Light up that tree…

No, not with electric lights — this is one more from last week’s sunrise series.

It’s hard to describe the quality of the light on this scene.  The sky was almost indigo, a shade I usually associate with an evening sky.  The trees were glowing.  It looked like someone had cranked up the color saturation, only in real life.  A hard copy print on watercolor fine art paper does it more justice than this lo-res version.

Like the Mt. Rainier panorama, this is actually a composite of two separate frames.  In this case, both were portrait (vertical) orientation and stuck together side-to-side instead of end-to-end.  The result is the square aspect that’s more typical of a medium-format camera than an SLR.  Of course you could always crop a rectangular image down to a square, but then you’ve got a pretty small image to work with.  This one is actually about 11″ square, and could probably be printed even a little bigger than that.


~ by Shelly F. Cohen on 6 December 2009.

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