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Black Boys_Millers Landing_Wilsons Promontory

Leica R8 camera and Leica 90mm f2 Summicron-R series lens with Fuji Velvia 100F film

Leica R8 camera and Leica 90mm f2 Summicron-R series lens with Fuji Velvia 100F fim

Wilsons Promontory is one of my favorite locations for landscape photography. Situated on the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland the boundaries of the prom enclose a very special place: a haven for wildlife, remote wilderness and a national park with sensational walks and sublime natural beauty.

The above image, a close up of a Black Boy, was made at Millers Landing a quiet location not far off the main road through the park. As a way of portraying the color and textural components of the subject I moved in close to concentrate attention on those primary design elements.

After scanning the original color transparency was processed in Adobe Camera RAW and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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2 Responses

  1. Glenn-

    This one is stunning- inspiration for getting back to the Prom. I am exploring closeups of plants by visiting the Open Garden Scheme at the moment. Thinking of getting a set of Macro filters for my 50mm fixed prime lens.
    What lens/camera settings did you use for this?

  2. Hi Sue,

    Thanks for the positive feedback. A Leica R8 camera and Leica 90mm f2 Summicron lens were used to record the image onto Fuji Velvia 100F transparency (slide) film. I simply set the manual focus lens to the closest focus distance possible, then moved in to bring the image into focus. A tripod helped ensure the camera-to-subject distance didn’t change and the point of focus remained sharp.

    All the best,

    Glenn

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