Writing with Light

A Walk in the Judean Hills

When I first go through images from a shoot I mark the keepers (and the ones that I’m going to process), delete the technically poor ones and then there are the ones that are technically ok but just don’t jump out at me.  Every so often I go through my archives and see something in an image that I didn’t see before. This was taken a few years back on a trip to Israel. We were in the Judean Hills not far from Jerusalem. It was mid-day and the sun was very harsh so the original image was washed out but when I looked at it again I really liked the way the tree was shaped. It almost looks like its going for a walk. I re-processed the image with a vintage monochrome look and really liked the way it came out. What do you think?

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Judean Hills, Jerusalem, Israel, desert, tree, landscape, monochrome, travel, Edith Levy Photography

55 responses

  1. That’s a great shot. It’s a good thing you looked back through your archives!


    July 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

  2. Awesome capture! I really like the processing. It really does look like the tree is walking. Good thing you didn’t discard it. I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂


    July 5, 2013 at 7:55 am

  3. Very successful photo! It really relates the time of day. Thanks for sharing the image! I relate to your categorisation method.


    July 5, 2013 at 8:06 am

  4. Ray Luke

    Great image. The walking tree reminds me of those in one of the Lord of the Rings films.


    July 5, 2013 at 8:48 am

  5. Len

    LOve the vintage look to this Edith. Brings out the details in this lovely subject.


    July 5, 2013 at 8:59 am

  6. Strikingly lovely and surreal.


    July 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

  7. I do the very same thing with my images, Edith.
    So glad you kept this one. It really is magnificent.
    I love the solitary mood.
    Happy day to you!


    July 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

  8. Oh my goodness, it really does look like the tree is walking off…in a pair of cowboy boots. Glad you saved this one with the vintage processing 🙂


    July 5, 2013 at 10:13 am

  9. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    I like the vintage monochrome look very much – glad you kept the old image and decided to re-process it.

    I also think it looks like the tree is going for a walk.


    July 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

  10. It looks really gorgeous, Edith! Love the ethereal feeling.

    It’s funny because I was going through the same process this morning with my images. I was looking at them with a new perspective. Time allow us to be less critic about our result, and be more open. 😉

    Have a great week-end my friend!


    July 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    • Thank you so much Anne. Yes I think stepping away and looking at an image at a later time with fresh eyes is important. Have a great weekend too.


      July 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm

  11. Rich McPeek

    Beautiful shot Edith! Love it!


    July 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

  12. Terrific image Edith!


    July 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

  13. I was pondering your image thinking, it looks like the tree has legs walking with boots on…and then read your narrative. Love the vintage look and the subject.


    July 6, 2013 at 1:45 am

  14. LB

    It DOES look like that!! How cool!


    July 6, 2013 at 9:31 am

  15. oh great just what I need another reason not to delete pictures


    July 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

  16. I do much the same as you do. After an interval of time I think when we re-visit an image we come to it with a clear head, and often with new ideas because we have grown in our ability to process. I love this ‘high key’ almost ethereal image. It speaks of heat and white light. Very evocative. Well processed, Edith


    July 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  17. I LOVE this image Edith. So glad you re-visited it! Fabulous work! Blessings, Robyn


    July 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm

  18. Very nice save of an image you hadn’t rated very high to begin with. It pays to go back through the catalog, we always seem to have overlooked something worth processing.

    Great choice going vintage, Edith. The tree really does look like it’s about to walk away. 🙂


    July 8, 2013 at 8:11 am

  19. Beautiful processing Edith!


    July 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm

  20. Edith, I thought at first you photo shopped the trunks to look like this. SMILE…I just kept staring at it, then I read your article. Loved how you processed it.


    July 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  21. Gorgeous image, I love the way you processed it 🙂


    July 8, 2013 at 11:39 pm

  22. Nice composition and processing here Edith.


    July 9, 2013 at 6:38 am

  23. Great image Edith, so simple but yet so complex, very nice!


    July 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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    July 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

  25. It really takes on an alive feel here, I totally agree with everyone that it sure looks like it’s walking! Well seen and processed, Edith!


    July 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  26. The tree totally looks like it is walking, in cowboy boots even.


    July 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

  27. It’s amazing what you find going through your archives – this really does look like the tree is out for a walk!


    July 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm

  28. sil

    Great shot and nice processing!


    July 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  29. Beautiful shot! Seems to bring me back in time 🙂
    Thank you also very much for stopping by my blog and liking some of my posts. I truly apprecaite it! 🙂
    “Photography is love affair with life” ~Burk Uzzle~


    July 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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