06/27/11 - Into the Distance - The Gatekeeper - A Composition in Blue and Gold - Field of Freedom
I've been studying this tree to/from my dad's house for a couple of years now. It's on NC 200, and you see it just as you round a curve. It was a rough trip home yesterday. I got so upset at the hospital that I felt drained of every bit of energy I had. I ended up making several stops to take pics in an effort to refresh myself, and this was one of them.
The original shot which I have done tons of stuff to is here:
I realize the colors are over the top but I liked the surreal result. Maybe someone's dreams...
HDR to start with then Picasa graduated tint to blue up sky then saturated and auto contrast. Cropped to 8X10.
I was told that my dad isn't going to pull out of this one...
Thanks for your comments on my red flower from yesterday. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to reciprocate.