Edit: Thanks for the valuable feedback! Funny, I was concerned about the top edge and did some work; crop, etc. However, I wasn’t really so much concerned about the darker, longer, wider streak of dark. But I certainly see it now. Every frame I captured contained the standing wave up top and some form of the darker water. I ended up blending in the top of a different frame, did some dodging, burning and color painting to reduce the darkness. I think there is a better balance of tones. At least I’m hoping.
What do you think?
also - I significantly reduced the greens in the same re-worked color version, but not posting. Thanks for the feedback!
You might recognize this as the same willow in my previous post. I’m intrigued by the story of the willow struggling against the currents of the river. Of course the tree and small branches are moving which I think accentuates the story of motion.
Your thoughts, critiques and suggestions welcome.
You may only download this image to demonstrate post-processing techniques.
What technical feedback would you like if any?
Processing, colors, b&w treatment
What artistic feedback would you like if any?
This do anything for you? Which do you favor, color or b&w?
Pertinent technical details or techniques:
(If this is a composite, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn)
This is a single image, no blends from any other frame. Minimal processing, my standard ACR adjustments and a little dodging and burning.
With the b&w, I kept the contrast fairly neutral since I wanted to show texture and motion. Very easy to get heavy handed here, but wanted to keep it simple.
Nikon D800E, 28-300mm @62mm, f/20 1/2s, iso 200.
Thanks for looking!