Archive for Trees

Boranup Forest

Posted in Images - South West with tags , , on December 22, 2010 by Lloyd

Something a bit different from the beaches and lakes and sunsets… This is a 5 image stitch taken early one morning on camp.

Paperbarks at Herdsman

Posted in Images - Perth with tags , , on February 1, 2010 by Lloyd

Back to school today…

This is a two image stitch that I took down at Herdsman Lake a few nights ago. I’m not sure if I like the composition very much, the subject matter isn’t very clear and it’s cropped awkwardly. What do you think?

Dawn at Thomson Bay

Posted in Images - Rottnest Island with tags , , , , on October 15, 2009 by Lloyd

Thomson Bay - Dawn - 2009

Nancy Cove Tree

Posted in Images - Rottnest Island with tags , , on October 13, 2009 by Lloyd

Nancy Cove - Tree - 2009

I took this shot on a wild day at Rottnest. After riding around the island, we rode past a landscape painter busily working away at this canvas. IT was a kind of hollow feeling, thinking that what this man is trying to achieve in one day could be shot within a few seconds. What’s more, if the colours aren’t right for my picture, i can edit them to make them however I want, whilst any mistakes he make will almost defiently be visible on the final piece. With this in mind, I tried looking for some more creative compositions rather than just a quick look and shoot. I found this windswept tree a short time later.

I photoshopped it quite a bit, sort of unrealistic but it encapsulates the barren, desolate atmosphere that day.

Herdsman Lake

Posted in Images - Perth, Myself with tags , , , on October 10, 2009 by Lloyd

Weeping Willows - Herdsman Lake - 2009

I haven’t posted any photos for a while and it’s all kind of old stuff. I was a little depressed with my Blog counter statometer gadget thing staying at 141 hits, but it’s jumped up to 195! Oh the elation.

So as I approached the double century, I decided to freshen things up and take some new shots. Yesterday morning I woke up at 5 o clock and rode my bike down to Herdsman Lake. Being holidays and such, my usual sleeping hours were something like 12am – 10am, so waking up at 5 was something a bit different.

It wasn’t really very cold and I wasn’t expecting much, just perhaps a nice sunrise and some calm lakes. Without wanting to sound to cliched, it was absolutely stunning. The roads had no cars and as I rode up into the park where the lake was, the whole ground was covered in a thin veil of fog. Very mystical…

There were no people about, but there were two dogs which were behind a fence of a nearby property that kept barking at me whenever I was visible, so I wasn’t allowed around that side of the lake. But I rode around for an hour or so and took a few snaps on my handy Canon Powershot 530 and my little Kathmandu compact travel tripod. Only the best for me.

The colours also were nothing like what I’ve seen before. You wouldn’t believe it, but I had to dull the colours in an attempt to make this picture look more realistic. The original looked like a 4 year old’s first attempt at Photoshop after just discovering the Hue/Saturation button.