Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Make Like a Tree

DAY 107

17 APR 09

My husband was purchasing car parts. I didn't find the idea of standing around in a stranger's garage appealing, so I opted to stay in the truck. It was a partly cloudy day, and my husband parked beneath some very old, very large trees. Spring had sprung(gotta love those cliches!), and the branches directly above me had gorgeous bright green leaves all over it.

Suddenly, the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, brightening the leaves above me with amazing backlight. Of course, I had to take out the camera and get shots.

Post-production: noise reduction, sharpening, curves adjustment to ease up the green, a little bit of dodging, and a border addition.


  1. Gorgeous! I love the shallow DOF and the backlighting is as you say "amazing". I'm so glad you had your camera with you to capture this scene for us!

  2. Thanks so much, Diane! "Only" four months into the year and taking that camera everywhere is almost a habit! :)

  3. What an awesome picture. The colors really pop in this one.