A well weathered Rock Acacia sit on top the ridge line of the South wall of Ormiston Pound. I had been watching this tree for almost a year now and dreaming of having the right light too shoot it.
This morning was perfect with heavy clouds to really block out the sun which would have been right behind the branches. Plus the amazingly clear conditions enabled the viewer to see a stunning amount of detail in the usually dusty mountains of the north wall.
Ormiston Pound, West MacDonnell Ranges National Park
Camera & Processing info
Canon 17-40 f/4L
1/10sec @ f/22
Remote Trigger release
Manfroto 190XB Pro Tripod with R248 Midi Ball Head
Adobe Lightroom 2.2
- L RAW files converted to DNG
- Keyworded & catalogued
- HDR comprised of 3 RAW images +/- 2ev
- Minor Colour adjustments using “Channel Mixer”
- Added contrast using Nic Software Colour Efex Pro 3.0 plugin