Thursday, November 01, 2007

SWEET GUM


Thanks everyone for giving me the name of my mystery tree. I used the film grain element on this shot and really liked the effect. I just posted this and am so disappointed in how it loaded. It isn't as bright nor does the film grain show the way it does on my screen.
Well this may stay or I may add another one tomorrow. Blogger/Picasa doesn't always come through.
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24 comments:

Olivier said...

Attention , trop de bruit (où grain) détériore l'image, apres cela depend aussi de 'ISO que tu as utilisé et de la compression de ton image. Plus l'ISO est grand, plus tu as de bruit et plus la compression de l'image est grande, plus tu perds de la qualité.


Beware, too much noise (where grain) deteriorates the image, after it also depends on the ISO that you have used and the tone image compression. If your ISO is great, you have more noise and compression of the image is large but you lose the quality. (It is for this reason that we must make time, a link to a large photo)

evlahos said...

wonderful natureral photos you have here. well done

Kekiinani said...

I think that the image turned out great. You can see the grain/noise and I love the colors. :)

Annie said...

I'm Falling in love with that photo. Tis the season for great passion, isn't it, Sue?

Jules said...

hi - have seen your name around the traps so thought I'd pop over and say hi - so glad I did your photos are really stunning - i'll be back
cheers!!!

MedaM said...

Don’t worry Sue, there is no doubt that this photo is wonderful.

JAM said...

Sweetgum trees are my favorite trees on this earth. I love them. The few years we lived in the Atlanta area sweetgum trees were everywhere and the most colorful trees of all in fall. I loved how one might end up bright red and another sweetgum right next to it would be bright yellow.

I like the tight film grain look on this one. I haven't fooled with the film grain look a whole lot but I do sometimes miss the look of Kodachrome. Some of my photos I wish I had taken slides of and make them look as if they had been taken with Kodachrome.

That's another beautiful thing about digital photos, so much range of possibilities.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice shot. I like these trees and their leaves but don't like their spikey seed pods. Wow those are hard to step on.

jel said...

it's a cool pictures~ :)

Stunner said...

Very nice shot, I love the mix of colours!

imac said...

Tis ok and looks nice and golourful.

TRM said...

I find myself using the film grain element too, but mostly with black and white when I'm looking to enhance a little distortion. Loving the fall pics posted lately.

Moi said...

the grain effect works for this one..i have never found it applicable for any of my pics.....but for this one it works real right, Sue :)

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Sue,
Glad you enjoyed my shadow image. I was able to shoot just past the tree to get only it's shadow on the barn.

CG said...

The colours are beautiful, anyway...

Steve Buser said...

So much for programmers and alogrithm. Art is at their mercy. I like the photo, if the original is better, I wish there were a way to show it.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

AphotoAday said...

Hey Photowannabe Sue, --you know, you were mentioning that you were disappointed with how that shot came out, but what I think that photo needs is a little bit of sharpening... It's easy in Photoshop -- I sharpen most all of my photos to one extent or another... Don't know if you have a sharpen button in your graphics program, but that's my two cents on the matter...

And by the way, you were mentioning that you and your husband dressed up as clowns for Halloween -- did you get someone to take a photo of you two? I'd pay money to see that... Please promise that if you didn't get a shot this year that you will make sure to get a photo next Halloween...

Wendy said...

Beautiful leaves - its so neat to watch the progressional change of colors as fall makes its way towards winter.

Oswegan said...

Yes, the colors are nice.

The problem with digital is that it takes a lot to control white balance and other factors from camera to screen to printer. Photoshop can help to correct some of those things. I know of some good books on the subject if you are interested.

~Oswegan

Merisi said...

I have no idea how to enhance a photo after the fact, but I like the way your image shows when you enlarge it. Maybe that is what it's called "grainy", but to me it looks like printed on fabric with a not too tight weave. I like the effect.

John Roberts said...

We have a sweet gum tree in our front yard, but the leaves don't turn prety colors like this!

tsduff said...

Gorgeous!!!! I have a liquid amber tree in my yard - it is one of my favorite sources of fall color. I just call it the amber tree for short - although it is a sweet gum. Beautiful colors!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Phowa,
I agree with you, sometimes afterworking with a program , the phot is coming out less clear as it was, however, I can see how great this leaves are, so I pretend that they are clear oke?
I did not enlarge them, so they are beautiful,

:)

Sandrine said...

Great fall shot!