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…

knarly tree. 2013 originalthen 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.

knarly tree. 2013 colour enhancedthis one is of course grayscale…

knarly tree. 2013 grayscaleon this one I adjusted the luminance curve…

knarly tree. 2013 luminace curveand finally…this one is reverse black and white…

knarly tree. 2013 reverse black and whitevery 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!

10 responses

  1. 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

  2. Cool!

    February 3, 2013 at 4:14 am

  3. #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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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