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  Mini#24 Best of 2012
Entry 6 of 50
Snow Gum Guard       ©2012 rafinmelb
Nikon D300       6th place, 131 points
1/1600s, f5.6, ISO 400, 16mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: b&W conversion, darkened light area at bottom left       Extra Info: None
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leighton w
Jan 16, 2013
    I remember when you bought the Nikon D300, you dropped out of the panny forum, it was a sad day. :)

Sorry to hear about your GF1, but glad to hear about the Olympus, that's supposed to be a killer camera.

Since you still have the Nikon, get yourself a Nikkor MF lens and join us in this thread: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565 I'd love to chat more. Hope to see you there!

Jan 15, 2013
    leighton w, how are you? I do recall our converstation on DPR. I don't visit there much these days. I now know why that rural scene was so good. It was something you specialised in even then. Yes my FZ30 has moved on to my daughter, still getting nice shots of my grandson out of it. I am now a non Panasonic shooter as my GF1 fell and died on the hard rocks near this shot, about an hour before this shot in fact, and with the insurance money , and a few extra dollars, I went for an Olumpus OMD-E5.

Jan 15, 2013
    Congrats, this was my #1 pick.

Jan 15, 2013
    This photo really grew on me throughout the voting - that's the sign of a great shot. Congratulations.

leighton w
Jan 15, 2013
    This is a great shot Rafael, the composition and post work are second to none.

It's good to see you again. You and I used to chat some time ago on the Panasonic thread on DPR. I've long sold my FZ-50, but there are times I wished I had it back.

Jan 14, 2013
    Congrats Raf!

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Old Finn
Jan 14, 2013
    BW works fine here. My nr 1.

Jan 14, 2013
    this is currently my number four pick. didn't know austrailia has your own alps. i like the contrast and deep sky.

Jan 14, 2013
    love the shapes of the trees & b+w suits perfectly, good one & a tt for me

Jan 14, 2013
    Easily my #1 vote! I hope you are going to print this. Well done!!!

Jan 14, 2013
    Thank you all for the comments.

This is near the top of Mt Buffalo, Australia, in the Victorian alps. The trees are snow gums. These eucalypts have lingo tubers that help them recover from bush fires. You can just make out the bushy growths at the base of a couple of them. That is 6 years growth.

Jan 13, 2013
    Great black and white tonal quality and terrific light.

Jan 13, 2013
    Adams would have loved this.

Jan 13, 2013
    The lighting in this is superb. It's amazing how much detail you can get in a monochromatic photo.

Jan 13, 2013
    A great mono shot

Jan 13, 2013
    Well I would have composed this differently for sure . . . and I would not have got anywhere near this :-) That's one thing I love about this site - I keep on learning. The light on the trees is fantstic too. Great stuff!

Jan 13, 2013
    like this one,however the crop would have improved it but cropping tighto the wall

Jan 13, 2013
    Dramatic mountain scene still showing the effects of the fires. B & W works well with this excellent composition and lighting. Excellent work.

Jan 12, 2013
    Good contrast, nice composition. One of my favorites.

Jan 12, 2013
    Excellent - b&w gives it a bit of moodiness, I love the flow of the composition.

Jade O.
Jan 12, 2013
    Unbelievably good - I say that given I don't think I'd ever had the vision to see the possibility if I had been there with camera in hand. Great photographic vision.
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