I’m pleased with how this image finally came out. I spent a lot of time, tweaking the red to get it just so, but the image was shot through the window of a van travelling at about 60 mph. (No, I wasn’t driving at the time!) There were plenty of wires and a lamp-post in the way. Somehow, in spite of all that, I managed to get the shot.
Some people are concerned about digital manipulation and if you’re one of them, I don’t think you’ll like my stuff. Don’t get me wrong — I believe you can’t save a bad image with good software, so capturing a great image is an important starting point for me but most of my effort goes into post-production and relatively little of that is in “fixing” things. My aim is to take a great image and make it something more. I hope you like my tree.