One Tree, Two Apps, Three Treatments

I came upon the tree I dubbed ‘Palo Duro Tree’ in a West Texas canyon, bent and alone, begging for a photograph. I obliged, using my Canon G15. Much later, I looked back at the Palo Duro Tree, and made my edits in Camera Raw on my iPad Retina Mini, treating it three ways:

Vivid Tree by Jann Alexander ©2014

Vivid Palo Duro Tree by Jann Alexander ©2014

Vivid Center Focus: Photographed with my Canon G15 in Camera Raw, and edited on my iPad Retina Mini in Snapseed, increasing the saturation slightly for a more vivid effect, and applying the center focus effect. Snapseed, a powerful photo editing app, supports high resolution RAW file editing.


Drama Tree by Jann Alexander ©2014

Drama Palo Duro Tree by Jann Alexander ©2014

High Drama: Photographed with my Canon G15 in Camera Raw, and edited on my iPad Retina Mini in Snapseed, applying the drama effect, which desaturates color.


Impressionistic Tree by Jann Alexander ©2014

Impressionistic Palo Duro Tree by Jann Alexander ©2014

Impressionable: Photographed with my Canon G15 in Camera Raw, and edited on my iPad Retina Mini in Glaze, a photo-painting app, applying the sunset effect from the basic Studio mode. Glaze allows saves in full-resolution, or in three smaller jpeg formats, and allows application of many overlaying painterly effects. ♣

Which treatment of the Palo Duro Tree speaks to you?

Visit my Lightscapes series to see more photographs where light and shadow etch a pattern. See more photographs (with Mother Nature’s natural effects applied) at my Naturescapes Shop.


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