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Torii Gate - Swamp Version

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Many of the old trees that came down in last year's storm are still stuck in the trees and banks of the swamp. This one reminded me of a Japanese Torii gate. It is an entrance to a shrine of a different sort...
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How about that....

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Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:05 pm
How about that....
It's facing the swamp child tree which looks less healthy than in previous years but appears to have survived. In the fall, if the Torii gate remains as is, it may frame the little tree.

The swamp has changed tremendously from the storms and the 18 months of running wild after. The whole south end was simply mowed down - all the nice little paths, the violet patches, the twisted little tree and bridge I used to photograph in dawn backlight, the big cypress with all the knarly knees - it's just gone. A new path has been placed through and over the sheared area, but it'll take years to look like anything but a bomb site.

The big winner in all this is the tupelos which are apparently tougher, bent with the wind and survived it, and have now propagated themselves substantially. They will take over the entire south end of the swamp very quickly. The cypress survived better on the north end, but there's so many fallen trees I can't get back there yet, maybe when the overgrowth dies down late fall.
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Wow...glad the swamp child made it

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minniev wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:59 pm
Many of the old trees that came down in last year's storm are still stuck in the trees and banks of the swamp. This one reminded me of a Japanese Torii gate. It is an entrance to a shrine of a different sort...
Min,
What a I totally wonderful natural accident!!! That is a subject that, to my mind, deserves intensive “working” from different angles with different focal lengths under different lighting conditions! That fortuitous happenstance is a body-of-work just waiting……
Fantastic!!! I love it!
I like your Tori gate simile, Frank!
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uuglypher wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:16 pm
minniev wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:59 pm
Many of the old trees that came down in last year's storm are still stuck in the trees and banks of the swamp. This one reminded me of a Japanese Torii gate. It is an entrance to a shrine of a different sort...
Min,
What a I totally wonderful natural accident!!! That is a subject that, to my mind, deserves intensive “working” from different angles with different focal lengths under different lighting conditions! That fortuitous happenstance is a body-of-work just waiting……
Fantastic!!! I love it!
I like your Tori gate simile, Frank!
Dave
I somehow suspected you might like the comparison, Dave.I'll look for other opportunities.
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Minniev, did you do some PP on this photo?

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SoHillGuy wrote:
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:29 pm
Minniev, did you do some PP on this photo?
Hi there! I always PP any image but for this one, Just my usual landscape formula, raw conversion in LR, then to PS for fine tuning (NIK tonal contrast layer @ 25% opacity, NIK glamour glow layer @ 25% opacity.), a little dodge/burn, slight vignette.
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minniev wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:59 pm
Many of the old trees that came down in last year's storm are still stuck in the trees and banks of the swamp. This one reminded me of a Japanese Torii gate. It is an entrance to a shrine of a different sort...
what a massive frame, if it stands, it will be many more images.

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minniev wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:58 pm
SoHillGuy wrote:
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:29 pm
Minniev, did you do some PP on this photo?
Hi there! I always PP any image but for this one, Just my usual landscape formula, raw conversion in LR, then to PS for fine tuning (NIK tonal contrast layer @ 25% opacity, NIK glamour glow layer @ 25% opacity.), a little dodge/burn, slight vignette.
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I asked because when I viewed the second tree from the left, there appeared an area where part of a tree faded into the main tree.

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