Headed out last night as a small window of nice twilight presented itself after a heavy shower of rain.
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Driving around some of the back country dirt roads of southern South Australia I noticed these paddocks and came back later that day as the sun was setting. I do love an old fence post as well and these had heaps of character.
Up early shooting with the crowds that flock to the 12 Apostles this time of year. Thought I’d be the only one there. Anyway, was just about to leave before I noticed the sun lighting up the wave spray and then I noticed the lone photographer on the beach and his silouette giving scale to the cliffs.
Driving along a fairly remote area of S.A (what isn’t) I decided to turn left down a dirt road to try and take advantage of some nice summer clouds. After a couple of kilometres and cresting a hill this little scene appeared to my delight. No town for miles and only a residence every few km’s but this old church still sits proudly amidst the dry paddocks.
I’ve just completed my second trip on the Overland Track in Tassie with the first one being 20 years ago as a teenager. The weather last time was bad, didn’t see Cradle Mountain as I walked past, nor Tassie’s highest peak Mt Ossa. The weather this time was worse with constant sleet and then snow and didn’t see either mountain again, however the sky cleared one morning for 10 minutes before snowing again. Whilst the track is a lot easier than 20 years ago with some boardwalks it is still very much a challenge and the mountain atmosphere is a powerful force not too be underestimated, even in summer. Didn’t get many images but after fresh snow this place is just pure magic.
Tried for a couple of mornings to capture a scene that I’ve had my eye on for a while. The forest is lush at the moment with a few years of decent and consistant rains. A beautiful scene as the sun appeared over the horizon hitting the forest behind. Only problem, leeches. After every shot the little bastards had to be flicked off the boots and socks were tucked into the strides….luckily no fashion police to be seen.
The blog is nearly dead but thought that I’d pump a bit more life into it. This shot was taken after a nice little blizzard earlier in the day so the snow was pristine, powdery and perfect. Careful not to get any tracks in the scene many steps were taken and the old leg sunk two foot into a hole but still remained dry….
The Dandenong Ranges gardens in full autumn colour is still one of my favourite places to be, I guess that it why I live there. Only three days after this shot was taken I went up again with the Toneman and there was no red so only a small window of opportunity to get this shot.
The lush green pasture and rolling hiills of Dorrigo in the early morning sunlight with the color of autumn in full flight. This is one of my favourite landscape images from the area and the light turned flat shortly thereafter so had some good timing with this image.
Start this by saying ‘Friggin roadworks!’ Gotta love getting delayed to watch 3 blokes watching 1 bloke driving a shovel……’
Anyway, was planning to get into the blue mountains about 2:30pm so that we could get the boys out of the car and have a run around but still driving around @ 4.30 after 10 hours on the road we just made it to the lookout as the sun was going down. Initially slightly annoyed at missing the last rays on the sisters but that disappointment disappeared when the sky started to light up. The transition from pink to orange was magnificent and if I took another few shots to the right to where the sun was, it was a deeper shade of red. Needless to say the dynamic range was very high and this shot took about three hours to process…
Just returned from a road trip taking images in the Northern NSW region and came across this scene. Originally trying to capture rainforest images I couldn’t stop looking for scenes to capture the greenist pasture that I’ve ever come across.
These magnificent gardens are a great place to explore. Whilst I was taken this scene, my two boys were running around, across and through the various bridges, steps and paths. The simple things really.
Borrowed the title name from Paul Kelly lyrics. Taken overlooking the big city as a thunderstorm approaches from the North West around 11.00pm last night with tropical humidity yet again. Wasn’t that much lightning but managed to snag a couple of CG’s. This is a two image stich but only used lightning from one, the other was used to get the city closer to the centre of the image with Port Philip Bay visible.
Noticed a build up of storm clouds out the back of my place so headed out for a bit of a look. Ended up down a dirt track that I’d never been down before trying to get a good look at a passing storm when I eyeballed this scene and promtly ran across the paddock before the light faded and rain hit
Image taken at the start of a 50km hike along the cliffs of the Great Ocean road from Johanna Beach to the 12 Apostles. Quite a tough section of the track with the peaks and troughs but scenery is magnificent for viewing, not so good for photography as it turns out but a good experience all the same.
Just adding an alternative to the previous post. Totally different lighting taken only minutes apart. Whatever bundles your hay I guess…..
This was taken following the storm from the previous post after the main front had passed through. Spotted this little scene and proceeded to wade my way through blackberries to get to a decent spot. Worth it?
Happy New year to everyone. Been down the coast and mnaged to get down to the beach just as this thunderstorm cell was forming off the coast. When it moved inland it dropped 50mm in 20 minutes in a narrow band with reports of hail as well. Not to mention plenty of thunder and lightning. Pretty good Christmas present really. This was only one of several events for this evening which concluded with a sensational sunset, a bloody good Christmas in my books
Another Friday night storm, love them. Great build up, then massive downpour, then calm. Unfortunately during this time I was stuck in the office but I noticed whilst cooking the barby that there might be another one on the horizon so in no real rush headed out to a ridge that I hadn’t tried before after an intuitive drive through some of the back roads of the southern Dandenongs. Came across this scene and waited for a bit, was happy with it, then the sun started filtering through lighting up the scene so fired off another round, happier again.
Another scene, pretty much straight out of camera, no need to saturate any of these greens! Insane considering that it is summer on Thurs….
Noticed this scene earlier in the morning on the way to the previus post and returned later in the evening when the clouds had parted with some nice golden light setting off some of the reflected euc bark. This is normally a paddock but has spent quite a bit of this year under water. Great to see really.