Epping Forest Beeches

Photo Information
Beech trees in Epping Forest, November 1st 2007.

K10D, 16-45mm @ 16mm, 3 seconds, ISO100. Polariser and tripod.
06/10/2008 - 23:25Daniel Bridge
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter SpeedN/A
Focal LengthN/A


Link Posted 07/10/2008 - 11:58
Wonderful shot.
Superb clarity


Link Posted 11/10/2008 - 14:29
Fantastic colour,nice shot!!


Link Posted 13/10/2008 - 12:09
Epping Forest Beeches by Daniel Bridge
If we put out of our minds that it looks a bit like a nearby
baked beans river has burst its banks, this is a delightful
picture. The small aperture and use of a polariser has made
every feature crisp and sharp - almost eerily so. The long
exposure has allowed the scene to glow so that there is
barely a shadow anywhere. The picture grabs you on first
viewing because it's a familiar scene but presented in a
striking and unfamiliar way. You're almost bound to say
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Link Posted 13/10/2008 - 12:23
What strikes me with that shot apart from it's obvious qualities is the sharpness even in the small details. When I looked at some of the thumbnails for this weeks contest I thought that they won't have the impact because 800 pixels is too small. Your entry proves me wrong.

So I would be interested what sharpening workflow you have used here.

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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 13/10/2008 - 19:55
Well, I have to admit I tend to be a bit simple with my sharpening, certainly I don't go down the route that several people on here do with LAB colour techniques, or anything at all long winded.

I'm almost embarrassed to say now.

Anyway, I shoot RAW, process with Capture One 3.7, no sharpening applied. In photoshop elements, I generally apply a USM of 150/0.8/0. I find that tends to give me the results I'm looking for, for 'capture sharpening', and then if I resize, or ready the image for printing, I'll sharpen some more, to taste. For some images I will alter the values to suit, but 150/0.8/0 is generally my start (and end) point.

So for this one, I applied the sharpening as above, then resized in approximately half-size stages, sharpening probably about 80/0.8/0 at each stage, but as the image gets smaller, I would reduce this to perhaps 50-60/0.8/0.

I'm sure, if I investigated it more thoroughly, or paid more attention to what others have posted on here before, I could get finer detail, and more subtle sharpening, but I'm happy with the results, and I spend enough time sat in front of this thing as it is!

By the way, I used an aperture of f/11, which may or may not have made a noticeable difference.

Hope that helps,
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Link Posted 17/09/2009 - 07:18
Lovely photo the colours are really great

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