Emerging by Travis Easton

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A green fern frond emerging from the ashes of Black Saturday (taken near King Lake West).

Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
Lens: EF 24-70f/2.8L USM @ 66mm (I think I used a 12mm or 24mm extension tube too but I can’t quite remember which)
Filter: Circular Polarizer
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 8 sec
Aperture: f/22
WB: Auto
Exposure Compensation: -1/3rd of a stop
When: 4:41pm on 3/9/09

To check out other shots from this area see my Yarra Ranges gallery.

$30 a month of all photography related profits go to the Wilderness Society

The long slow road to recovery journal entry.


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Australia’s rugged landscape is an important part of my life and over many years I have explored some of the more remote parts of it on foot, ski, kayak and rope. I usually travel alone so I can take my time capturing the essence of these places without distraction. Life slows down and after a while I feel like I begin to merge with the land, nature takes me into her confidence and changes me. I hope you enjoy the fruit of these excursions.

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  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    The miracle of new life emerges from the charred forest floor, it is so beautiful Travis.

  • Nature is pretty amazing hey.

    – Travis Easton

  • niki78
    niki78almost 5 years ago

    Mother nature works her ways,stunning shot.

  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithalmost 5 years ago

    I love fern frond shots and this is a cracker, well done Travis.

  • Puggs
    Puggsalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Travis, it is wonderful to see new life like this….

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscamblealmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic series Travis!

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullneralmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot Trav…love the sharpness.

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful work and message, Trav.

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Travas
    It’s glad to see that nature is hard at work after all those cruel fires on Black Saturday, you are getting some great photos of the area, great close up work.
    Cheers Rod.

  • Thanks Rod, it’s nice to find hope among the ashes.

    – Travis Easton

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAalmost 5 years ago

    An example new life and of the continuation of Creation, Travis !!!

  • bevanimage
    bevanimagealmost 5 years ago

    A brilliantly detailed portrat of this extraordinary frond, Travis. You just can’t keep a good fern down!

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