2016 Digital Abstract

2016 Digital Abstract: Gold Medal
Sarah Kerr

Into the Woods

Into the Woods by Sarah Kerr

This was taken at the bottom of Abel Tasman National Park at around midday in what we are often taught to think of as horrible light.  Yet the wonderful symetrical pattern of the trees was very hard to resist as the light shone through the high canopy.

This photograph was taken on a handheld long-exposure, with the focal length being altered throughout the exposure.  In processing, I found that I preferred the photo in monochrome with a cynatope tint, to give it an almost ghostly feel.  It was also very important to me to retain the texture of the photograph, and emphasise the detail in the bark of the trees in the foreground.