Nature's Painting

Posted by Denny Jump Photo (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 January 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

I captured this image in late October of 2015 when we were still living in Eastern Pennsylvania.....
Many mornings, on my way to work, I would leave home a bit early so I could, first, visit my favorite sunrise morning photo spot which was conveniently located very close to the office.

This lovely old tree was one of my favorite subjects because of its shape and character. But there was so much vegetation surrounding it, photographic composition was a challenge....I always "saw" this tree as a wonderful subject for a painting...but I am certainly not a painter!

Finally, hoping to achieve that "painterly" look, this evening (Friday 20 Jan 2017) I started playing around with the image, bouncing it from ON1 to CK Tonality Plus - to NIK Efex Pro4 - .Finally, blending and bouncing back and forth finally provided this outcome.

I hope you like this old tree I call, "Nature's Painting!"

- "The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man". (John Ruskin)
- "A person often meets her/his destiny on the road he took to avoid it" — (Jean de La Fontaine)

- Note from Denny:
My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music ... especially, but not exclusively, Jazz, and Blues. The following two musical artists and lyrics seem to really sum-up rather well, where my inspiration and spiritual beliefs reside:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

LONNIE LISTON SMITH:
EXPAND YOUR MIND TO UNDERSTAND, WE ALL MUST LIVE IN PEACE TO EARTH...
EXTEND YOUR HAND TO HELP THE PLAN OF LOVE FOR ALL MANKIND ON EARTH;
Lonnie Liston Smith and the Cosmic Echoes

 

Nikon D800
1/10 second
F/14.0
ISO 6400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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