by Arnold Wolfgang

tentacles trees monochromatic bw seeking critique arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Fangorn

Tags: trees monochromatic b/w seeking critique

Category: Nature

Exif Information:
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


Amelia Arria

Good decision to go with the black/white.... lovely composition

Margaret Woodall-Shark

The black and white is stunning, but I feel more comfortable with the color version. I love the greens,

Wayne Sadler

Wow. Black and white makes all the difference.  Excellent work, Wolfgang.

Alf Bailey
Hi 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



Ravinder Dang

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.

Wolfgang Arnold
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.

Wouter Willemse

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.

Linda Liebl

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

Ruud Albers

A very nicely composed beautiful result, Wolfgang!


Pnina Evental

" 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.

Wolfgang Arnold

many thanks for all your comments!

Peter Alukas

Beautifully surreal. I like this a lot.

Wolfgang Arnold
beech... ...trees

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