Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm Lichen these Oaks

Normally a cloudy, rainy day is not the ideal time to take photos. Yet, for what I wanted to accomplish with these photos, the lighting is perfect, even if aided somewhat by Photoshop.

This stand of tress is about a mile from our house. I've been wanting to shoot them for a while.

Not oaks, I know. Doug Firs. I like the lines.


Memphis MOJO said...

You may like this post which I found while googling and sniffing around:

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Memphis MOJO said...

Nice photos. I think you said one time that the lichen looks different (color-wise?) when it's rainy out. Is this so?

bastinptc said...

MM - I looked at that blog. Nice info and pics. Thanks.

Yes, with rain, the lichen seems to stand out more against the tree itself and the background, and has a bit more of a green pop to it. A little ray of sunlight coming through the clouds would add some more dramatic effect. The eye sees things differently than the camera, however, and that's where Photoshop helps. I'll be tweaking these a bit more.

Crash said...

MM-I went to the home page of that masala blog. I RSSed him. Thanks for mentioning him.