I’ve had my eye on this tree since the last entanglements shot, but it has been so cold and rainy that I was unable to photograph it. This morning, I woke up and looked outside. There was a thick frost on the ground. Wonderful! I had planned for this shot to be B&W, but I ended up liking the color version too. The frost rendered the colors of the pasture in a more vibrant way than just dead and deteriorating grass.
The post processing idea came from a bunch of shots I took while driving home for Thanksgiving. I would take them out the window and pan. I liked the effect, but I didn’t like the randomness of the trees. So, I created the panned look in PS and chose a specific tree. I’ve said this before, I don’t think it matters anymore if an effect is created in a car or on your computer. I took the idea of the moving vehicle and applied it to, basically, a still life. I actually find this approach more interesting, and I’m wondering what else I can do with it. I have another tree in mind, lol.