Ian Cambourne  

I'm Hiding by Ian Cambourne

June 2022 - I'm Hiding

About the Image(s)

A little bit of nature from me this month. Earlier this year, or maybe late last year I was out with a friend photographing our city of Sydney during sunrise from one of our harbour-side beaches. During these sunrise shoots, I also like to have a look around me at the smaller details, as well as the greater scenes. When I turned to look at the sandstone cliff behind me, I saw this lizard trying his / her best to become invisible on the vertical surface. Total length from tip of nose to tip of tail was about 3 inches. After I took this shot, I whispered "Good job, you're doing well, keep it up." Details are: Nikon D2x; 120mm; ISO 100; f5.6 1/25 and hand held. Processed with very minor adjustments in LR, PS and NIK. No compositional changes at all.

7 comments posted

Sophie Pouillon   Sophie Pouillon
Superb, we can see that it seeks to disappear in the eyes of men and predators. I like the light treatment. It is a beautiful image taken on the spot. Like what it is necessary to keep the eyes open permanently.   Posted: 06/01/2022 08:55:36
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thank you Sophie, I tried to take this image within "Nature" guidelines as much as possible.   Posted: 06/17/2022 04:58:33

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
Nice. Thanks for the narrative. It reminds us to always look around for details. Glad you're past Covid.   Posted: 06/07/2022 08:32:06
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Sanford, many times I've been out with friends and when we look at each other's work, I used to wonder "Why didn't I see that?"   Posted: 06/17/2022 04:53:24

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Nicely captured and cropped Ian! Love how the texture of the rock is also on the lizard. To position is at an agle in the final image is masterful. To my taste, I'd brighten the lizard up so slightly so the greys on it are almost matching the rock it is on.   Posted: 06/19/2022 18:20:44
Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Thanks Trey, I really must try to find the time to improve my processing skills.   Posted: 06/23/2022 06:08:25

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Great shot Ian. The textures you captured are outstanding. You were able to get such a clear photo with a slow shutter speed at 125mm, well done.   Posted: 06/23/2022 18:35:52


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