Friday, May 8, 2009

A bit of a change of pace...too much wooded forests, streams etc...gets boring! Just kidding...for me those things never get old but I realize there are others here looking at the pictures besides me!

This is a picture of a pristine Sycamore tree. One of my favorite trees, their bark is snow white and when leaves come out in the Spring, the green of the leaves contrasting with the white trunk is gorgeous.

The process I used on this is called Solarization. It is a technique often used to create fantasy images. They look realistic but at the same time, look unworldly.

In the days before digital, this technique was created by turning on the light in the darkroom for an instant while developing the print and the light "burnt" the image. Today with digital, there are filters that create the same effect.


Dani said...

Your guest post is up today at the Daily Drop! Thanks so much- I see people have already commented about how great it is!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dani, I have posted a reminder today for folks to visit your blog ans get to know your site!


septembermom said...

Solarization is really a cool effect! I love this picture. Dan, thank you for teaching me something new today! I'm always hungry to learn something new. I enjoyed your post on Dani's blog too.

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you was fun!