Scavenger Hunt #30 – Hope

The second word that gets revealed for the 30th Scavenger Hunt is “Hope”. The publication of the list happened roughly at a time where vaccines started being a thing that we were seeing as “folks: this is happening!” and my first idea was to try to play on that. And, I don’t know, I didn’t manage to find something that would work as a concept beyond that initial idea of “hrm, vaccines…” and I kind of gave up on it.

And then I went for a camera walk, and I stumbled on this.

CameraPentax K-1 II
LensPentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8
Focal length33mm
F-NumberF/7.1
Exposure time1/30 s
ISO100

It doesn’t look like much, but… I don’t know. Seeing that branch of ivy climbing along that tree, seemingly against the odds… it moved me. The issue, however, is that it was pretty tough to both get the context of that place and to highlight what I wanted to show – because it’s actually a fairly busy scene! So I resorted to some light and saturation work to emphasize what I wanted to show.

In all fairness, I’m not very happy with the final image, because it doesn’t really match what I wanted to convey. On the other hand, given the scene, I also don’t know what I could have done better – and maybe what I saw could not really be captured on my sensor. Still: I like that ivy growing on that tree.

And for all the pictures of my Scavenger folks: the Hope album.

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