Big Tree, Little Tree

at Brighton.

Another shot from the Dawn session with Kane on Saturday. Pushed this a fair way thus it's noisy, but I kinda like that in a b&w.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 29th August 2009, This photo: 5:19am

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice Dave... it was a good setup that, might be worth a shoot on a high tide ;P
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah or at least a slightly higher tide. I like the island that the tree is on though.
  • Madiator said:
    Looks good in BW!
    Thanks for your valuable comments.
    Yeah, I am not at all happy with the 18-200mm sigma lens. The clarity is not up to the mark. Will use it just as a travel lens :(
    May be its time to buy a 70-300mm sigma lens. But I am unhappy that I am accumulating all these lenses for sony and not for nikon/canon.
    Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )
  • epecpage said:
    Great photo! Perfect contrast.
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well once you have some money behind you, you can sell the Minolta/Sony stuff and shift to Canon or Nikon.
    General rule of thumb is to avoid super-zoom lenses (18-200, 50-500, that sort of thing as you'll usually end up with a compromised design with serious flaws somewhere in the zoom range, or in the case of the 18-200 everywhere).
  • James Lagden said:
    nice Dave. I too like a bit of grain in B&W photos.
  • looby88 said:
    Big tree, little tree.... sounds like Red Indian names from an old cowboy film !!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks James. :)
    hahaha, yeah it does sound like that.
  • SkattyKat said:
    Really nice Dave - love the detail :-)
  • Millisynth said:
    Love this in black and white.
    Great comp here, the shiny rocks are wonderful and Im loving the tones in the sky.
    Fave. :)
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Nice work Dave. Looks like someone caught the B&W bug ;)
  • photo by Alison said:
    i love how the lighter sky on the right draws attention to the little tree.... very appropriate as it's in the foreground... nicely done :)
  • evankok said:
    Nice work mate...this is fantastic!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath :)
    A case of the weather really working for us, despite it not being what we expected ;-)
    I've been known to dabble a bit ;-)
    Thanks Alison :) Worked fairly well really, and I didn't even have to get my shoes wet to shoot it ;-)
    Thanks Evan!
  • whytebate said:
    Lovely shot David, liking the B&W processing.
  • mizarin said:
    Stupenda questa foto ! :)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Agreed Dave - looks great in BW :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Sarah :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Just snuck in there I see ;-) How was the Far East ?
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Hot as hell :-)
    Limited photos due to workload (the Chinese made me work :-). Sydney next week and Malaysia the week after so hopefully better chance for piccys :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Damn their work ethic ;-)