Moody Greens: A couple of final shots from the weekend

The last day of the weekend in Derbyshire saw me take a half-hour to explore some more moody dark shots, this time in the woods above Darley Dale.

 

A stacked D800E macro shot of a small fern growing out of moss on a rock; a D300 shot of a larger fern growing out of a wall:

 

Tinkersley Wood Moss & Fern

 

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D800E/200f4micro/cpl

Stack of 17 frames, cropped for composition

ISO 100 13” f/16

 

 

 

Whitworth Road Fern

 

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D300/18-200VR @ 65mm, circular polarizer

ISO 200 1″ f/16

4×5 crop

 

On this occasion I think that the technically far simpler shot of the fern in the wall has turned out rather better, though you’ve got to love the incredible detail the D800 file provides.  I think I may reedit the original full-frame merged stack file for a more inspiring composition.

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