White Hair, Pink Top, Blue Bin

White Hair, Pink Top, Blue Bin

THE PHOTO:
Taking this photo was a delight as it marked my rediscovery of the park that I took this popular shot from 2004 when I visited Melbourne for the first time.

I missed the full autumn burst by a month or two, but I was determined to get at least one shot. As I was lining up for this shot this little old lady strolled into the frame. Often I recognise that my landscapes need a point of focus so I was quite happy that she did, with her bright pink top and white hair – unfortunately cropping the blue bin would have lessened the shot.

POST PROCESSING:
Heavy levels and curves, duplicate layer blended, crop.

    EXIF:

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Taken: 8 June, 2008
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 200mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
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