We went and shot this sea stack on the south coast of Tasmania, an amazing feature about 4 meters wide and 60 meters tall. Quite an epic adventure with big packs full of glass and rope to make the images possible. It was a long and cold day despite the blue skies in the picture, with the wind blowing 30 knots straight from Antarctica. But for all the hardship the images were worth it. Such a great day with some amazing people. Sometimes photography is all about the images. Sometimes it is about the adventure as well.
PS the stack is so big and the vantage points so few this image is actually a stitched vertical panorama of 22 images shot while hanging in space above the sea. This is so we could see that it is a detached pillar and fit the while thing in one frame.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Just got back form the Broome Bird Observatory where we held another great workshop. The days were long and hot but everyone was keen and we all had a great time. We also got a few great images. Although I spend most of my time at the workshops helping the participants I still tote a camera along and manage to snap off a few frames here and there and as promised here are a few of my images from the trip.
We had a few close encounters everyday including this one with a family of Broad Billed Whistlers. Three displayed for us for quite a while before we headed into the mangroves.
Ruddy Turnstones in flight
Getting down low makes it easier to approach subjects as well as giving a great out of focus background to help make subjects 'POP'.