Monday, January 30, 2012

Tones on Tuesday #20 1.31.12

I can't wait to see what you have to share this week, but before that let's take a look at some showcases from last week...

Jenn at Shutter Happy Moments
The mystery of the depth of field, the softness of the texture and the lines of the grass are simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us Jenn!

I love the starkness of this photo and at the same time how it is soft and "creamy." Thank you for linking up Bec!

This truly looks like it could have been taken centuries ago, love it! Thank you for sharing with us Liz. 

Jenn, Bec and Liz please go HERE to grab your showcase button

Now it's your turn to share your photo with altered tones. Here is the guidelines for Tones on Tuesday:
  • The basic idea is to share one photo where you have altered the tones. Such as a black and white, sepia toned, selective coloring or colored photo. Feel free to share the original and edit, or just the edit.
  • Please share a photo that you have taken and edited yourself.
  • If you have more than one photo in your post please indicate which one if for Tones on Tuesday.
  • Please link up with your permalink and not your blog address.
  • Attach the Tones on Tuesday button to your post
  • Leave comments for the other participants, share the love :o)!
  • Have fun!
Disclaimer - By participating you give Scattered Horizons permission to share your photo on this blog. Photographers will be given credit for their work.

I thought I was done with ice and snow pictures, but I just keep finding more that appeal to me :o). I am also very hopeful that the caliber of ice and snow we had will not happen again for a long while. That makes these photos fleeting moments that I want to remember. This photo is of my favorite tree outside my house. It bent to the ground with the weight of the ice and snow, but it did not break. It is now standing tall again. I love the metaphor in that. Just what I need right now to make it through the assessment/report cards/conferences time at school. A photo that fits perfectly with my life outside of photography right now, I love when that happens :o).

Settings: ISO 200, 50mm, ss1/400, f/2.8 (full manual, cloudy wb)
Clean Edit and then a Black and White Conversion in Lightroom

"I bend and do not break." - Jean de La Fontaine

Joining the link ups below. Be sure to check out the beautiful shots and join the Tones on Tuesday link up found further down!
 Sweet Shot Day  Live, Love, Travel 


  1. I really love the black and white of this one. Beautiful.

  2. I love this shot in black and white! very pretty!

  3. Nice pictures, my favotita is the first, Jenn.

  4. Love this shot and love your edit!
    Thanks for the honour of being featured :)

  5. Wow! Those are amazing! Beautiful snow shots! Makes me almost wish it would snow here. But then again, I probably would not even go outside. Snow is to cold! I'm such a baby:) I love sun. Take me to the beach!!!!

  6. Love the look of ice covering tree branches -- as long as the branches don't break! Super edits, Emily!


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