Dead trees

Also on Tourist Drive #9 from Tenterfield, these dead trees have so much potential.

It helped that the clouds played ball too.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 27th March 2010, This photo: 10:43am


  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Been out in the "Truckster" Dave :-)
    Big fan of dark skies like that :-)
  • fotoscape2009 said:
    Great shot and perfect tonal range in B&W
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, 'tis already cropped to 16:9, I could go tighter, but really should have just got out of the car and gone for a walk to shoot it ;-)
    Yeah, 862km day trip yesterday ;-) Pretty cool clouds about, so dark sky seemed like the way to go.
  • kth_friend said:
    Mate, I think those trees are past there potential... lol
    Unless u got a fireplace that is :~}
    nice composition, those clouds certainly do help.
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe well that's one use for them - I was thinking more along the lines of photographing them at night :P
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Very Ansel Adams man.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kane. :)
  • Adam Randell said:
    Very cool B&W David!! Polarizer works well on that sky.
  • David de Groot said:
    It was definitely a day for the polariser, that's for sure. Red-filter in post-processing did the final sky blackout and there you go.
  • leadegroot said:
    862km... of which I drove 110 from warwick to tenterfield in the morning.
    I was amused :)
    But, I told him we could swap if he wanted a break. No requests were made! :bg:
    Do you think he likes the New Car? ;)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Start to get really concerned when you start catching him whispering sweet somethings to it:-)
    David DeGroot : Prado Whisperer :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    If you really wanted to swap I could have, but then, I knew where we were going :P
  • Xenedis said:
    Aye; the red filter looks good.
  • David de Groot said:
  • leadegroot said:
    @david oh, I can follow a GPS track just as well as you can! :-P
    @suburbanvoodoo I'm not worried. I doubt a mere car can talk geek to him ;)
  • Dylan Toh said:
    top stuff dave - I really like the whiteness of the dead trees that stand out and the darkened blues from the BW conversion
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Dylan :)
  • golmuso said:
    great clouds mate....such a nice composition and post work!
  • Shaun Johnston said:
    I like the use of the red filter effect in this - produces really effective exaggerated contrast - fits the scene really nicely
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Yeah definitely worked well. I think the austerity of the landscape helps.
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice - Tres dramatic
  • David de Groot said:
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    It's always a bonus when the clouds cooperate. They can make a photo
  • vonaviza said:
    Deep inside philosophy in this picture. Everyone sees it its meaning. What you have the feeling and association?
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed Greg. Clouds make all the difference.
    Thanks. Methinks you lost a little in the translation.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Great as a B&W - it's like a martian landscape!
  • David de Groot said:
    Isn't mars meant to be red ? :P
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    Ortho-chromatic perhaps?
  • David de Groot said:
    Wouldn't that make the blues light and the grass dark ? Or is that on the negative only, and thus a positive would look like this ?
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    Following on from the red planet suggestion.... ortho film is insensitive to red light. Red things would appear black in the print.
  • David de Groot said:
    aha! gotcha :)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    hehe so Mars is the only martian landscape? :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Well yeah, 'cause if it were Neptune, it'd be Neptunian :P
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Ah ha, see I thought a martian was an alien from another planet 'cause one time when I was in Paris this guy called out "you have a martian in your handbag" when I had an alien in my bag!! My apologies. The English language...
  • Justinostrom54 said: