Categories Nature The Big Tree Post author By Antonio Violi Post date 01/02/2014 11 Comments on The Big Tree This is the black and white version of a photo I already posted: The Lonesome Reader. Which one do you prefer? Ficus Macrophylla Tree, Reggio Calabria, Italy. Share this:ShareFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Tags Black & White, Calabria, Italy, Mediterranean, Night, Reggio Calabria, Street, Tree ← Valletta, Grand Harbour → Pentedattilo, Ghost Town at Sunset 11 replies on “The Big Tree” Interesting question. I’d like to like the mono version but the colour works better for me at this stage. In that one I like the tonality of the top of the tree and the reader stands out well because of the flesh tones. Even in the colour one I wonder whether it would work better if you subtly slightly cooled the warm parts of the tree lit by the street light while leaving the reader and bench as they are. That might give a little more depth and separation. For the mono version, I think the tree has become too bright and takes the focus away from the reader. Holding it back may help. Alternatively or as well, I also wonder whether combining two differently toned versions might work. Start perhaps with a grey-blue tree and blend it back until it balances, either to show a contrast or for a subtle distinction that people don’t really notice. Might not work but it just strikes me as an intriguing idea. Many thanks for your interesting comment Murray. I agree with you, in this version, the tree is clearly the main subject. Perhaps the appropriate title of the post is “The Big Tree”. ← Older Comments 1 … 7 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.