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by on Aug.30, 2016, under Life, Photography

Spent an amazing couple of days (well five :)) travelling way down to Narooma at the end of last year. The name Narooma is said to be derived from the Aboriginal word meaning “clear blue waters” – it’s got that right. It’s a small coastal town on the Princes Highway on the far south coast of New South Wales.

I was travelling with a group of good photography companions, most from my local photography club and many of whom I’ll be exhibiting with early next month.

Delicate Sounds of Dawn

Delicate Sounds of Dawn

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 56 mm, 1/40 sec at f/8, ISO 100 x 6 Frames

Our eventual destination was to be a National Parks and Wildlife Reserve called Montague Island. The island is eight kilometres offshore from Narooma.

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.

I’ll definitely get to that later, but first we’d be spending two nights in Narooma. It was pretty stormy and rainy the first evening so we didn’t want to head out. We had a lovely dinner together in the place we were staying and then bunkered down for the evening.

In the morning we took to the western side of the town to have breakfast. It was a spectacular spot right on the waters of Wagonga Inlet. It was still drizzling and quite overcast but by the end of breakfast we were getting some small breaks in the sky.

The six (6) horizontal frame stitched panorama which opens this post was taken just after breakfast. It’s right on the small dock attached to where we ate. The water’s so calm and still, the light just starting to sing. This panorama taken handheld with the trusty 28-300 travel lens.

This closer slice shows these fantastic clouds like teased fairy floss just lifting from the distant hills.

Silent Moods

Silent Moods

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 56 mm, 1/40 sec at f/8, ISO 100

Narooma really is a lovely little town. It was a lovely morning out, perhaps the day was shaping up nicely…



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 170 mm, 1/200 sec at f/11, ISO 320

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