A hard life, Overland Track, Tasmania by tasadam

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A tree on the side of the Overland track, approaching Lake Windermere. Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia.
The Overland Track is known as one of the great bushwalks of the world.
This image has been taken with a subtle use of a technique known as HDR – it comprises of three differently exposed images blended together to produce a result of a more balanced exposure throughout the image.

This image won the competition for the 2007 photo of the year at the Bushwalk Tasmania forum
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  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 5 years ago

    outstanding shot! it reminded me of Ansel Adams work!

  • High praise indeed – thank you.
    There are two famous photographers in Tasmania that, one day, hopefully, if I’m lucky, a photograph of mine might be compared to.
    Those photographers are of course Peter Dombrovskis and Olegas Truchanas.
    Comparing a photo of mine with Ansel Adams is something somewhat beyond that, and to be honest, was something I was not prepared to hear (read).

    Something everyone should take a look at – A video production titled Wildness was produced, featuring Dombrovskis and Truchanas – well worth a look.
    The DVD can be purchased here.
    Note the text – As a BONUS, this DVD set also includes the acclaimed film Wildness.

    – tasadam

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonover 5 years ago

    great find, good one

  • Maylock
    Maylockover 5 years ago

    I love those kind of trees, and this is a very well done shot in every way bro.


  • Monica Di Carlo
    Monica Di Carloover 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Steven Pearce
    Steven Pearceover 5 years ago

    its good to see a HDR that doesn’t make me want to laugh… great discipline with not over processing this one.

  • I couldn’t agree more regarding HDR, so often overdone in my opinion. I like to reproduce images as I remember seeing them – how it appeared at the time.
    Though I respect the artistic impression added by others, and their techniques, it’s not my thing.
    Thanks for commenting Steve, I appreciate your images too.

    – tasadam

  • Jonathan Carre
    Jonathan Carreover 4 years ago

    Nice use of HDR. Subtle and realistic, exactly what I aim for.

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Wilderness somewhere…..”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    a beautiful shot Adam, and congratulations on your win.x

  • Andy Newman
    Andy Newmanabout 4 years ago

    The dark sky makes a perfect backdrop for this tortured tree, and the band of warm light adds contrast and depth. Excellent image.

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifalmost 4 years ago

    Please share/post this image with the Group One Tree at a Time

  • Done, thanks.

    – tasadam

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