Writing with Light

A Tree Grows There

Happy Monday! The opening night of the group Landscape Photography Show which I was a part of was this past Thursday and I’m happy to report that it was an excellent evening. Actually I had a blast. I had family and good friends come out to show their support and encouragement as well as many other attendees.  This was a first for me and it was a terrific learning experience. The exhibit will continue until March 15th. It’s very exciting to see your work printed, matted, framed and hanging for all to see. Thank you to all who attended on what was a verrry cold Toronto night.

On to today’s image. This was taken on a walk through Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I want to give this more of an artistic look so I used Topaz Simplify to process the image and added the BuzSim preset with some minor adjustments. I then processed the image further through Perfect B&W (which I’m really enjoying) to create this black and white version.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, tree, park, monochrome, black and white, Topaz Simplify


50 responses

  1. The contrast works to give the bare limbs a sort of “eye-liner” effect. Well done.


    January 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

  2. The image feels like a hand pencil sketch…gorgeous. Congrats on your first showing…how exciting it must of been.


    January 27, 2014 at 9:38 am

  3. What a gorgeous image Edith! I love the effect! 🙂


    January 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

  4. Love today’s image, Edith! Perfectly processed.
    So glad to hear the exhibit opening was a success. 🙂


    January 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

  5. I was also thinking it looks like a pencil sketch. Very cool and dreamy 🙂


    January 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

  6. This is a stunning photo Edith. I love the contrast and the lines. Beautiful!!!


    January 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

  7. I fall in love with this one… great photograph and also so artistic. Thank you dear Edith Levy, love, nia


    January 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

  8. Beautiful image, Edith. Congrats on your showing!


    January 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

  9. Len

    Amazing image Edith and I love how you processed it. I have Simplify and have never used it. I must dust it off after seeing this image.


    January 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    • Thanks Len. It’s funny you say that because I actually dusted off Symplify for this image. I haven’t used it in ages and it is alot of fun for some images.


      January 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  10. Lovely image, and congratulations on the show!


    January 27, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  11. Wow! The result is truly amazing, you did a wonderful job!


    January 27, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  12. Love what you’ve done with this image, Edith. I’m rather obsessed with trees. Congratulations on your opening– I’m so glad it went well for you. Very exciting.


    January 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

  13. wow


    January 27, 2014 at 9:38 pm

  14. franzisofie

    Amazing photo! It looks really magical! The old trees are besutiful.


    January 28, 2014 at 2:35 am

  15. rigmover

    Very nice Edith.


    January 28, 2014 at 6:50 am

  16. Fantastic work Edith!!


    January 28, 2014 at 7:46 am

  17. Excelente fotografia de bela Árvore….


    January 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

  18. Simplify has worked really well – it has given the tree a dreamy sort of feel and softens the thinner branches. I’ve struggled a bit to find a sweet spot in Simplify so far. Clean seems to Simplify on tranquillisers, if you understand what I mean, and I enjoy using that. Glad the exhibition is off to a good start.


    January 28, 2014 at 11:42 am

    • Thanks Andy. Truth be told I haven’t used Simplify in quite some time but I knew that this image was perfect for it.


      January 28, 2014 at 8:38 pm

  19. That’s an awesome image Edith…love it!!!


    January 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

  20. Congratulations with the show, Edith. It must have been – as you say – very exciting. And the image you post here is awesome, too. I love the subtle tones and the almost painterly quality of the photo. Definitely has a feeling of time gone by.


    January 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm

  21. Congratulations dear Edith Levy, this is so exciting. And fascinated me this amazing photograph… Thank you, Love, nia


    January 29, 2014 at 8:17 am

  22. LB

    The image gives the appearance of having been drawn. lovely!
    And congrats on a successful opening!


    January 30, 2014 at 3:31 am

  23. Damn, Love this shot Edith, very nice


    February 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

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  25. Majestic & beautiful, you’ve captured this one so magnificently. I love the treatment too – this is a wonderful photograph


    March 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

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