This image had so much potential or so I thought while shooting it but when I got it back on the screen it felt a little flat so as part of my usual workflow I left it behind in the second round. I really like the composition with the cloud and road almost about to whirlpool into the horizon.
Whit my new found interest in Black and White images I selected this one and began to process it through my B&W workflow which is round tripping the image from Lightroom into Photoshop with the Nic Software Silver Efex Pro plugin which is most definitely my new toy at the moment. The plugin offers so much control over everything black and white and is infinitely more detailed than any other B&W conversion software I’ve used.
The Giles Track is a road I travel down every week and I always make sure that I pull up and let the crew jump out to get a few snaps and play in the sand for a while. The Track itself is a short cut from Luritja Rd which is the access road for Kings Canyon and the Stuart Highway which is the only North – South highway in the centre of Australia. It streatches a distance of 100km and covers many different environmental systems from red sand dunes through gibber plains to the unknown and unphotographed James Ranges.
Giles Track, Central Deserts of Australia
Canon 5D MKII
Canon 24-70 f/2.8L USM at 24mm
1/125 sec at f/18
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Exposure Program – Manual
Metering Mode – Centre Weighted Average
Dimensions – 5616 × 3744
Post Processing in Photoshop CS3
- NiK Software Silver Efex Pro 3, B&W Conversion