A moment when it was never going to look quite like this again.
Northern Flinders Ranges
f5.6 1/4000 sec ISO 400, focal length 300 mm , Auto Focus – Canon AI Servo mode.
Nikon and the other camera makers will have another name for A1 Servo.
The mode locks on to a subject and keep it in focus while the shutter button is held down half way, even when the subjects, like these Little Corellas are coming towards the camera.
I’m not a great fan of the technique where waterfalls get turned into streams of fairy floss or similarly, water in seaside scenes get the same treatment.
That effect is done by slowing down the shutter speed so much that the flow of water virtually stops. Sometime it looks good, often not.
Nevertheless shutter speed can be used to get certain effects….in this case accentuating the flow of water over rocks in creeks in the Flinders Ranges.
The creeks aren’t exactly white water torrents so to make something out of nothing, a close up.
f25 @ 1/20th sec ISO 100
Not much water, a few gum trees but some gorgeous light falling through the leaves this early morning.
It made for speckled patterns and reflections…..a simple scene easy to find in the northern Flinders Ranges with all the water about these last few months.
f29 @1/15th sec, -2/3 exposure compensation, ISO 400. Canon 5D Mk II with Canon 28-300mm L IS USM lens.
While there are more spectacular locations to be worked, this seemed to be worth the effort just for its simplicity.
The other half of the big panorama presentation in Arkaroola’s Greenwood Lodge project referred to an earlier post last week.
This panorama features Mt Painter on the left, Mt McKinlay in the Gammon Ranges in the far background, and the controversial uranium issue centred around Mt Gee slightly left of the tree on the right.
The previous post doesn’t show water flowing into the Bolla Bollana Waterhole.
A bit remiss when talking about the sound of flowing water.
This might rectify the situation, with the steady stream of water flowing in from the right.
This perspective, I also think, shows more of the rocky surrounds to the beautiful waterhole.
The Arkaroola Creek at Bolla Bollana waterhole…….still flowing gently after rains weeks ago.
Even though extremely rare, the sound of running water was, without a doubt, the most noticeable thing here…..adding a melodic calm to an already peaceful scene.
One of the 6 metre photos going up in the Greenwood Lodge visitor centre at Arkaroola.
This is going to lose a lot in the compression for the internet but it will give a fair idea of the broad picture.
East Mt Painter gorge in the Ridgetop area of the wilderness sanctuary with Lake Frome off in the far distance.