Red River Gum

Mick Fagan
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Red River Gum

Postby Mick Fagan » 07 Jun 2021, 16:52

This was taken early in the morning after a freezing night in Little Desert NP. I had gone for an early morning walk and the whole of the area was shrouded in deep fog, temperature was around -1 for the night. As I was returning to our camp The mist started to clear and I noted this tree, I quickly pulled the camera out of the truck and managed to get this before the sun burst through and burnt the mist off.

Quite messy and really should have been a colour picture, but..............

Shen Hao HZXII-45A Fujinon 150mm at f/22, ½ a second, Ilford FP4+, D76 1:1.

Mick.


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Walter Glover
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Re: Red River Gum

Postby Walter Glover » 07 Jun 2021, 22:55

No problem with it being B&W at this end Mick,

I like it a lot.
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi

Mick Fagan
Posts: 295
Joined: 24 Sep 2015, 21:20
Location: Melbourne

Re: Red River Gum

Postby Mick Fagan » 08 Jun 2021, 09:10

Thank you Walter, there is often a big difference between what one thinks of something they have produced, and what someone else thinks of the same work.

I remember the faint magenta look of the lighter parts of the trunk and limbs, as the tree emerged from the mist just as dawn was pushing the darkness away. This of course is lost in B&W but sometimes with colour, you can grab that subtle colouring and lift an ordinary scene to an inspiring scene.

Mick.

Walter Glover
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Joined: 31 Jul 2012, 22:31
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Re: Red River Gum

Postby Walter Glover » 08 Jun 2021, 22:57

Couldn't agree more Mick,

Especially in circumstances liike you mention where colour is a key factor.
Walter Glover

"Photography was not a bastard left by science on the doorstep of art, but a legitimate child of the Western pictorial tradition." —Robert Galassi


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