Thursday, July 9, 2009

Crows in tree


Yesterday, while pumping gas into our car, I looked up and beheld this scene. Naturally, I grabbed a camera and clicked away.

Believe it or not, this is a color photo. The elements combined however, to make it appear as a black and white picture. On the left side you'll see two crows in the branches. I think it might make a good cover for a mystery novel.

29 comments:

Don and Krise said...

This is an amazing photo. That's one of the great things about photography. There's always a bit of mystery to how any given photo is going to turn out. Looks like a good Alfred Hitchcock cover.

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Vogon Poet said...

With a cover like this you must write a mystery novel just to use it. Wonderful image of a spooky tree.

magiceye said...

eerie sight! well captured!

Olivier said...

on dirait un dessin à l'encre de chine
they would say a drawings in the ink of China

Kcalpesh said...

It sure would make a good cover for a mystery novel. My favorite genre of books! Its strange though, the result you got is directly shot from a camera?

B SQUARED said...

Somewhere, Mr. Poe is smiling.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Huh, interesting effect! Pretty grim actually! The tree looks so damn dead.

Jacob said...

@ Kcalpesh - Pretty much. I did "polarize" it but the only difference it made was to grey out the bottom part of the photo...it's really quite weird...the day was cloudy, and I was shooting into the sun, but I thought there should be some color!

Halcyon said...

Was it foggy that day or did you photoshop this?

The effect is really neat. Now you've just got to write the novel. :)

Jacob said...

@ Halcyon...not foggy, but cloudy. I polarized the photo but the only difference it made can be seen in the grey areas at the bottom. Nothing else changed. Other than cropping and bumping up the contrast a bit, it's the way it was...a nice color photograph!

Bergson said...

for a black novel

James said...

That's really cool. I can picture this framed and hanging on a wall.
This reminds me that when I lived in California noisy crows were everywhere but in Texas I didn't even see one and in Pennsylvania only a few.

Daryl said...

nice .. you should sign into Mr Linky for Monochrome Maniacs, its not just a Monday MEME

Lois said...

Yes it does look scary! I like it.

Lee Spangler said...

Actually I thought that the picture has an Asian feel to it. Personally I like crows and ravens. I don't find them ominous. I guess I am so used to them. I am out camping this week and they are everywhere. Btw, on Sunday I'll be at a high mtn lake in British Columbia for a week w/o laptop or reception so I'll not be posting. Thanks for all your kind words these past weeks, fondly, Lee

cieldequimper said...

Hitchcock...

Becky said...

I was about to say "Nevermore," but realized I had somewhat of the wrong bird. :) Interesting shot!

Sean said...

Nice tree and shot.... it is a little sinister but would like to have seen more "evil" interpretation coming into it... .crows and all? Was this also in the "bible belt"?:::))))Ok, so I watch too many movies!

Jarart said...

Ahhh...spooky, I like it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very artistic!

Dan J. said...

WOW !!!!!! That is one very cool shot !
I see this photo and I think..... Edger Allen Poe. The Raven.

This one is really inspiring. And how incredible to come across this scene in a natural setting. One of your best Jacob. I really like this one.

Frankie / Nick said...

Nothing short of stunning.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Perfect landscaping for "five acres and a house." Love this photo. Proof positive it pays to carry a camera at ALL times!

nopham said...

Amazing B&W. We will see "Vertigo" next week.AH.

Prospero said...

Well, Jacob, when I write a mystery novel - I'll contact you.

JM said...

Prospero made me smile! :-) Very cool shot indeed!

BeachILike said...

It looks like paper cover, or card. Beautiful one :)

Highton-Ridley said...

Great shot - well seen, taken and processed.

Nice!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson