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by on Apr.25, 2010, under Life, Photography

My daughters and I went for a bit of a photo walk near our home today.

With cameras in hand we headed off along the streets in our suburb and into bushland nearby to see what we could capture.

1/500 sec at f/4, ISO 200, 135mm equiv

Walking along the bush track we came across this large and very interesting looking toadstool. It was a very overcast and dull day today and it was really threatening to rain with thick black clouds everywhere. This presented a challenge with the very low levels of light down here in the undergrowth. This ISO 3200 shot handheld at 1/40th of a second luckily turned out pretty well however.

1/40 sec at f/7.1, ISO 3200, 135mm equiv


1/60 sec at f/2.8, ISO 400, 135mm equiv

A small stream runs through the bottom of this small valley.

1/60 sec at f/2.8, ISO 2000, 135mm equiv

As it turned out the overcast day with very low diffuse light ended up being ideal to capture this small waterfall. I don’t have a Neutral Density filter and to get this silky look to the running water I needed to use a very long shutter speed – the extremely low light levels made it much easier to get both a long shutter speed and a decent exposure. It also allowed me to make use of my new Joby GorillaPod tripod.

15 sec at f/32, ISO 200, 135mm equiv

This very long street with it’s canopy of trees and cars parked all down one side made for an interesting composition.

1/400 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200, 135mm equiv

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  • Bob and Hiroe

    Well Done Rodney – If yoU win a Eillion dollars in the competition – your Mum says she needs half

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