"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." John Burroughs
It has finally happened in our little corner of Northwest Iowa...the snow has come and lingured for a while, and today we are enjoying another several inches to finally cover a naked earth. It's been a long while since we've seen measurable amounts as we are having and the moisture is a welcome event.
The blog image was taken a week or so ago during a short blast of winter weather. It was processed in Photoshop and then converted to a black and white with the help of NIK's Silver Efex Pro 2. This software is one of the best on the market (IMO) and mimics a lot of the results from a wet darkroom, which I used to use many years ago.
Manuvering to the right position where one tree isn't blending with another was the difficult task and I even had to crop the left side of the original capture due to a merging that didn't make a lot of "eye" sense. After working with the original for a while I realized that my eye was always being pulled to the left in an effort to make sense of two merging tree trunks and I had a feeling that they would be a problem. As you can see from the final you can imagine that movement to the right or left would cause other such blending of tree trunks in the background.
Being out in the falling snow has a mellowing effect on a person and I hope you all get a chance this winter to do just that.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
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