Ed O’Rourke  

"When a Tree Falls in the Woods . . . ?" by Ed O’Rourke

May 2021 - "When a Tree Falls in the Woods . . . ?"

About the Image(s)

I consider this photo falling more into a "documentary" category. In February I was on a hike close to my house and it was about a week after a Pacific storm had come through the area. I had come across this tree which didn't survive that storm and I was intrigued by the fresh look at the way it had splintered and still hadn't settled down on the forest floor. (It was obviously a strong storm as there were several other trees in the same condition).

I took the photo with my Canon R with my RF24-105 lens and focal length set at 24mm; f/11.7, shutter speed of 1/160, ISO 4000.

2 comments posted

Paul Smith   Paul Smith
Ed, your primary element, the splintered tree could have been struck by lightning! Is that what happened? In my view, if your tree had been captured at f/3.5, or so...so the forest is blurred and gives way to your primary element. I'm more curious about your tree. And explain to us why you prefer "high" ISO settings!!! Thanks   Posted: 05/06/2021 10:40:45
Ed O’Rourke   Ed O’Rourke
Not a lightning storm, blown over by the wind. Because we have a wet climate the soil doesn't hold the trees as well.

I had to use the high ISO because our wet forests here have a lot of canopy and getting enough light on the forest floor is always a problem.   Posted: 05/06/2021 13:24:22


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