Monochrome Wednesday – That Tree

Monochrome Wednesday - That Tree

When trying to think about what to do for Monochrome Wednesday I thought it would be nice to see what that tree would like in black and white. I know I’ve shown a lot of photos of the tree, but I really wanted to see what it would be like.

Monochrome Wednesday – That Tree

Even though the morning at That Tree was probably the worse in terms of emotions for the whole trip, I did manage to get some of my best and favourite photos there. I have said so many times that when you travel you can’t control the conditions.

While looking on Instagram I’ve seen so many amazing photos of this tree, but I have to be very happy with what I have. It is all I will get. Nothing I can do about that.

So I have to work with what I’ve got. It is good to experiment with those and try different things.

Black and White

I wanted to see what one of them would look like when it was in monochrome. You don’t see it a lot as most photos are colour. Well the ones I see. The soft colours that you seem to get around there are beautiful and it some ways it seems a shame to remove them.

I had to try it and see what I thought. See what the image would like in black and white. The contrast is quite good, and I like that.

The other thing I’ve wanted to see was if it would be better if I cropped it. The right side of the image was very empty. After seeing so many images online and many of them were taken in vertical mode it seemed like a good idea. I did try this in vertical but I didn’t really like it. The tree seemed cramped. My solution was to try a square crop.

Now that I have tried it, I quite like the outcome and I may have to go to see if the others might look good too.

Monochrome Wednesday - That Tree

This image was taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 and XF 18-135mm lens. The camera was supported by my 3 Legged Thing, Billy tripod.

Joining in

It would be great if you would like to participate, especially if you are enjoying the monochrome challenge again. If you want to contribute there is a Facebook groupTPM Photos which you can join and share your images. Of course, if you are blogging no reason why you can’t post your own. I like this challenge and it is nice to be thinking in monochrome again.

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  1. This photograph is stunning! I love all the shapes and textures (which the monochrome definitely emphasises) and the ethereal, dream-like atmosphere.

    1. Thank you Laura, I think that is one of the things I love about black and white, how it can do that. I tried adding a tone, but deleted it, didn’t think it worked as well with it.

  2. I love your photo in all versions. I made a B&W fungi for today I hope a link is OK.
    I don’t post my images any more on FaceBook because of their image policy (they can display and use photos any way they want to). I didn’t like their cutsy photo montages of my work. I want some control of how and where my work is displayed, so I removed all my work from FaceBook. If you find a way to preserve copyright and usage on Facebook let me know.

    1. Thank you Sherry. the link is fine. It looks good.
      I don’t know that they really do anything with people’s photos. I don’t worry about it, though if they start requiring people to show their drivers license, it will be the end of FB for me.

  3. I have seen many images of this tree too and I have to say this version ranks highly as one of my favorites. I look at this photo for quite a while 🙂

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