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.


    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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