The direction of light on this tree and it’s placement with respect to the adobe wall made me stop in my tracks as I was walking by. Using adobe as a background in compositions is one of my favorite things to do.

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  1. Anonymous

    It would for me also. The lines and composition are amazing. Did you add texture? Not sure, but it appears grainy.

    08/13/2012 at 6:53 am

    • admin

      The sky was a total washout due to smoke from a forest fire so I added a touch of texture only to that portion of the image to give the sky a bit of life. Any other apparent graininess is actually the rough texture of the adobe or the pattern of tiny needles on the branches of the evergreen tree. Because of the natural texture of those elements the original appearance of the creamy-smooth sky didn’t really work.

      08/14/2012 at 12:43 am

      • Anonymous

        Well, kudos to you for teaching me well enough that I spotted grain … {:o)!

        08/14/2012 at 8:23 am