experimenting with the levels…
yesterday I took this photo of the gnarly birch tree…I love trees with limbs like this one so interesting, always makes me wonder why the limb grew the way it did? I took the photo of the whole tree but it is in front of what I think is one of the City yards and there are work buildings etc., which doesn’t contribute to an interesting photo…too much going on when I wanted to concentrate on just the tree, so as you can tell it is cropped…
then I decided to play a little with the tools in PhotoScape as I’ve not done a great deal with it yet…this one is colour enhanced slightly.
this one is of course grayscale…
on this one I adjusted the luminance curve…
and finally…this one is reverse black and white…
very interesting to see what can be done with a relatively simple program…for the time being PhotoScape works for me…I know there is so much more that can be done with PhotoShop, but I don’t have the time to learn the ins and outs before I begin using it…this works for now!
When I was little, I thought branches grew like this because they couldn’t make up their minds which way they wanted to go.
I guess maybe I still think that. 🙂
February 3, 2013 at 1:21 am
lol…that’s as good a reason as any!
February 3, 2013 at 1:57 am
February 3, 2013 at 4:14 am
February 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm
#4-great image-I love playing with luminance curves-they can really change the impact of an image-
February 3, 2013 at 4:12 pm
thanks…I’ve not done much playing so this was fun…I particularly like the capabilities of luminance and reverse black and white…thanks for visiting!
February 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm
Heather, my favorites are the third and last one. I love trees with character too!
Blessings ~ Wendy
February 5, 2013 at 5:06 am
thank you Wendy…my favourites are the same…I’m enjoying playing with these tools… 🙂
February 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm
The last one is my favorite, but they are all great!
February 7, 2013 at 6:03 am
thank you Cindy…I rather like the effect of the reverse black and white myself…very unique look to it!
February 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm