Rippled Wood Sea

“Rippled Wood Sea”
The textured bark of a pine tree in the Santa Fe National Forest. I love tree bark, it is unique to each tree, and you can find so many interesting patterns.

Technical Details

Composite: No
Canon EOS R
1/50 Sec. @f 8
129mm, ISO 100

Edited with DXO PureRaw 2. Dodge and Burned in Photoshop.

Very interesting patterns indeed, Todd. Very abstract too. Thanks for sharing.

Tree bark is like fingerprints—no two identical. Nicely seen and captured. Did you consider converting to monochrome to eliminate the small areas of color?

Thank you, Bob. I did try it in black and white, and I didn’t like it quite as much. I liked the “almost” black and white look of the image.

Happy to share, and than you.

I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes it just doesn’t work even though there isn’t much color in the photo. The hints of it here keeps me looking. It adds some dimension that I think would be lost with a B&W conversion.