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My desire is to show mystery through light and shadow. There is a lot of texture here as well which makes it complex.
I am looking for the Rembrandt look in both tonality and usage of color. Emotionally I am trying to arouse the viewer without necessarily an interest in the subject matter (wood and stone).
I am interested in all feedback on this one. Well, I don’t think there is a conceptual content here actually.
Does anyone find this image unsettling? It strikes me that some may find it so.
GFX50R, 45-100mm, f/11, focus stacked
This is a part of an uprooted tree in the Hoh Rain Forest State Park on a rainy day. Fortunately, or not, none of the roots were wet.
What I am loving about this image, Igor, is how the various textures, forms and colors all work in harmony. For me at least, creating a fascinating photo to enjoy for hours. Must admit, I do prefer the lighter original version.
I find myself a little twisted here. I prefer the composition of the darker image, but wish it were slightly lighter (not as much as the lighter version). I love the variety of tones, hues, and textures as it gives the viewer so much to explore. Excellent eye to recognize the value of the scene!
Of the three, the last one has the best brightness (not too much, not too little). That being said, I’m finding it relatively flat in terms of light vs. dark. You said you want to show mystery through light and shadow. I’m not seeing much difference between light and shadow in this one. In light (ha ha) of your initial comment, I’d see something more along these lines, although I know you prefer more evenly lit scenes (I couldn’t really tell where the light was on anything other than the main root, so my edit may not be the best depiction).
Thank you for the rework, @Bonnie_Lampley . I like your version as well. You’ve basically highlighted 3 areas and allowed the rest to go dark. It gives me the idea that the main root could go lighter than it is by a tad. I like the texture in the lower right quadrant and don’t want it to go dark. I am aware that all the attention is drawn to that area, which I consider a weakness.