Laszlo Perlaky’s “Crown”


Photographer Laszlo Perlaky
Title “Crown”
Category May 2013 /Gold / B&W / First Place
Location Pilant Slough, Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
Reason For Making the Image Forms and shapes are attractive beauties of nature, especially if those are appearing on a larger scale such as trees, bushes with reflections. We have photographed Brazos Bend State Park more than 23 years, but I am still looking for some areas which somehow are communicating with me.  One day, I walked along the Pilant Slough trail and I found a large bush like tree glowing in the late afternoon sun… but when I arrived there, the glow disappeared. I set up my 4×5 camera and waited for the fine light which I saw earlier.  I almost lost my patience, when the clouds opened up and for a short time the tree started to glow with its mirrored image. I recorded the moment.
Camera Linhof Master technika 4×5
Lens and focal length Super Symmar 110 mm f5.6
f-stop f/16
Shutter Speed 1/30 sec.
ISO Kodak Ektar 100 film, ISO 100