I was looking for a way to dramatize this tree. Shot and processed 10 years ago.
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Is this a composite: No
Canon 5D2, Canon 16-35 II at 16, ISO 400, f/11, 1/125 sec. Converted to B/W with Silver Efex and then Topaz Simplify with an edge effect added in a separate layer for control. Some vignette blur on the layer below the edges.
This is a great image to show how filters can pay off. The effect of the filter on the tree at the topmost branchs is wonderfully intriguing. Those little bits of white that Mark mentioned lead me up the trunk.
Thanks everyone – @David_Bostock and @Mark_Muller – and a to @Glennie for an inside joke. I guess it’s a complex thing to explain filters used for a specific effect vs. a slap-on watercolor-esque look on super-heavy textured paper to try to salvage an image – which makes even a good image look like a salvage attempt. Hope I manage to avoid that.