Alan Brown's picture

Snow Oak

March 26, 2020

A series of selectively blended images combine to create this impressionistic view of a young Oak in transition from Autumn to Winter.

The story behind this image can be found on my website https://www.alanbrownphotography.com/snow-oak

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Julian Ray's picture

It will be fun to watch this story evolve.

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Julian. Your educated opinion is always appreciated.

Tony Hetherington's picture

Well done Alan....I see you,'ve made the editors picks..๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks for the thumbs up Tony!

Tony Hetherington's picture

Well deserved ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Broken!

Kai Hornung's picture

This is brilliant! I love it!

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Kai!

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks to all for the support, I am truly humbled by the recognition and the POD award (what a hoot!)

If anyone is interested in how this image came about I have a background story on my website. Feel free to visit, leave comments etc as you see fit;

Chris Jablonski's picture

Hey, Alan - you've cracked the big one! Well done. If only you could get a nice sharp photo one day, just imagine the possibilities! ;-)

Alan Brown's picture

Yeah, I was shivering so much it just added to the effect
- perhaps I should start a new trend in UCM :-). Ever see snow in your neck of the woods Chris?

Chris Jablonski's picture

Not what youโ€™d call snow, Alan! I get excited at an icing-sugar dusting of the landscape in Tassie, and quite excited to think there might be ice on the road, like some frontier hero. Deeply envious of people who can see snowy, frozen landscapes, especially as Iโ€™m fond of cool, bluish colours in anything. So I find them in the sky, the sea, and the odd tractor.

Mind you, I donโ€™t like BEING cold more than anyone else, so maybe Iโ€™d better stop bitchinโ€™. Pretty temperate here. Iโ€™ll let you suffer for your art, and my enjoyment. There you are โ€“ now you know my sadistic streak.

Alan Brown's picture

Ah, but that's what makes the result so fulfilling Chris. Where's the enjoyment in simply strolling down to a beautiful beach and capture a breathtaking sunset or a gorgeous girl in a bikini?

Nah, trudging through snow with freezing feet, even colder hands and risking life and limb skating across unplowed roads to get to location is much more fun....
(Yep, can't wait for summer...โ€ฆ)

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks, William - more like freezing than cool at the time :-)

Josh Sanders's picture

Well done Alan! Been fun to watch you develop this style over the last several months. Well deserved recognition!

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Josh, I appreciate your kind comment. It's heartwarming to know that some have actually followed this progression. I'm still experimenting, still learning and still hoping to improve.

Chris Jablonski's picture

Tripod, Alan. Look it up.

Alan Brown's picture

There's a time and a place for everything Chris. I find using a tripod in a foot of snow on sub-zero days not ideal.
Perhaps once they make one with built in hand warmers...โ€ฆ..

Gus FA's picture

love it, great work, like processing

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks Gus, I appreciate your kind comments.

Joe Scalise's picture

Brilliant job Alan, congrats and very well deserved!

Alan Brown's picture

Hi Joe, itโ€™s so good to see you back. Hoping to see more from you and your educated input

DrClikk Rubenstein's picture

Hello Alan....this is where I want to be in a year...! Just a rookie, but love this type of imagery ! Nice work !

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks - the key is to get out there, keeping experimenting and don't be afraid to fail.

trevor beaty's picture

So freaking beautiful, really nice work

Alan Brown's picture

Hey Trevor, I really appreciate your generous comment

Bruce Pryde's picture

Sensational work Alan.

Alan Brown's picture

Thanks for your kind words Bruce - I really appreciate it!

Ruth Carll's picture

Soooo... there are so many people posting amazing work on this site but in all seriousness Alan - very few are "artists" nor do they have distinct work that is so identifiable. You are an artist as is evident in images like this. This is so beautiful!

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