Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Concan Cypress Trees

Taken two weekends ago in Concan, Texas. The fall colors of the giant Bald Cypress trees lining the Frio River in Concan were at their peak.

Title: "Concan Cypress Trees"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 100-400mm L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro to combine three tripod mounted exposures (-2,0,+2) into one HDR (High Dynamic Range) image > Photoshop CS3 > Topaz Adjust plugin


Larry said...

Great texture and colors. I like this shot as is but I also think the an abstract square crop of the tree tops would be cool.

Bradley said...

I live here and never get sick of looking at them, what a shot.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry and Bradley!

Larry - I agree that an abstract form this might work well. I kind of think I may have played with a square crop but don't remember why I didn't use it.

Bradley - You're lucky to be able to enjoy this sight every day! I have to drive a long way away from Houston to see any appreciable fall colors at all.


Marco Reis said...

We don't see images like these here in Portugal...
It looks like surreal...

Barry Armer said...

Thank you Marco!

Glad you like it!


Larry J. Patrick said...

I must admit, this one might be a little over the top for me. I do like the fact that you are pushing your photos in different directions. Good job.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick!

I'll show you the raw image some time. It's amazing how little I had to push this one. If memory serves this was an alomost surreal scene.