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Cool Tree

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 23 October 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

FOLLOW-UP FROM THOM on equipment lust.
"So be honest with yourself. You either need or you want a new camera. If you need it, you'll know why and the questions you should ask me and others should be very pointed to the specific thing that you need to be better. If you want it, you don't need to ask me anything. Just buy the darned thing and get your lusting over with (assuming you're not piling debt upon debt to get it). Then get yourself to a Consumer Anonymous meeting and start the twelve-step stop-buying-everything program before your closet fills up with unused gear and your spouse locks you out of the house."

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 800 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Unusual processing.Like it

23 Oct 2010 7:04am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Silver Tree ............Excellent !!!

23 Oct 2010 7:04am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

As a charcoal drawing

23 Oct 2010 8:38am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent processing, almost a negative image! Good day.

23 Oct 2010 9:08am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Very cool, nicely processed

23 Oct 2010 9:31am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Very effective treatment for this. The texture on the tree trunk is remarkable. Whatever you used to complete the process (including so many of your images) has a 3D quality to them. At least on my screen. This effect reminds me of etchings on paper.
By the way, thanks for the specific location on Toketee Falls. I'll add that to my places to go before I go...

23 Oct 2010 9:35am

@Barbara: There are a slew of waterfalls along that highway; waterfall alley.

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great processing.

23 Oct 2010 10:13am

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

LOL! What a way to start the morning. My lust is for a Canon 5D and a 17-40mm L series lens.

So, where do we find that meeting?

23 Oct 2010 10:38am

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Of course, it is easy for me to say. I have a Nikon D700, along with 14-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 105mm professional grade lenses.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Your honest is interesting and your advice too! I note and I do not buy a better machine. I use mine finciona still well and try to improve my shot TYO! Sure hit if you do if friend Jack! Today, a splendid tree Elad ... a work of art! Thank you very much for your comment seriously and expressed with good humor! I also think I understand everything! A hug and thank you very much Jack! y muchisimos besos! Adela

23 Oct 2010 11:56am

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the stylized look of this interesting picture. Very positive processing to come up with an impressive shot like this. Funny comment.

23 Oct 2010 12:28pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely a cool tree Jack! Obviously designed to temper the seething lust for new equipment! Well done! ;-)

23 Oct 2010 1:03pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Nice processing. It looks etched in stone.

23 Oct 2010 1:13pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb processing!

23 Oct 2010 2:15pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice shot! wonderful processing...

23 Oct 2010 4:02pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Great processing! And I'd have to say it is easy to get "equipment lust" when something NEW comes out every 10 minutes guaranteed to make our photography better, and easier.....all I have to say is that I know I still have to do the hard work to get good images! Besides, I don't want to be locked out of the house!

23 Oct 2010 4:18pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

This is an amazing tree no matter how you process it. I like the charcole drawing effect.

23 Oct 2010 4:20pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5*****

23 Oct 2010 4:21pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

very nice processing. Looks like a drawing

23 Oct 2010 5:10pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

another really cool piece~

23 Oct 2010 8:08pm

tataray from france, France

Wow ... tel un tableau à l'encre plume !... ))
Extraordinaire.. 5*****

23 Oct 2010 8:24pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Yes, cool tree - I like the processing! :)

23 Oct 2010 8:33pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Very daring treatment, well done !

23 Oct 2010 8:34pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderfully creative image Jack!

23 Oct 2010 8:55pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

A very cool tree. Cool processing too.

23 Oct 2010 10:55pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Incredible effect!
Kinda surreal to me.

23 Oct 2010 11:41pm

@London Caller: surreal for sure

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love this effect. I think of this tree as a grandfather of all trees, and I'll bet he has lots of stories to tell.

24 Oct 2010 12:06am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Cool, indeed. And I like the antique treatment.
This really heightens the texture and detail of this old beauty.
(Very funny comments on "Equipment." Makes me think twice. )

24 Oct 2010 1:06am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Yeah...that's Cooool!
Goood job, Bravo. : ))

24 Oct 2010 2:28am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very cool processing.

24 Oct 2010 4:07am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great effect here.

24 Oct 2010 5:18am

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

your processing makes this look like one of those metal etchings. I see you're still in a very curious and creative exploration this year.

24 Oct 2010 9:58pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Beautiful majestic tree...a nice effect you got here..i like it....

25 Oct 2010 7:10am

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

love your tree shot, Jack...the pp work is very nice...and that Thom, he's a smart dude...

25 Oct 2010 5:27pm

@Morris Taub (momo): It's easy for us to talk. We have D700s:))

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It is a cool tree - great processing.

26 Oct 2010 12:52am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This processing is very interesting. It sure must be faster than actually drawing it would be.

26 Oct 2010 3:03pm

@B. Thomas: way, way, way, way, way, way faster

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool tree, cool processing!

26 Oct 2010 9:48pm

@Steve Rice: Presets again :)))