River Bed_Ellery Creek Big Hole_Central Australia

Leica M6 camera and Leica 21mm Elmarit f2.8 lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film

My first site of Ellery Creek Big Hole told me I was in for a treat. Alighting from the car and breathing deeply of the eucalypt-tainted air, the impact of the place was immediate and profound. I felt a deep sense of calm and wellbeing.

After a few minutes of bliss I grabbed my camera gear and began to explore the area. Walking slowing, not wanting to disturb the pervading sense of quiet, I wandered around mesmerized by the light and its interplay with rock face, tree and leaf.

After some time I entered an almost dry riverbed to make the above image. I photographed the tree trunk up close, employing an ultra wide-angle lens to place further emphasis onto it and extend the sense of 3 dimensional space between the tree and the background.

The original 35mm transparency was scanned prior to processing in Adobe Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
Glenn Guy