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Ghost Gums_Trephina Gorge_Central Australia

Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2.0 Summicron-M series lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film

Central Australia is a very special place and one of my favorite locations for landscape photography. I’ve been fortunate to have travelled to The Centre on tow occasions and, at one stage, seriously considered moving them. I still have a house in Alice Springs, though I may be selling it over the next few months.

The above image features ghost gums seemingly clinging to life in an environment consisting mainly of rock, sand and a fast shrinking waterhole. This is the very base of Trephina Gorge, a spectacular location on the East McDonnell Ranges 85km east of Alice Springs on the Ross Highway.

The strong lines of the ghost gums and the contrast in tones between them and the surrounding rocks made this a clear candidate for a black-and-white rendering.

The original color transparency was scanned and then rendered into black-and-white in Adobe Lightroom 2. Adobe Photoshop CS4 was employed to add a subtle warm/cool split tone.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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