Tree, Jackson Square

Tree, Jackson Square - New Orleans, Louisiana

Tree, Jackson Square – New Orleans, Louisiana

I’m not sure which I’m more impressed with, the grand sweep of this magnificent tree or this long, ornate and stately building. They are both part of Jackson Square, though this is probably not the view most people take a picture of. A more common view of the square is the statue of Jackson with the Cathedral as the backdrop.

You can tell I used a wide-angle lens, the Olympus 9-18mm and I shot this at a 18mm equivalent. But, because of the span of the tree and the leading lines created by the building, I think it looks wider, somehow. I usually don’t shoot my wide-angles like this, but I like the way it turned out.

That’s part of the surprise with photography. There are certainly photos that I plan, pre-visualize and execute. But then there are shots like this which I quickly snapped as I perpetually trail behind my wife and son. After I converted this to black and white, it really came alive with the intricately detailed leaves.

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2 thoughts on “Tree, Jackson Square

  1. Agreed that the conversion to black & white makes a huge difference. I use my Pen-F much as you do, but so many choices in the workflow to get to this final image. Shoot the original with a B&W preset or wait til you hit Lightroom and then convert, and then maybe add a Nik SilverEfex Pro filter? Sigh. Please keep on with your daily posts – – I’m learning a lot from your brief descriptions and the tech details – – thanks!

    1. Yes, indeed. Looks like you have a similar workflow to mine. I have another friend that bought the PEN-F based on my suggestion and my love for the camera.

      I’m glad that my photographic exploits are interesting and useful. Thank you for your continued visits.

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