The Tree Alone Against the World

Two textured shots in a row! Sorry, I usually don’t do this (put two very similar things back to back on subsequent days) but I’ve been spending my weekend evenings here recording these videos. I just finished this one and was happy with the way it turned out.

There was this interesting tree sitting alone after a morning snow. The snow had melted, but the skies still had these white-out conditions. Those skies normally make for very dull visuals, so I thought this would be a good candidate for textures. I think, by now, you guys know I can’t stand a boring sky in my photos… and since you can’t always have a four-star sunset, maybe it drove me to use the world around me to find textures to re-purpose inside these photos. I don’t know. Maybe I’ll figure out that bit in a while.

The Tree Alone Against the World (by Stuck in Customs)

  • Pol

    This is really fantastic!

  • petrov

    like in fairytale

  • petrov

    it’s tahe same tehnic you use ? 🙂

  • petrov

    it’s same technique you use ? sorry for my english 🙂

  • I love yesterday’s picture of the horses!!!! As I always wanted a horse, but never had one. What a great photo of them running!!!! And today’s picture is just stunning. A great combination of different textures, indeed!!! Thanks for sharing, great job!!

  • Trey, These last two pictures are ugly. What’s happened to the fine HDR we are use to? (Like from last year)

  • Blake

    This looks like a Japanese painting – love it!

  • casusan

    I was going to say something similar – except it reminds me of a chinese tapestry! Love this Trey – the tones are besutiful!

  • Very nice Trey. Always liked your textured images.

  • lucky henry

    I *really* like your HD photos, but I guess I just don’t “get” using artificial textures. It detracts from the beauty of the image for me.

  • lucky henry

    Guess that’s what makes life interesting….different folks like different things.

  • Mike Diblicek

    Hi Trey,

    Got to shout this out, TOTALLY AWESOME.
    Now i’ll calm down, that is such a beautiful image, love the way you’ve used the textures, it’s like a photo taken by one of the earlier pioneers of photography.

    Beautiful, beautiful.

    Going to print this on A2 and place it in my office.

    All the best, and thanks for sharing.


  • Deb

    This is really beautiful! Looks like an old oil painting or an old photograph. Very, very lovely! the texturing just adds so much to it! thanks for sharing!!!

  • Thanks y’all – good and bad feedback I appreciate it. The textures aren’t artificial, they are all natural taken from bits and pieces along the way.

    Mike – thanks! Glad you dig it!

  • Aussie

    This looks like an illustration from a book of fables or myths.

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