Thanks to @Alfredo_Mora and @Lon_Overacker for their helpful comments. Here are a couple of reworks.
Updated Color Version:
Kinda fun. Varying the movement brought out just enough detail to identify a tree, while lending a bit of a ghostly feel to the scene.
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100mm, 0.6 sec @ f/8, ISO 500. (Should have dropped the ISO to 100)…
Hi David, another wonderful ICM image! I enjoyed the streaking movement. I’d like to suggest a color adjustment to remove some of the magenta in the upper portion of the tree. This may also work well as a black and white image.
I like the vertical motion here and I especially like the blend, or bleeding of colors from greens to the tree in the botom 25% or so. Just my thought, but I don’t think this one needs the entire vertical length to have any impact. In fact I think there’s too much trunk which ties in to Alfredo’s comment about magenta color up top.
Just my opinion, but I think because this is a pretty standard vertical ICM, that it needs something to make it stand out. If mine, I would crop down to say a 4:5 ratio (still need to retain some vertical here.) and then I would totally elimate any color in the tree - to almost a stark white(ish) without losing the texture of the motion. I wouldn’t want to lose those colors and interaction at the bottom by going all the way to b&w, but I think a few tweaks could bring more impact.
Thank you, @Alfredo_Mora and @Lon_Overacker, I took a break from this image and just came back to it. Not sure I have improved it, but here goes:
Here’s a B&W version:
Let me know if either of these are improvements, or if I should just toss it and move on to something else.
Perfect title! I think the B&W adds a lot to the idea of the title.
This is really cool, David.
David, the reworked color image and monochrome version look great to me. Hard to pick a favorite but I would lean towards the black and white image. Nice work!