Shot in the Mt Victoria Botanical Gardens last year. I don’t think it takes too many winters for these chairs to get covered in moss up in the mountains.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon lens EF180mm macro 3.5 L Ultrasonic
Focal length 180mm
Exposure 1/160 sec.
ISO 400
Auto White Balance
Spot metering
Morning light.

Converted to B&W with adjustment Layers in CS4 then revealed bench detail with eraser tool.

Thanks for looking – please view large.

Cheers Crispin.



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  • anisja
    anisjaover 4 years ago

    Very nice shot . Great texture.

  • Thank you Anisja, it was the texture and moss that drew me to the bench.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 4 years ago

    Many would have passed by this old bench…..very nicely spotted, Crispin!

  • Thanks Wendi, the bench wasn’t that old and was not hidden but I think the idea of sitting on that moss and staining ones clothing would keep most passer-bys away.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • sarahjayde
    sarahjaydeover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image!

  • Thank you Sarah.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensover 4 years ago

    gorgeous !!

  • Thank you Pene.

    – Crispin Gardner IPA

  • walela
    walelaover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot!

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