A tree on the hill

Brösarps backar - the hilly part of Österlen in Skåne (Sweden)

(Brösarps backar, Brösarp/Skåne County, Sweden)

20130606

Magnus L Andersson

 

Excerpt

 

Nature in black and white

 

Description

The scene is just a spectrum of greens, but in black and white it brings out the structures and patterns and suddenly the tree on the hill stands out against the sky.

Background

This photo was taken 20130606 by Magnus L Andersson in Brösarps backar (Brösarp/Skåne County, Sweden) using a Leica M Monochrom (M9) with a Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm f/4.

Comments

I find it difficult to capture nature in black and white, and those images always end up as emphasizing contrasts and differences.

Gear

Camera: Leica M Monochrom (M9) (Leica)

Lens: Leica Macro-Elmar-M 90 mm f/4 (Leica)

Filter:  No

Medium: Memory Card Panasonic SDHC 16GB Gold Pro (Panasonic)

Flash: No

Scanner: No

Settings

Shutter speed: 1/125 sec

Focal length: 90 mm

Aperture: f/23

Exposure bias: EV 0

ISO rating: 640

Comments

For this shot, I used the seldom-used collapsible 90 mm Leica lens, and due to the bright light conditions, I could go for extreme depth of field.

Processing

-Preprocessing Normalization (Affinity) -Film Agfa APX 25 (Affinity) -Format 1x1.33 -Enlargement Spot Removal (corrosion) -View 100 cd/m2, 5500 K, Gamma 2.2

Processing by Magnus L Andersson

Comments

The original suffers from many sensor corrosion spots visible in the sky that I had to remove. When it comes to capturing the nature I like the Agfa APX 25 (Affinity) emulation that substantially brightens the upper mid-tones and highlights turning the sky almost white.

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