A lone hilltop tree is framed within the branches of a lone ghost tree in Mokelumne Hill, CA. Here’s another photograph that was taken into Silver EFex Pro 2 for post processing. Even with some tweaking, I’m still not satisfied with the results. I’m not quite sure why there is a halo effect around the tree and above the hillside. While it does create a nice effect, it’s not what I was intending to do.
With that being said, I will probably do another processing run and perhaps even crop to isolate some features I do like, such as the lower half of the tree and the dark and light shades of the hills along that line. The second area of interest is the upper half of the tree and especially how the branches thrust into the glowing sky. It is a bit strange how the sums of the parts do not make a photograph that I love as a whole!
The other Mokelumne-area photography posts:
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, 200mm, ISO 100, 1/3 sec, f/16
Ghost Tree, Hilltop Tree, Hills, B&W. Mokelumne Hill, California. February 11, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.