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12-10-2021, 08:50 PM   #1
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Cedar Roots
Lens: DFA 28-105 @ 80mm Camera: K-1 Photo Location: Olympic National Park ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/45s Aperture: F4.5 

I barely ever do B&W any more, but this one asked for it. It's a section of the base of the biggest Red Cedar tree in Washington state.

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Really nice Black & White, and I like the square aspect also.
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Gorgious art of nature converted to great photographic art.
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nice choice to go BW - really brings out the textures.
well done!

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Very much a piece of nature's art, transformed into photographic art!
(Like 5ks said.)
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Very intriguing and complex picture with lots of details to ponder on. Post processing is second to none. A strong diagonal holds the picture together while the chaotic roots keeps it interesting; It takes a keen eye to spot and a skilled mind to capture it - congratulations.
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I agree that this scene "asked for it" with monochrome. It helps you focus on the lines and texture. Very nice!

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B&W makes them looks like they were made from casted iron... good job!
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The square crop made a fine composition. You are right going BW on this one, although I must say I would bring up the exposure just a bit, to avoid certain grey portions around the main root area, but that's me. very nice light and framing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatridger Quote
I barely ever do B&W any more, but this one asked for it. It's a section of the base of the biggest Red Cedar tree in Washington state.
Nice! Undoubtedly prints beautifully and wouldn't work as well in color IMHO.
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Nice. They sky is distracting at the sides. A crop perhaps?
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