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The Poplars…

by on Jul.12, 2016, under Life, Photography

A very impromptu weekend away to The Poplars in Glen Davis was organised by a few of my fellow Parallaxis exhibitors. I made haste on a friday for two nights away. Having thankfully received a quick invite and even better the family leave pass to go.

“The Poplars” sits on 250 acres of rural land with two self contained cottages. Just on the other side of Glen Davis at the end of the Capertee valley is where the property sits. It’s about a three hour drive from central Sydney with only the last 35km’s or so on rougher and some unsealed roads.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 70 mm, 1/160 sec at f/9, ISO 100 x 14 Frames

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

The whole area has extraordinarily majestic views and includes the ruins of the old oil shale mining works. More on that in future posts :).

The panorama is a stitch of fourteen (14) vertical frames taken handheld. Seeing those spectacular hills in the late afternoon light as I was driving in I had to pull over and take a shot.

I arrived before sunset so I fired up the drone for a quick survey on one of the roads leading in. The interactive 360˚ panorama is attached here.

In and Out

and this one even looks half decent as a flat 2D equirectangular projection.

In and Out

In and Out

FC330 + 3.6 mm @ 3.61 mm, 1/240 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

Finally as the sun began to set I sat on the side of the road just outside the tiny semi abandoned township of Glen Davis and watched as these poplars were bathed in the dying light.

Poplar Afterlight

Poplar Afterlight

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 135 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

Thus a promising start to what would hopefully be a great photography weekend away.

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