Grasstree at Sunset

On our trip out to Warwick yesterday we found a nice paddock with grasstrees in it. Here's one I shot with the TS-E with the tilt element rotated 45 degrees and then tilted to provide focus on the grasstree and the dead tree.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 30th April 2011, This photo: 4:48pm

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  • chamellieon said:
    Lovely rich sunset sun... that tree also looks very nice!
  • zaman19 said:
    Beautiful!!!
  • Clarky the Lion said:
    great colours David
  • accesser said:
    So much detail lovely work
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/chamellieon_photography] Thanks Mel, 'twasn't a bad spot to stumble across, even if Johnno was constantly worried about snakes. ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/45218841@N07] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/brisbanerocks] 'twas a nice time of day to be shooting. Sunset wasn't bad either, but not well positioned, so I didn't get much of use out of the clouds.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/accesser] Thanks Jason - 'tis quite a sharp lens.
  • maSnap said:
    New logo for your business? Love the long shadow, where are you? I can see the tripod but no David. Nice shot
  • SkattyKat said:
    I love the golden "light" & long shadows ..
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/samuelsharpe] Standard logo for my personal business. I was shooting on self timer to avoid my shadow in the shot. The tripod, while visible, isn't as distracting as my shadow.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathrine-carter] :) Indeed, 'tis a great time of the afternoon to be shooting.
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Wonderful shot! The sunlight adds a special golden tone to everything..
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Amazing... I'm always learning new stuff on your stream David... I've never heard of a grass-tree before today!! I notice that the grass on this tree is the only grass that's green around here? Is that because the thick stem supplies the leaves with moisture during the dry season? I definitely need to import some of that grass for around here... these days there's not one green blade to be seen for miles around! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra_11] Indeed it does :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/panorama_paul] Grasstrees are native to Australia and another of our little weirdities. They grow incredibly slowly (1-2cm per year) and can live for 600 years or so. The trunk is made up of old grassy fibres from the head, layered atop each other, and is usually hollow in the middle. Despite the name, they're not related to grasses at all.
    Plenty of moisture around here at the moment, just the combination of late sun and seeding that makes the grass look drier than it is. :)
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice perspective Dave. Good use of the tilt shift kit
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_m] Yeah still coming to terms with the T/S in the field. Good results so far.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Excellent Dave, keen to try out your tilt shift sometime too, thinking of getting myself one eventually.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/aramisfirefly] Well worth it Matt. Super sharp, and lots of fun.