NOT Out Of Africa

One place created from another.

When I visited Warwick Castle in April 2006, there was a tree that I shot . . . a large oak, I think, that stood more-or-less apart from everything else, surrounded by a field that looked to have been plowed some time in the past. The problem was, I did not capture in the camera what I saw, and no amount of fiddling around with that scene was going to bring out what I wanted.

In my experiments, however, at some point I had created a silhouette – probably with a threshold adjustment layer – and that set me to thinking about what could be done. Rather than trying to keep the whole vertical frame, I cropped the lower third away. The clouds were faint, but part of the original sky to which I added the sunset color overlay. This is the result.