Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2013-05-30 19:01:26
Focal Length : 14/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/30
Exposure Time : 1/30
Aperture Value : 4.5
F Number : 4.5
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 14
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Copyright 2013 Wolfgang Arnold - CC BY-SA 3.0
Software : Aperture 3.4.5
Published: Saturday 27th of July 2013 03:05:38 PM
Good decision to go with the black/white.... lovely composition
The black and white is stunning, but I feel more comfortable with the color version. I love the greens,
Wow. Black and white makes all the difference. Excellent work, Wolfgang.
The dark twisted limbs of the trees that reach into the canopy like veins look superb. It almost becomes abstract when staring into the myriad of branches.
I am curious to know how it would have looked in colour.
Compliments & Best Regards
Excellent picture. The placement of objects is near perfect. The choice of Black & White is lifting the image. The play of highlights & dark patches (leaves) Near the top is very interesting. Well Done.
Alf, Ruud, Amelia, Wayne, Ravinder,
big thanks for your encouraging comments!
In fact, I was not entirely sure, whether to prefer colour or b/w - but in the end decided for b/w because I found it emphasized the trunks, branches and twigs better. Nevertheless, here's also the colour version.
It's like a scene from the bad woods in Lord of the Rings, or maybe some horror-movie where we're lost inside a mind.... It's very atmospheric, maybe not an immediate pleasant atmosphere, but captivating and engaging all the same.
And from the colour version, I can wholeheartedly say: B&W is completely the right choice.
It's fascinating to see this photo in color after having formulated an opinion on it in b&w. IMHO the b&w version feels foreboding while the color is relaxing and warm. Both are beautiful. I prefer the b&w. Nice work.~~~~L
A very nicely composed beautiful result, Wolfgang!
" Traveling" a bit in your fille, this is a great observing eye to see this natural forms that are looks like a human hand engalfing the heads of the forest trees. Real nice pp and looks much better in B/W.
many thanks for all your comments!
Beautifully surreal. I like this a lot.