February 2016 RECAP

Updates

We're now officially homeless as we've now moved out of our Sydney apartment and will be travelling for the next two months.

I've returned from a brief trip to the Blue Mountains to visit my grandparents. What a scenic location for photography. The vistas are beautiful throughout the day, but even more so during the golden hours, with the sun rays illuminating the valley floor below.

I'm now mid-way through a camping road trip down Australia's south east coast with my father. Starting from Berry, NSW, we'll be travelling to: Bermagui, Cape Conran, Phillip Island, The 12 Apostles, Otway National Park and Laurel Hill before returning home. I'll be home for a couple of days before heading off again to America with Ivy.

I'll be updating this blog with snaps from the trip, so be sure to check back and follow us on our journey's across America and Europe! :)

Highlights

  I almost didn't make it out of bed for this one, but sure glad I did. With thick clouds on the horizon, it was looking to be a dull morning. However right before sunrise, the sky began to open up. The sun was allowed to shine through, illuminating the clouds above and rock wall below.

I almost didn't make it out of bed for this one, but sure glad I did. With thick clouds on the horizon, it was looking to be a dull morning. However right before sunrise, the sky began to open up. The sun was allowed to shine through, illuminating the clouds above and rock wall below.

 This was taken from Govetts Leap lookout in the Blue Mountains, under the light of a half moon. To help reduce the noise in my astrophotography, I generally take about 10, 13 second exposures at around f4 and iso 3,200, and then combine these back on the computer, using a median stack mode in Photoshop. This helps to minimise the random variations in noise at the higher iso levels required in astrophotography.

This was taken from Govetts Leap lookout in the Blue Mountains, under the light of a half moon. To help reduce the noise in my astrophotography, I generally take about 10, 13 second exposures at around f4 and iso 3,200, and then combine these back on the computer, using a median stack mode in Photoshop. This helps to minimise the random variations in noise at the higher iso levels required in astrophotography.

  I hadn't been out to capture sunrise for some time, so this morning my alarm was set for 4am to head out to Bronte Beach. There wasn't too much colour in the sky, however after the sun rose, I saw this father and son about to enter the ocean pool. I got myself into position to hold the camera down low, focusing on the gentle ripples as the pair slowly entered the water.

I hadn't been out to capture sunrise for some time, so this morning my alarm was set for 4am to head out to Bronte Beach. There wasn't too much colour in the sky, however after the sun rose, I saw this father and son about to enter the ocean pool. I got myself into position to hold the camera down low, focusing on the gentle ripples as the pair slowly entered the water.

 The morning's golden sun rays, shining down through to the valley floor of the  Blue Mountains , from Govetts Leap lookout.

The morning's golden sun rays, shining down through to the valley floor of the Blue Mountains, from Govetts Leap lookout.

 This is the first of my images taken on a road trip with my dad, travelling down Australia's south east coast. It was shot on a secluded beach near Bermagui, nestled between the iconic Camel and Horse Head Rocks. I'll be sharing plenty more photos from that trip in my next blog post :)

This is the first of my images taken on a road trip with my dad, travelling down Australia's south east coast. It was shot on a secluded beach near Bermagui, nestled between the iconic Camel and Horse Head Rocks. I'll be sharing plenty more photos from that trip in my next blog post :)