Thursday, 2 February 2012

Twig Tracery, Wildboarclough

Tracery of twigs at Wildboarclough
(Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 25mm, 1/160s @ f/9.0)
The bare, back-lit twigs of the trees bordering Clough Brook caught my attention. Wildboarclough is a small village in a large parish in Cheshire. The name has nothing to do with wild boar by the way, it means "valley of the wild stream". The stream has been subject to violent floods in the past, most recently in 1989 when several bridges were swept away or severely damaged.

The picture below shows the effect of a little manipulation in Photoshop (Palette Knife effect). What do you think?


  1. I like this effect.....did you reduce the opacity on the Palette knife layer? whatever, it's effective and subtle.

  2. Just fiddling Adrian. I didn't alter the opacity but did fiddle a little with brightness and contrast.