Landscape on Bark

From the sweeping grandeur of panoramas and beach vistas, we go to the miniature landscape of lichen, moss, and fungus on a tree trunk. I have always been fascinated by the patterns to be seen close in. The full range macro on the SX20 makes shots like this easier to frame and capture. As with the big vistas of the past few days, to see this to full advantage you need to click the image and open it at a larger size. And, finally, it is pretty good image quality from a small sensor super zoom at ISO 200!

Canon SX20IS at about 250mm equivalent and Macro. F5 @ 1/160th @ ISO 250. Programmed auto.

In Lightroom, Blackpoint right, added Clarity and a touch of Vibrance. Sharpen landscapes preset.

From Around Home 2010.


4 Responses to “3/31/2010”

  1. 1 Wendy Hollands
    03/31/2010 at 7:39 am

    This is an awesome shot!! Fantastic!!

  2. 2 david
    03/31/2010 at 9:36 am

    Steve, I always enjoy your photo. I just tried to bite my tongue during the discussion in the Digital Photography group of P&S vs DSLR cameras. There are the prima donnas that put down the P&S cameras. But for me my old Canon G1 works GREAT. yep no telephoto so to speak but with the flip out & routable (sp) LCD view finder I can take photos close to the ground. Which is great because I am disabled & could never get back up from a kneeling position now.

    You do GREAT work.

    thank you

  3. 3 joe giambelluca
    04/01/2010 at 6:02 am

    wonderful detail

  4. 4 singraham
    04/01/2010 at 6:12 am

    Yes. I am very happy with the Canon’s image quality. Really a step up from my Sony’s!

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