Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Day 2

Today's shot shows a cabbage tree in the neighbours' paddock, just over our back fence. The light wasn't as good as it could have been - hazy sunshine with the sun too high in the sky. (Note to self: put the alarm on for some early morning photo sessions!) Cabbage trees are native to New Zealand, and, along with this type of fence, are iconic features of the landscape around here (so this shot stands as a sort of 'shorthand' for New Zealand in the same way an oak tree behind a hawthorn hedge would be shorthand for England).

Converting the image to high contrast, red-filtered black and white has helped to improve it, but I'm not really happy with it. I think I'll be coming back to this subject again.

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