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photoblog image Trees in the snow

Trees in the snow

I thought I'd try and do a really stark b&w of this. Once again up at Clent.

Trees in the snow

I thought I'd try and do a really stark b&w of this. Once again up at Clent.

comments (30)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2008, 01:10
Who's a clever lad, then!
This is brilliant, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Cheers Ray, have a good daysmile
I really like this... very high key, you've lost detail in the foliage, but it works in this case. Very nice.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Dawn. I tried to keep some detail but if I did I lost the starkness, guess I haven't worked out how to get both!!
Can't complain about this!
Bill Phillips: Good! You on the night shift or just up early??
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2008, 06:56
yes, "really stark" - snow or not snow- an impressive pic- like from old illustrations-books.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Philine.
  • Ada
  • stuck in my head
  • 21 Nov 2008, 06:59
interesting processing,.....but it works even with the blown out parts..
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ada. I wanted to get more detail in the black really but couldn't quite get it so went for this.
  • FLOOG
  • The library of my contented soul
  • 21 Nov 2008, 07:02
Feels like a shot taken on a box brownie in the late 1800's, a really nice vibe.

I like your experimentational work, Mr P smile
Bill Phillips: I've got a box cameratongue Perhaps I should start using it?
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Nov 2008, 07:51
Well---I see where you are coming from,but it's not for me
Bill Phillips: Fair enough Vintage. Thanks for being honestsmile
Well, its better than it would be in shades of grey, and you've certainly got the 'stark' that you wanted. Have you thought about taking this same pic and converting it to negative. I bet really would look super stunning - and totally unrealistic.
Bill Phillips: I did think of infra red, but a negative...well that would be twiddlinggrin
this is not my style of processing
Bill Phillips: It isn't mine normally, but I like to try different things. some work and some don't
Yes, Lord Will, this is stark. Not bad either.
Bill Phillips: Thankeee koind zurr!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Nov 2008, 09:58
The stark b&w works OK. Possibility of skiing?
Bill Phillips: Could be this Sunday as snow is forecast! I won't be up there though!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2008, 10:07
If you go for high contrast like this it doesn't matter a fig whether you have the detail in the shadows or not - that's the whole point. Good, moody stuff! And it's good to experiment away from your usual style.
Ingrid
Bill Phillips: True, but I would have liked just a hint of detail, but then it would have been a different picture!
  • BoB
  • Italy
  • 21 Nov 2008, 11:27
I love this conversion
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much. I might do some more one day!
  • Aussie
  • A Wet & Stormy Brisbane
  • 21 Nov 2008, 12:33
Works really well Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Aussie
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 21 Nov 2008, 12:33
You are really enjoying yourself I can see Bill, and it's paying off.
Very nice indeedsmile
Bill Phillips: Of course i'm enjoying myselfsmile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2008, 12:35
I like the starkness to this.. it would make a nice festive greeting card for a colour-blind person!
Bill Phillips: Be ideal for my son-in-law Andy thentongue
You need innovation right. Go ahead with it Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Albert, I willsmile
Works really well Bill, without the snow on the tree trunks it might not be quite so strong though. Well done.
Bill Phillips: It was the snow that got me thinking of doing something like this
Love it, Bill! (:o)
Bill Phillips: Thank you Roz. Much appreciated
I think I might go down this route Bill ...you're an inspiration ... ewr umm umm on the odd occasion ;-) Ha ha richard
Bill Phillips: LOL!! As are you!!
  • bridge
  • Nigeria
  • 21 Nov 2008, 17:02
I like this.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Bridge
Great moody shot Bill. I really like it!
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Richard. Pleased you do
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2008, 18:13
Gives it a real wintery look - you are going to have to splash out on a copy of photoshop Bill. The shadow recovery filter works wonders!
Bill Phillips: If it wasn't 500 quid I might!! By the time I've saved my pennies CS6 will be out!!!
Like a line drawing. It would be interesting to see your technique applied to other shots.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Darren and thanks for visiting my blog.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2008, 19:21
Ogden will be pleased as I am, this is wonderful, great PP, postcard quality!!!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Astrid.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2008, 19:22
I forgot, please have a great weekend.
Maybe it will snow here too, so recharge the powerpack and get up early.....wink
Bill Phillips: And you. I am supposed to be at the butties tomorrow but if the snow arrives I might not!! They are forecasting Arctic winds and snow blizzards, but they might not reach Twiddleton-on-the-Brine.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2008, 22:51
That's a darned good picture Bill, I like it a lot
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Ellie.
Strange effect really !
Bill Phillips: It is rather!
COOL. I like it a lot. I want to do this too. Some ideas are already coming into my head.
Bill Phillips: I shall look forward to seeing what you come up with Paul
An excellent twiddle Bill, almost line art
Bill Phillips: Thank you Nig.

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