by Kate

Tree Bark, South Downs, England.

Tree Bark, South Downs, England.

Last summer I visited the South Downs (in southern England). We were going round an ornamental garden and I was taking all the usual photos of the flowers, and then I noticed a fallen tree.

This tree had really gnarled bark which I thought made interesting patterns. My thoughts were that this would make a good black and white picture, but I actually took the photo in colour.

Later on I converted the photo to black and white using Photoshop Elements, and I added a slight diffuse glow too – in order to soften the picture a little.

Well done Kate for spotting a shot that would look good in black and white. And well done for taking the photo in colour and then converting it.

Interesting use of the diffuse glow filter – it really does soften the photo. For those who would like to try this for themselves, the diffuse glow filter can be found in Photoshop by going to
Filter; Distort; Diffuse Glow. a new window will pop up, and here you can make adjustments to the amount of glow.

Thanks Kate for your submission.

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Jan 23, 2008
Interesting shapes
by: Kim

I like the interesting shapes in your photograph. I've been turning my head left and right for the last five minutes!

It makes a perfect black and white image.


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