Star Crossed Tree

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    Myponga Beach Road
    South Australia

    This stretch of road is a great place for finding dead trees as subjects for this kind of image. I had been photographing down at the beach at sunset but came up here later in the evening. Clouds blew over very shortly unfortunately.

    A common question asked of these types of shots is : is this a composite or an exposure blend? This particular shot isn't but there seems to be a connotation that people don't believe this kind of image is 'real' . Guess what - it isn't! Sure it was very dark and the stars were out but I would challenge anyone without superhuman sight who would claim to have seen the milky way in this detail to the naked eye. Also, the tree was lit with 5-10 seconds of torch waving - in 'real' life it was a black silhouette.

    I on the other hand , disagree with blending images from scenes which taken at different locations , times, conditions. It's just a personal preference to present a version of a scene in one image, it's not a theme I would proselytize. Bottom line - I hope you enjoy the end result ;)

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    1. russell.bray 49 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot Dylan - so sharp and clear

    2. yvone042488 49 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot!

    3. Jone Samsa 49 months ago | reply

      This is incredibly beautiful! Great work!

    4. Mah Nava 49 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing in ☆The Power of Now ☆group ♥

    5. ThomasM | Photographie | 49 months ago | reply

      Your gallery is just amazing i really love it !

    6. Luuk Belgers 49 months ago | reply

      AMAZING! gorgeous work!

    7. rhyspope 49 months ago | reply

      Such a fantastic composition! Amazing colour in this one!

    8. timcorbin 49 months ago | reply

      fantastic image

    9. Yannick Lefevre 49 months ago | reply

      really like this scene well framed with the tree

    10. TrogSon 49 months ago | reply

      Out of interest, I assume that with such a shallow depth of field you must have focused on the tree?

    11. Svam1 49 months ago | reply

      Pfff, amazing, like the sparkling stars on the dark sky!

    12. Dylan Toh 49 months ago | reply

      Patrick and Phoebe Finnegan yes, the tree was the focal point from about 10m away

    13. Milos Kondic 49 months ago | reply

      A what a result! Thanks for sharing the details! :)

    14. Badge McVid 47 months ago | reply

      very good indeed

    15. Oleg Kuchorenko 47 months ago | reply

      Dylan, it`s just awesome capture! How i see it`s a single shot ? but how deal with the noise ? iso is 3200... but image are so clean... looks so amazing... =)

    16. Dylan Toh 47 months ago | reply

      Oleg, the beauty of the 5dmk3 is that at 3200 iso, the noise is quite easy to deal with in night shots - even on the mk2, 1600 was pushing it for printing these types of images

    17. Andrew Thomas 73 46 months ago | reply

      Holy #### love your stream,came across by fluke one of the best on flickr............

    18. InShot Images 43 months ago | reply

      Excellent work

    19. Caz 71♥ 43 months ago | reply

      Wow! beautiful photo!!!!!!!!!!!

      Hi i am the Lead Art Advisor and Lead Art Director for Howard and Caz`s Gallery.....your picture has so absolutely inspired me to invite it to "HCG" as what you have produced here is wonderful!!…… you have really caught my attention with this beautiful work that you have created, and believe me your work has got to be more than just incredible to get my attention …….. therefore I hope you post your ART PIECE….with my special " Administrative invite' (which comes with this invite to post). My Partner Howard will be thrilled to see this posted!!!! HCG retains only the best photos on flickr, your photo therefore deserves its place in this Platinum Gallery......Many thanks......Caz :)

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