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Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Here I go, all artsy-fartsy again.  This 50mm lens is a KILLER!.  I was in a park near my home and there was this enormous tree in the park.  As I got closer, I saw some amazing textures in the bark, so I got in as close as I could and took this shot.  It's really cool in color, but I think it's way better in monochrome.  You be the judge.  

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/60 sec @ f1.8
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast


Cezar and Léia said...

Congratulations dear Wayne, it's such a fabulous macro!
I like a lot!
Léia :)

Marilla said...

It looks like a piece of art when they are together. You can't separate them!

Marka said...

I think they're both very good! Though I am somewhat more partial to the color/sepia version.

When I try this sort of thing, I usually find the lens about 6 inches away from the subject, and then slowly backup until the lens is able to focus again. Cheers!

Clytie said...

Separate they are each amazing ... together they are truly ART. So I'm with Marilla - You can't separate them!

Johnny Nutcase said...

ohh, yes the 50 is a nice lens! Agreed. and love the texture shot too. Trees and bark make for excellent photos. I'm partial to the black and white too, but both are cool!

Rebecca said...

Well, you know I like artsy fartsy! And ya know what would be fun, to invert it! ha ha.

Back again...I 'stole' your photo and played with it. It is so cool with that texture. I put it in picnik and inverted, added sepia, added boost, added heat map with a background hue of blue. It was lots of fun and lots of possibilities. Now I will delete the photo. I just played with it.

Earnest said...

I like the color one better... either is pretty astonishing.

Dragonstar said...

Definitely a winner in black and white! Some would have posted the colour version as a sepia monochrome, but you were right to go for the strength of the B&W.

T. Becque said...

Yes, b&w is nice! I like artsy-fartsy.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I like the b&w best because it is much more intersting. It gives more to think about :)

RuneE said...

They are both very nice ones, but for different reasons. The structure shows up very well in the monochrome one while the colour version to me has a certain delicacy which I associate with the colour

Remus said...

this photos is amazing in the sense of minimalism, in both the colors and the composition.
Well done

Remus said...

PS: I prefer the black and white version said...

Beautiful photo!
If your interested check out my unique photo challenge website, every weekday has its own theme and a different photo challenge every week.
The themes are:

Monday - Creative Colors
Tuesday - Macro
Wednesday - 2 of a kind
Thursday - Urban
Friday - Sunset

The winning photo for every theme/week gets their photo published on the website, check it out and ill be glad if you would join :)

Have a good one!