Wrest Park is a place we have been to several times before but not this late in the year (click Here and Here for previous posts). A different time of year is guaranteed to yield a different crop of images – any place takes on a different guise – and Wrest Park is no exception.
My eye was drawn to a long line of trees along the side of the American Garden. These trees were swept clear of leaves and the bright sun was bleaching their skeletal outlines allowing them to stand clear of the taller foliage behind them.
Once I got close a different image emerged. Precise lines of trees with long shadows cast by the late afternoon sun, low in the key. And that one tree, leaning heavily – breaking the symmetry. Click on images to see a much better quality, sharper enlargement.
Both images were processed in CS5 and then Topaz B&W effects, where I used an Infrared Pre-set, with final sharpening in Topaz Detail.