 3:58am

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Works for me - nice Processing Jack

30 Jan 2010 4:46am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Yes, what Barry said... couldn't put my finger on it until I read his comment that this reminds him of a wood block print. Beautiful, Jack!!

30 Jan 2010 5:09am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

me gusta la silueta de este árbol, excelente procesado!!

30 Jan 2010 5:44am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Wonderful composition, I like your processing in Silver Efex Pro. From my early days of pen & ink drawings I find the intricate patterns of bare trees like this attractive. I like the strong contrast.

30 Jan 2010 4:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful silhouettes. Great toning.

30 Jan 2010 6:39pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb silhouette of tree and strong contrast ! love it !

31 Jan 2010 8:01am

Ajay from Pune, India

Like the brain nerves... This is a complicated and a simple shot at the same time.

1 Feb 2010 1:52am

Claudia from Illinois, United States

This is wonderful in black and white and I love the angle!

2 Feb 2010 4:58pm