I was resting in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne when I noticed this scene. Just above was a group of Rainbow Lorikeets yelling at me (also photographed!) but this simple composition stood out to me.

There was something old world about the texture and shape of this old tree and I wanted to reveal the detail of it without being so close that it lost its identity and form. Lucky for me the light was perfect for the capturing of such detail…

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  • Craig Shillington
    Craig Shillingtonover 7 years ago

    OH WOW!!! Natalie, this is so beautiful. The play with composition … make me feel the tree is enormous!! I love the dof too. :) Lovely :D:D

  • Natalie Manuel
    Natalie Manuelover 7 years ago

    Thanks :)

  • peter
    peterover 7 years ago

    Agree with Craig – this is beautiful. This is the sort of photography that I love … for this feels like a scene that I’ve seen a thousand times but tonight it the first time I’ve noticed it.

  • Bailey Designs
    Bailey Designsover 7 years ago

    Great photo. Waiting to see the little fairies come out to play

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    Stunning… looks lie a massive foot planted on the ground… great detail and good use of depth of field. Love it!

  • James Pierce
    James Pierceover 7 years ago

    An Ent Foot

  • Joe Mortelliti
    Joe Mortellitiabout 7 years ago

    Well seen Natalie…a fine image

  • David Haviland
    David Havilandabout 7 years ago

    Great composition and use of dof. Stirs a feeling of nostalgia in me.

  • helene
    heleneabout 7 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Naomi Mawson
    Naomi Mawsonabout 7 years ago

    I like Peter’s comment – it’s a beautifully captured image Natalie

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