Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tree Art - Beachside


Above photo as it came out of the camera, I took several shots like this to play with, blowing out the color by setting the shutter speed at different speeds. I found 1/160 took must of the color and detail out, so took half a dozen on that setting.


Above is after I edited it a little in Photo Shop, and below I changed it to Black and White...and played with the black and white until I liked it.

I do love these dead trees, to me they are works of art just as they are.






31 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

I really love trees of all kinds, especially in silhouette at night.
These photo's are beautiful Sandra, you're right they are natures works of art.
Briony
x

S. Etole said...

These turned out really great. The last one looks just like a drawing.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Black and white is really suited to these trees and converting to a line drawing would also be fun, Sandra. Picassa has this option under special EFX.

Deb said...

They are natures works of arts!!! Love love love the black and white

LindyLou Mac said...

Great studies of the driftwood Sandra.

Madi and Mom said...

I love driftwood and all the treasures one can find on the beach...this girl is itching to have her toes in the sand too.
maybe next year.
Hugs C

GOOSE said...

This is why stick saving is so important. Dead trees are beautiful.
Blessings,
Goose

EG CameraGirl said...

Driftwood appeals to me too. Niceky done!

Blackberry Lane said...

My favorite is the next to last.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I too am still learning this camera, its amazing all it can do and there is so much more to learn. Great captures of the driftwood. I wish I could be there to just touch the wood, too bad you cant take some home with you.

Cranberry Morning said...

Just gorgeous! That first one looks like it belongs on my wall. :-)

Snapper II said...

I like all of them. The black and white look like pencil or charcoal.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the last pencil drawing one. :)

Rebecca said...

I DO like the b and w conversions. Very artsy indeed.

Mersad said...

They really do look like pencil drawings!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Pam :) said...

They are definitely works of art. Nicely done Sandra. I love finding driftwood on the beach.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You know I share your heart when it comes to dead trees and I love what you did with photo shop!

SweetMarie said...

I like all of these, but the second from the bottom is my favorite. :)

George said...

As I've said before, I like your pictures of the tree skeletons as they come right out of the camera. But your edits are truly beautiful -- thanks for sharing them with us.

Angela said...

They are beautiful indeed!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

When I went to the beach a couple months back, I marveled at all the driftwood. Lovely captures here Sandra.

Ginny said...

Wow, I actually thought the first picture was a painting!!! My favorites are two and next to last, but ALL beautiful and a symbol of BEACH!

photowannabe said...

The treatment on the first one looks like a watercolor painting. It would look pretty matted and hung.

Ann said...

Love the trees, they are works of art but what you did to your pictures are also works of art. I never would have thought to play with the settings that way. That last one is fabulous, looks like a pencil drawing

Michaele said...

These trees lender themselves so well to your art. I love it when B&W turn out neat.

SquirrelQueen said...

I can never get enough of driftwood. Any time, any place, I love it. I love all of the playing you did in PS but the second one makes me want to go to the beach.

Betsy Adams said...

My fav is the 2nd from the bottom one --but I do like the B&W one at the end.... NEAT.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gail said...

Divine...and I bet you can't carry any of the drift wood home either.

LC said...

Well done, but my favorite of your digital art manipulations were the framed tomato plant and bloom photos that appeared on, I think, your kitchen wall in an earlier post. They were so striking and dramatic!

Chatty Crone said...

They may be dead, but I think it is beautiful! I would like to have a piece in my house.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

While I love the fauna in the pictures I:'m drawn into them because of the water. Water always gets my attention and I have no idea why.