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Lone stark tree.img765, with story by harrietsfriend Lone stark tree.img765, with story by harrietsfriend
This has been posted before, in fact this is version #4 for this image.  It started out as a horizontal with my digital Leica (November 15, 2013).  Taken the same time with my Hasselblad, on film, as a square, to show the *difference between the two mediums.  Printed with a sliver of grass below to give context to the scene (October 1, 2014), then cropped without it.  Now redone for a large image.

A few weeks ago, one of my visitors to the gallery, found this to be just right.  This week they called to have one made for them, but not a large 17" square photo.  They had a need for a much larger image, photo measuring 31" square to match a 38" to 40" frame on the wall.

With that large a photo I needed to re-scan the negative to become a huge 630 plus mega bite tiff file.  This also had to have the saturation, color, contrast redone and then spotted, as well.  So this is really a new image, rather than the one I had posted earlier.

The largest glass pane I could conveniently find was a 36" by 48", to become a 36" by 36".  Adding 2.5" matt border surrounding the image and a 1.25" black frame would give about a 38.5" square.  

Taken with my Hasselblad 500C with a 150mm F4.0 Zeiss Sonnar on Fuji 400 negative film from the fall of 2013.

eugene spiegel

The bare tree in the center along with the others at the edge added as much to the photo as the fall colors.

*The Hasselblad image, with film, is about four times better than the digital.

Finished it is magnificent,  which reminds me of one of the photographer's rule...
     If you can't make it good, make it big.
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PhotoDragonBird Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice still life. :-)
marjanitta Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016   General Artist
lpetrusa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Beautiful colors and photo :)
BlueWolfDreaming Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
This is beautiful !! Wonderful combination of the bare trees and the Fall colors as you point out !!  +fav Bullet; Pink Bullet; Red Bullet; Blue 
miapicassa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, 630MB !!!!
and the film i ALWAYS use( in digital) is fugi !! what a coincidence!
LidiaRossana Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Very beautiful!
finelyfotos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Photographer
So stark! I love this.
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Glorious piece of work.
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very pro! 
jesseboy000 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015   Photographer
Amazing , absolutely stunning Eugene :)
eszk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Your colors are always so beautiful!
PickMePls Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Love the autumn colors
miirex Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Great color
hpmarocsvp Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful image!
MonochromaticEmbrace Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
This is breath taking!
rongiveans Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
A wonderful image as the white sycamore is isolated by the fall color behind and around it.  Very nicely done.
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is going to make a stunning print.
pardos66 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I just have to add this to my group, CornishDeviants, because it shows the Cornish country side in the autumn. :heart: :iconnamasteplz: _/|\_ :) ;)
DameTenebra Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
A stunning and beautiful picture ! I love the colors of the trees and the contrast with the white of the tree in the center.
Interesting composition also, a perfect exemple in which it was good to put the main subject in the center.
I also like the square shape!
Thanks for sharing your art in :iconsharpenededge:
mistakeablyme Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Holy huge file. I've had to redo images but nothing of that file size. Beautiful colors. The white pops. 
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