By Robynne Hayward. Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW.

Blacks Waterhole

By Robynne Hayward

Second winner Image Review 14

Canon R6; RF 24-105mm f/4 lens

Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW

Don’s response

Capturing the spirit of the Australian bush is not an easy task. It is so visually “noisy” and apparently chaotic, that discerning a pattern or even a point of interest is dauntingly difficult.

Photographer Robynne Hayward’s composition finds a way through the problem by positioning the intriguing shape of the mirrored tree branch in the centre of her frame. Once we have that anchor point we’re more likely to notice the pattern of vertical elements on either side. The welter of vegetation is no longer as overwhelming and we have a sense of place.

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