I really like the diagonal lines here, where the movement mimics and emphasizes the natural flow of the limbs. The color works for me to add another element of artistry to an artistic image – well done!.
Vanessa, this is an extremely well done ICM, and I think @Diane_Miller hit the nail on the head, your ICM movement mimics the natural flow of the tree limbs. It helps to keep the subject somewhat recognizable, while still yielding a pleasing abstract look.
I think both versions work, but my personal preference is the B&W, i think it handles the contrast slightly better than the color version. I think the B&W is very good as presented, but I would suggest two tweaks. The whites in the image look somewhat gray, I think you could increase the exposure slightly to make them more white, and B&W should easily be able to handle the increased contrast. I also find my eye gets drawn to the snowy bough at the bottom center, I would burn that down to make it darker than the snow in the rest of the image. Minor nit’s, but I think it would make a good image even stronger.
Hi @Ed_McGuirk! Thanks for stopping by and your feedback. I kind of was wondering about that one bright part myself. And also thought the whole image could use to be a bit brighter. Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it. I’ll have to go back in and adjust some things. Thanks!
I don’t know what the eye dropper is @Karl_Zuzarte . I suspect it might be a tool in LR or PS? I only have LR for iPad and haven’t seen that feature… thanks for your comments and feedback! Really appreciate it!