Branches

Branches
Branches

On a Kangaroo Valley workshop with Len Metcalf we had a morning shoot at Beehive Point. The group was enjoying the location so much that we decided to stay till lunch time and continue shooting. This shot was taken late morning. I noticed these trees with straight trunks and small branches twisting in all directions. I spent some time just looking for a composition that worked with the light background and dark branches. I think this works well. I had to focus stack several images to get the right hand branch and upright branches in focus.

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CAMERA Fuji X-T1
LENS XF90mmF2 R LM WR
ISO 200
FOCAL LENGTH 90.0 mm (135.0 mm in 35mm)
APERTURE f/4
EXPOSURE TIME 1/70 Seconds
DATE TAKEN 2016-07-28 at 11:02

 

In The Bag

Gear, everyone always asks what your shooting with. It only matters when it’s relevant to what you intend to do with your images. It is important to know how to use your equipment, and shoot regularly. As Dorothea Lange said “A Camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera”. All of our resources need to work together to make a photograph that holds interest. Arnold Newman summed it up as “Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it’s own; if it doesn’t, the thing collapses.”

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