Exfoliating birch

Exfoliating birch

Macricostas Preserve, Washington, Connecticut.

This birch tree had more bark curling off than any I’ve seen and it seemed a natural for this kind of shot.

I had a tough time metering this with the X70 and took a shot with each of its three meters. In the end, I used the one that had the most detail in the branches knowing I could probably pull the trunk and bark out of the shadows. Learning a new camera takes time.

4 comments

    1. Thanks Martin. It’s tough to meter shots like this (spot metering gets the trunk but blows out the sky) with any camera but the one decent exposure I got of it really does show a lot of detail. And, the articulating LCD is very useful here.

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