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The Lonely Tree

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 16 February 2018 in Landscape & Rural.


A second photo from Binalong Bay in Tasmania. I spent quite a bit of time shooting there and I have a few more photos to share from this area.

The tree is the obvious subject that attracts attention, however, I was also fascinated by the rocks formations. The fascination was not limited to their rich orange hue that you might have seen in the previous shot from Binalong Bay, but also by the lines, textures and shapes. I found that the best way to present these aspects was to look for some compositions that would work well in black and white.

It is amazing to discover these natural sculptures and to trace every single detail in front of me as I explore each area. Only then one realises how much time must have passed for nature to imprint itself on the rocks through rain, winds and tides.

With this composition, I liked the way that the foreground was building towards the tree with various converging edges and lines. The clouds movement helped to introduce a touch of an ethereal atmosphere into the image. It worked well for me as it provided a moment of rest for the eyes after exploring the rich foreground. The clouds also worked well to highlight and isolate the tree as it rose up from the rocks.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 240 seconds F/16.0 ISO 50 20 mm

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