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Diablo Trees - Concord, CA

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 23 July 2014 in Plant & Nature.

In late March we were visiting our son, David, and his wife - our daughter-in-law, Lyndsy, and grand daughters Aurora and Cecelia. During our stay Barbara and I went for several walks along the Diablo Walking Path in Concord, CA. These trees really caught my eye. I loved their shape and the fact that the sun was just behind the trunk of one of the trees. I did not do much with this image for a very long time but spending a little time with the images this past weekend, it "dawned" on me that this image might look interesting in a processed Nik Silver Efex mode. So I wound up finishing this in the Soft Sepia tone of Nik Silver Efex. I hope you like it :-)

Apple iPhone 5s 1/6849 second F/2.2 ISO 40 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Ooh, it's like from a fairy tale!

23 Jul 2014 5:17am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

The processing works perfectly

23 Jul 2014 6:01am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Un beau point de vue !

23 Jul 2014 8:05am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful processing here Denny! They have a wonderfully ethereal feel to them! ;-)

23 Jul 2014 11:31am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A beautiful image Denny! I love the processing and the b&w!

24 Jul 2014 12:05am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is gorgeous with this excellent processing.

24 Jul 2014 12:18am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

your processing brought out excellent texture and detail of the branches! i like the perspective too! thanks for your continuous visits and support as well :-)

24 Jul 2014 1:54am

Langevine from Angers, France

oh superbe l'effet

24 Jul 2014 6:59am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice PP.

24 Jul 2014 7:20pm

Apple iPhone 5s
1/6849 second
F/2.2
ISO 40
30 mm (35mm equiv.)

soft
sepia
trees