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Walking Bomaderry Creek…

by on Feb.04, 2014, under Life, Photography

Staying in the home of my childhood always brings back fond memories of exploring the rugged bushland behind our house. So it was I found myself on an easy afternoon bushwalk with my father along the tracks along Bomaderry Creek.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

The tracks are a lot more formal nowadays compared to my youth but it all still looks very familiar. It was an overcast afternoon (ideal for this type of photography with the potential for running water) so of course I took my camera bag packed with my usual landscaping kit as I was hoping to create some nice images of places I remember from when I was 8 years old.

I wasn’t quite getting the look I wanted with the normal exposures so I added the Lee BigStopper to the CPL to get this nice black glassy look to the water

Bomaderry Black Glass

Bomaderry Black Glass

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm, 62.00 sec at f/11, ISO 400

Just up the stream I came across this fabulous section with a nice amount of smooth water and rocks with a sort of tunnel through the enveloping canopy of trees and their branches leading off into the distance and into the bright light of an overcast day

Sky Fall

Sky Fall

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm, 1.60 sec at f/16, ISO 100

Whilst I loved the composition of the frame above – that bright blue reflection on the water bugged me and I couldn’t get rid of it with the polariser – undeterred I stepped about 1m to the left and recomposed

Canopy of Green

Canopy of Green

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm, 4 sec at f/13, ISO 100

Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 28 mm, 2 sec at f/16, ISO 100

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