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sadness of the trees

Discussion in 'Nature' started by stillshunter, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
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  2. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    i think my great great grandma was a dryad, so i agree with you ;) or mebbe its my LACK of medication! HA! :D

    my fav tree around the corner got blown down in a wind storm last year... i was devastated! i actually told the other similar tree downtown that her sister had died when i drove by it. it was sad to me. but im INFP like that
     
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  3. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Speaking of medication - an Anti Wordsworth poem

    I wondered if I was lonely as that tree
    That sits and sways on top of that hill
    It don't do nuthing much cept
    It just sits and sways on top of that hill
    Looking all lonely
    Just like me
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm not sure if they are sad, but I think these 3 always look like they are cold (which makes me sad, because I don;t know where to find a coat for them).
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    a cold day on the great lake by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
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  5. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Luke, the trees in Mark's post look sad. The trio of trees in your post, to me, look like they're asleep.
     
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  6. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    can you imagine how complicated the knitting would be for a sweater for those trees? look how many arm holes youd need!
     
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  7. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
    image30.
    An over population of white bark pine beetle, has nearly wiped out many of our high elevation forests.
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  8. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Stillshunter,

    I think it's the meds.

    Sometimes, trees give a party!

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    (Maybe it's the tree's meds.)

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  9. Woody112704

    Woody112704 SC Top Veteran

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    Iowa
    Jared
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  10. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    my tree, which has passed away

    rr tree.


    dttree.
    and sister tree downtown
     
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  11. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    These are all so good that I hesitated last night put up my modest offering. But here goes:

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    Shot with my new Olympus 35 SP rangefinder on Tmax 400.
     
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  12. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    is that just a straigh bw conversion? i can never seem to like my OWN bw shots without outrageous contrast/vign/grain/sepiatone ... at least two of those! lol
    but i always like it when i see it on other peoples shots!
     
  13. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    I scanned the film in 16 bit grayscale and fiddled with the results in Photoshop, so a pretty straighforward digital treatment of a 35mm negative. I may throw it into B&W effects or another program to see if something different works -- something that would approximate a diluted selenium treatment (1:40) for increased shadow separation and dmax (and permanence)

    Correction: I just now replaced the original. I found I bit of sharpening in Perfect Effects helped bring out a lot of (apparent) detail. I used the circus-like named "Amazing Detail Finder" and applied it very minimally using the sliders. It does seem to minimize some of the softening that comes from the scans. The negatives are very sharp.
     
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  14. qhs232

    qhs232 SC Regular

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    Oct 6, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    Gary
    Blissful……but only for a short time
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  15. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    ^prettiest thing ive ever seen in detroit!
     
  16. qhs232

    qhs232 SC Regular

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    Oct 6, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    Gary
    technically the Detroit 'burbs' :smile:
     
  17. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Very sad that this last for so little time Gary. Nice analogy for moments of our very existence….(oops must be the meds again making me soppy :blush:)
     
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  18. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    That SP of yours is shaping up real nice mate….as is your return to TMY2. Love the tonal range….you even got a digital shooter 'thinkin' :thumbup:….nothing like film for B&W period!

    Sadness comes through so well, poor trees we just lop and chop them and they just keep on keeping on :frown:
     
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  19. ryanshoots

    ryanshoots SC Regular

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Minnesota
    <a href="http://www.ipernity.com/doc/ryanshoots/30255697"><img title="Alone" alt="Alone" src="http://u1.ipernity.com/35/56/97/30255697.6420f462.800.jpg?r1" height="534" width="800" /></a>
     
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  20. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

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    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I walked out Sunday morning with my Nikon V1, FT-1/28-300 to try to capture a ghostly tree looming in the fog. I took a couple of shots as the first one, I moved the lens a bit, you know, I liked that first one best...

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