Wattle and Wall

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series lens. Exposure Details: ISO Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series USM  lens @ 105mm. Exposure Details: 1/250 second @ f4 ISO 100

Native to Australia the 600 odd variations of the Australian Wattle bring warmth and color to the landscape during late winter and spring. Their beautiful, bright yellow blossoms set the country alight, particularly when set against a clear blue sky.

The above image was made just outside the town of Maldon, Central Victoria, Australia. The wattle is set against a rusted out barge, used during the gold rush sometime after 1850. As the barge is in deep shade it has taken on the color of the blue sky above.

Processing of the original file was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 2, prior to the sense of heightened color being achieved in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Regular visitors to this site will be aware of my recent penchant for black and white. That’s not to say I’ve lost my love of color. It’s great to know that, when the shutter release is tripped, that I can see (in my minds eye) how the scene will appear in the final edited image, whether that be in color or black and white. Great comfort, motivation and enthusiasm can be derived from this knowledge.

I hope you’ll continue to follow my journey and use this site as inspiration for your own.

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