FU­JI­FILM X-A1, FU­JI­FILM XF 10–24MMF4 R OIS, 10MM, 3S, F/5, ISO 4000

New Zealand D-Photo - - YOUR SHOTS - /law_shoots

Af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the Red­woods Tree­walk Ro­torua dur­ing daylight hours, Lawrence was keen for a night-time visit to see the mag­nif­i­cent trees, along with the light from the beau­ti­ful lanterns that adorn them. He wasn’t dis­ap­pointed. The lanterns cast in­ter­est­ing shad­ows over the for­est floor, and the con­trast of light and dark only em­pha­sizes the scale of the red­woods. This scale was some­thing he was keen to cap­ture — not an easy task, given that the largest of these 116-year-old trees is 73m tall. Lawrence used a wide-an­gle lens to cap­ture the height, and used as long an ex­po­sure as he could be­fore the trees’ nat­u­ral move­ment would dis­tort the image. He cap­tured his com­pan­ion in a pool of light, dwarfed by the im­pos­ing trees, show­ing us that these trees ex­ist far be­yond a hu­man scale.

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