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What Can You See When You Look Up?

Posted in Canon 7D, Huntington Beach, Photography, tree branches, trees by Bridget Casas on May 27, 2010

Canon 7D, Camera Raw, 17mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO 200

This is my neighbors tree in their parkway. I noticed one day how intricate and intertwined the branches are. You can’t see any of this just looking at the tree straight on. I went in the house to grab my camera and Willie wondered what I was doing. When I showed them to him, he said he had never noticed this before. I did increase the saturation and contrast in Photoshop. It did not need a levels adjustment. I then cropped it some because the sky looked white at the two bottom corners of the photo. It was too distracting and I wanted you to be able to see all that is going on with the tree. I hope you like it. Tonight there is a full moon. I am going to try to get out and take a photo. Why don’t you do it too and we can all post tomorrow and compare. Also, go outside and look up to see if there is anything interesting to photograph!

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  1. nicolerigets said, on May 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    This is absolutely fabulous Bridget!! A magnificent ballet of branches. Please publish the night shot when it’s ready. Love it!

    • Bridget Casas said, on May 27, 2010 at 8:15 pm

      It is so cloudy here now I don’t think I will be able to do it! But I will keep checking.

  2. nicolerigets said, on May 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Weather can be so unpredictable; yet you may get some strange and unique effects through the clouds. Worth a try even if you have to photoshop it heavily. 🙂


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