This is a reworking of an earlier image that I posted here on RB I really love the original colour version as all through the image it has beautifl soft hues where usually the desert is very harsh. This morning was truly the most magical morning I had been ontop of the pound with dense heavy clouds sweeping over the landscape and the thick moist heavy air filling my lungs.
I had been watchnig this tree for more than a year and I had never managed to soot a single image of it. This was mostly because of my previous camera a Canon 400d with its crop sensor didn’t offer enough field of view even with a 17mm lens on the front. With both mt new Canon 5D MKII with its full frame sensor and the perfect weather conditions I was able to fit all the detail I wanted in both the range and the tree into a single frame.
I hope that you like it!
Ormiston Pound, West MacDonnell Ranges National Park
Canon 5D MKII
Canon 17-40 f/4L USM at 17mm
1/100 sec at f/18
Exposure Bias -1/3 EV
Auto Exposure Bracketing +/-2EV
Exposure Program – Manual
Metering Mode – Centre Weighted Average
Dimensions – 5616 × 3744
3 exposures tone mapped into HDR
Post Processing in Photoshop CS3
- NiK Software Silver Efex Pro 3, B&W Conversion