Dead Tree – Yosemite

Found this old dead tree in a meadow in Yosemite.  I decided to shoot up and try to capture some of the sky that showed that day.  Fortunately the clouds were cooperating.  Processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels and saturation as well as burning and dodging.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/16, 1/80 sec., ISO 125, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.

Partial Shade

I was taking some shots of ferns in complete shade when I came upon this stump in partial shade.  Thought it had a lot of character so I am using it for the shade theme.  Processed in Photoshop Elements with adjusted levels, high pass filter and burning.  Still taken in Yosemite.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/5.6, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, focal length 90 mm.  No flash.

Windswept Tree

This old tree shows years of exposure to weather and the ocean.  This tree was found on the 17-mile drive in Carmel, CA near the Ghost Cypress.  Photo was processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels and adding a high pass filter.  Final product was burned.  I guess it is easy to see that I love trees!

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/22, 1/80 sec., ISO 1600, focal length 55 mm.  No flash.

Here is another take on the Lone Cypress in Carmel, CA.  I processed in Photoshop Elements by adjusting levels, changing to b/w and then adding a sepia tone.  I did a little burning as well.  You can see the fog rolling over the mountains in the background.

Camera settings: Canon T1i, F/25,  1/100 sec., ISO 500, focal length 74 mm.  No flash.