My experimenting with the Tamron 11-18mm ultra-wide continues. I found this giant burr oak along the Minnesota River Valley while chasing woodpeckers. It’s a lot of fun switching from 300mm to 11mm lenses. A shift in perspective is an understatement.
The shape of this tree and the stark texture of the bark inspired me to change the colors. The power of the blue sky was being diminished by the bland brown of the tree, so I made the tree monochrome. This kept the texture but lost the bland brown (which played such a critical roll in yesterday’s image). Yes, I pumped up the blue, but not much. It’s fun to play with an image in post, but you should have a reason or logic behind your decisions. Before you start messing with it, ask yourself: what are the strengths and weaknesses of the original image? How can I play them up or down?
Are you using Lightroom? If so, let me know, I’m really enjoying it and still discovering the power of the fantastic program.