Aspen Illuminated

I took this image of an aspen tree and at the time I was intrigued by how it shimmered in the wind. When it came to processing the image, color just didn’t seem to highlight the shimmer so I did a black and white conversion to give it some luminance and to give it some isolation. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Aspen Illuminated
Aspen Illuminated – Click to Enlarge

Capture Notes:

  • Really cool shot Rick. Love the processing. Sort of looks like an infrared.

  • Rick, I really like the processing on this image. Black & white definitely sets it apart.

  • Looks almost electric! I like it!

  • The leaves do pop off that dark background. You could easily think it was full of snow.

  • The b&w conversion definitely gives it an infrared appearance.

  • Great image, Rick. I agree with others, It really looks like infrared. Nice job.

  • Sweet processing, Rick. Makes this look like an infrared.

  • wow that is awesome Rick!

  • I agree with Len, at first glance I thought it was an IR shot. Very nice!

  • Dramatic for sure. I thought Infra Red also. But High Contrast can produce something similar.