By Brian James.
Taken at Mt Donna Buang in Victoria, an area covered in snow for much of the winter…
Mt Donna Buang, by Brian James
Canon 350D; Canon EFS 17-85mm
Taken at Mt Donna Buang in Victoria, an area covered in snow for much of the winter.
On a warmer day I was able to get to the top, but – although pleasant in colour – this image screamed black & white to me.
It enables you to isolate shapes, and concentrate on shape and form, and as a consequence this rendition more closely conveys to me the feelings and emotion I had while there.
I heartily concur with Brian James decision to render this scene in black and white. Were it in colour I don’t think it would have the same soft glow in the centre of the picture.
While I think the overall composition works well enough, I’d be interested to see a version captured from around about the position of that dark bush in the foreground.
To my mind the big tree and that mysterious empty sign frame are the go-to elements in the scene and therefore getting in a little closer might dial up the excitement.