Strangled Palm

I took this picture because I was fascinated by the vines twisting and climbing their way up the palm tree. I knew it would look good in black and white. The lines are awesome, too. Twisty and curvy up the trunk and linear on the branches.

A palm tree on Maui has vines creeping up its trunk Not So SAHM

Strangled Palm – ProjectEdit365 – 20 July

The original wasn’t very impressive (other than the light, which I like). I decided to crop in to a small part to show detail, texture, and lines. I took the saturation to zero and then played around the with clarity, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and darks to get the look I was going for. Here is the original:


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