August 6, 2011

Lone Tree in the Palouse - Simply B&W

Processed with Simply B&W and Filterstorm
Yesterday before the must see sunset on top of Steptoe Butte (the mountain in the background) I took my friends to the Lone Tree. This amazing beauty stands proudly among the golden wheat which will be ready to harvest in about 3 weeks, quite late this year due to a wet and cold spring.

When I arrived I instantly decided my best image would need three things: wheat in the foreground, and unobstructed view of Steptoe Butte in the background and the branches of the tree gracefully bowing. So I moved into the field, carefully watching my steps, until I had the tree and Steptoe in position. Next I knelt down eye level with the wheat heads creating a sweeping foreground. The camera I chose was ProCamera because I wanted the wheat heads sharp and not blurred as they blew in the wind. When I looked up to see where all the other iPhoneographers had positioned themselves, I noticed a few cameras pointing my way. I must have looked like a tiny dot of color among the golden wheat,therefore causing me to be the attraction instead of the tree for a moment.

A few days ago I was introduced to what many great iPhoneographers consider to be the best B&W processing app, "Simply B&W". The app is easy to use and understand. The best part is the colored filters that allow for greater control of the image processing. I liked one color filter for the sky and another for the foreground so I blended the two together in Filterstorm.

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1 comment:

  1. Another hot one out on highway eleven
    This is my life It's what I've chosen to do
    There are no free rides No one said it'd be easy
    The old man told me this my son I'm telling it to you

    Days turn to minutes and minutes to memories

    Life sweeps away the dreams that we have planned

    You are young and you are the future

    So suck it up and tough it out and be the best that you can

    John Mellencamp


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