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Sunshowers at Montague…

by on Sep.29, 2016, under Life, Photography

We’d planned to go out for a late morning wander at an as yet unexplored part of the island. As luck would have it the sunshowers started almost as soon as we arrived.



NIKON D750 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/4.0 @ 200 mm, 1/500 sec at f/4, ISO 100

We were actually checking out the location for a potential sunrise shoot the next morning. The rain wasn’t heavy so we persisted, with a little waiting under the eaves of some cavelike areas in the massive wind worn rocks.

I’d gone out with just one lens – I was borrowing one of my fellow photographic companions 70-200 f/4 lens. She was trying my Sigma 50-500 to see what a long lens would do.

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

I loved these windblown grasses – shaped by the strong salty breezes here on the western side of the island. I spent some time looking for interesting compositions with them. There was a small area of these hummock like swept grasses and then some smaller lines of grass in the rocks nearby.

Twisted Peak

Twisted Peak

NIKON D750 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/4.0 @ 200 mm, 1/200 sec at f/5, ISO 140

Sunshowers done we headed out in the fabulous light to shoot before any more rains came.

This is a view across to the other part of the island to the north. That whole section is almost separated into it’s own island with just a sliver of land between the two parts. During very high tides I expect there may actually be two separate land masses.

NIKON D750 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/4.0 @ 200 mm, 1/200 sec at f/8, ISO 250

More of the abundant birdlife – here just a few lone birds nesting on these fabulous coloured lichen covered rocks.

Well Nested

Well Nested

NIKON D750 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/4.0 @ 200 mm, 1/200 sec at f/4, ISO 160

The Red Eye

The Red Eye

NIKON D750 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/4.0 @ 200 mm, 1/200 sec at f/4, ISO 110

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