* A Sneek Peek at the next project ... December 16 2014

Soon ...

* Autumn shoot at Mt Wilson; my 2nd visit. May 05 2014

On my 1st visit to Mt Wilson, I thought I knew what to expect, but I was over-whelmed at the reality of the scenes I encountered. Mt Wilson sits at 1,000 metres, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Located on the notorious Bells Line of Road, North of Katoomba, Mt Wilson is far removed from a Cronulla photographer's normal environs. It's impossible to expect to photograph a new project effectively with 1 visit. I hadn't been prepared for the scale of the display or the colour. The Australian Bush I know has muted colours (1,000 shades of drab ..).  
So, on this 2nd visit (2 days after my recce visit), I wanted to capture formal compositions. Less emphasis on Bokeh & pastels, more on photographing the gardens as they appear.
The weather was cold (for an Aussie; 10 deg C). The light was changeable; Sun & Cloud at quick intervals. The cloudy periods had Low light levels, which I like when shooting nature; they also took away the problematic shadows, allowing the scene to be shot to best advantage. I enjoyed how the colours were such a dominant aspect of the shoot. I often found myself, crouched in a tree's lower foliage, shooting into a clearing, with colour all through my line-of-sight.
The hours passed quickly. I walked for hours with Tripod, 2 bodies & Lenses plus all the supporting paraphernalia Photographers seem to need (but never use !).
I shot the main street, & 1 formal Garden, with D700 bodies, a 14-24mm f/2.8 & a 70-200mm f/2.8. There are many more gardens, & true to form, I want to shoot them all. Now !!!
There's a lot more I could write in this Blog, but, really, the images do a better job ...In closing, I wanted to capture the scale & the colours of Autumn, in low-light.
I hope you love these images like I do.
Ps: these images can be purchased as Framed Prints. Some are displayed in the new `Colours of Autumn' gallery. Please contact me for further details. 
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* Autumn's here ... May 01 2014

Yes; Autumn's here. And Photographers everywhere know what that means ...

Colour. Now, as I've mentioned before (& see the Dark & Moody gallery, if you've got behind on your reading ..), as I've mentioned before, there are essentially 2 kinds of Photographer ..

slaves to Light, & slaves to Colour. 

And how do I categorise myself ?. I think I sway between the 2. This is a subject I'll discuss further in a future Blog. For now, though, Colour. 

This means, for me at least, Mt Wilson, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Yesterday (April 30th, 2014) was an exploratory for me. My 1st visit.

I'm going back.


Keen & committed.

Tomorrow, I hope to shoot more formalised compositions, in established display Gardens. The images in this Blog are of a Candid style, gained in my initial rambling recce.

Tomorrow, it's serious. Tripods, Patience, Wide Angle & Telephoto. 

I probably won't sleep tonight...

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