1/13/2011: Trailing Pine in Snow

Another from our short visit to Saco Heath last Sunday. We always called this trailing pine, but a look to Google identifies it as Ground Pine, a clubmoss, and a member of the fern family. It has a long horizontal growth below ground, and sends up these vertical branches every 6 to 12 inches. Here a single vertical is isolated against the snow.

I have put the B&W version first today, but this is another case where I am not certain which one I like best. The B&W is processed in Lightroom, using the B&W Look 3 filter.

The B&W emphasizes, of course, form. The color plays on contrast. I like them both, but in this case I lean toward the color version. Color processed in Lightroom for intensity and clarity.

Canon SX20IS at about 400mm equivalent, f5.0 @ 1/200th @ ISO 200. Snow Mode.

3 Responses to “1/13/2011: Trailing Pine in Snow”

  1. 01/13/2011 at 5:59 am

    I also like them both but I like the color version the best.

  2. 2 Artrina
    01/13/2011 at 7:20 am

    The pix evoke different emotions for me. The B&W makes me feel the cold isolation of Winter. The color makes me feel the resilience and hope of Winter.

  3. 3 Wendy Hollands
    01/13/2011 at 9:17 am

    the light really shines through on the colour version!!

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