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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Tree and the storm clouds


It has been a long time since I have converted any photograph to black and white. I usually use black and white conversions for portraits but in this case the perfect candidate was a tree against dark, stormy clouds shot into the raising sun exposure bracketed landscape. The bracketing of -/-2EV allowed the very dramatic clouds to retain their texture and shades and prevented bright morning sun from rendering most of this photograph with clipped white background around the tree.

I have also decided to add old fashioned grain to the photograph the further enhance the clouds mass.

Now, take your eyes away from the tree and look at the shapes created by the clouds at the centre of the photo. There is a human skull there. to its right there is a head of bird of pray as is one above it to the right and above to the left there is another looking straight at you.