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The Tree Tunnel…

by on Feb.15, 2015, under Life, Photography

Driving along the roads of Kangaroo Island there are these tunnels of tree’s all over the place. These trees which are spindly and bare at the bottom with these tough brushy tops are everywhere along the many roads on the island. I knew if I looked and waited I’d find somewhere I was happy with to shoot a shot I had envisioned in my mind – a road completely covered by a tree tunnel.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

On the road into Penneshaw where we were staying for a couple of days my wish seemed to be granted. Just a few kilometres out of town was a very nice clean undulating road with a nice looking example of what I was looking for.

On our first drive into town I had to stop and I made a number of different compositions handheld with the 24-70. Short focal lengths, long focal lengths, horizontal framing, vertical, down low to the road, up high and so on.

One tip – when you’re taking shots in the middle of the road – is to carefully listen for the traffic. It would be bad form to be run down in the middle of the road on the first day here.

This was midday and the light from above with a nice overcast sky gave a luminous look to the white tree trunks.

Luminous Tunnel

Luminous Tunnel

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 320

Later that evening after checking into our accommodation just out of town, I decided to head back into town to shoot sunset in this little bay I’d spotted when we were driving into town earlier in the day. Driving past these same trees again with the low light of impending sunset streaming across the road and through the trees on my left, I had to stop and take some more images of my tunnel of trees.



NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 58 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 160

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