A standout Snow Gum spotted during a three-hour hike through the snow on Mount Baw Baw in Victoria.

4th winner Image Review 13: The Tree #7

By Graeme O’Rourke

Canon 5D Mark IV; Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4.0 DI VC OSD lens @ 105mm; f/13; 1/800s; ISO 4000; Cir-polariser; Hand held

A standout Snow Gum spotted during a three-hour hike through the snow on Mount Baw Baw in Victoria.

Before I captured this image, I had already visualized how it would be processed in Lightroom 6 and what the final presentation would look like.

Don’s response

This is such a strong composition.

The central figure of the frosted tree has the feel of a performer in the spotlight. It instantly commands our attention and as we follow the line of the trunk to the almost mossy looking ground, we notice the delicate frost pattern that subtly mirrors the shape of the tree.

Then, with a slight sensation of pulling back for a wider view, the eye explores the gently glowing trunks in the background with their volumes of frost-tinged foliage.

Beyond, we see what a dark, grey day it must have been.

Delightfully atmospheric.

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