With a couple of assignments for the R M Williams Outback Magazine on the go, access to the internet will be a bit haphazard over the next two and a half months.
I don’t want to steal the magazine’s thunder but there’s a lot of kilometres and some very interesting country involved.
However I will continue to put up new photos on this page wherever possible.
For those who subscribe to “The Sentimental Bloke” that’s not going to be a problem because each new photograph will come via an email.
For those who haven’t used this service, it’s pretty easy. Just put your email address in the box on the top right hand side of the home page. Your email address remains confidential and the service is free.
There’s also the RSS option, also at the top right of the page , for those who understand such things..
From raging torrents to streams that make gentle waves…which in time become patterns frozen in the fine, rich red mud washed down from the mountains.
Chaos and turmoil…….an outback creek at full pace after a recent thunderstorm.
f6.3 @ 1000th sec, ISO 400
The same windmill from the previous post. A different day however but more wild weather, which in this case translates into a very dramatic sky.
Thunderstorms, rain, dust storms and temperatures in the 40 plus Celsius…..a typical summer around my part of the world.
Despite that, it is my view that any of the above is going to produce a dramatic photo, so it is wise to be out in the thick of it for the best shots.
The western Flinders Ranges with acres of air-bourne top soil and sand rolling in from the plains.
This was shot at f14 to get good depth of field, ISO 200, hand held at 250th of a second to counter the buffeting wind.
Almost on the border between the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park.
A painterly quality in a landscape is a bonus.
Often it is hard to achieve, but this one, I think, hits the mark.
For those that want the technical details the photograph was taken late afternoon a few weeks before Christmas. Canon 5D Mk II and a 28-300 mm f3.5-5.6L series zoom lens at f22, ISO 100, shutter speed 1/8th sec, focal length 235 mm on a tripod.
My popular photographic workshops will continue again this year at the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna and the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the northern Flinders Ranges.
However there will be a change to how they can be booked this year.
While setting dates was OK for some, it was not always possible for people to fit their visits to the Flinders Ranges around those dates.
There will be no fixed dates in 2012.
If you are planning a trip to the area and would like to include a one, or two day workshop at either location, I will do my best to fit in around your itinerary.
All the details can be found under the ‘Workshop’ heading at the top of the page.
Email me at [email protected] or use the email form on the Contact Page, also on the heading line on the top of this page to get all the details and discuss your exact requirements.
The second of the lucky finds I came across just recently when going through overlooked Lake Eyre photos.
The shape of the land against the water and the sky, the reflections of the clouds and the interesting colours attracted me to this photograph.
It’s a bit of a quirky composition too, which makes it more interesting for me as well.