Photographer's Note

Sorry for my delayed last minute daily post.

This is a part from the burned regions in Messinia which took place in late August 2007, almost 10km away from Kalamata, in a village named Perivolakia.

Although my emotions where mixed up by the burned landscape I got over it and start looking the creative side of it if existed.
The sky openings are looking like the missing leaves on the tree. The clouds helped this scene a lot.
My polarizer filter toned it a little bit.

What I wouldn't give in order to miss this picture, from being the whole place saved and look like this.

About the shot:
I needed some sharp detail and a wider DOF, so I used f/16, and because of my weird angle and my unstable hand, I couldn't get below 1/80 shutter speed, so the ISO increasement up to 400 was necessary.

RAW Post Processing:
Where should I begin?
I wanted to create a weird sad but soft feeling in this artistic version semi-B/W.

You may wonder on how can possibly be the creation of a "soft sad" feeling? lets say I wanted to avoid to post a raw picture without any further process.

The following filters were applied:
- White balance to warm
- De-saturation
- Blue De-saturation
- Soft focus
- Frame & Title added
- JPEG optimized TE ready

A message picture follows tomorrow about the fires and killing the planet.

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