Old Gum.



Autumn mist slowly drifts from the valley.

Autumn mist slowly drifts from the valley.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image on Tore Hill Rd up near the local Dairy Farm in Tasmania. Our small rural town is in a valley and in Autumn/Winter mornings we can wake to a thick blanket of fog that can sometimes last all day. So I knew the adjacent hill should be high enough to get above the fog and capture the sunrise.
Time
This photo was taken at 7.30 am on an Autumn morning 22nd of May 2017. It is not easy leaving a nice warm bed when it is cold and dark outside, heading out blindly and hoping to capture something. Driving slowly, through our small empty town, I headed for the hills to get above the dense fog. The camera gear had already been prepared and packed the night before but with stinging fingers I wished I had boiled a couple of eggs that morning to warm my hands on. My camera soon acclimatized but my fingers did not, blowing hot air and shuffling them alternately in my pockets I soon forgot my discomfort as the hills around me began to erupt in gold. I took control of my camera.
Lighting
The gold light grew and intensified as did the blues, greys, and greens, maybe from all the moisture in the air, but something was happening in every direction and quickly. Fields would suddenly light up, then a rainbow would appear. Flocks of Cockatoos screeching in flight against the golden sky. But it was an old grey gnarly Gumtree that kept grabbing my attention.
Equipment
I have a Nikon D7100 camera and my Nikor 55-300mm 4.5-5.6GED. A tripod was also used.
Inspiration
There was a good chance that there would be a great sunrise throwing out lots of beautiful light that morning. The old trees that blot the surrounding landscape have always caught my eye, I can see a poetic beauty about them. So with the fence line dipping down the hill into the soft cold blanket of mist and the hills lit up behind in a warm gold I thought the old grey blue tree clinging to life fitted perfectly in between.
Editing
I love post-processing. This is a six-shots stitched together in Photoshop. Camera raw is one of my favorite tools especially for highlighting and intensifying certain colors. Also opening up the shadows in the foreground. I took my time dodging and burning the tree also, as it was the main focal point.
In my camera bag
My bag consists of Nikon D7100. I use my Nikor 55-300mm f4.5-5.6GED, probably a way to much, but I like it and what I can do with it. I take along with me a Tonika wide-angle 11-16mm and the Nikor kit lens 18-55mm, which is very good. I never really use my 50mm but I bought an old Nikon 135mm manual focus that I like using. Sometimes I take out the big Sigma 150-600mm. I use a tripod but not always and usually regret it.
Feedback
Carpe diem or seize the day. If I had talked myself out of getting up and heading for the hills that cold morning I would have missed so much. The more you try the more you will be excited at the possibilities and if it gets too cold boil a couple of eggs for your pockets!

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