For those of you following my facebook page www.facebook.com/dylanfoxphotography you may have seen some images i took from my phone the other day while photographing the amazing root system of a tree. This image has been particularly difficult. I went to the location twice and have spent days trying to get the image right. I got home last night and stayed up till 230am trying to figure it out.
This version here is a fourth attempt and is the simplest form so far with only levels adjustments, curves, and a hue and saturation. The image however still looks unreal to me even though thats something i aim to achieve, but this time its in a weird way…. I did make sure to shoot on rainy day for the overcast conditions and the vibrant colours the rain produces and i also used a circular polariser. So it is naturally a very vibrant image and the changes made to it effectively increased brightness and contrast as i deliberately underexposed. The levels layer were also set to luminosity to prevent the image from going out of control :P.
I love this location and have effectively achieved what i set out for in this image, but I think I need to see it printed before ill be convinced.
To give everyone an idea of the size of these roots i stood in to give some scale in the first image.