Reaching Out

Shot this at Big Bend National Park back in 2006 during a beautiful snowfall. It doesn’t snow in the desert very often, and only at the higher elevations of the Chisos Mountains, but it was a gorgeous day. Didn’t have to do much as far as processing goes. The BG was very foggy so all I did was lighten the fog, lightened the bark a bit to reveal the texture, convert to B&W, and do some slight sharpening. Converting to B&W was an easy choice as there was basically no color in the scene except for a couple of spots of light green lichen on the trunk and the bluish cast of the fog.

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Ooh, this is quite elegant !!! Nicely done Bill :+1: :+1:

Great choice on B&W, and I love your processing to reveal the detail and texture in the tree bark. It’s also interesting how the dark lines of the tree branches create such good separation of the snow against the sky. The processing here is very well handled.

This also spoke to me as a panoramic crop…

This tree has a great form. I find the image engaging because of the minimalism and the symmetry of the branches. I like Ed’s crop as well