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Mount Warning on Flickr.
I feel like I can’t really handle the business of noisy landscapes but I felt guilty omitting the shot I drove so many hours to capture.
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We wanted to be at the Glass House Mountains for sunrise so we spent a while driving in their vague direction in hope of a clearing to shoot from. We’ve tried this once before and were so dissapointed that we just slept through it and drove home. This time we actually ended up going up the same route which led us to tears months previously so we descended that mountain and settled on a road side clearing onlooking Mount Warning.
We spent a couple of minutes sussing whether the fence to this bloke’s property was electric or not and conveniently enough, it wasn’t. We crossed in and waded through chest high reeds for a few hundred meters to a lake at the foot of the mountain so we could catch the reflection. Definitely did not anticipate the sheer chill of the dew and dampness of the ground. Coldest and wettest I’ve been next to the glacier ponds I frequented in New Zealand earlier in the year.
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I drove to Bribie with the hope of passing a pine reserve on the highway on the way but we didn’t see one. We consulted the map and drove a little bit and eventually ran into one. Didn’t take the photos I envisioned but I liked how this turned out. Completely desolate road but everytime I tried making a 10 minute exposure, a car would come down in the 8th minute or so a few times in a row.
Stack on Flickr.
31 frames stack with startrails.exe.
30”, ƒ/3.2, 50mm, ISO 1600.
Nikkor 50mm ƒ/1.8 D & Nikon D7000
So you may notice that I was using a D7000 again. It belongs to Ben who lent it to me for the trips while he experimented with foley on his new recorder. My D5000 and kit lens (which is already Frankensteined) have taken their last steps unfortunately which leaves me completely devoid of digital imaging equipment besides my phone. I can’t express how paralyzing that is but I’ll won’t delve into that now. This trip was the first time I’d taken a few photos in months since I was made redundant at camera hire so it was refreshing to get out and back on Lightroom.
DSC_5425 on Flickr.
The lads and I went for another night trip. No preparation as usual. Was definitely not in the mindset to drive for numerous hours between 00:00 and 10:30. Jesse is usually with us but didn’t come this time due to the spontaneous nature of this voyage. Instead, I drove into the city and picked up William who is relatively new to photography and hasn’t tripped with us before.
This was our first time, Bribie Island, was slightly disappointing. Could got better stars down at the waterfront in my opinion but I started my first star trail with the timelapse / stack technique and tried to start a fire for warmth. Everything was too wet from the night before so we didn’t stick around much longer.
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Tom being a feral near the corner shop at Amity?
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I forget what this place is called but I shot a wedding here with my old boss Julien here a long time ago. He is the reason I’ve entered and pursued photography so I owe him more than he knows.
It was really disorientating because there was just mass amounts of plastic shrapnel washing up the beach. It was clean a whistle a couple of years ago but now it’s a complete bombsite. Reminded me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9t2fm__K0