beech grove

by Arnold Wolfgang

beech grove wood forest arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Landscapes - monochromatic

Tags: grove beech wood forest

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2012-07-08 19:58:22
Focal Length : 24/1
Exposure Time : 1/25
F Number : 5.6
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 24
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Wolfgang Arnold
Software : Aperture 3.3.2
Gps Latitude Ref : N
Gps Latitude : 51/1 18/1 319/10
Gps Longitude Ref : E
Gps Longitude : 6/1 51/1 169/5

Published: Saturday 8th of September 2012 06:51:11 PM


Richard John Edwards

Wolfgang, great image, great tones, can you present a version with the top 1/4 cropped out, my opinion is that it would be stronger. It would give the image a bit more of a focal point to the trees in the background. Try it and see if you like it. But regardless of my opinion, it very good work.

Regards Richard

Wolfgang Arnold

@Jörg, many thanks for your comment - it's near Blauer See, Ratingen. Despite densly populated area there are some "islands" of green (like this) around.

@Richard, many thanks for your suggestion. You have a point, viewers gaze might drift off the upper edge. Here's a quick an dirty tighter crop and 3:4 aspect ratio.

@Ruud, many thanks for your favourable comment.

Jack McRitchie
What a lively little scene, this animated grove of beech trees. The undulating forest floor really adds a feeling of animation to this woodscape. Great tones and trees with real character.

Jörg Vetter

Premium German forest part ... want to walk there. BR JV

JeffS L

The detail here is wonderful.  The soft sepia is almost too sentimental, but then those rich details in the leaves and bark give a counterweight, pulling this back into reality.  This is an effect I admire greatly but can never reproduce adequately.

Ruud Albers

A very nicely composed beautiful shot, Wolfgang!

With best regards,



Wolfgang Arnold

many thanks for your recent comments. The main "trick" here was combining three exposures with an HDR tool (HDR Efex 2 - if you're interested in tooling). Although the scene as such might not immediately suggest using HDR it helped a lot in balancing tonalities. Fine details are primarily due to the equipment - although web resolution is far lower than original - I have the impression that at least a bit of the detail conrast translates into lower resolution images.

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