One of the most BEAUTIFUL landscapes I have ever seen. Thank you so much for taking this picture, and posting it ON MY BIRTHDAY.
This is a fantastic shot! The image made me feel relaxed and peaceful. Do you mind if I ask what type camera or equipment you were using?
I can imagine that this was a spirtual moment and atmosphere when Max Seigal took this photo. Amazing how a tree can conjure up the image of an old storyteller, and here it unfolds in a transition of young,middle ,old and gone....
Our limit are the stars ... :-) my best from Slovenia, Rok Dolnicar - http://rok-dolnicar.blogspot.com/
Nice photo, but it's look highly transformed in post production by Photoshop and HDR at least. So the real magic is technology !! It' impossible otherway to balance the light of the sky with that one on the tree.
Could please Mr. Seigal tell us how he truly made this image?
All the best from Angelo Tondini Quarenghi - Italy
How is this lit? It doesn't look like just a flash because the back part of the tree isn't lit, just the front. And the light seems to be coming from a POV other than the shooter.
although the tree in this picture looks dry, the light from the camera flash reveals the true nature colour of its leafes, beautiful photos really.in looks like an oil painting - simple great picture
Thank you for your kind words :)
I'll gladly let you know how this image was made - very little work post production as a matter of fact. This is simply a long exposure (to capture the light from the night sky) in which I used a very small flashlight to shine on the tree, just enough light for it to be visible and not a black foreground object. No HDR - the only adjustments in photoshop were minor contrast adjustments and lighting. Thanks and enjoy :)
@angelo tondini quarenghi this caption have a maximun of 30 sec of exposure maybe, so the stars dont blur. in that time you can iluminate the tree with a projector for a seconds, or maybe is the stars projecting them light.. in my opinion there's no big post production in this photo.