The Big Tree

This is the black and white version of a photo I already posted:  The Lonesome Reader.  Which one do you prefer?

Big ficus macrophylla tree, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Ficus Macrophylla Tree, Reggio Calabria, Italy.

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”.

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