Strange but familiar…

This weekend I’ve been back to Pyalong – the first time since the end of summer.  I always get a jolt at how green it becomes with the first winter rains (as opposed to the bleached, sparse landscape of summer).  Later in the week I will post a colour image, but for today a b&w conversion taken late afternoon with the low sun casting strong shadows onto what is always a beautifully surreal  landscape 🙂

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Click for a more detailed view. I like the poor up-ended tree up on the hill.


11 Responses to “Strange but familiar…”

    • lisakimmorley

      Yes and yes! That’s why I find it always looks strange when it is green which is only for about 3 months of the year.

  1. infraredrobert

    Expertly captured in wonderful B&W. Like the way this was composed – everything working just right to give the feeling of actually seeing it in person.

    • lisakimmorley

      I’m glad you liked the composition. There was another really interesting hill just to the right with amazing wind blown trees on the crest and I tried every which way to get them in the same frame – I’m saving for a wider lens 🙂

      • infraredrobert

        That’s me – the wide view – which is why sometimes I’m challenged to zoom in close for a tight shot. In my 35mm days my “standard” lens was my 28mm.

  2. LensScaper

    An excellent study in B&W, Lisa. The skeleton of that tree is well worth a long look and the surrounding area is full of interest.. I’m looking forward to seeing the colour image, but I find it hard to think that it will compete with this. This is an example of where B&W really simplifies and purifies the scene.

    • lisakimmorley

      Thanks Andy. This is an area I visit often – I call it my ‘soul soother’, it is desolate and beautiful and for me, more shocking when it is actually green 🙂

  3. matty be

    the lonely tree.

    it has a feeling of an old man sitting on his porch, looking out across the land he once worked, sad and alone. great emotion captured


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