There is a phenomenon I’ve noticed and loved for a long time, that I can only describe as tree branches encircling a light source at night. Basically, when a single light source shines through a tree with very multi-angled branches, it highlights most the branches that run tangent to it, making a pattern suggesting concentric circles. You can see a clear example in this 1st stereo, where the branches—despite NOT have such a curve in reality—appear to curve and bend around the street lamp behind them. This shot uses simulated HDR.
In the 2nd stereo, we can see the suggestions of complete circles in the highlit branches standing out in the dark. The circles are still visible in the 3rd shot, though the scene is busier.
The 4th shot is a wider scene, of course, but if you look closely, you can still see the same phenomenon, appearing almost like a spider’s spiral web on the far side of the tree, again centered around the street light.
In the final shot, the lamp illuminates the branches in a lesser but similar way, giving the general impression of a curved space, but not the concentric circles. I like the atmosphere, and how the two lights of the stereopairs look like two ethereal eyes watching you from the darkness.
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