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John R
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« on: June 30, 2009, 07:29:16 PM »
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A BW conversion of an ornamental tree whose name I have yet to discover. Taken in High Park, Toronto.

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 09:11:50 PM »
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A BW conversion of an ornamental tree whose name I have yet to discover. Taken in High Park, Toronto.

JMR

Very nice!
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 10:07:52 PM »
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Yes, very!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 01:00:54 AM »
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Hard to tell from the image - looks like a cut leaf weeping birch.

Great work!

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 04:42:58 AM »
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I like the ethereal look of your tree, like something out of a dream, like a painting…
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 04:48:42 AM »
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For me its too mushy to appeal. Wants to be a glow but appears dull. Just my taste.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 04:49:49 AM »
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But I like the idea.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 11:40:00 AM »
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Beautiful shot. It has a very painterly quality to it; typically we see this sort of image in soft pastel colors, but your choice of monochrome here makes a very compelling image.

I wonder if Christian's "mushy" comment is a limitation of viewing small images on the web. I can't help but thinking a large print of this image would be even more striking.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 12:15:15 PM »
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It has a very Impressionistic feel to it.  To add intensity to that, instead of B&W, I would like to see a version with just the slightest amount of color.  But the image is effective as-is.
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 01:13:50 PM »
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I wonder if Christian's "mushy" comment is a limitation of viewing small images on the web. I can't help but thinking a large print of this image would be even more striking.

Jeff, that might be possible! Especially with all these small details. In fact Im wondering what I am missing because of all these positive comments  Maybe Im not so trained in translating a screen view mentally to a print. ...anyway.

I like the view, and the idea of it shining, glowing, but this particular reincarnation is just a bit too flat for me wich makes me uncomfortable. I might feel different when printed, can't know.

Christian

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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 10:53:13 PM »
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Wolfnowl, it may be a Willow, I would say an ornamental variety given that it is in a park near a garden. It certainly is not the Willow species we usually see. It's small, about 10 ft, that's it.

This shot is really an in-camera double exposure, according to my notes. As I said before, regarding such images, the purpose is to create and convey an impression and not be literal. I created a larger copy, if anyone is interested. Thanks for all the comments.

JMR

Edit- **Yep, Wolf nowl was right a weeping birch it is**
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2009, 11:27:40 PM »
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Hard to tell from the image - looks like a cut leaf weeping birch.

Great work!

Mike.
Looks like a birch to me also.
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