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Hunting Autumn…

by on Jul.08, 2015, under Life, Photography

After breakfast we all headed out in various directions searching for inspiration. A few of us continued along Milbrodale Road towards the tiny village of Milbrodale and then onwards on the Putty Road towards Bulga.

It wasn’t long before we found another splendid example of Autumn colour – again the driveway leading into a winery with the twin rows of fall rich autumn trees leading into the property. Unfortunately the gate was closed but I ended up working this into the composition.

I think what makes this composition besides the fabulous colour of the autumn leaves in full bloom is the deep shadows across the road from the lowish sun to our right.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 135 mm, 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 140

Note: These images (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.

We continued onwards down the road to Bulga and crossed this nice old wooden bridge crossing Wollombi Brook.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 135 mm, 1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 2500

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 170 mm, 1/200 sec at f/8, ISO 320

Completing the loop we headed back towards Broke on Charlton Rd. Just at the edge of town we found this smashed up old home. I really would have liked to go over there and get a closer look but the array of fences and warning signs spoke otherwise.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/8, ISO 220

Back on Milbrodale Road where we started and heading back to our accommodation there was just time for one more stop at the entrance to Margan Winery and their fabulous display of Autumn colour along their driveway. Better yet we found an open body of water – just a few centimetres deep but enough for these fabulous reflections.

Visions of Red

Visions of Red

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 78 mm, 1/80 sec at f/9, ISO 125

All I needed was a girl with bright red hair to match these gorgeous autumn coloured leaves… ah yes we just happen to have one of those – thankyou Deb and Tish 🙂

Reaching Reds

Reaching Reds

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 78 mm, 1/80 sec at f/11, ISO 180

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