Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Piano Tree

Since it is still winter here in Manitoba,I am showing more wintery scenes.

I will start with a couple of pictures taken in January.I believe it was on January 1st.Yes it looks cold,because it was cold.I do like the light of the evening sun on the drifting snow.
The posts sticking up in the foreground must belong to some piece of farm machinery.


Here is one more scene from almost the same location and it was the same day.


Now let's go visit,what I like to call,the piano tree.
Why this piano is standing in a field,under a tree,I may never know,but it makes for interesting photos.
This was taken earlier in February and is the way I saw it that day.


I used that same picture and changed the color somewhat.The change came from using one of the filters in Lightroom.


Still the same picture,but this time I turned it into a black and white.

 Do you have a favourite of these three pictures and why is it a favourite of yours?

I will say that I like all three and each one for a different reason.I like the natural look,but the second shot has a special softness to it.The black and white seems to add an element of drama to the shot.
Now let's hear your reasons.


22 comments:

  1. Amazingly frosty winter landscapes. I like the blue tinted one out of the three, since it brings out the chilly weather the best.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. My favorite is the first one. The black & white makes me feel cold, really cold, and desolate.

    I wonder what the story is behind the piano being out there under the tree.

    Have a lovely weekend dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

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  3. It is very hard to make a choice. I think I most like the softness of the 2nd one. Should you ever find out why the piano is there, let us know. I am sure there some sort of story there.

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  4. the middle one is my favorite. the reason is, i love that tree and the second one shows the branches better to me..

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  5. They're all beautiful, Ruth. And it does look cold there! Of the three Piano tree shots, I think I prefer the natural one; but I'm not artistic enough to be able to say why. :)

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  6. Interesting and sad. The piano will never play again.

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  7. Thanks for taking us to the piano tree. It is a lovely spot, and each of your three versions of the photo has its own unique beauty. I don't think I can pick a favorite.

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  8. Great post, Ruth.... I constantly struggle with 'snow' pictures since I HATE the 'blue' look that sometimes happens .... On my Photo Shop program, I work on that blue --trying to get it back to white.. Then it sometimes turns too 'pinkish'...... Sometimes the B&W shows the 'real colors and starkness of winter... SO--I guess I'd choose the 3rd one...

    Have a wonderful day, my Friend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. I think I like the b & w best because of the drama. It would even be nice in sepia. You are a hardy soul for venturing out in the cold winter weather. And you're rewarded with beautiful shots. If you ever learn the story of the piano tree please share it. It's a mystery. Diane

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  10. Hi Ruth-I like all three equally well and would likely determine which I would use for a specific purpose by the mood I wanted to portray. The b&w is more of an artistic or historic looking type of photo. The one using the warming feeling gives more the feel of morning or evening, while the other gives more of a mid-day ambience.

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  11. Ruth, those first two shots look very cold! I think I like the first one of the three! I think the B&W would have worked if the sky was moody with clouds!

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  12. pretty tree, in what looks like the middle of nowhere!!!!!

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  13. Lovely wintery scenes. i prefer the blue shot Ruth. Have a lovely weekend.

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  14. Makes me feel chills!!! I am ready for spring and warmer days!

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  15. Now that is interesting. Wonder how the piano got there.
    I like the first one best.

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  16. I love that muted one in the middle and I totally love the piano tree. You must photograph it in all seasons. What a treasure.

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  17. I like all three, but the black and white one is more dramatic...it does seem strange to see a piano out in the middle of a field. I'd love to know the story about it. Although it may be nothing more than someone decided it would look just perfect right there in that spot. LOL!

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  18. I agree with your reasons on the piano tree differences. I like all the blue in the first one best! Love the snow shimmering but it looks so cold! Stay warm

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  19. Amazing how different each photo looks even though it's really the same photo. I like all three but the middle one is especially nice - warm and friendly looking.

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  20. I love the piano tree! I saw an album cover once with a piano under a tree like that. I like the middle photo. It is fun to play around with filters.

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  21. I love the piano tree! I saw an album cover once with a piano under a tree like that. I like the middle photo. It is fun to play around with filters.

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  22. Beautiful drifting snow in the sunlight!
    And as for the piano tree....I think my favorite would be the black and white....'cause it just fits the ambiance much better. Like a piece of work for an article [in a magazine or a local newspaper] --- a write up telling us the purpose/meaning of the sight.

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Ruth