Wednesday, 19 June 2002
1/400s @ f/6.3 (no flash)
105 mm lens, ISO 100
This is a gum tree growing on the side of a cliff above the beach a Lilli Pilli, near Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. It was taken around midday. No polariser was used — the sky is fairly dark because the trunk of the tree was extremely bright, causing the camera's exposure meter to underexpose slightly.
I applied a contrast mask to this picture in Photoshop to bring out the detail in the shadows around the rocks, and to take the edge off the highlights in the tree's bark.
The judge in the KSCC competition said it was a nice photo.
19-6-2002: KSCC B Grade Colour Prints, "Open" Competition.
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