An old Nebraska tree

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© Mike Olbinski
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UploadedJune 9, 2010
TakenMay 29, 2010
Exposure1/160 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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I love all the bazillion kinds of ways to process photos. You can make something a simple black and white or go crazy with HDR or textures. The possibilities are endless.

I snapped this photo during my stormchasing trip to Nebraska. It’s doubtful that normal person would have realized those puffy, cute clouds would turn into a raging thunderstorm a few hours later, but that’s another topic. While I was there for storms, I couldn’t help stop over and over again to take photos of some of the beautiful Nebraska countryside.

It may be cliche or uncreative of me, but I do so love trees and when they are found isolated in cool settings, I dig that. I loved the bigness of the tree with the rolling prairie grass behind it and the fluffy clouds all around. It was almost a mission of mine on this trip to find scenes like this.

Technically this was processed simply by fading the color, overlaying a texture and applying some additional vignetting.

11 responses

  • Ilze Denisova

    Ilze Denisova said (9 Jun 2010):

    always love the lonely trees. :)

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (9 Jun 2010):

    It looks great, Mo!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (9 Jun 2010):

    Excellent light and I love the photograph's style and its "windy" appearance!

  • Angel Warda

    Angel Warda gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    gorgeous, babe! love the post work....

  • Mike Olbinski

    Mike Olbinski said (9 Jun 2010):

    Ina, it actually WAS pretty windy, so that's not an effect :)

    Thanks everyone, I love you all!

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    Really cool!

  • Kevin House

    Kevin House gave props (10 Jun 2010):


  • lizzy brown

    lizzy brown (Deleted) said (18 Jun 2010):

    nothing says lonely like a one tree hill.I had to go find some company after seeing this photo, that's how lonely I felt looking at it lol!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Jun 2010):

    M A G N I F I Q U E n t r y !

  • Larry Stewart

    Larry Stewart (Deleted) said (22 Jun 2010):

    I would love to shoot photography in place like Nebraska. Nothing like solitary trees on a epic landscape to lure you in. Well scene and keep up the great work.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (20 May 2011):

    Superb again!

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