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"If you go down to the woods today . . ."

Early morning, Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne, across the road from Peter Macallum Cancer Center . . . my Dad was in for a PET scan that would take a goodly hour and a half and as I wasn’t allowed to wait with him in the imaging room, took the camera for a stroll in amongst the day’s early light and shadows. Post-edited with a little help from Nik’s Silver Effex Pro, and Nik’s Colour Effex’ “infra-red” filter . . . thanks also to the folk who happened to step into the images ;-)

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.4


  • crankster-aus
    crankster-ausover 2 years ago

    This series came up really well! I love the panorama shot of the guy taking a shot of the tree or something beyond it (or that’s the way it appears to me).

  • Thank you :-))) … hmmm, have NO idea either what that guy was taking an image of ;-)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 2 years ago

    Oooh La! Intersting effect that IR filter has – a sort of feathering of the fine detail. Great set Ell, it makes it look really rural. You wouldn’t think it was so close to the CBD. I love the effect of the tiny people agaist the massive trees. I love the ones with a single person in them (surprise! surprise!).
    Really lovely set. Tome well spent for sure.

  • There are four IR options (and several way-over-the-top ‘colour’ IR options) to choose from, but limit the choice to just two – the ‘feathering’ effect you mention, and a ‘harsher’ detail option. Thought you might like the ‘single people’ – bar two, all images have a person :-)) … but some are easier to find than others ;-) Thank you, my friend :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • ps. many thanks for the fave!! :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    lovely work girl…my fave is the one with the woman walking the 2 dogs. Quite an eerie effect with that IR number….well done.

  • Many thanks, Derek :-)) Dog-walker is a fave too, on par with the running girl through the trees – 4th image – having a bit of fun lately with a gentle touch of IR :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Fabulous Ell, the one with the bench on the left and the girl jogging away on thr right is my fave!

  • Thank you, Berns :-))) Really enjoy having people’s feedback on their faves – your fave is one of mine too … looks like I’ll have to ‘release’ a few from this journal :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • ps. many thanks for the fave!! :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • geof
    geofover 2 years ago

    you are really one with your camera, Ell (and the Nik IR thing too of course).

  • lucin
    lucinover 2 years ago

    How wonderous this collection. It touches me deep as I have had to wait upon cat scans for my husband and I identify with your doing.

  • Lucin, thank you … and I do hope so much that all goes well for you and your husband

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 2 years ago

    Great shots… not bad for a little walk in park :)!!

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 2 years ago

    Quite otherworldly! Great set of images Ell

  • Judith Cahill
    Judith Cahillabout 2 years ago

    ME thinking there is some post ed here……….hmmmmmm
    Love the focus on the trees and the shallow dof :)

  • Definitely some post-ed! ;-) Not bad eh, for someone like me who’s a self-confessed ‘lazy’ editor ;-) Many thanks for the comment, Jude :-)))

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 2 years ago

    These are lovely Ell, the detail is amazing.
    I hope your dad’s scan went well.
    M xox

  • Many thanks, ‘Ree, it was a beautiful morning to be out with the camera :-)) … took heaps of images, as you do ;-) Happily, Dad’s scan showed nothing more than we didn’t already know about – he’s described as having “very low level currently slow ‘growing’ disease”, which in itself is very good news! His trial drug did what it needed to > control growth of the cancer, and in the case of some small tumors, they completely disappeared! He had another scan yesterday/consult today, and nothing’s changed in the past four weeks – we couldn’t be happier! He’s not “clean”, but now it’s a case of wait and see, monitoring and regular scans, until something shows the cancer is on the move again > action plan B or C

    – Ell-on-Wheels